THINC College & Career Academy is governed by an fifteen-member Board of Directors. The composition of the board is intentionally designed to ensure majority representation from the business community:
One (1) member nominated by the Superintendent and local Board of Education to represent secondary education.
Three (3) members from the local post-secondary education institutions: West Georgia Technical College, LaGrange College and Point University.
Three (3) high school parents, whose children are currently enrolled, representing each of the three (3) Troup County School System high schools.
Eight (8) business representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce from the participating businesses: Medical Community, Large Corporation, Small Business, and At Large. Each business segment will include representation from two categories of business within the segment (ex.: manufacturing and service industries).
Governing Board of Directors
Lauren Edgar, Director of Student Services, West Georgia Technical College
John Asbell, Local Manager, Georgia Power
Eric Mosley, County Manager, Troup County Board of Commissioners
Kash Lakhlani, Director of Sales & Marketing, Great Wolf
Dr. Penny Johnson, Asst. Superintendent, Troup County School System
Leonard Phillips, VP Church and Business Partnerships, Point University
Kevin Patrick, Regional VP, Primerica, Troup High Parent Representative
Ted Arnold, Head of Quality Assurance, KMMG
Joseph Miller, VP Enrollment Services, LaGrange College
Dr. Shaundre Brown, Doctor, WellStar
Frank McRae, CEO & President, Synovus
Charis Acree, Senior VP Operations, WellStar
Bill Stump, CEO & President, Community Bank & Trust
Kevin Donovan, Manger of Plant Expansion, Jindal Films
Shelley Strickland, Owner, Strickland Group, LaGrange High Parent Representative
Alexander Hewett, THINC Student Representative for Troup High
RJ Williams, THINC Student Representative for Callaway High
Abby Vanhoose, THINC Student Representative for LaGrange High
The Board of Directors is further solidified with ex-officio (non-voting) members including the Superintendent of Troup County School System, the cooperating college Presidents, the directors of local development authorities, President of Chamber of Commerce, three high school students, a member of the state school board and the local school board.