Board of Trustees
The Atlanta History Center is a non-profit, public-benefit organization. The Board of Trustees of the History Center serves in the public interest as it relates to the constituent parts of the History Center and considers itself accountable to the public as well as the institution. The Board acts as the ultimate governing authority for the History Center and is responsible for the formulation and maintenance of its general policies, standards, conditions, and procedures.
2013 Board of Trustees
John M. Allan
James "Jimmy" Edward Cushman, Jr.
Barbarella is active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of many organizations, including Diaz Foods, the Latin American Association, Girl Scouts Council of Northwest Georgia, UNICEF and the Mexican Center of Atlanta, which she chaired.
Barbarella is a graduate of Florida State University, where she studied International Affairs.
Beverly M. DuBose, III
Prior to joining HMSHost in 2012, Tom served in a variety of substantial leadership roles, most recently as the CEO of Cartridge World—one of the largest retailers of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges. His work at Cartridge World consisted of overseeing 1,700 units operating in 63 countries. In addition to his experience leading Cartridge World, Tom has amassed an abundance of hands-on experience with PepsiCo, Home Depot and Giant Eagle grocery stores. He has lived and worked abroad in strategic positions, most notably with PepsiCo in Sydney, Australia and with Frito-Lay in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tom is an expert in the operations of multi-national companies and has a tremendous understanding of consumer preferences and trends.
Tom graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After serving as a Naval Intelligence Officer, Tom left the Navy to attend Stanford University, where he earned an MBA.
HMSHost is the recipient of five Airport Revenue News Awards for Outstanding Food & Beverage Operator. The Company operates in 112 airports worldwide and 101 motorway travel plazas throughout North America. A part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move, HMSHost has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide.
Shelley also serves as an International Tax Partner. With over 17 years of experience in international tax, Shelley works with her clients to develop strategies to manage the complex tax aspects of their international business operations. She has extensive experience in developing international acquisition/expansion strategies, and helping companies meet their tax compliance and financial reporting requirements.
William B. Peard
Christian B. Schoen
He is an attorney and a Certified Financial Planner™. He has held multiple securities and insurance licenses, including the Series 7, 66 and 24.
Michael received his JD from the University of Georgia School of Law and BA from Emory University. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta History Center, William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum and Friends of the First Tee of East Lake.