GENF Board of Directors

Meet the GENF Executive Director 

Dana F. Robertson

Dana currently serves as the Executive Director of the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF) and the Eastover Security Association (ESA). Her current and past volunteer service includes the Junior League of Jackson, Team Jackson, The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, The Catch 22 Foundation, City of Jackson Super Neighborhoods Advisory Board, the Mississippi Children’s Home Auxiliary, The American Heart Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the National Children’s Study for Hinds County MS, and the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Other memberships and affiliations include Christ United Methodist Church, River Hills Tennis Club, and the Mississippi Bar Association. Dana and her husband, Bill, have three children who are enrolled at Jackson Academy.

Meet the GENF Board of Directors

A. Dale Currie, Jr.

Dale currently serves as President of the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation and is a Board Member of the LeFleur East Foundation.  He is a CPA and the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for SkyHawke Technologies, LLC.  He and his wife Lynne are members at Christ United Methodist Church. They have three children who attend First Presbyterian Day School and Jackson Prep.

Warren L. Speed

Warren served as the first Chairman of the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF).  Warren is the Chief People Officer of Blake Management Group, is on the board of Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC) and serves as a Deacon at First Baptist Church Jackson.  Warren and his wife, Marla, have four children that swim for the River Hills Sting Rays and attend Jackson Prep and First Presbyterian Day School.

Ted Duckworth

Ted is the President and CEO of Duckworth Realty, Inc., a Jackson based Commercial Real Estate firm that works around the Southeast.  In addition to serving on the board of the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF), Ted serves as the current President of the Eastover Security Association (ESA) and serves on the Board of Downtown Jackson Partners and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Cherry, and four children and are very active members of Bellwether Church.

John Howie

John is a Senior Vice President of Corporate Lending at Trustmark National Bank, where he has worked for nineteen years. His volunteer service includes the Board of Directors for Country Club of Jackson, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Kindney Foundation. He and his wife, Adrienne, are the parents of three sons.

Roy Ward

Roy served as the Managing Partner of Horne, LLP, for thirty years. He retired in 2008 after forty-two years with the firm. Roy is currently a Senior Advisor with Butler Snow and is self-employed as a private consultant. He is the current Chairman of Trustees for Mississippi College, the Chairman of the Board of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, and is also active in several professional organizations. He and his wife, Mary Evelyn, are active members of First Baptist Church Jackson.

Becky Ivison

Becky currently serves on the board of the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF).  Her current affiliations include Mississippi Society for Disabilities, Jackson Prep Global Leadership Institute, the Junior League of Jackson, Debutante Mother’s Club of Mississippi, Gallery Guild, First Presbyterian Church and the Country Club of Jackson. Becky has three children, all of which graduated from Jackson Preparatory School.

John Puckett

John is the Principal Partner of TFI, LLC, Business Development group and is also a partner in Dent Public Strategies. He currently serves on the Board of River Hills Club and Young Life Jackson Inner City. He is a member of St. James Episcopal Church, where he and his wife, Susie, serve as chairpersons for the Sunday Stewpot Lunch committee. John and Susie are the parents of four sons.

Sherry G. Partridge

Sherry has served on the Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation board for five years. Her current and past affiliations include the Junior League of Jackson, the Mississippi Animal Rescue League, Friends of Children’s Hospital, the Mississippi Symphony League, and the Country Club of Jackson. She and her husband, Richard, are members of Northminster Baptist Church.

Sarah Adams

Sarah is a very active community volunteer. Her current and past affiliations include the Mississippi Children’s Museum Board of Directors, the Mississippi Children’s Museum Partners Board of Directors, the Mississippi Children’s Museum Build, Play, Grow Literacy Garden Development Committee, the St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association Arts On The Green, the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral and the Junior League of Jackson Board of Directors. Sarah and her husband, John D., have two children who attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

John Pearson

John is the President of the Private Client Group at BankPlus.  He is on the board of the MS Museum of Art and the Diabetes Foundation of MS.  Former board affiliations include the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA and New Stage Theater.  John and his wife, Lynn, are members of First Presbyterian Church and have two grown daughters, Grace Pearson and Anna Gresham, with husband Thomas, who all reside in Dallas.