Cliff Sheppard, appointed to the DCA Board in 2005, is President & CEO of Howard Sheppard, Inc., a company that provides common and contract services in the transportation of bulk commodities, particularly kaolin, carbonates and non-hazardous chemicals. He joined the company in 1973 and became president in 1999. Sheppard attended Middle Georgia College and graduated from Georgia Southwestern in 1973 with a degree in Marketing. He serves on the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of Washington County and the Board of Brentwood School. A member of First Baptist Church, he and his wife, Diane, have two sons and three grandchildren and reside in Sandersville.