Our Team

Trustees

Carol Grant - President

 

Carol is a life-long resident of Baldwin County and is serving her third year on the Museum Society Board of Trustees. She holds a BA degree in Art from Queens University of Charlotte, NC and Masters in Education from Georgia College and State University.  Carol is the founder of the St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Day School and acted as teacher and director for 29 years.

 



Carol Goings - Vice President

Carol is a career educator and is serving her first term as a Trustee on the Museum Society Board of Trustees. She holds an Education Specialist degree from Georgia College and State University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Louisiana. After service as a classroom teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal, Carol currently serves as Elementary Instructional Specialist and Gifted Coordinator for the Baldwin County School District. She annually coordinates special visits for students at Georgia’s Old Capital Museum, the Brown Stetson Sanford House, the Natural History Museum at Georgia College and State University, and various other museums in Georgia.

Lynwood F. Chandler - Trustee

Lyn is a life-long Milledgeville resident and is serving his first term as a Trustee of the Museum Society Board. He attended Georgia Military College Junior College, Georgia College and State University, and the University of Georgia where he earned degrees in business Administration and Educational Leadership. He began his career in education at Baldwin High School where he served as a classroom teacher,  Vocational Director, Assistant Principal and Principal. Since retirement Lyn serves on the Baldwin County Board of Education (past president), Chamber of Commerce (past president), Housing Authority and the Family Treatment Advisory Board. His civic interests include Rotary Club, United Way and Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Tony Fraley - Trustee


Tony is a native of Milledgeville and is serving his first term as a member of the Museum Society Board of Trustees.  He attended Georgia Military College and holds a degree in Theology from the American Theological Seminary. He also completed work at the Georgia Baptist Institute and the Interdenominational Institute of Atlanta.  Tony is very involved in the local community including service on the Georgia Military College Board of Trustees, former President of the Baldwin County 21st Century Ministerial Alliance, River Bend Correctional Facility Director, Milledgeville-Baldwin County SCLC Grievance Coordinator, Milledgeville-Baldwin County NAACP Vice President, Masonic Lodge #159, former Salvation Army Director, and youngest inductee into the Steel Workers Union Hall of Fame.

Tom Glover - Trustee

Tom is a native of Washington County, Georgia and his family moved to Milledgeville in 2006.  He is serving his first term as a member of the Museum Society Board of Trustees.  Tom attended Georgia Institute of Technology and received a degree in Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic State University.  He is the founder and CEO of Cogentes, an information technology company, and the first Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Company in Georgia.  Tom is very active in civic organizations including the Chamber of Commerce Board (Chair in 2016), Oconee River Greenway Foundation, Georgia College and State University IT Advisory Board, Bike Walk Baldwin (President), Leadership Baldwin, and the Middle Georgia Leadership Champions.

Shannon New-Diaz - Trustee

Shannon is a long-term resident of Milledgeville and is serving her first term as a Trustee on the Museum Society Board of Trustees. She holds a BS in Recreation from Georgia College and State University with a specialty in Therapeutic Recreation. Shannon has served almost 40 years in the mental health field as an Activity Therapy Coordinator and Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She is currently the Baldwin County Coordinator for Special Olympics and is the liaison with Central State Hospital, Oconee Center, and Special Olympics of Georgia.  

Dr. Noris Price, Ph.D. - Trustee

Dr. Price moved to Milledgeville in 2014 to assume the position of Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools following a successful term as Deputy Superintendent of the Clarke County, Georgia School District. She is serving her first term as a member of the Museum Society Board of Trustees. Dr. Price holds a BS in Elementary Education from Wilmington College in Ohio, a Masters in Elementary Education from Lehman College of the City University of New York, and a Doctor of Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.  Her numerous civic contributions include service on the Georgia’s Children’s Cabinet, Chamber of Commerce Board, United Way Board, Development Authority of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, and Georgia School Boards Association Trustee.  Governor Deal recently appointed Dr. Price to serve on the Georgia Education Reform Commission.  

Tom Torrance, Colonel US Army (Ret) - Trustee

Tom grew up in Baldwin County and is serving his first year as a Museum Society Trustee. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Administration from Georgia College and State University.  Tom retired as a Colonel in the Field Artillery Branch of the US Army where he attended various leadership training courses and received awards and commendations including the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. After retirement, he served as Operations Manager for Northrop Grumman Corporation in Huntsville, AL. Tom and his family returned to Milledgeville in 2016.  

Executive Director

Amy Johnson Wright-Executive Director

 

Amy is a fifth-generation native of Milledgeville.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia College, a Masters of Arts degree in Art History from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Art and Architectural History from Florida State University. At Georgia State University, Amy taught art history to graduate and undergraduate students and in 2003 was voted “Most Valuable Teacher.” In 2007, Amy joined the Board of Trustees of Georgia’s Old Capital Museum and in 2009 accepted the position of Executive Director.  As Executive Director, she has created and developed “Chipmunk Tours”,  “War Comes to the Capital” tours, iPod tours,  curated 7 exhibits, developed community and state partnerships, organized and managed the fundraising and the relocation of the museum from the Old Capitol Building, and developed the vision and location for the relocated museum.  Amy is active in a number of civic and community organizations.

David A. Wells, Jr., Lt Colonel, USAF (Ret) - Past-Chair

 

David has been involved with Georgia’s Old Capital Museum since 1998 and served on the original Board of Trustees. He holds a BA in English from the University of Georgia, a Master’s in Education from Campbell University, and a Geriatric Care Manager Certificate from Kaplan University. David had a 21-year career as an aviator in the US Air Force and retired as a Lt Colonel. After completing his military career, he was Technology Director for the Baldwin County School System, a lecturer at Georgia College and State University, and owned a senior healthcare business in Milledgeville.

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