Fred S. Grigsby, Chairman and President: Mr. Grigsby was the founder and has served as our President and Directors since our formation in 1995. Mr. Grigsby professional background reflects over 32 years of service with the Social Security Administration. Upon obtaining a Bachelor in Business with a major in Accounting from Union College, Kentucky in 1960 Mr. Grigsby joined the Social Security Administration as Claims Representative Trainee. By 1965 Mr. Grigsby had been promoted to Assistant District Manager, Frankfort Ky. Promotions continued resulting in Mr. Grigsby holding many permanent and temporary executive postings including Area Director. Mr. Grigsby retired from the Social Security Administration in 1993 as the District Manager of the Macon District. While employed by the Social Security Administration he received 11 superior performance awards and the Commissioner Citation, Social Security highest award.
Gordon M Sherman, Deputy Chairman: Mr. Sherman recently assumed the position of Deputy Chairman with GBIS after retiring in 1999 with over 43 years combined military and civilian Federal service. During the last 23 years of that service he occupied the position of Regional Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eight (8) Southeastern states.
Walter D. Wilson, Executive Vice President - Administration: Mr. Wilson has served on our Board of Directors since 1996. He served as President of the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia, Inc., from 1987 to 2002, and currently serves as President Emeritus of that organization. Mr. Wilson has also served as Chairman for both the Bibb County Development Authority, and the Macon-Bibb County Board of Health.
Karl Thomas Bechtel, Secretary and Director at large: Mr. Bechtel has served as our Secretary and one of our Directors since our January 1996. From 1985 until 1993, he was an Industrial Production manager with the Warner Robins (Georgia) Air Logistics Center, Department of the Air Force. From 1993 till 1995, he served as Industrial Production Manager, Branch Chief, Avionics Division, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
Ronald Leonard McDonald, Director at Large: Mr. McDonald has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 1996 and serves as the Senior Client Representative for corporate operations.
Rodger Nolden, Director at large: Mr. Nolden has been providing service for our clients for over 7 years and provides the Board with vital information in regards to the needs of our Representatives.
Fred S. Grigsby Jr., Chief Operating Officer and Director at Large: Mr. Grigsby Jr. has been responsible for corporate operational activities since 2005 and has been a Director at Large since third quarter of 2007.