The Passing of the Gavel



2019 Chair, Board of Directors


Sharon S. Ponder, a graduate of Georgia Southern University, began her accounting career at Marsh & McLennan Companies. She later was afforded an opportunity to work at Bennett International Group as a Jr. Staff Accountant.  After 21 years of moving up the ranks she currently serves as Vice President of Finance. Although her educational background is in Accounting, Sharon has always had a passion for education and her community. This devotion has led her to be involved in several boards including the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Business at Georgia Southern University, the Henry County Library Board and she’s the current Chairt for the 2019 Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of directors.

Ceremony: February 1, 2020


2020 Chair-Elect, Board of Directors


Christy Chewning is a graduate of Samford University with a B. S. in Business Administration.  She began working for Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation in 2007.  Currently, as the Member Engagement Coordinator, she engages in community, government, and media relations; corporate communications; events and communications planning.  

Christy is active with several nonprofit organizations.  She has served on several boards, including the Central Georgia Technical College Foundation, Southern Crescent Technical College Advisory Board for the Butts County Campus, and the United Way of Greater Atlanta Advisory Board.

Christy is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Henry.  Her leadership roles for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce have included Board Member, Treasurer, and, most recently, Chair-Elect of the Chamber Board of Directors.