Coloring the World with Happiness, Hope, Love and Peace

Board of Directors

Our efforts are supported by a Board of Directors with diverse backgrounds and expertise dedicated to serving the mission of Global Paint for Charity and providing governance and guidance to the organization. Please see below for brief biographies of our talented board.

We would like to recruit new board members to fill our vacant seats. We are looking to bring in new leadership talents in several key areas including fundraising, environment, logistic operations, global corporate relations, marketing and communications. If you are interested or have any contacts in these areas, please pass along our information and get in touch with us.

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Cliff Stanford (Chair)

Cliff Stanford is a partner at the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP, where he serves as chair of the firm’s bank regulatory group, providing experienced advice and strategic counsel to U.S. and foreign banks and non-bank financial services companies on the full array of regulatory concerns affecting the banking, financial services and payments industries. Cliff’s experience includes serving on the boards of other non-profits and assisting non-profits with governance, contracting, policy development, and fundraising efforts.

Rony Delgarde Founder/CEO

If there’s one thing we can learn from Rony Delgarde—and there are many—it’s that color matters much more than we think. His personal mission is to bring colors, hope, pride, peace, happiness around the world. He is a Haitian native, arrived in the U.S. and landed at the Miami International Airport over a decade ago with five dollars, a holy Bible in his pocket and a dream to educate himself and become empowered within a career path. Rony earned a Master and Bachelor of Business Administration (MBA), awarded as the Outstanding Georgia Citizen and Goodwill Ambassador from the Secretary of State of Georgia, nominated as the Top Finalist of 2016 Metro Atlanta Chamber E3 Awards and awarded the 2015 Best of Atlanta Company for leading a best Waste Recycling Service & Equipment in Atlanta.

When he is not volunteering and working for Global Paint for Charity, he works as an independent consultant. Currently he has taken small contracts and projects wide-ranging national and international. Prior to this, he worked with various large corporations on full time basis involving in distribution center, supply chain & logistics, healthcare, commercial properties, urban development, sustainability and waste management.

James Tompkins

James is the Director of the Corporate Governance Center at Kennesaw State University and a Professor of Finance. James has been working with Boards and Senior Management in a variety of corporate governance consulting assignments since 1999. He has also served as the Corporate Governance expert witness and/or provided litigation support in several high profile cases including, among others, Enron, J.P. Morgan (London Whale), Diebold (accounting restatements), Colonial BancGroup (most expensive bank failure in U.S. history), PFG Group (most expensive insurance failure in Florida). In 2010, NACD’s Directorship listed James as one of 34 “People to Watch” in corporate governance. His experience with Boards and top Management includes facilitating and developing optimal governance policies and practices. James also has international experience in governance and has designed and provided governance education in both Romania and Greece. He is an active academic researcher in corporate governance and corporate finance, and has authored both research papers and cases in these areas.

Ted Williams

Ted Williams received his Associates Degree from Wallace Community College in 1989 and a Bachelors of Science from The University of Montevallo in 1992. Shortly after graduation he joined The Sherwin-Williams Company in 1993 working in their Automotive Finishes Division. He continues to work at Sherwin-Williams where he had served in several key sales leadership roles through his career and now serves as Manager of Business Consulting. In his current role he works as an internal consultant to the executive leadership team and an external business consultant to many of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes largest customers nationally. He is a recognized industry expert and regularly publishes articles in leading trade magazines focused on lean process and eliminating paint & material waste

Thomas Gregory

Thomas provides consultancy services to non profits and non governmental organizations using proprietary methodologies to identify and solve risk, compliance, and control issues unique to this industry. He works with client executives and board of directors to improve operational effectiveness and capacity building.

Prior to opening his consultancy practice in 2013, he spent 12 years managing the internal audit departments of two global NGOs, IRC and Save the Children. Thomas is a certified public accountant with a degree in economics from the University of Connecticut who started with KPMG then moved on to serve in CFO positions with three privately held companies. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Fraud Examiners.

In my travels to developing countries I witnessed first hand the poor interior conditions of many buildings particularly schools. We take for granted the beautiful colors that surround us yet a coat of brightly colored paint in a classroom can have a positive influence on a student's learning.

Chris Moder Advisory Board Member

Chris Moder joined the University of Georgia's Public Service Faculty in January, 2006, and serves its J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in a shared position with the University System of Georgia's Office of Economic Development. As Program Director of the Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP), Mr. Moder promotes community and economic development in the state by linking the needs of businesses, communities, and organizations with the resources of the 35 public institutions within the University System of Georgia (USG).

Mr. Moder earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, with honors, from the University of Georgia.

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