Gwinnett Tech Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees

GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON – The Gwinnett Tech Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Bridwell, Georgia Banking Company, and Norma Hepburn-Brown, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Bridwell and Hepburn-Brown will join the Board of Trustees in their work to advance support for Gwinnett Technical College’s program and facilities, student scholarships, and faculty and staff development.

“We are pleased to welcome two new trustees with the talent, experience, and desire to serve as Jennifer and Norma. Each has an exemplary background in community outreach and support for educational attainment. We look forward to having their total commitment and service to the Gwinnett Tech Foundation,” stated Chuck McKinnon, Vice President of Communications.

Jennifer Bridwell has been in the banking industry for 26 years. After graduating from Georgia State University, Bridwell worked for BrandBank and Renasant Bank for 26 years. Bridwell is currently the Gwinnett Market President and Relationship Manager with Georgia Banking Company. Bridwell’s banking experience includes financing and managing a loan portfolio of over $200 million and over $50 million in deposit accounts. Her community service experience includes holding an active position for four years with the Gwinnett Development Fund Committee to benefit Partnership Against Domestic Violence and working with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on their membership drives.

Jennifer Bridwell

Norma Hepburn-Brown currently serves as the interim vice president, Chief Nursing Officer (Interim) for WellStar North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia. Hepburn-Brown’s experience includes more than 35 years of nursing experience across the southeast. Hepburn-Brown is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College for Healthcare Executive. She is also a Board of Trustee for the Ronald McDonald House.

Bridwell and Hepburn-Brown join a distinguished list of industry leaders that serve as members of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, including:

  • Amy Bessemer, Primerica
  • Kali Boatright, (Secretary), Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • Marshall Boutwell, Peach State Federal Credit Union
  • Dr. D. Glen Cannon (Ex Officio), President, Gwinnett Technical College
  • Cliff Clark, Discovery Point
  • Kent Davies (Chair), Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Herb Hoffman, (Vice-Chair), Infiniti and Subaru of Gwinnett
  • Dan King, (Director Emeritus), Retired, King & Spalding
  • Jonna Kirkwood, Kaiser Permanente
  • Judith Martinez-Sadri
  • Sean Murphy, (Emeritus), Procurri
  • Mac Peden, (Emeritus) Retired, ADP, Inc.
  • Sophia Pittman, (Ex Officio), Director, Gwinnett Tech Foundation
  • Elizabeth Quick, WestRock
  • Dr. Charan Shikh, Primary Care Center
  • Tracey Smithson, Piedmont Eastside Medical Center
  • J. Alvin Wilbanks (Director Emeritus), Retired
  • Latabia Woodward, Southern Company

To learn more about the Gwinnett Tech Foundation, visit or call 678-226-6263.

# # #About Gwinnett Tech: Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia’s largest technical colleges, is committed to producing workforce-ready graduates to meet the needs of the high-demand business and industry sectors of its community. The College offers more than 140 associate degrees, diploma and certificate programs, and hundreds of seminars, workshops, and specialized training courses. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County’s largest corporate training provider and serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.