• Board of Directors

  • Cory McCook, Chairman
    Carpet Cure

    Cory McCook is a graduate of Gordon State College, and also holds degrees in Music and Business Management from Georgia College and State University. He is the CEO of Carpet Cure, Inc. and the founder of Middle Georgia Rug Spa. Inspired by, and having studied under influential leaders like Zig Ziglar, John C. Maxwell, and Michael Gerber, Cory has guided these companies such that they have grown to earn their position among the highest ranking in the industry, and are indisputably the most reputable in Middle Georgia. Cory is the author of "Your Carpet and Floor Care Guide" which was published in 2017.

    Cory is married to Margaret Allen McCook and they have three children. They attend Antioch Baptist Church where Cory has been the Worship Director for over ten years. Cory was elected to a new three-year term on the Board of Directors in 2018. 

  • Blane Parker, Treasurer 
    United Bank

    Blane Parker, a Barnesville native, attended Lamar County High School, later played baseball for Gordon State College, and would go on to play baseball and graduate from Georgia Southwestern University in Americus. Upon graduation in 2014, Blane returned home to Barnesville where he began his career with United Bank and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017.

  • Shawn Goelz, Board Director

    Shawn, a native of South Florida just north of Miami, received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. During his time at Northern Kentucky, Shawn was the President of the school's chapter of the Wesley Foundation and very active in the Student Ministry. He later took his love for the Student Ministry with him when he moved to Marietta, Georgia where he served on the Student Ministry at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church—where he would meet his future wife, Heather Baker, and where his ministry would later turn to food service.

    Now, Shawn is one of four owners of the Zaxby's restaurants in Barnesville and Jackson, Georgia. He and his wife live in Locust Grove and have two children, Maximus (Max) and Emerson (Emmy), and were very active in the helping to start three new church campuses for North Point Ministries out of Alpharetta. He currently serves on the leadership team at Southside Church Henry County and runs the morning services production team. Since becoming a "foodie" during his time in the restaurant industry, the most important thing he has learned is different ways to be a servant to others. His family is his greatest blessing. Shawn was elected to a new three-year term on the Chamber of Commerce in 2018.


  • Kellie Mercer, Board Director
    Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative

    Photo & Bio coming soon!

  • Raychel Allen, Board Director
    Jordan Forest Products

    Raychel is a Barnesville native who graduated from Lamar County High School before obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gordon State College. In September 2017, Raychel became the By-Products Manager as well as administrative specialist for Jordan Forest Products .  Raychel mainly focuses on the day-to-day functioning of the by-products department, however, she also assists in the Human Resources and Accounting departments. Raychel recently married her husband, Taylor, and is expecting their first child in June.  She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018.

  • Glen Allen, Board Director
    City of Barnesville, Electrical Supervisor

    Photo & Bio coming soon!

  • Tammie Smith, Board Director
    Salon on Main

    Photo & Bio coming soon!

  • Steve Caison, Board Director
    Southern Rivers Energy

    Photo & Bio coming soon!