Board of Directors

 

 

Jane Blount - Chair

Christian Clark

Lynn Cochran-Schroder

James L. Chappuis, MD, FACS

James Weis - Vice Chair

Heath Gill

Tara Lee

Celeste Pendarvis

Marius Hechter - Treasurer

Rachel Van Buskirk

Lindsay Victor

Doug Pisik

Karen Reed - Secretary

John Welker

Sigele Winbush

 

 
 

Jane Blount

Chair

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Jane is a longtime and avid fan of the arts in Atlanta, especially dance.  Since 2010, Jane has been outside legal counsel to The Coca-Cola Company for global marketing and international licensing. Prior to this position, she was in-house marketing counsel for the International Olympic Committee through the 2008 Beijing and 2010 Vancouver Games, and prior to that position,  in-house marketing counsel for the American Cancer Society.   She has a BA in French and Economics from UGA, and a Masters degree in International Relations and a J.D., both from GSU.   Jane has boy/girl twins, Whit and Greer, who are seniors at The Galloway School.  Her husband, Greg, is a partner and environmental lawyer at Troutman Sanders, LLP, as well as a visual artist.   Jane is on the Board of Trustees for the Galloway School,  The Georgian Chamber Players and  Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.  She has also served on the boards of Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children,  The Atlanta Lawyers' Orchestra, and the International Law committee of the State Bar of Georgia.

 
 

 
 

James Weis

Vice-Chair 

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James Weis’ interests in theatre began when at six years old he sang and danced his way into the heart of a favorite aunt he was courting. Every since then, Tony award winning, James, has had different levels of involvement in theatre and has designed hair and makeup for more than twelve Broadway shows. After a twenty-five year career as one of the top makeup artists in the world he has returned to his favorite city, Atlanta where he has taken a seat at the table of this robust arts town.  It was with great pleasure that James became the founding donor of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre in the spring of 2017. Through this relationship and as the Vice-Chair of the board of Directors of TMBT, James represents the dance company at other venues and works closely with The Serenbe Institute as a liaison between TMBT and Serenbe.  James’ philanthropic courtesy extends to several other dance, theater, and film companies in Atlanta, Louisville, Ky. and New York City. In 2017 James Weis co-produced a short film, “The Root of Happiness” that is making its way into the film festival of America. Currently he is working with a producer in LA to mount a film called "The Dry Grass of August".