Board of Directors
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members, all of whom have been chosen by the Governor from among the ranks of top private and public sector leaders throughout metro Atlanta. Board members provide strategic guidance and direction to address our state’s transportation challenges and to provide the best return to the taxpayers of Georgia on their investment in transportation.


Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr., Chairman
Richard A. “Dick” Anderson, Vice Chairman
Ann Hanlon
Alton W. Knight
Martha S. Martin
Elizabeth “B.J.” Mathis
Alvin P. “Al” Nash
Charlotte J. Nash
Narender G. Reddy
William Tate
Robert “Bob” P. Voyles
J.T. Williams
Tom Worthan
Evelyn Wynn-Dixon
Bernie Tokarz

Board Officers and Committee Chairs

Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr.
Chairman, GRTA Board

Sonny Deriso is the Chairman of the Board of Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. He previously served as vice-chairman of Synovus Financial Corp in Columbus and served as president of Security Bank & Trust Company of Albany as well as practicing law for 18 years with the firm Divine, Wilkin, Deriso, Raulerson & Fields in Albany. Deriso serves on the Board of Directors of Post Properties, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees of Emory University, the Board of Marcus Autism Center, and the Foundation of The Methodist Children’s Home of the South Georgia Conference.

Richard A. “Dick” Anderson
Vice Chairman, GRTA Board

Dick Anderson has held executive leadership positions in the public and private sectors throughout his long and distinguished career in telecommunications, in which he was the Vice Chairman of BellSouth and Group President for AT&T. Anderson is currently the County Manager for Fulton County. Most recently, he has served as Chief Operating Officer at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and previously served as Executive Director of GRTA. Anderson has long been involved in the Atlanta community, serving on the boards of the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, MARTA, Georgia Higher Education Facilities Authority, Clark Atlanta University, and Camp Twin Lakes.

Alton Knight
Chair, Operations and Finance Committee

Alvin “Al” Nash
Chair, Rural and Human Services Transportation Committee

Robert “Bob” Voyles
Chair, Land Development Committee

J.T Williams

Chair, Projects and Planning Committee

Contact Information

Member’s Name
GRTA Board of Directors
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303-1426
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Contact GRTA

Phone: 404-463-3000
Fax: 404-463-3060
comments@grta.org


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Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303-1223

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