FRANK BARRON, 2014 Board of Governors Award Recipient



A previous recipient of the Heart of the community Award in 2001, Frank Barron is the 2014 Board of Governor’s honoree.  He has continued to serve his community in numerous capacities and gives  unselfishly  of his time, his expertise and his finances.

A native Roman, he is a graduate of Darlington School and Washington and Lee University.  After three years in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Rome and began work with Rome Coca-Cola subsequently becoming a Vice-President and Director before his retirement.

A small portion of his community activities include:

-Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce
– Georgia State Chamber of Commerce
-Floyd Airport commission
-Active Member of First Baptist Church
– Board Member of:
Boys and Girls Club
Chieftain’s Museum
Redmond Park Hospital
Darlington School
Georgia Communities in  Schools
Georgia Foundation of Independent Colleges
College and Career Academy
Georgia Cancer Coalition
Rome Rotary Club

Frank and his wife, Anne, are the proud parents of two children and five granddaughters.

According to Dr. J. Paul Ferguson, “Frank has devoted his lifetime of service both to this community, his church and his state.  His role in this community is well documented.  He has balanced these accomplishments while at the same time being a devoted husband, father and grandfather.”