Meet our Foundation Board Members
The TCSG Foundation Board is comprised of state-wide leaders from our strategic workforce industries. They are leaders in their communities, civic organizations, and businesses. The TCSG Foundation Board guides The TCSG Foundation in its mission, vision, and growth. The TCSG Foundation Board meets biannually.
President of the TCSG Foundation Board
Mauldin & Jenkins
Vice President of the TCSG Foundation Board
Senior Airworthiness Inspector
Treasurer of the TCSG Foundation Board
Vice President, Human Resources
SVP, Southern Operations
Southern Company Gas
10 Peachtree Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Bryan Batson is president of Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas, and senior vice president for Southern Company Gas. In this role, Batson oversees all aspects of operations for the two southern region natural gas utilities, which serve approximately 1.6 million customers in two states. He also is a member of the Southern Company Gas Management Council.
Previously, Batson served as senior vice president of commercial operations for Southern Company Gas (AGL Resources) where he was responsible for delivering service to enable top-line growth and customer experience for the company’s 4.5 million customers served by its seven natural gas distribution companies, as well as for setting regulatory and legislative strategy for the enterprise.
Batson has more than 35 years of professional experience with Southern Company Gas, and he has held leadership roles as senior vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs, senior vice president of external affairs, vice president of regulatory compliance and affairs, director of state regulatory affairs, division engineer, division manager and service center manager.
He has served on a variety of non-profit and industry boards. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Southern Company Gas’ Charitable Foundation; Central Atlanta Progress; the Georgia Nature Conservancy; Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta; Council for Quality Growth; and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He serves as chairman for the Georgia Chamber Energy & Natural Resources Policy Committee; president of the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees; and a member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress Community and Government Affairs Advisory Council. Batson is a member of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2004; and Leadership Georgia, Class of 1997.
Batson received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer. He also holds a master’s in technology management from Mercer University.
Batson and his wife, Kathleen, are residents of Sandy Springs, Ga. He has one daughter, India.
Duffey Southeast, Inc
Retired, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs
University of Georgia
Vice President, Communications and Member Services
Lindsay Bridges of Atlanta is vice president of communications and member services for Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). She has worked at the statewide trade association serving Georgia’s 41 electric cooperatives since 2013 and manages the communications and member services department which offers a full range of communications, community, public and member relations, professional training, media relations and youth programs.
Her experience beyond cooperatives and the energy industry includes serving as branding and communications lead for US operations of Argos and public relations representative for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Bridges holds a B.S. in Communications from Georgia Southern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia. She currently serves on the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Board of Directors and resides in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband, Blake.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Corporation
Vice President, Operations
Atlanta Gas Light Company
Jesse Killings is vice president of operations for Southern Company Gas subsidiaries Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the company’s operational excellence in delivering clean, safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to more than 616,000 customers in Georgia and Tennessee.
Killings brings more than 25 years of company experience to his role. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president of operations for Atlanta Gas Light and Florida City Gas. In previous roles, he was regional operations director for the company’s South Metro region, where he led local operations, including distribution, field service and meter reading. He also has held several management positions in sales, safety and training, regulatory compliance and field operations.
Killings takes special interest in organizations that support career development, leadership and education. He serves as chair of the Southern Company Gas Diversity & Inclusion (LEAD) Council and as a board member of the Technical College Systems of Georgia Foundation, the Georgia Chamber and the Georgia Energy & Industrial Construction Consortium. He is a former board member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the Georgia Chamber Diversity & Inclusion Council. In addition, he is an active member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and he has worked with boards and education-related committees of organizations such as Fulton Education Foundation, South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club and United Way.
In 2015, Killings was recognized as one of Atlanta’s “Men of Influence” by the Atlanta Business League.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Killings earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University. Killings is a graduate of Leadership Georgia, Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Coweta.
Killings resides in Atlanta and is the proud father of two children.
Director, Medicare Sales
South Georgia Technical College
The President Emeritus status is a lifelong appointment for individuals who retire from the position of President of a Georgia Technical College with honorable and distinguished service in the Technical College System of Georgia.
Reeves has devoted over 42 years of his career to South Georgia Tech and was selected to be President of South Georgia Tech in 2004. He served as an instructor, supervisor, and Vice President of Economic Development prior to being named President.
During his tenure of visionary leadership, steadfast dedication and relentless perseverance, South Georgia Technical College increased its enrollment, led TCSG in graduate and award efficiency rankings, and had the highest transition rate from the Adult Education/GED program to post-secondary education enrollment. He led the college to obtain accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, improved facilities and led campus beautification efforts, supported the intercollegiate basketball program which advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament five times, encouraged students to advance to national prominence in the colleges’ clubs and organizations and provided a complete college experience for technical college students in south Georgia.
Under his constant encouragement and guidance, South Georgia Technical College increased partnerships with business and industry including Caterpillar, Georgia Power, John Deere, Metro Power, and Kauffman Tire as well as other educational institutions and grew the South Georgia Technical College Foundation.
Agriculture Water Project Manager
Georgia Department of Natural Resources – EPD
Marjie Roquemore of Macon currently serves as Agricultural Water Project Manager for the Environmental Protection Division for the Department of Natural Resources. She began her career in government working for the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, where she held a variety of positions including policy and legislative affairs coordinator and agriculture policy advisor. After serving with Deal, Dickey became executive director of the REACH Georgia Program and then executive director of the REACH Georgia Foundation before transitioning into her current role.
Roquemore grew up in Crawford County and graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S.A. in Food Industry Marketing and Administration.