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Meet the Staff and Team of Howard Sheppard

Founders

Howard Sheppard

Howard Sheppard

  • Attended North Georgia College
  • Member of the Sandersville Lions Club
  • Member & past deacon of First Baptist Church of Sandersville
  • Awards include Man of the Year & Lions Club President and Fellow
Barbara Sheppard

Barbara Sheppard

  • Attended Georgia Southern University
  • Joined company in 1953
  • Member and past president of Pilot Club

Principals

Cliff Sheppard

Cliff Sheppard
President & Chief Executive Officer

Cliff Sheppard is President & Chief Executive Officer of Howard Sheppard, Inc. He joined the company in 1973 and became President in 1999. He graduated from Georgia Southwestern in 1973 with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of Washington County and Chairman of the Board of Brentwood School.

Cliff is married to Diane Calloway Sheppard and has two sons, Trey and Mitch. He is Secretary for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and a past member of the Sandersville Rotary Club.

Eric Holmes

Eric Holmes
Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer

Eric Holmes is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He joined the company in 1984. He graduated from Georgia College in 1977 with a degree in Business Management and earned an M.B.A. degree in 1985.

Eric is married to Pamela Jones Holmes and has two sons, Josh, an optometrist, and Matt, Savannah Site Manager for Howard Sheppard, Inc.

Trey Sheppard

Trey Sheppard
VP of Crude Kaolin Mining Operations

Trey Sheppard is Vice President of Crude Kaolin Mining Operations. He joined the company in 1999.  He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Georgia Banking School and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of Washington County.

Trey is married to Emily Jones Sheppard and has four children, a son, Howard Clifford Sheppard, IV (Ford), twin daughters, Anne Marie and Emerson and his youngest son, Jones. He is a member of the Sandersville First Baptist Church and a member and past President of the Sandersville Lions Club.

Mitch Sheppard

Mitch Sheppard
VP of Intermodal Division

Mitch Sheppard is Vice President of the Intermodal Division. He joined the company in 2003. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Georgia Banking School and is a director at Citizens Bank of Washington County.

Mitch is married to Brannen Greene Sheppard.  He is a member of the Sandersville First Baptist Church and the Sandersville Rotary Club.

Departments

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