The Executive Team of Futren Corporation
Executive Team Bios
James L. Rhoden, Jr.
James L. Rhoden, Jr. (Jim), is the Chairman and Principal Owner of Futren Corporation, which manages The Georgian Club, Indian Hills Country Club, Woodland Hills Golf Club, The Orchard Golf and Country Club, and the National Alliance of Private Clubs. He is a licensed real estate broker, and has been active in real estate development and management of income properties since 1961. Having started the Corporation in 1971, Jim has developed and managed numerous major projects in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Subsequent to completion of the 1,600 home Indian Hills Country Club, in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, he ventured into private club management by purchasing the 242-acre Indian Hills Country Club, a 27-hole golf, tennis and swim facility.
Development and opening of The Georgian Club, a private city club atop the Galleria 100 Building, in Atlanta, was completed by Futren and its affiliates in April 1983. Woodland Hills Golf Club, in Cartersville, was purchased in 2012. The most recent addition to the Futren family is The Orchard Golf and Country Club, in Clarkesville, which was purchased in November 2014.
Jim believes in "giving back to his community" in all possible ways. He currently serves on The Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is a member of the Board, and Founding Chairman, of the Cobb Community Foundation. He is also a Board member of the Cobb Travel and Tourism, and serves as one of Cobb County's representatives to the Regional Business Coalition. He served on the Board of The Civic League for Regional Atlanta and its predecessor, Regional Leadership Forum, for over 20 years, as well as the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee for over 30 years.
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Stephen M. Rhoden
Stephen M. Rhoden (Mitch), President and CEO, joined Futren Corporation in May of 2001. He is responsible for the management and ongoing operations for Futren Corporation, Indian Hills Country Club, The Georgian Club, The Orchard Golf & Country Club, Woodland Hills Golf Club, and the National Alliance of Private Clubs, as well as other corporate interests. From 1997 until May 2001, Mitch was an Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and an M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University. Mitch is a licensed Georgia real estate broker.
Mitch is the past President of the Rotary Club of Marietta, has served as the past Chair for Leadership Cobb, and is currently on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Board for MUST Ministries and is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. He is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America as a Den Leader, Den 12, Pack 83.
Mitch is married to Lane Rhoden, of Tallahassee, Florida. They have three sons, ages 9, 6, and 2.
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Anthony Mullins, Chief Operating Officer, has over sixteen years in the golf and country club industry. He has held leadership positions managing private and semi-private clubs as General Manager and Director of Golf, as well as, Chief Operating Officer and Partner for a national club management and consulting firm. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Finance, a Masters Degree in Theology, and has served as a Nuclear Engineer in the United States Navy.
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Donna Tuller, Chief Financial Officer, joined Futren Corporation in 1984 and manages a qualified accounting staff responsible for the overall financial record-keeping of the Company, its subsidiaries, and affiliates. Included in Donna's responsibilities are timely and informative financial reports on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis, as well as overseeing the yearly audits performed by an independent accounting firm. Donna's previous work experience includes accounting management at Healthdyne, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a B.B.A. in Accounting.
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Judy Meadows, Executive Assistant to Stephen M. Rhoden, joined Futren Corporation in 1986 and manages the operations of the President's office. Judy serves as Stephen Rhoden's liaison to Futren Corporation's subsidiaries, Stephen's business associates outside the company, and the community. She is a licensed Georgia real estate salesperson. She is also a member of Leadership Cobb Alumni Association. Prior to joining Futren, Judy was Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Macy’s Florida Department Store, and then actively involved in the startup of two retail chains, among them as Executive Assistant to the founder and Chairman of the Board of Office Depot.
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Ashley S. O’Neil, Director of Marketing and Communications and Executive Assistant to James L. Rhoden, Jr., joined Futren Corporation in 2007. In her role as Director of Marketing and Communications, she oversees the operation of the National Alliance of Private Clubs and the administrative team at the corporate office. She is responsible for the design and distribution of newsletters, emails, and marketing materials for the National Alliance and all of our Clubs. Ashley holds a B.B.A. in Management from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. She is a licensed Georgia real estate salesperson. She is also a member of Leadership Cobb Alumni Association. She is involved with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.
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