Governing Board

Governance@fastk8.org

Scott Boze is an experienced corporate strategy professional. Scott began his career at Bain & Company, where he worked with a wide variety of corporate clients to improve or grow their business. After Bain, he joined a family business helping developers of affordable (or “workforce”) housing access tax-exempt bond, tax credit and conventional financing for new or rehab projects. In 2010, he joined The Coca-Cola Company to help manage the integration of Coke’s $12B acquisition of Coca-Cola Enterprises. This role evolved into leading the Strategy team for Coca-Cola’s North American Supply Chain. Scott is currently the Vice President, Strategy, Business Development at CSM Bakery Solutions, a global business-to-business provider of finished goods and ingredients to large retail, food service and industrial customers. At CSM, he leads real estate, sustainability and manages numerous special projects for the privately held company. Scott holds a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Sandy Springs, GA with his wife and two elementary school aged children who attend Holy Innocents Episcopal School.

Term expires 2020 – scott.boze@fastk8.org

June Erickson, Governing Board member holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Mount Mercy University. Immediately after graduating from undergrad she started and built a successful small business with 67 FTEs and $3.5M in annual sales that was later sold. That business required sales and marketing, financial planning and cash flow management, employee management and training. These functions were not outsourced, they were accomplished internally by June and her business partner, neither of whom had prior business experience. After earning an MBA she worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company and a Divestiture Trustee working with a small firm hired by the Federal Trade Commission to ensure perfect compliance to the FTC divestiture stipulations in large oil and gas and pharmaceutical technology divestitures. These two positions, with Bain and as a Divestiture Trustee, required the skills of quick proficiency in a given industry, detailed understanding of government requirements, and the ability to organize work flow to be as efficient as possible. On the FAST board June is currently responsible for curriculum, the enrollment marketing planning, and grant writing, with oversight to the technology function at a sub-committee level. June has visited Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School in Atlanta, a K8 set of schools, to understand their best practices in regards to board structure, board recruitment and development, and administrative design and management of a K8 environment. She has also visited the DuBois Integrity Academy to understand how they managed an extremely tight opening timeline, enrollment, and marketing and how they use a CMO for back-office functions.

Term expires 2021 – june.erickson@fastk8.org

Keith Louer has over 15 years experience in Business Development, Marketing, and Corporate Strategy in the healthcare and medical device field. Currently, Keith serves in a Business Development Role for Edwards Life Sciences, a global leader in medical innovations for structural heart disease located in Irvine, California. In this role, Keith consults with local and regional healthcare systems, defining both short-term and long-term strategies focused on growth and profitability. Additionally, this role has allowed him to work on special projects in Japan, Germany, Thailand and Vietnam. Keith has an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and recently received an Executive MBA from Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He has also completed Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Keith resides in Johns Creek, GA with his wife Beth, son, Jack a 2nd grader and daughter, Ella, a kindergartener both at FAST.

Term expires 2020 – keith.louer@fastk8.org

Joseph Akpan is a Finance professional at IBM, where he currently works within Business Development and is responsible for leading M&A Pricing/Integration for Software products and services. Previous experiences at IBM includes leading World Wide Software Pricing for Financial Markets, Customer engagements and Watson. Before joining IBM, Joseph was a Web Developer within the Educational Technology Group at Liberty Science Center (LSC), an interactive science museum and learning center in Jersey City; where, he led efforts in building the center’s platform for delivering web-based  programs to support science exhibits and educational outreach programs for K-12. Prior to LSC, Joseph was a chemist at International Specialty Products (Ashland Chemicals), where he did research and development on skin and haircare products. Joseph holds a BSc in Applied Chemistry from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Alpharetta with his wife and three children.

Term expires 2020 – Joseph.akpan@fastk8.org  

Jenevieve Goss grew up in Lewiston NY, a town on the Niagara River outside of Buffalo, New York. She attended College in Buffalo and earned her Bachelor’s in Art Education from Buffalo State College in 2003. She went on to earn her master’s in Education from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2005 and her Doctorate in Curriculum Instruction and the Science of Learning from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2018. She served as a tenured art teacher at Springville Griffith Schools in Springville, New York and then left to pursue her doctorate degree full time. She also served as a graduate assistant for a nationally funded science grant that helped bring new technologies to science teachers in underperforming city schools in Buffalo. She is passionate about art integration and her dissertation “Black Market Teaching: The Fusing of Art Integration and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in an Urban ELA classroom. She is currently working at Georgia State as a supervisor of student teachers guiding them through the EdTPA process. Jenevieve and her family recently moved to Georgia when her husband was offered a professorship at Kennesaw State. Jenevieve is an avid cook as well as a ceramic artist and a painter and is currently working on two book proposals one for the academic world and a children’s book.

Term expires 2020 – jenevieve.goss@fastk8.org

Yvonne Lampkin Fowlkes (a FAST grandparent) has extensive experience as an educator, corporate manager, and entrepreneur. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Guidance and Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University, and a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Sarasota. In addition, she completed a certification program in Career Exploration from the University of Georgia. Yvonne’s academic background includes: high school math teacher (Atlanta Public Schools); elementary, middle and high school counselor (DeKalb County Schools); teacher, career counselor, and Minority Affairs Coordinator (Clayton State College).  In the corporate arena, Yvonne has held positions as an engineer, cost analyst, and trainer (Southern Bell) and marketing staff manager (AT&T). She left the corporate world to start a residential maid service franchise business. Years later, she co-partnered with her daughters to open two franchised restaurants.

After re-joining the educational world and earning a doctorate, Yvonne secured a position as an adjunct professor, teaching MBA and doctoral students at Argosy University. In conjunction with that job, she served as an associate faculty member in the School of Psychology at Ashford University.

Yvonne served for 3 years on the DeKalb Schools SPLOST Advisory Committee and has been active in several community organizations and non-profit boards. Her primary interests include school improvement, neighborhood preservation, crime prevention, and economic
empowerment. She lives in Alpharetta, GA.

Term expires 2021 – yvonne.fowlkes@fastk8.org