Advisory Board

Board Members

Honorary Board Members

In Memoriam

  • Wiley Sword
  • James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr.

Active Board Member Bios

Fred Aiken

Fred served as a District Representative for Newt Gingrich in the U.S. Congress from 1992-99, and retired as the Assistant Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor in 2014. He is also a member of the Friends of Kennesaw National Battlefield Park, Civil War Round Table of Cobb County, Civil War Round Table of Atlanta and General William J. Hardee Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Doug Brady

Doug Brady was born a Yankee, but has lived, worked and been educated in the South. His fascination with the Civil War began with a grade school field trip to the Atlanta Cyclorama. From that point on, he was committed to learning more about this iconic, tragic and heroic American event. A 1981 graduate of Wake Forest University, with a degree in cultural anthropology, he joined the family business. As President of Frank Brady & Sons, he managed the territory of Florida and the Caribbean while living in Miami. After closing the business in 2000, Doug returned to Atlanta and began his professional career in finance. Today, as a Registered Investment Advisor, he runs his own boutique wealth management firm. Beyond the Civil War, Doug is deeply passionate about his family and wife Tracey, adventure travel, and all things fly fishing.

Stevan Crew

A member of KSU’s 2nd graduating class, Trustee Emeritus with the KSU Foundation, and businessman in Paulding County, Stevan was also selected by KSU President Dr. Papp to be an honorary co-chair with the team planning the University’s 50th anniversary. In addition to his deep interest in Civil War history, his familiarity with the internal workings of KSU has allowed him to offer innovative ideas for our Center, which complement the University’s strategic initiatives and assist in developing strategies for the long-term sustainability of the Center.

William C. "Jack" Davis

William C. Davis, formerly Director of Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies, spent 31 years in editorial management in the publishing industry, consulted for numerous film and television productions, and was senior advisor for the A&E and History Channel series “Civil War Journal.” Davis is the author of more than 50 books, most recently Inventing Loreta Velasquez and The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America. He is the only four-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award of the Museum of the Confederacy for works on the Civil War and Southern history.


Carl DiMare

Carl DiMare was born in an area surrounded by Colonial and Revolutionary War battle sites, growing to appreciate history at an early age.  His interest in the Civil War began as a result of a 1956 trip to the Gettysburg battlefield with his father.  After receiving his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he moved to Georgia and attended Law School in Atlanta, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1979. The next 30 years were spent in the legal and law enforcement fields.  Carl is now a forty-two year resident of Cobb County and makes his home on the Battlefields of Kennesaw Mountain.  He has been involved in many organizations over the years such as, The Long Island Antique Arms Collectors Association, Atlanta Antique Gun Collectors Association, The Company of Military Historians, several Civil War round tables, archeological and artifact recovery clubs, and has served in the capacity of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, newsletter editor, judge and show chairman.  He is a lifelong collector of military artifacts and has volunteered with the National Parks Service as a Civil War Living Historian.  For the past ten years, he has served with the Marietta Museum of History as a Docent.

Vince Dooley

Serving as head football coach at the University of Georgia from 1963 – 1989 and as Director of Athletics from 1979 – 2004, Vince is the only person ever to hold the presidency of both the American Football Coaches Association and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. In addition to being the most successful coach in Georgia history, with over 200 wins, including one national championship, six SEC titles and 20 bowl games, Vince is also an avid Civil War enthusiast and the author of several books. He supports the Center by attending and participating in a variety of programs and tours.

Inger Eberhart

Inger received her M.A. in Communications from KSU in 2015. Additionally, she has a B.S. in Psychology from Georgia State University and an M.B.A. from Shorter University. She has experience in finance, operations, public affairs, and board leadership. Inger has spoken to political and civic organizations, appeared on television and radio local and state news outlets, and has written for numerous local and national news and political magazines. She served as a ghostwriter, speechwriter, and executive assistant for elected representatives. Currently, Inger is a Communications Specialist for a government agency. In her spare time, Inger serves as a Commissioner on the Georgia Civil War Commission which is a state agency tasked with preserving Georgia's Civil War heritage, she is a Director on the KSU Alumni Board and the Communications Director for a non-profit entity. She also volunteers for her church's Media Ministry

William S. (Stan) Jones, Jr.

