Board of Directors

Phil MeeksPhil Meeks 2017

Phil Meeks is Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Enterprise at Charter Communications. In this role, Mr. Meeks oversees all commercial operations, marketing and strategy and sales for Spectrum Enterprise, which provides enterprise-grade Internet, networking, voice, commercial video and managed services to Charter’s largest customers.

He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Business Services at Time Warner Cable, where he led the rapidly growing business services unit, serving over 650,000 business customers and accounting for over $3 billion in annualized revenue.

Prior to that, Mr. Meeks served as Senior Vice President of Cox Business, where he led 3,500 employees in making it the fastest growing business unit in the enterprise. Mr. Meeks served in various strategy, sales and marketing leadership roles during 20 years of service at MCI Telecommunications. He started his career at AT&T Information Systems/Southern Bell in 1979.

Mr. Meeks is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Journalism. He also completed executive education programs at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia.


Cathy Coleman 2017Cathy Coleman

Cathy Coleman is currently serving as the Director of Development at the Schenck School where she oversees all aspects of resource development including giving, communications and volunteer oversight.

She previously worked for Suddes Partners, Inc., a full service fundraising consulting firm conducting business across the United States, with campaign goals ranging from $3 million – $50 million.

Prior to this role, Cathy was Director of Development at the Westminster Schools where she oversaw programs directed at trustees, alumni, parents, grandparents, corporations and foundations. During her final year at Westminster, the Annual Fund was $2,350,000 and the Capital campaign $100,000,000. Earlier in her career, Cathy served as Vice President, Local Government and Community Relations for the Florida Sugar Cane League.

Cathy Coleman is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in Home Economics and Journalism. She is an Accredited Public Relations Professional, and has over 30 years of experience in development, community relations and fundraising.


Tracy Hawkins 2017Tracy Hawkins

In 2005, Tracy Hawkins traveled to Tanzania where she began her work as a volunteer and founded a small ceramic souvenirs initiative. Due to the great need for clean drinking water in Tanzania, this small project quickly evolved into a larger one manufacturing and distributing ceramic water filters.

In 2007, the Tanzanian NGO, Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa, was established. In 2008, Tracy merged her organization with a similar organization called AguaPure, in the Dominican Republic, to form FilterPure. During her tenure at FilterPure, Tracy continued to support the Tanzania operation while also recruiting volunteers to develop a strategic business plan to expand safe water solutions worldwide. Tracy and her strategic team left FilterPure in 2010 and formed SAFE Water Now to pursue the mission of delivering safe water globally by employing best practices in business, administration and manufacturing.

Tracy Hawkins is a dual degree graduate of Georgia Tech (BSIE 1985) and Valdosta State College (BS Math 1985). Tracy has worked at IBM, Equifax and other companies, primarily in IT, providing systems design and project management.