The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Board of Directors saw two new member sworn in recently during a meeting held on the college’s Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold: Albert “Al” Hodge Jr. and Robert “Rob” Bradham. GNTC President Pete McDonald swore in the new members at the college’s newest campus.
Hodge, a graduate of the University of Georgia (’77) in Athens, has served as the President and CEO of the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce for the past 20 years. He previously served as the President and CEO of the Augusta (GA) Metro Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce, as well. Hodge is married to Cheryl Riner Hodge. They have one daughter, Marie Hodge Gordon, and two grandchildren, Libby and Matthew Gordon.
Bradham, a graduate of Old Dominion University (’99) in Norfolk, Virginia, is the President and CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. He previously served as the Vice President of Public Strategies for the Chattanooga (TN) Area Chamber of Commerce (2010-15) and as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs of the Greater Richmond (VA) Chamber of Commerce (2007-2010). Bradham is married to Melissa Sherfey Bradham. They have two children, Caleb and Keller.
GNTC’s Board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board policy.