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Kenneth Tennyson Asher

Board Chair

Kenneth Tennyson is GCA's Governing Board Chair. Kenneth is a Financial & Treasury Advisor specializing in treasury and financial risk management consulting. Kenneth has over 15 years leading and directing different organizational initiatives to improve global cash and liquidity, operations, and risk management at PwC, SunTrust, Robinson Humphrey, and United Parcel Services. Kenneth holds the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) credential from the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) and has a M.S. degree in Finance from Webster University George H. Walker School of Business & Technology.

Dr. Amos Johnson

Board Member

Amos Johnson Jr. PhD leads and pastors Church for Entrepreneurs, a church without walls that equips believers across the world to succeed at their God-given entrepreneurial calling by teaching them the Word of God from and entrepreneurial perspective, providing them with godly counsel along their entrepreneurial journey and praying for their success. Dr. Johnson is also an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Juli McBrayer

Board Member

Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor and Program Director in P-12 Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern University. She holds a Doctorate and Educational Specialist from Georgia Southern University, a Master’s degree from Ohio University, and a Bachelor's degree from SUNY College at Buffalo. She has served 20 years as an educational leadership assistant professor, educational program coordinator, instructional school leader, professional development and federal programs coordinator, classroom teacher and teacher leader. As a scholarly practitioner, her research interests include the development, implementation, and assessment of educational leadership and teacher preparation programs with a focus on purposeful, collaborative, and sustainable professional learning, specifically professional learning communities and programming to ensure effectiveness and accountability.

Mark Peevy

Board Member

Mark serves as the Technical College System of Georgia’s Assistant Commissioner for Governmental/Legislative Affairs and all Secondary Education Initiatives where he manages TCSG’s Legislative Affairs/Governmental Relations and also leads a team that manages all Secondary-facing initiatives (to include all Dual Enrollment efforts and the Georgia College & Career Academy network) across the entire state. He is also a leader in the charter school and education reform arenas and has served as Board Chair for the Georgia Charter Schools Association, former Executive Director of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, and as CEO of one of Georgia’s College & Career Academies. He has extensive entrepreneurial and business-world experience as both a start-up entrepreneur and a business owner. He is a 1992 graduate of Princeton University, a 2008 graduate of Leadership Georgia, and a proud 20-year Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Dr. Karen Terry

Board Member

Dr. Karen Terry is an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University in the Department of Teacher Education, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research interests include teacher leadership, education policy, and disruptive innovation. Prior to moving to higher education, Dr. Terry was an Academic Administrator for K-12 online cyber academies and was a member of the 2007 inaugural faculty at GCA. She began her teaching career in Gwinnett County and then moved Cobb County. Dr. Terry has undergraduate degrees from Florida State University and Emory University. She received a Master’s of Education from Mercer University and Education Leadership certification from Valdosta State University. Her doctoral degree is from Walden University in the area of Teacher Leadership focusing on best practices in K-12 online learning.