Board of Directors

The AYWS Foundation is comprised of volunteer board members who serve terms of two years. Profiles of the members, many of whom are AYWS alumni, are listed below.

If you are interested in joining, please email the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony Foundation Board.


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President

Preston Mayo is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as an Senior Account Manager at InComm, and was a member of AYWS from 2009-2010 playing trumpet.

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Member

Carrie Anderson is the Director of Bands at the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. She has been teaching in the school system and privately for 15 years and resides in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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Member

Bill Germany has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Memphis, and has 30 years’ experience in Financial Accounting and Commercial Banking. He is a Senior Vice President for Fidelity Bank in Atlanta, and his son is a Woodruff Music Scholar at Emory University, who played trumpet in AYWS from 2014-2016.

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Member

Joshua Pynn was a member of the AYWS for 3 seasons, from 2012-2015, and pursued a degree in music performance at Emory University where he graduated in May of 2019. He currently works as a consultant for CMSPI, a payments consultancy based in Atlanta, GA.

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Member

John Spinrad is a partner at the law firm of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, where he leads the Environmental and Natural Resrces Practice. John earned a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a JD from Duke University School of Law. John was an avid amateur pianist in his youth. His son has been a bass clarinet player in AYWS since 2017.

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Member

Lisa Vollbracht has an Electrical Engineering degree from Clarkson University and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. She has experience building and executing brand, marketing, and business strategies for large and small companies. Her son plays French horn in AYWS, 2015 - present.