OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Vice President

Penny Nichols |Owner | Advanced Appraisal | Term Expiring 2022

I have a master's degree in Justice and Public Safety and worked in the legal field before becoming a Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser. My husband Jimmy Sutherland and I own Advanced Appraisal Services and have been located on Main Street in Millbrook since 2001. I currently serve on the Advisory Board of Butterfly Bridge Child Advocacy Center for Elmore County. 

CONTACT

Penny@AdvancedAppraisalsSvcs.net

Treasurer

Yvette Roberson |Branch Manager Mortgage Loan Officer | SouthPointl Bank Home Mortgage | Term Expiring 2022

Yvette is the Branch Manager and Producing Mortgage Lender at SouthPoint Bank here in Millbrook, Alabama. She has been in the Mortgage Business as a lender in Alabama and Mississippi over 18 years. She has lived in Millbrook for the past 18 years, raised her 3 children here and now enjoys spending down time with her 9 grandchildren. She is a Graduate of Troy University Montgomery with a BA in Business Administration. She has been very actively involved in our local school system and a substitute teacher. She is a member of Coosada Baptist Church. She is a member for the Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce for 15 plus years and has served on many committees in her tenure. She is also a member of the Prattville Chamber of Commerce and the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce. She believes that growing local businesses is the key to our City's future!

CONTACT

yroberson@southpoint.bank

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President

Jamie Brown | VP Relationship Manager| MAX Credit Union | Term Expiring 2021

Jamie grew up in Montgomery but moved home to Millbrook in August 2001.  She has worked for MAX Credit Union since December 2006 and feels that she has the best job in the whole world.   Her formal title is VP Relationship Development but she likes to tell people she is the “VP of VIPs”, in other words, everyone she comes in contact with is a very important person.  Whether it’s the internal team members she works with or MAX customers, everyone is important.  She is thrilled to be able to represent MAX in every community across the MAX footprint and work with team members to identify ways to improve customer relationships.  She feels that it’s all in the details and you must pay attention to them in order to really make a difference to others.

 

Jamie is a graduate of Troy University, Montgomery Campus where she earned her Masters Degree in Human Resource Management in May 2001.  She achieved her Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) in June of 2005.  This certification demonstrates her knowledge of the HR profession.

 

Jamie is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery Legacy Class XXXIV…the “greatest class eva!”  She leads a small group for young adults and assists with Praise Kidz at Coosada Baptist Church.  And some Saturdays, you might even see her proctoring an SAT test!  In 2018, she was named to the Board of Directors of the MAX4Kids Foundation, an organization that raises money for children’s charities in the MAX field of membership.  You can also find her volunteering on a Meals on Wheels Route and serving as a Loaned Executive with the River Region United Way. 

CONTACT:

334.215.4842

jbrown@mymax.com

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Past President

Sarah Stephens | River Region's Elmore Autauga News | Term Expiring 2020

Sarah Stephens- Winner of Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives 2019 Media Excellence Award

CONTACT:

334.285.1299
editorsarah@yahoo.com

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DIRECTOR

Brannon Bowman | Pastor | Millbrook Presbyterian Church | Term Expiring 2021

Millbrook Presbyterian Church exists to joyfully and lovingly proclaim and apply the Biblical message of the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ so that God will be glorified for His Sovereign Grace and lives will be changed by His sanctifying Spirit.

 

CONTACT:

334.285.4031
mpcaoffice@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Steve Mullis | Account Executive | Liveoak Agency, Inc. | Term Expiring 2021

Steve Mullis started his Insurance Career in 2002 with The Whitecotton Agency in Montgomery and has been selling insurance for 18 years now. He started working for The Liveoak Insurance Agency earlier this year and he specializes in Commercial Insurance with a focus on the Construction Industry. He is also very active with the Alabama Home Builders Association serving on the local and state levels. He is a faithful member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Holtville and also resides in Holtville. Steve is married to Cindy Mullis who is also in the Insurance Industry and has 4 Children and 2 Grandchildren. 

 

CONTACT:

334.285.2881
steve@liveoakagency.com

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DIRECTOR

Eric Smith | Owner | The Wash | Term Expiring 2021

Our Millbrook location is Now Open! 

 

This location is packed with the latest in technology in the car wash market. We have a state of art On-Site Recycling Center that has the ability to recycle up to 75% of our water and store it to reuse as needed in the car wash process. We also have our very own Water Purification Center. This process takes tap water, and through reverse osmosis, purifies the water to be used as the final rinse on every vehicle. This ensures a clean, dry, and shiny car. 

