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The board of directors for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce will feature several new members next year.

Jerry Bowman, chairman of the chamber’s nominating committee, said in a statement that officials were pleased with the number of nominations submitted by membership and staff.

“We received many more quality nominations from membership than we have in years past,” Bowman, of Cardinal Logistics Management, said.

Incoming chairman Tracy Moon, of Fisher & Phillips, said he is anxious to continue the chamber’s work and predicts continued momentum with the elected group of directors.

“Due to the committed and talented individuals who comprise our board of directors, the entire organization has enjoyed tremendous successes, even during these trying economic times,” Moon said.

Joining Moon and Bowman as officers for 2010 will be Cumming Station’s John Kieffer, chair-elect, David Seago of Georgia Power, second chair-elect, and Ann-Margaret Johnston of Johnston & Associates, secretary/treasurer.

Among the other members of the board of directors:

• Cris Burgum of the Avenue Forsyth
• Mike Caspar with Wal-Mart
• Jernice Currie of Pre-Paid Legal Casualty
• Marie Dinsmore with Re/Max 400 North
• Forsyth County News Publisher John Hall
• Ron Henry with North Fulton Regional Medical Center
• Tim Hopkins of Keller Williams Community Partners
• Northside Hospital-Forsyth administrator Lynn Jackson
• Cindy Mills of Bryan Properties
• Todd Moran of Conservation Resource Solutions
• Royce Owens with Mimms Enterprises
• Bob Russell of Russell  Landscape Group
• Terry Smith of A.C. Smith Poultry Co.
• Ethan Underwood with Lipscomb, Johnson, Sleister, Dailey & Smith
• Scott Jordan of BB&T
• Robin Patterson with Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete
• Nicolas Grohe of Hansgrohe
• Scott Kuhn with Wachovia
• Chuck Button of Jordan, Jones & Goulding
• Sean Flanagan with Scientific Games

Community directors, who will each serve a one-year term, include:

• Jim Bibb with Comcast
• Paul Chambers of AT&T
• Bill Cupp with Atlanta Gas Light Company
• Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Buster Evans
• Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt
• Blake House of Sawnee Electrical Membership Corp.
• Forsyth County Commission Chairman Charles Laughinghouse
• David Potter, president of North Georgia College & State University
• Bobby Thomas, chairman of the Forsyth County Development Authority
• Joanne Tolleson with Lanier Technical College
• Forsyth County School Board Chairwoman Ann Crow
• Mary Helen McGruder of the Sawnee Mountain Foundation
• State Court Judge Phil Smith
• Pamela Haroff of Devry University

The new leadership will take office Jan. 1.