15:29 PM

McCannon Appointed to Jackson EMC Foundation Board

Dr. Allen McCannon, Vice President in Raymond James’ Georgia education finance division, has been appointed to the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors, succeeding Richard Perpall, who retired from the board.

The Jackson EMC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization set up to represent the members of Jackson EMC and distribute funds collected from participating members through Operation Round Up. The 11-member volunteer Foundation board of directors meets regularly to review and select grant applications for worthwhile, charitable purposes that will improve lives and respond to immediate needs.

Since Operation Round Up’s beginning nearly 15 years ago, the Foundation has awarded more than $15 million through nearly 1,500 grants to organizations and almost 400 to individuals.

McCannon, a Madison County native, has 32 years of experience in public education, mostly in Madison County, where he served as a teacher or principal at the elementary, middle or high school levels. He served as assistant or associate superintendent of Madison County Schools before being named superintendent in 2011, from which he retired in 2018. Additionally, he worked for the Thomaston City Schools and Foothills Charter Education High School. McCannon joined Raymond James in 2018.

McCannon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1987, where he received both masters and specialist in education degrees. In 2010, he received his doctorate in educational leadership from Bethel University. He was named a finalist in 2016 and 2017 for the Georgia Superintendent of the Year award. He served as the chairman for the Charter System Foundation from 2016-2018 and was named Citizen of the Year by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce twice. McCannon has received the Georgia School Superintendent Association’s President’s Award for Superintendents and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He is married to Renee Adams McCannon, a graduation coach at Madison County Middle School, and they have two sons.