 

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1600 Hwy 14, Millbrook

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DIRECTOR

Optometrist/owner of River Region Vision Source and Vision Source Administrator for South Alabama. I am passionate about independent optometry - I enjoy offering specialty optometric services and the best eye care solutions for my patients.

CONTACT:

 334.285.4828

DIRECTOR

Janet Krantz/Pastor | Robison Springs United Methodist Church | Term Expiring 2022

Janet Krantz is Pastor at Robinson Springs UMC. Janet and her husband Andy have partnered in ministry throughout their 26 year marriage, but in 2015 the call to ministry brought Janet to a role as Licensed Local Pastor in the UMC. Now appointed in Millbrook, Janet brings her years in corporate sales/marketing and later in the school system, as well as life experiences in parenting and senior adult caregiving, to mold her role as pastoral leader at RSUMC. Currently, Janet serves the church and community, while returning to the “virtual classroom” as she pursues the Master Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. (As a personal note: "I consider it an honor and privilege to serve the City of Millbrook in the Chamber leadership. I hope to contribute my array of work experience and personal characteristics to help cultivate Millbrook further in their goals." - Janet)

 

CONTACT:

 334.296.5095

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Director

Scott Lee/Manager, Information Systems/ Central Alabama Electric Cooperative/Term Expiring 2022

Scott Lee has spent his career specializing in taking organizations with little information systems infrastructure and creating useful systems that improve the management processes and collaboration.  Lee currently serves as the Director of Information Systems at Central Alabama Electric Cooperative. During his 19 years at CAEC, he has worked with several vendor and industry advisory boards to help promote the advancement of technology and integration between cooperatives and technology vendors. Those boards include Milsoft, SEDC, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) TechAdvantage Planning Advisory Board. 

Scott is currently a member of NRECA’s Multispeak Advisory Board and TechAdvantage Planning and Advisory Board, where he has been a member since January 2010. During this time Multispeak has become an industry standard for software integration and recognized as such by the Department of Energy. 

Lee earned his BA with a major in Management Information Systems from Auburn University Montgomery. 

Lee is also active in the community and in his church and volunteers his time coaching at Autauga Academy. His wife Leisa is a special education teacher at Marbury High School and they have three grown children and one granddaughter.

                                                                             

                                                                                 CONTACT:

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DIRECTOR

Robert Fales/Owner- U Can Rent, Inc/Family Home Furniture/Term Expiring 2022

I grew-up in the greater Autauga /Elmore County area. I attended both public and private schools: Prattville, Marbury, and then graduated from New Life Christian Academy in 1985.  I served in the Alabama Army National Guard from 1985 to 1992 and Army Ready Reserve from 1992 to 1994. During my service I attended the US Army Corp of Engineers Defense Mapping School Ft. Belvoir VA and the US Army’s Flight Operation School at Ft. Rucker AL, as well. I attended other skill and leadership courses while in the service. I grew-up working in my family’s auto body repair business from 1978 to 1994 while learning numerous trade skills, and the importance of customer service, hard work and responsibility.  I attended college at Catonsville Community College Catonsville, MD and A.U.M Montgomery, AL.  While in school I worked part time learning about many aspects of residential and commercial construction to aid in my engineering education. I married my wonderful wife Patricia an educator of 27 years in June 1989. We have two wonderful daughters that both attended and graduated from Stanhope Elmore High school and Faulkner University with bachelor degrees and our oldest will graduate from Pharmacy School at Auburn University in May 2019 with her PharmD.  My Retail/RTO career began in Wetumpka AL in August 1995 with Renters Choice/Rent-A-Center where I turned around a failing store (460) into one of the corporations top 10 performing stores. I was promoted to Regional Manager and relocated to Orlando FL where I managed 8 stores, leases, and equipment, millions of dollars in inventory, 48+ employees (hired, trained, and evaluated team members),  customer accounts, store budgets and P&L’s from 1997 to 2002. I left Rent-A-Center to be Operations Manager for a Colortyme Franchise in Pennsylvania from 2002 to 2003. In August 2003, after my father’s death I returned home to be near my mother and family and founded U Can Rent, Inc. dba Family Home Furniture to serve the greater tri-county community located in the city of Millbrook, Al.     

