Board of Directors

The affairs of the Association are governed by a Board of Directors who represent the members (homeowners) of the Association.  Each Director is elected by the homeowners and serves a two-year term. All Board of Directors can be contacted by addressing an e-mail to gro.l1534788950limoh1534788950ce@do1534788950b1534788950.


2018-2019 Board of Directors

Board Position Name Phone Email
President Rick Graham 770-222-2391 moc.l1534788950iamg@1534788950bmema1534788950hargr1534788950
Vice President Akil Bektemba 404-234-5681 moc.l1534788950iamg@1534788950dobme1534788950.lika1534788950
Secretary Bill Stringer TBD moc.k1534788950ooltu1534788950o@me.1534788950SlliB1534788950
Treasurer Chip Huffman 404-513-2447 moc.k1534788950ooltu1534788950o@me.1534788950pihc1534788950
Director At Large OPEN TBD TBD

Each director serves a two-year term.  Their role to assist the neighborhood is voluntary (not compensated in any way).  Here is some information about each of the Directors:

Rick Graham (President) – Rick moved into Echo Mill in 2001 and lives on Clipper Bay Drive. He is probably best know as the guy with the witch that flies around his house during October.  In his day life, he is married with 2 wonderful daughters (oldest just graduated from Hillgrove).  He runs a parking and transportation company called Cornerstone Parking.

Akil Bektemba (Vice President) – Akil is in his 3rd year as a resident of the Echo Mill Community and lives on Harbormist Drive; where he moved last year after renting for two years on Echo Mill Drive.  Akil and his wife (Tracy) have two daughters, one attends Kemp Elementary (heading into the 3rd grade) and the latter heading to Hillgrove HS (as an incoming 9th grader).  Professionally, Akil is a Director with Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. – a government contractor, working with the U.S. Department of Labor in the areas of Workforce Development and Youth and Adult Training Programs.  He is excited to serve on the Echo Mill BOD to contribute to our mutual quality of life, safety, and growth.

Bill Stringer (Secretary) – Bill has lived in Echo Mill 9 years, which is actually the second time living here, as he moved back after relocating to Texas for 4 years.  Bill and his wife Mary live on Echo Mill Court and have two children who also grew up in Echo Mill, with the youngest graduating from Hillgrove High School and now attending Georgia Southern University, while the oldest attended high school in Texas, and graduated from the University of Alabama.  Bill is an Sr. Account Executive for Westlake Chemicals based out of Houston, TX and Mary is a preschool teacher at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church

Jason Gifford (Treasurer) – Jason & his family moved onto Hatchery Way in the fall of 2016. Jason has been married to his high school sweetheart for 20 years and they have two wonderful children that go to Kemp.  Professionally, he is a Realtor and a HOA Property Manager for 10 communities with over 2,500 homeowners.  He is well versed in day-to-day operations with running and managing an HOA from a Board member side and a Property Manager side.

Chip Huffman (Director at Large) – Chip joined the Board in 2017, first aiding the Association as a volunteer, then joining the Board when another director stepped down.  He is a 20-year resident of Echo Mill and lives on Clipper Bay Drive.  Chip & his wife (Susan) have two children, both who grew up in the neighborhood & graduated from Hillgrove HS.  In his professional life, Chip is a Corporate Account Manager with Southwest Airlines.