OTC Announces the Appointment of Mandy Fortune to the Local Board of Directors

Posted on Jun 18, 2024 at 11:04 AM

Mandy FortuneOgeechee Technical College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mandy Fortune to the local Board of Directors. Approved by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia on June 6, 2024, Fortune will begin her term in July 2024, serving through June 2026.

“I'm thrilled to have Mandy join our board. Not only is Mandy well respected as a professional in our community, but her energy and enthusiasm is contagious,” said OTC President, Lori Durden. “Her years of experience in marketing and banking will also help us gain new insights into ways OTC can be a catalyst for technical education in our community.”   

Currently serving as Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Citizens Bank of the South since October 2022, Fortune has a proven track record in Nonprofit Organizations, Marketing Management, Budgeting, Banking and Finance, Fundraising, and Advertising.

A graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication/Public Relations, Fortune’s career has spanned over 25 years. She has previously held significant roles such as Marketing Director at Citizens Bank of the South (2008-2022) and Executive Director at Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (1998-2002).

Her community involvement is extensive. Fortune has served in numerous leadership roles, including Board Chairman of the Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce in 2021, Board Member of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, and Board Member of the Rockin’ Out Alzheimer’s Disease (ROAD) Foundation. She has been recognized with multiple awards, such as Woman of the Year 2023 by Statesboro Magazine and Volunteer of the Year 2021 by the Statesboro Chamber.

Fortune resides in Statesboro, Georgia, and continues to contribute actively to various community initiatives and organizations.

About Ogeechee Technical College:

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides studentā€centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit for more information.

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Sean Payne
Executive Director for Public Relations & Marketing

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