Meet our Board of Directors
After graduating, Arthur joined the Peace Corps where he was assigned to a remote Himalayan village in Nepal where he established a college scholarship program to benefit female village students. After completing his Peace Corps commitment, he returned to Decatur where he joined the law firm of Harris, Caddell and Shanks, P.C. and served as president of several non-profit organizations. He was then hired by Habitat for Humanity International to establish a new program in Bangladesh. He built the program from scratch that has now constructed over 1000 houses in partnership with the working poor of that country.
He returned to Decatur in 2001 where he joined Cook's Pest Control, Inc. and now serves as Executive Vice President over finance and accounting, human resources, fleet and property management, legal, technology, marketing and advertising. Arthur also started several businesses, primarily involved in real estate development and leasing. He has also re-engaged as an active community leader and served as president or chairman of numerous community organizations. He helped start the Community Free Clinic and serves on many other local and state non-profit boards including Athens State University.
In 2006, Arthur was elected to the Alabama State Senate, representing District 3. He was instrumental in the creation and location of the Robotics Technology Park in Limestone County and the Alabama Center for the Arts in Morgan County. Senator Orr has also been a part of business recruitment teams that led to billions in economic investment and thousands of jobs over the three counties he represents. He now chairs the $17 billion Senate Budget Committee for Education and several other legislative committees.
Arthur and his wife, Amy, have one son named Jack and a daughter, Anna. Arthur enjoys reading, jogging and traveling. A long-time adult Sunday school and men's Bible study teacher, Arthur and his family are members of First Bible Church in Decatur.
Chrystal has an extensive background in community development and non-profit leadership and currently serves on the Alabama Workforce Development Board for Governor Ivey, the Aerospace States Association Alabama Chapter for Lt. Governor Ainsworth, the Business Council of Alabama, and as the Co-Chair of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce State Government Committee. She was recently awarded the 2022 Cosmic Community Leader Award by the Alabama Chapter of ASA, in recognition of her commitment and dedication to strengthening the Alabama space community. Chrystal and her husband Gavin have three children, Ashley, Tanner, and Brooklynn.
Cindy is a proud to have built a reputation in Decatur serving families and helping them to reach their financial goals. She opened her Edward Jones office in 2019 in Decatur and currently serves as her region's Women and Diversity Inclusion Leader. She has earned the AAMS® and CRPS® professional designations. Cindy has been involved with the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce since she moved to Decatur and it was the first place she went when starting her financial advising business. "The Chamber has had a positive impact in me leading a successful career in Decatur and raising my family here," said Cindy.
Cindy and her husband have two kids and two rescue dogs. They lived in a camper at Point Mallard Campground while they built a home in Decatur two years ago. Cindy's hobbies include traveling, camping, hiking, being on the water, reading and gardening.
Linda has more than twenty years of experience as a radiologic technologist. She also worked in sales for the American Red Cross and Philips Healthcare. Her most recent position was as a field marketing manager for Marco's Franchising, LLC assisting other franchisees with store marketing and sales training.
She has volunteered at multiple organizations including the American Red Cross, United Way, Girl Scouts, and Decatur City Schools. Linda is a member of the Decatur Morgan County Tourism Association and the Decatur Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s Commodores Program. Marco's Pizza partners with schools and community groups to develop fundraising opportunities and sponsorships that support our community. Linda said giving back to the community is an important goal for their business.
Linda’s proudest achievement is her family. She said the awards and recognitions she has received throughout her career have only been possible due to support of her husband and family. “Our Marco's Pizza restaurant has allowed us to provide first jobs to many young people in our community and being part of their life and career development is very rewarding. Our Marco's team is part of our family,” said Linda.