Air Filter Sales & Services, Inc., President
Joe Chapman is chairman of Tucker Summit CID and a driving force for change and community improvement in the district. Joe, who is president of Tucker-based Air Filter Sales & Service, Inc., decided to get involved with TSCID to grow the area’s property values and impact. As board chair, he works closely with the other board members to provide direction on infrastructure plans and studies, security and beautification efforts throughout the district. He is proud to be an advocate for responsible spending, ensuring that the tax dollars collected from the commercial property owners are being expended to maximize their investment.
NAI Brannen Goddard, Senior Property Manager
Board Vice Chair Rebekah Coblentz is a senior property manager with NAI Brannen Goddard/Monarch Realty - the second largest property owner in the district. Rebekah knows the district like no other and is deeply involved in the community with another board post on Decide DeKalb Development Authority. Ultimately, it is Rebekah’s desire to help the community thrive through the investment the CID makes annually on behalf of all commercial property owners. Her in-depth community knowledge helps her to work with the board in determining where best to allocate the CID fund to projects that not only need the attention, but also will make the CID a more thriving and exciting community to work and live.
Wells Fargo, Senior Vice President
Alan Dishman, who is a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, is the TSCID board treasurer. Alan was instrumental in helping to form the CID through a $5,000 grant that was provided by Wells Fargo Bank. Alan is driven to go beyond simple community improvement. He truly wants businesses and visitors to know and embrace that Tucker Summit is the ideal location for companies in health sciences, technology, manufacturing and film/TV due to its close proximity to major arteries and interstates and its affordable and flexible space options. As more businesses are attracted to the area, business owners will see increased property values and allow the CID to make an even greater impact.
Ackerman & Co., President
Kris Miller has been Ackerman & Co.’s President since 1998 and sets the strategic direction for the firm’s investment, management and leasing initiatives. Miller is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Georgia. Along with the TSCID board, he also serves on the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), the Carter Center Board of Councilors and the Ashton Woods Homes Board. He is a Forum Leader of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), past Program Chair of the Harvard University Real Estate Academic Initiative and President of the Silver Lake Association, an 80-acre, old-growth urban forest dedicated to green space preservation. He is also an active member of NAIOP and ICSC.
Tucker Brewing Company, Owner
The newest member of the Tucker Summit CID board of directors, Ryan Chapman, was also appointed the board secretary during the June 11 board meeting. Chapman is the president and CEO of GPI Group as well as the co-owner of Tucker Brewing Company, both occupying the property at 2003 South Bibb Drive. When asked why he got involved with TSCID, Chapman replied that he wanted to do more for the district since he had become very familiar with the permitting and operational processes of the City of Tucker when opening Tucker Brewing Company. As a result, he wanted to find a way to help others using his business knowledge.
MICRODESIGNS, Inc., President
Bill serves as the CID board secretary and is the City of Tucker board representative. He also is president of MICRODESIGNS, Inc., which provides electronic design and development services to industrial companies that manufacture thermostats for HVAC systems, refrigeration controls, lighting controls, equipment for handicap vans, athletic scoreboard interfaces and aircraft engine safety devices. While founding the company in his Decatur garage in 1980, MICRODESIGNS is now located on South Bibb Drive near Tucker Brewing Company. Having been in the community for more than 30 years, Bill witnessed changes that were trending in a negative direction and saw the CID’s formation as a way to give local businesses some control over improvement. In fact, he has seen major improvements in security and the district’s overall appearance due to the CID’s concerted efforts. As board secretary, Bill is responsible for working with the executive director to organize the board meetings, notes and communicating with the City of Tucker.
Gwinnett Industries, Inc., President
Rusty McKellar is the president of Gwinnett Industries, an owner/lessor/manager of industrial real estate and part of the Pattillo family of businesses. He has been with Pattillo Construction since 1989, and the Pattillo organization developed a large portion of commercial space within the CID while Gwinnett Industries owns, leases and manages several CID-based industrial properties. Rusty was instrumental in the CID’s development through the creation of an exploratory committee that met with business owners to discuss the concept, hiring Emory Morsberger and ultimately obtaining the seed funds to create the CID in 2011 (then Stone Mountain CID). With 30 years of experience in the district, Rusty is familiar with the needs of the area and can better evaluate potential solutions, including the need to work with other owners to enhance property values. Having been involved at the outset, Rusty is excited to see the organization more than double its membership and grow its budget to successfully complete even more district projects.
Pierre Construction, Owner
David Westcott is president and founder of Pierre Construction Group and a TSCID board member. Pierre Construction Group was founded in 1989 and serves metro Atlanta and the Southeast with a focus on major hospitality projects in Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina and Alabama. Born and raised in Atlanta, David Westcott attended Cross Keys High School before heading to Hickory North Carolina where he studied at Lenoir Rhyne College. With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, David has keen insight on development and trends happening within Tucker Summit CID, and shares his perspectives with the board.
Emory Morsberger directs all activities of the CID. In fact, he has successfully founded three community improvement districts. Emory has a keen understanding of smart growth, development and accessibility issues having had a distinguished career as a former Georgia House Representative, former U.S. Congressional candidate, former MARTA board member and a member of Georgia Trend magazine’s Most Influential Georgians. As board president, Emory works tirelessly to ensure that the CID is conducting infrastructure improvements, enhancing security through additional patrols and cameras and beautifying the area to attract businesses in manufacturing, supply chain logistics, bio sciences and more. Once seen as an industrial district, Emory and the CID board efforts have infused Tucker Summit with technology-driven businesses that benefit from accessibility and convenience to metro Atlanta’s connected highways and roadways. With more diverse businesses, the area will continue to seen an increased economic impact and added property values for all business owners.