Gwinnett Tech Welcomes Three New Board Members

Gwinnett Technical College welcomed its newest board members with a swearing in ceremony during the Board of Directors’ regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 22, 2015. Julie Haley, Doug Jenkins and Lativia Ray-Alston were sworn in by Gwinnett County State Court Chief Judge Pamela South. The three new members join the seven current board members, comprised of business, community and civic leaders from a variety of sectors.

“We are fortunate to have these additions to the Board of Directors,” said Gwinnett Technical College President Dr. Glen Cannon. “Their knowledge of workforce development and the importance of technical education in this community is vital and will fit well with the board members in place.”

Haley is the owner and CEO of Edge Solutions, an IT solutions provider. A former business and commercial litigation attorney, Haley was named the North Fulton Small Business Person of the Year in 2011, one of CRN’s Top 100 Women of the Channel in 2011-2015 and a finalist for the Women in Technology’s Woman of the Year in 2011. She is a graduate of Roanoke College and the University of South Carolina School of Law.

A graduate of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, Jenkins is the Metro North Region Manager at Georgia Power, where he provides leadership for region operations, sales, customer service, economics and community development for 327,000 Georgia Power Customers in Gwinnett, Forsyth, North Fulton and North DeKalb counties. He has held various roles at Georgia Power since March 2005.

Ray-Alston, a global leader in the healthcare industry, has 25 years of corporate experience across all commercial functions within several major Fortune 100 companies. She currently is a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers. With a degree in sociology from Stillman College, she has held positions that include SVP Marketing and Product Development and VP Global and Strategic Marketing, with responsibility for worldwide product marketing, business analytics, communications, product R&D, business development, pricing and customer innovation.

Gwinnett Technical College’s Board of Directors serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by state board policy. The local board is comprised of members from the business and industrial communities in the college’s service area. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of the college.

Recently the Board of Directors was honored for achieving a 100 percent participation rate in the training offered by the Georgia Technical College Directors Association.

Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit or call 770-962-7580.