Board Members

 

 

 

 

Beth Brotherton

Chair

Beth Brotherton is the Director of Communications and Engagement for the City of Greenville. Beth is the child of missionaries and spent her childhood in Zambia. Beth has a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois and spent most of her career as a television news reporter and anchor. She moved to Greenville in 2000 to work at WYFF-4. Beth participated in the Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University, USC Upstate’s Child Protection Training Center and Leadership Greenville. Beth is the mother of three boys and is raising them to become loving husbands, involved fathers and trusted friends.

 

 

Lauren Watts Ameling

Vice Chair

Lauren Watts Ameling is the Executive Sourcing Leader for the Electrical Center of Excellence for GE Renewable Energy. Lauren holds a Master’s in Business Administration  from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She has 17+ years of Supply Chain experience at General Electric. Lauren is the also the Renewable Energy Leader for the Women’s Network. She is passionate about mentoring women in the Supply Chain as well as advocating for cross-functional teamwork to drive the best ideas and outcomes for the business. Lauren is married and lives with her husband, teenage stepson and cat Chandler in downtown Greenville SC. Outside of work she enjoys walking, listening to true crime podcasts and enjoying downtown with friends.

Lauren is excited about working with Generations because she believes in the opportunities provided by breaking the cycle of sexual abuse. She hopes to be able to use her business and leadership skills to help Generations grow and reach more teens.

 

Adam Farmer 

Secretary

Adam is employed by South State Bank as a Senior Vice President and Commercial Banker in Greenville SC. He and his wife Ashlee reside in Fountain Inn with their three children Carson, Cole, and Claire.  He is a 2003 graduate of Clemson University.

Adam enjoys watching Clemson sports and spending time outdoors with his family.  You can usually find him and his family on a baseball field.

Adam decided to be on the Generations board after being involved as a volunteer and star party host for many years. He saw the importance and impact that generations makes on each young man it serves, and wanted to be a part of this very important mission.

 

 

Jonathan Brown, CFP

Treasurer

Jonathan Brown is a Wealth Advisor and Partner with Cornerstone Wealth.  He joined the board at Generations after attending several fundraising events that shared the organization’s incredible mission.  Jonathan lives in Greenville with his wife KC and four children.  He previously served on the board of the Red Shoe Society, which is a young professional organization that supports the local Ronald McDonald House.  Jonathan graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Finance.

 

 

 

Shawneequa Bigelow

Shawneequa Bigelow is the Rapid Rehousing Program Manager for Safe Harbor, where she has spent the last eight years serving survivors of domestic violence. Shawneequa holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. She is also a certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practitioner. Shawneequa is passionate about advocating for people on the margins of society and centering their voices and needs. She currently resides in Duncan with her husband, Kevin, and three daughters. In her free time, Shawneequa can be found laughing with her family, playing with her two dogs, or reading a good book.

 

 

Rodney Johnson

Rodney Johnson is a Regional Program Director for Sevita Healthcare and adjunct faculty member at Spartanburg Community College. Rodney holds several degrees in education and counseling.  He is married and father of three and one grandson.  His motto: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.   Now put foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoraeu, Philosopher

 

 

 

 

Michael E. McCourry, CPA

Mike was born and raised in Burnsville, North Carolina and graduated from Mars Hill College in 1977. Mike worked in a small CPA firm in Rutherfordton, NC and became a licensed CPA September 1980. Mike moved to Simpsonville in 1987 taking a position with Pope, Smith, Brown & King CPAs in Greenville and worked there until 2007. Mike started his own CPA firm in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Mike is married Beth McCourry.

 

Andrew B. Moorman, Sr.

Andy was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and came to South Carolina in 1994 to attend Furman University on a tennis scholarship.  He graduated cum laude in 1998, but most importantly, he met his wife, Jayne, at Furman.  He attended the University of South Carolina School of Law upon his graduation from Furman, and he graduated in 2001.  While in law school, Andy served as a member of the South Carolina Law Review.  Upon graduation, Andy served as a law clerk to the Honorable John C. Few, then Circuit Court Judge, now Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.  During his clerkship, Andy developed a love for the courtroom.  He was hired as an Assistant Solicitor (state prosecutor) in Greenville in 2002 and served in this position until 2007, when Andy left to go into private practice.  He remained in private practice until 2009, when he was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.

Andy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for more than 10 years.   During this time, Andy had the privilege of representing the United States in prosecutions involving public corruption, money laundering, drug trafficking, organized crime, and firearms offenses.  At the conclusion of his tenure with the office, Andy was the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, supervising nine Assistant U.S. Attorneys, reviewing and/or approving wire taps submitted by federal agents, and trying cases with other prosecutors across the State.

In December of 2019, Andy left the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and opened his own law firm, the Moorman Law Firm, LLC.  The Moorman Law Firm represents clients charged with federal and state crimes, in civil matters in state and federal court, and in personal injury cases.

Andy was invited by a friend of Generations to check us out and see who we are and what we do.   Andy met with the Board Chair and after some discussion, we are happy to say that Andy has now joined our Board!

In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with Jayne and kids, volunteering for a local Boy Scout Troop, volunteering at his kids’ schools, running, and playing tennis.

Christopher Nicholas

Christopher Nicholas is a Partner and Client Controller at Ethan Rivers, LLC – an outsourced management accounting and business operations firm in Greenville, SC. Christopher has been involved in numerous startup and turnaround businesses across the country where he has served in both operational and controller capacities. He has a master’s degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership along with undergraduate coursework in business, accounting, and communication. He serves on multiple boards in Greenville as Treasurer as well as volunteers as a mediator for civil litigation. Christopher resides in Greenville with his wife, Laura, who works for a local, non-profit theatre, Centre Stage, in downtown Greenville.

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas, AIA is a registered architect and principal at DP3 Architects in Greenville.  Originally from New England, Brian attended Clemson University where he received Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture degrees.  He currently resides in Greer with his wife, Maureen.  Brian and Maureen have one son.  Brian joined the board at Generations after participating in a project to renovate their dining facility while a member of Leadership Greenville class 43 and feeling a connection to the organization and its mission.