The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) Board of Directors elected the following officers for 2017 at its January meeting: Addy Matney, Chair; David Mitchell, Vice-Chair; Matt Carter, Treasurer; and Gary Shepard, Secretary. Additionally, the City of Greenville appointed George Campbell and Inez Morris to the GTA board.

Matney is the senior executive consultant/vice president of community relations for TM Public Relations and works with non-profits and community groups to strengthen capacity through strategic planning, board development, and organizational assessment. Matney has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Piedmont Health Foundation.


Mitchell is the founder of Talent Management Solutions, a full service recruiting, professional executive placement, and consulting firm, and a member of the Greenville Chamber’s inaugural Minority Business Accelerator Program. He has also served on the Greenville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and the Friends of Richland Cemetery Advisory Board and is the former regional membership chair for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Carter is a commercial and industrial real estate broker, and since 1997, has worked in a variety of capacities in the industry, including sales, leasing, 1031 exchange, finance, sale/leaseback, and business brokerage. Carter is also a member of the West End Merchants Association Board of Directors, the Bank of Travelers Rest Community Board and the Greenville Board of Realtors’ Commercial Steering Committee.  

Shepard joined Greenlink as the director of public transportation in November 2016. He brings extensive experience in economic development and public transportation to the position, including serving as the economic development coordinator for the governor of Massachusetts for eight years and as the director of economic development for Springfield, Massachusetts, the state’s third-largest city. He has also been the administrator and CEO of two regional transit authorities in Massachusetts.

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