Leadership & Staff
Rex Bishop, Eatonton;
Retired, Horticulture Instructor/Program Director
Carl Blount, Athens; Insurance Agency
Crystal Law, Milledgeville; Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Derek Williams, Milledgeville; President & CEO, Century Bank & Trust
Milledgeville; GCSU Education Professor
Manager, Georgia College & State University; District 4, Baldwin County School Board
Owner, Funeral Home
Mary Pat Matheson
Atlanta; Anna and Hays Mershon President & CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden
Eatonton; Director of Reynolds Owners Association
New Vernon, NJ; Trustee, E.J Grassmann Trust
Jennifer Pollard, a 1995 GCSU graduate with a BA in History, assumed this leadership role in January 2017. Mrs. Pollard brings 20 years of experience in fundraising, strategic planning and non-profit management, along with the professionally recognized CFRE (Certified FundRaising Executive) credential, which she has held since 2008.
A.D. Williams has been an employee of Lockerly Arboretum over 10 years. A native of Milledgeville, A.D. is skilled in lawn and machine maintenance.
Vicki Folendore manages the administrative functions for the Lockerly Arboretum Foundation. Vicki is a Milledgeville native, and before joining the Lockerly staff she worked at Georgia College & State University in University Advancement.