Stan was born and spent his early years in Birmingham, Alabama. Later he matriculated and graduated from Auburn University, undergraduate degree, and Georgia Institute of Technology, graduate degree, beginning a career as a structural engineer that continues today. He has been involved in family genealogical and local military history. Stan is a member of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table, the Old Campbell County Historical Society, where he served as president, the Arms Collectors of Georgia, where he served as president, the Company of Military Historians, which he helped re-establish an Atlanta Chapter in which he currently serves as president, the American Society of Arms Collectors and the Society of American Bayonet Collectors. During his study of U.S. military history, Stan became involved in collecting associated firearms and their accessories.  The core of his collection involves arms produced by the famous inventor Eli Whitney.

 

Terry Hall Kingery

Terry Hall Kingery has been studying the Civil War his entire life. He grew up in Franklin, Virginia, and his relatives served in the Revolutionary War, the War Of 1812, the Civil War, and both world wars. His Great Grandfather Benjamin Hall and Hall's brother, fought in the Civil War with the 59th Va. commanded by General Henry Wise, and both surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox. Terry attended the University of Richmond and East Carolina University where he graduated with a degree in marketing. He has worked in the hotel and resort industry for the last 30 years with Omni Hotels, Hilton Hotels, and hotel management companies serving on various boards and positions in the industry and it's business associations. Terry was President of the Civil War Round Table Of Atlanta from 2001-2002 and a founding member of the Civil War Round Table Of Cobb County serving on one of their first boards. He is also a member of the Atlanta World War II Round Table, The Mighty 8th Air Force Society, The Churchill Society, and other local and national historical organizations. Terry is an avid historian, an antiquarian book collector, and a historical print and map collector. He has lived in the Atlanta area for the past 32 years and presently lives in Marietta.

Deborah G. Lindsay

An avid enthusiast of military history, Deborah has served on numerous boards including both the Cobb County and the Atlanta Civil War Round Tables, the Atlanta WWII Round Table, the National WWI Advisory Board in Kansas City, and the Board of Trustees of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. She also serves on the Board of the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust.  Her first book, “Behind Barbed Wire,” addresses the history of concentration camps from 1898 to 1945.

A lifelong resident of Marietta, Deborah graduated summa cum laude from KSU, and participates in many local organizations, such as the Cobb-Marietta Jr. League, Cobb Landmarks, the Atlanta Churchill Society, and the Atlanta History Center.

A wife and mother of three grown children, she is the proud grandmother of one grandson.

Nicholas Picerno

Nicholas Picerno is Chairman-Emeritus of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation in New Market, Virginia. During his tenure on the Board he has chaired the committees on Interpretation & Education and Property Management. In 2006, Picerno spearheaded the effort to purchase, protect and interpret the Third Winchester battlefield, now the largest preserved battlefield in the Shenandoah Valley. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lee-Jackson Education Foundation of Charlottesville, the Federal Advisory Commission of the Cedar Creek-Belle Grove National Park and is Vice-President of the Lincoln Society of Virginia. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. For the past 35 years Picerno has been researching the history of the 1st-10th & 29th Maine Infantry regiments during the Civil War through reconstruction. A frequent lecturer he has contributed to scores of books including, Jeffry Wert’s “From Winchester to Cedar Creek” and “The Sword of Lincoln”, James McPherson’s “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam”, and “The Last Battle of Winchester” by Scott Patchan. A career police chief Picerno recently retired as chief of police at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia where he continues to direct the Bridgewater College Civil War Institute.

James Yancey

A long-time archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, James also serves on the Georgia Civil War Commission and is a member of the Civil War Roundtable of Cobb County, the Georgia Battlefield Association, and the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta. He brings extensive work with the African-American community and knowledge of statewide events to our board.

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