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Faye DiMassimo
Chief Executive Officer

Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT)

Faye DiMassimo serves as the Executive Director/CEO of Chatham Area Transit (CAT) with over 40 years of diverse experience in transportation development and management. Her impressive career includes roles such as Senior Advisor of Transportation and Infrastructure for Metro Nashville, General Manager for the City of Atlanta’s Renew Atlanta, and Director of Cobb County’s Department of Transportation. As a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), Faye brings a wealth of expertise to her current role. She actively contributes to the community as Vice Chair of the Georgia Transit Association, Board Member of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Board of Trustees. Faye’s remarkable achievements have earned her recognition, including being named to Engineering Georgia’s 100 Most Influential Women list for both 2022 and 2023.

Ann Purcell
Vice Chairman

State Transportation Board of Georgia

Honorable Ann R. Purcell is a respected leader, representing Georgia’s 1st Congressional District on the State Board of Transportation. She has taken on essential roles within the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Board, including Chairman, Secretary, and currently, Vice Chairman, while actively participating in multiple committees. With prior service in the Georgia House of Representatives and on the Board of the World Trade Center Savannah, Mrs. Purcell’s contributions have been recognized widely. Notably, she has been named one of the 100 Influential Women in Georgia Engineering for five years by Engineering Georgia magazine and received the 2023 John Adam Treutlen Award for her lifetime of service to Effingham County.

Ariane Wallace
Director of 211

United Way of the Coastal Empire

Ariane Wallace is the Director of 211 at United Way of the Coastal Empire. She has worked for United Way for over 13 years, serving in many different positions including Database Manager and Assistant Director. Ariane has been instrumental in supporting those in need in the Coastal Empire through United Way 211. Certified as a Database Curator and with an AIRS I&R Coaching Certification, she leads with passion and inspires her team to make a difference in the community. Outside of her role at United Way, she is a board member of the Coastal Empire Disaster Recovery Committee (CEDRC) and is pursuing a degree in Human Services at Liberty University. Ariane’s unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership skills earn her respect and admiration within the community. 

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