Who we are

Sam McCard, Executive Director



Sam McCard is the Executive Director of the Turner County Development Authority and also president of South Georgia Banking Company.  Sam has been in banking for 25 years and was previously on the TCDA Board of Directors for over 10 years.  His extensive experience in banking leadership and years of volunteering with the Development Authority made him the perfect choice for Executive Director.

Board of Directors

Keith Massey, Chairman, County Appointee
Donna Pate, Chamber of Commerce President
Brad Christian, County Appointee
Dana Whiddon, County Commission Chairman
Sandra Lumpkin, City of Ashburn Mayor
Craig Mathews, School Superintendant

Ashley Miller, Assistant Director

Ashley Miller has served as the Executive Director for the Ashburn Turner Co. Chamber of Commerce since 2018.  She works in a supportive role to Sam and the Development Authority board, managing the finances, record keeping, grant administration, and community engagement.

The Turner County Development Authority meets once a month, the second Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office, 238 E. College Ave. Ashburn, Georgia 31714

Called meetings can be arranged.