CONTACT:

334.612.1947

DIRECTOR

Ann Harper | Economic Development Director | City of Millbrook | Ex-Officio

Ann Harper is the City of Millbrook’s Economic Development Director and serves as an ex-officio board member of the Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to coming on with the City, Ann worked for 15 years with the Alabama Wildlife Federation as their Development Officer.

 

On an interesting note, Ann was Millbrook’s first economic development director, before accepting employment with the Alabama Wildlife Federation.  In 1999, she began working with the City to establish a formal economic development program that set the stage and process for the growth and diversification in our local economy that we’re seeing today.

 

Ann has strong ties to Millbrook.  She has always had a connection with the City – whether living or working here.  She is a Stanhope Elmore High School graduate and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Auburn University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Auburn University at Montgomery.  She is a member of the Economic Development Association of Alabama and International Council of Shopping Centers.  She also serves on the Elmore County Economic Development Authority (ECEDA) and the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority as the City of Millbrook’s representative.

 

Ann is married to Mike Harper, an attorney, and they have one daughter, Aliceann, who is currently attending Auburn University.

CONTACT:

ann.harper@cityofmillbrook-al.gov

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Jennifer Cassebaum

My name is Jennifer Cassebaum, I have been in the hospitality business for 27 years and a resent resident of Millbrook. I currently hold the Sales Managers position at SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Millbrook. I have 1 daughter, Rebecca who is a professor at the University of West Virginia, she is married to Patrick who is the Director of Football Operations for the University of West Virginia. I am a member of both the Millbrook Civitans and Kiwanis Clubs, a Millbrook Chamber Diplomat, a member of Church of the Highlands-Montgomery Campus and a committee member with Prattville Tourism. I also volunteer my time with the Lee County Humane Society in honor of my Grandmother.

CONTACT

mgmsp_sales@ramhotels.com

 

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DIRECTOR

Kevin Kelley| Service Manager | Garner Electric| Term Expiring 2023

Kevin Kelley, Service Manager and Licensed Electrical Contractor at Garner Electric has been in the Electrical field for over 23 years. He graduated from Edgewood Academy and received his B.S degree in Business Management from Auburn University Montgomery in 2006. Kevin and his wife Staci have three outstanding children. Laila and Abigail are in 5th grade at Millbrook Middle School and Tori is in 1st grade at Coosada Elementary . Kevin is a Millbrook native, and he and his wife are very active in the community.

 

CONTACT:

(334) 799-0778

 

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Director

Tyson Elrod/Store Manager/ WAlmart - Millbrook/ Term Expires 2023

Store Manager at Walmart Millbrook.

 

Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce-Executive Director

Elisa Jones / Executive Director

Elisa has served in the position of Executive Director for 4 years.. Professionally she has been in management for several years. From being the first ever Craft Coordinator for Michael's to her last gig as head of Guest Relations for a year-a-round campground of 700 guest. She serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Elmore County.

CONTACT

(334) 285-0085

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DIRECTOR

Kim Anderson | Business Development Manager |Rehab Associiates| | Term Expiring 2023

Kim Anderson-Rehab Associates

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kimbanderson@rehab-associates.com

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Ingrid Graves| Owner | The Sweet Carte | Term Expiring 2023

I grew up in the River Region and first moved to Millbrook in April 2000. I have a BS degree from Troy University, Montgomery campus. I have three wonderful, productive young adult children who continue to make me very proud. They, along with their families, are very supportive of me and my life goals, and are active in helping me fulfill them.

In addition to employment with the State of Alabama, I am also the owner of The Sweet Carte LLC. I am self-taught as a baker and cake decorator/designer and learn something new with every cake or dessert. I started baking as a hobby; and am currently fulfilling my desires of owning a business while doing something I love. I try my best to give each Client a uniquely personal experience. I want them to feel that they are receiving something special, whether it is one cupcake on a Saturday afternoon or a wedding cake for one of the most important days of their lives. I wouldn't want any less if I was the client; so I always try to put my passion for what I do into each dessert for each person.

 

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                                      (334) 312-6303                                                   

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Jaclyn Taylor| Assistant Principal | Stanhope Elmore High School | Ex-Officio

In Elmore County we believe every student empowered, every student succeeds. As Assistant Principal, my goal is to support the administrative team, faculty, staff, students, parents, and the Millbrook community in becoming a more productive environment for a students to excel and grow.

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