Owners Council

Goal: The Owners Council meets locally several times a year with high-caliber speakers such as the Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Fire Commissioner, local banking industry professionals, Savannah City Manager and other key leaders in government and business in a private, confidential setting to address the issues that drive the success of our businesses. Its mission is to protect, grow and sustain local small businesses in Savannah by acting as one voice for the viability and good of our community for today and to ensure a better business future.

Participation in the Owners Council is limited and is by invitation only to the owner of the company who is a member in good standing in the Savannah Chamber and Visit Savannah. The annual investment to be part of this select group is $375; lunch is included at each meeting.


Margaret Mary Russell           
Office Manager and Leadership Savannah Director    
912.644.6432 / mmrussell@savannahchamber.com
Gary Oetgen, President
Gary G. Oetgen Agency

2018 Owners Council:

  • Charles Bowen, The Bowen Law Group
  • Gary Brand, Brand Ferland Advisors
  • Chuck Brown, Infinity, Inc.
  • Tom Campbell, Health Insurance Services
  • Rob Cordasco, Cordasco, Sundem & Powell, P.C.
  • Ken Elwood, Blue Focus Media
  • Allyson Harvin, ServePro
  • John Haslam, Palmetto Financial
  • Marcie Hill, Belford's
  • Brian Huskey, B Matthew's Eatery
  • Joe Ippolito, River Horse Internet Marketing, Inc.
  • Corey Jones, Lucky Savannah Vacations
  • Paula Kreissler, Wound Care Clinic - ESU, Inc.
  • Sarah Lamar, Hunter Maclean
  • Phyllis Livingood, Livingoods
  • Forrest Lott, Lott + Barber
  • Joe Marchese, Marchese Construction
  • Tony Martin, Martin Financial Group
  • Todd Mayo, Pioneer Construction, Inc.
  • John McIntosh, Creative Packaging
  • Rick Monroe, Monroe Marketing
  • Dawn Morgan, Collins Construction Services
  • Diana Morrison, Advertising Specialty Services
  • Flint North, Speedi Sign
  • Gary Oetgen, Gary G. Oetgen Agency
  • Jonathan Pannell, Gray & Pannell LLP
  • Jim Rayburn, RWP Engineering
  • Billy Robinson, Port City Logistics, Inc.
  • Rusty Ross, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
  • Mickey Rountree, Mickey Rountree Insurance Agency
  • Cody Tharpe, Tharpe Engineering Group
  • Trey Thompson, Savannah River Pilots
  • Alan Williams, Bernard Williams & Company
  • Jeffrey Williamson, J. L. Williamson
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