SAVANNAH — The Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees proudly announces three new members. Joining the board are: Bates Lovett of Savannah, a partner at HunterMaclean, Dr. J. Michael Moore of Rincon, a consultant with James F. Buckley and Associates, and Whip Triplett of Savannah, executive vice president of North Point Hospitality Group.
Named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Lovett is an experienced trial attorney who advises, represents, and litigates on behalf of various HunterMaclean clients. He dedicates the majority of his practice to defending companies, both local and national, in lawsuits filed throughout the Southeastern U.S. An active community volunteer, Lovett also serves on the board of directors for Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center, donates his time to Junior Achievement and is a coach for the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition.
He also served as co-chairman of the Attorney Division for the 2007-08 United Way of the Coastal Empire campaign.
Moore, retired longtime superintendent of the Effingham County Schools, served as interim county administrator for Effingham County in addition to his consultancy with Buckley and Associates. He has having been recognized by numerous professional associations including by the Georgia Music Educators Association, Administrator of the Year (1995), by the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Outstanding Educator (2001), the Georgia School Superintendents Association Bill Barr Leadership Award (2001) and the Georgia School Superintendents Association Georgia Superintendent of the Year (2004).
Moore was the 2000 recipient of the John Adam Treutlen Award for outstanding contributions to the community, chaired Leadership Effingham and serves on the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Effingham County Board of Health.
Triplett oversees company-wide hotel operations for North Point, increasing the company’s annual sales five-fold in six years. North Point owns and operates six award-winning hotels, two of which consistently rank in the top three of Doubletree Hotels in the world.
He served as the 2006 chair of the Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and the Savannah Tourism and Leadership Council.
A graduate of Leadership Savannah, Triplett is also a published author, having written a novel in 2004 and published “Savannah-A Postcard History Series” in 2006.
The Savannah Technical College Foundation is non-profit organization that raises private funds to support the college, its programs and its activities.
The Foundation will be honoring Arthur Gignilliat at its annual Opportunity Gala to be held Dec. 4 at the Savannah Campus. Tickets and tables are available by calling (912) 443-3019.