Board of Directors - Jefferson



 Alex Bryan


Mr. Bryan is a native and lifelong resident of Jefferson, GA.  He is a graduate of Georgia Tech.  Mr. Bryan worked for Jefferson Mills before starting Irvin Farm, a commercial egg operation and cattle farm which he owned and operated for over 20 years.  He is currently the owner of Bryan Farms which is involved in timber management, residential and commercial development and trucking.  Mr. Bryan is a former director of Farm Bureau, was the Chairman of the Jackson County Water and Sewer Authority and was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  Alex has been married to Marcia for 34 years.  They have two children and two grandchildren.


 Joe Elrod

Mr. Elrod is a native of Jackson County and lifelong resident, as well.  Joe is co-owner of J&K Utilities, LLC, and has real estate interests that include investment properties and residential and commercial development.  He continues to operate a family owned farm in Talmo, GA.  He and his wife Kathy have two children and one grandchild.


 Nan Sisk

Mrs. Sisk is a native of Habersham County and has lived in Banks County for 24 years.  She is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University and is an owner of Ansley Communications, headquartered in Cornelia, GA.  Nan spent 15 years working for the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.  In 1995 she began officiating NCAA Women's Basketball full time.  Nan was an Olympic basketball referee for the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.  She and her husband Dock, former Superintendent of Banks County Schools, operate a cattle farm and own Ragsdale Gristmill, which hosts weddings and other events throughout the year. 


Lisa Sweat

Mrs. Sweat is a life-long resident of Jackson County,  She has been active in the field of real estate since 1986.  Lisa was in mortgage lending for 13 years before entering the sales side of the Real Estate field in 1998.  Mrs. Sweat opened Braselton Real Estate Group in 2007, where she is the broker.  She is currently serving on the I-85 North Board of Realtors.  Lisa has been married to Tim for 24 years and lives in Hoschton.