Board Member Bios
Matt Carter, Chairman
Matt Carter is a commercial and industrial real estate broker, and since 1997, has worked in a variety of capacities in the industry, including sales, leasing, 1031 exchange, finance, sale/leaseback and business brokerage.
In addition to serving on the GTA board, Matt is also a member of the West End Association board of directors, the Bank of Travelers Rest community board and the Greenville Board of Realtors’ commercial steering committee. He has earned numerous real estate production awards and is often a CoStar Power Broker.
Matt has a bachelor's degree in business from Kennesaw State University and received his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute. He is also an active member of organizations such as the Realtor Land Institute.
Gary Shepard, Secretary
Gary Shepard joined Greenlink as the director of public transportation in November 2016. He brings extensive experience in economic development and public transportation to the position, including serving as the economic development coordinator for the governor of Massachusetts for eight years and as the director of economic development for Springfield, Massachusetts, the state’s third-largest city. He has also been the administrator and CEO of two regional transit authorities in Massachusetts.
Gary has served on numerous civic boards throughout his career and has worked with a nonprofit that assists homeless veterans and develops permanent housing opportunities. He received a bachelor’s degree in government from Western New England University and a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
George Campbell is a founding partner of Campbell Teague, a litigation and corporate law firm with focus areas in business litigation, white collar criminal defense, corporate restructures and private equity transactions. Prior to founding the firm, George served as market president for Palmetto Trust, overseeing the acquisition and restructure of the Palmetto Bank trust department by Thomasville National Bank. From 2008 to 2013, George served as assistant solicitor for the S.C. Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, where he was a member of the white collar team and the Federal Financial Crimes Task Force. He resolved over 2,000 felony cases and won over two dozen convictions at jury trial for the State, including three that resulted in sentences of life without parole.
George is a member of the Haynesworth Perry Inn of Court and serves on the Law School Alumni Council for the University of Georgia. He is also the president of Broad Street Group, a private investment firm founded in 2002, and is actively involved in the oversight of the firm’s energy and healthcare companies.
George earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Furman University and obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was the inaugural Blackstock Scholar and chairman of the Moot Court Executive Board.
Pat Dilger is principal of Overstreet Studio, a small urban design firm located in Greenville. Her firm specializes in small urban infill land plans, community revitalization, transit-ready villages and a wide variety of urban homes. Some Upstate examples of Pat’s walkable community designs include the Haynie-Sirrine Revitalization Master Plan, the Pendleton West Master Plan, the Randolph Commons pocket neighborhood on Echols Street and the Acadia Master Plan, a 300-acre mixed-use village along the Saluda River.
Pat has served on several affordable housing boards, including Allen Temple CEDC, Genesis Homes and United Housing Connections, as well as The Warehouse Theatre board. She brings her urban design focus to the GTA board, sharing the principles behind the integration of land planning and transit development and helping to anticipate the needs of our community as we grow and change. She maintains a special focus on the integration of agriculture, entrepreneurialism and multimodal transportation alternatives into both infill and green-field projects.
Pat holds a master’s degree in architecture from Clemson University.
Addy Matney is the senior executive consultant/vice president of community relations for TM Public Relations, and works with non-profits and community groups to strengthen capacity through strategic planning, board development and organizational assessment. Active in numerous non-profit organizations, Addy was chair of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate board of directors from 2014 to 2015, and continues to serve on the board as past chair. She was also the 2015 chair of the Piedmont Health Foundation’s board of directors and a member of the Transportation Study Task Force. In the past, she served the community working with Pendleton Place for Children and Families, the Circle of The Children’s Museum and the Junior League of Greenville, and was a member of the Finance and Worship committees at Mauldin United Methodist Church. Addy graduated with honors from Clemson University with bachelor’s degrees in political science and English.
David Mitchell is the founder of Talent Management Solutions, a full service recruiting, professional executive placement and consulting firm, and member of the Greenville Chamber’s inaugural Minority Business Accelerator Program. His community and civic involvement includes serving as the past chair of the GTA board of directors, former chair of the Greenville Housing Authority board of commissioners, chair and board member of the Friends of Richland Cemetery and former regional membership chair for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
David currently serves on the Greenville Chamber’s Inno-Venture Prism Minority, Small Business Awards and Small Business Diversity committees. He is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 36 and continues to work with Leadership Greenville programs as the current chair and as a member of the selection committee. Additionally, David recently served as chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party and attends Mount Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, where he is the church clerk and chair of the Trustee Ministry.
David received an associate’s degree in business from Spartanburg Methodist College, a bachelor’s degree in business from Limestone College and a master’s degree in human resources from Clemson University. David also holds postgraduate certifications in leadership from Columbia University in New York and organizational development from DePaul University in Chicago.
Inez Morris is a resident of West Greenville and an active member of Bethel Bible Missionary Church and the West Greenville Neighborhood Association. She currently serves as chair of Greenville Dreams, a joint initiative of the United Way of Greenville County, the City of Greenville and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, which focuses on creating positive change through resident-centered neighborhood development. She is also a 2013 graduate of Greenville Dreams’ Grassroots Leadership Development Program. In addition to her involvement in Greenville Dreams, Inez is also chair of the Consumer Advisory Board for New Horizon Family Health Services and a member of the AID Upstate board of directors. Additionally, she is currently a member of Class 3 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program offered through Furman University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Inez’s professional experience includes an 18-year career in higher education, working in student financial aid offices at various colleges. After leaving higher education, she became an educator, opening a small private school offering preschool through sixth grade in Decatur, Georgia. Most recently she served as a tutor for the Greenville Literacy Association.
Inez received a bachelor’s degree from Carver Bible College in Atlanta, Georgia; a Master of Arts degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia and a Master of Education degree from Liberty University.
Sam Zimmerman helped to found and incorporate Unshackled Upstate, Inc., an anti-recidivism and transition program for ex-offenders. In addition to being a member of the GTA board of directors, where he has served as treasurer and finance chair, Sam also serves as vice-chair of the Canterbury Counseling Center and as an executive board member of the Greenville branch of the NAACP. He is also a former Step By Step board treasurer.
Since retiring in Greenville, Sam has been involved in social activism and ordained ministry as an associate pastor at Springfield Baptist Church, where he teaches Sunday school and serves communion with the senior pastor. In 2014, Sam was appointed to the Council of Bishops for the Love Alive International Sanctuary of Praise in New York, NY, and in 2015, was consecrated Ordinary Bishop and Vice Prelate in Kingdom Covenant Network in Baltimore, MD. Sam is a member of the Anointed by God Chaplain Task Force and the Queens (NY) Federation of Churches.
Sam graduated from Greenville Technical College with an associate’s degree in business with a concentration in management, and from Shaw University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He also earned a master’s degree in professional studies and leadership through an online program with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Master of Divinity degree from the Unification Theological Seminary in Manhattan, NY.