SGRT Executive Board Members

Hilton Gillis

By SG Rail Trail | August 28, 2020

Hilton is a longtime resident of South Georgia and lived most of his childhood in Albany and Worth County. He earned degrees in Physics, Biology and Dental Medicine from Georgia schools. He came back  to Albany in 1991 and practiced dentistry until retiring in 2003 so he could spend more…

Jeff Hoopes, Vice President

Jeff Hoopes

By SG Rail Trail | September 3, 2020

Jeff Hoopes moved to Albany in 1982 to start a cardiology practice and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He was active in hospital committees which included the Medical Director of the Catheterization Laboratory, the CCU, and Chest Pain Center. Outside of the hospital, he was active…

Billups Phinizy Johnson III “Bo”

By SG Rail Trail | August 25, 2020

Bo serves as the President of South Georgia Rails to Trails. Bo succeeded Greg McCormack, a founding member of SGRT, as the non-profit’s President in 2009.  Bo is the owner and President of Artesian Financial Group, Inc., an Albany financial services firm. Bo is a 1980 graduate of Presbyterian College…

Spencer Lee

Spencer Lee

By SG Rail Trail | March 15, 2020

Spencer Lee is currently a practicing attorney in Albany and has served as County Attorney for the Board of Commissioners of Dougherty County since 1979.  Throughout his career, he has involved himself in nearly every facet of our community. For the last twenty years, he has directed his energies toward…