SGRT Board Members

Hilton Gillis

By SG Rail Trail | August 28, 2020

Hilton is a longtime resident of South Georgia and lived most of his childhood in Albany and Worth County. He earned degrees in Physics, Biology and Dental Medicine from Georgia schools. He came back  to Albany in 1991 and practiced dentistry until retiring in 2003 so he could spend more…

Dr. Chris Smith

Chris Smith

By lonnie@wormley.org | September 24, 2020

Dr. Chris Smith is an original board member of South Georgia Rails To Trails.  Born in Tifton, Georgia and a lifelong cyclist, he has always believed that “exercise is medicine”.  150 minutes of exercise a week gives a 50% reduction in heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, depression and cancer.  The South…

Billups Phinizy Johnson III “Bo”

By SG Rail Trail | August 25, 2020

Bo serves as the President of South Georgia Rails to Trails. Bo succeeded Greg McCormack, a founding member of SGRT, as the non-profit’s President in 2009.  Bo is the owner and President of Artesian Financial Group, Inc., an Albany financial services firm. Bo is a 1980 graduate of Presbyterian College…

Lonnie Wormley

Lonnie Wormley

By SG Rail Trail | March 15, 2020

Lonnie Wormley is a retired information technology professional with 25+ years of experience. Lonnie has worked in several industries from commercial pump manufacturing, clothing, and higher education. Lonnie retired in January 2020 as a web developer at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. Lonnie held several positions in the IT…

Spencer Lee

Spencer Lee

By SG Rail Trail | March 15, 2020

Spencer Lee is currently a practicing attorney in Albany and has served as County Attorney for the Board of Commissioners of Dougherty County since 1979.  Throughout his career, he has involved himself in nearly every facet of our community. For the last twenty years, he has directed his energies toward…

Thomas Talley

By SG Rail Trail | August 26, 2020
Jeff Hoopes, Vice President

Jeff Hoopes

By SG Rail Trail | September 3, 2020

Jeff Hoopes moved to Albany in 1982 to start a cardiology practice and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He was active in hospital committees which included the Medical Director of the Catheterization Laboratory, the CCU, and Chest Pain Center. Outside of the hospital, he was active…

Mike Keenan

Mike Keenan

By SG Rail Trail | March 15, 2020

At the turn of the millennium when I joined the South Georgia Rails to Trails I was active in the Local Audubon Society where I went on field trips and also was in charge of the Albany Audubon Newsletter: however,   my favorite activity was to grab my binoculars at…