Meet Our Board
C.A. Sandy Jones was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University in1972, earning a Bachelor of Science degree and subsequently earned an M.B.A. from Georgia State University in 1976. His diverse career has included experience in project coordination while with Dekalb County involving local, state and federal funding, planning and construction of health services facilities. As County Manager of Rockdale County he was responsible for administrative, operational and financial functions. When employed by AT&T to participate in an “Up Or Out” Manager Development Program he served on a national account management team and subsequently was responsible for hiring candidates for the Manager Development Program in the nine state Southeast Region. Beginning in the mid 80’s, he was sales manager for a company specializing in both traditional and non traditional outdoor advertising. In 1990, he was given the added responsibility of managing airport concessions, concentrating on business services, entertainment and retail concepts. In 1994, these experiences led to him become an owner and founding partner in several companies that handle airport concessions along with a solely owned company which owns, operates and/or manages the marketing and sales of outdoor advertising. His responsibilities as an owner of BTS involve all its day-to-day legal, financial and administrative matters. As the sole owner, he is President of Mahalo Marketing, Inc. Sandy is married to Leigh Lockridge Jones, a former attorney and they have two beautiful daughters, Aubrey and Annie.
Trudy grew up in Charlottesville, VA. She has been married to Ricardo for over 30 years and is the mother of four grown children and the grandmother to two grandchildren. Trudy hosts a ladies small group at her home each week and attends Passion City Church where she is a Door Holder who assists with greeting children and their parents each week. Trudy earned her undergraduate degree in Communications Disorders from Hampton University, her master's degrees in Communication Disorders (Graduate Fellow) and School Administration (Principal's Fellow) from Hampton University and UNC-CH. Trudy was the Assistant Principal at Wakefield Elementary (2004-2007) in Raleigh, NC. She has been working with people with disabilities since 1989 and is currently residing in Alpharetta, Georgia, where she is the cluster leader for the speech pathologists at Alpharetta High School. She is excited to be serving on the board of directors for The PIER Foundation and has a love and passion for adults with disabilities and helping them to get fully integrated in to the community after graduating.