A native of LaGrange, Ga., Scott Malone holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University. His work experience includes more than six years with Andersen Consulting, a market research firm, and almost two years years as president and chief operating officer of Indigo Airlines in Chicago. Most recently he served as managing partner of Granger Inns in LaGrange. Malone has extensive experience consulting with companies in the manufacturing and logistics industries, according to a news release. He has worked and lived throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.
A native of LaGrange, Ga., Speer Burdette is president of Callaway Foundation, Inc., Fuller E. Callaway Foundation, and Charitable Services Company. Burdette received a B.A. in Math from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Accounting from the University of Alabama. He has served on the West Georgia Health System Board of Trustees since 2009, including a term as board chair, and joined the WellStar Board of Trustees in 2016. He is active on the boards of the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, Troup Country Recreation Commission, Industrial Development Authority, LaGrange Personal Aid Association, Medical Park Foundation and LaGrange College. Burdette is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange.
A native of LaGrange, Ga., Darby Pippin, grew up in the homebuilding business and formally joined the company in 1998 as Vice President of Operations. On December 31, 2009, Dan Durand officially retired as President of DanRic Homes and now, Darby holds that title.
Ricky Wolfe graduated from LaGrange High School and attended Georgia Tech on a full football scholarship. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management at Georgia Tech and is a graduate of the advanced management program of Harvard Business School. Wolfe held management positions in textile firms in Opelika, Alabama; New Braunfels, Texas; Rock Hill, South Carolina; and Anderson, South Carolina. He was one of three principle owners of an electronics company, helping build the firm into a three-continent corporation with 4,000 employees. He retired from business in 1997 and returned to LaGrange in 1998, where he began a second career as a humanitarian. In 2002, he helped found DASH of LaGrange. Wolfe’s community service has included memberships in the LaGrange Lions Club, the Founders Society at West Georgia Health, 100 Black Men of West Georgia and the Troup County Cattleman’s Association; eight years as chairman of Troup County Commission; board member of LaGrange College and Troup County Community Foundation; past trustee of Pineland Boys Home; and past board member of Habitat for Humanity.