Board of Directors

Maggie Behringer, Vice Chair is a writer, versed in journalism, marketing and creative writing. She thrives on work that creates environments that focus on collaborative interactions and is deeply committed to the local and professional communities where she lives. Maggie attended CSAS and has a long relationship with Barking Legs Theater. She received a BA, English Literature and History, Magna Cum Laude, from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in Fine Arts, Creative Writing at West Virginia University. She is Front House Manager at Main Street Meets on Southside.

David McCorkle, Treasurer has worked in finance across multiple industries since graduating from Presbyterian College and is currently the CFO of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. After spending most of his life in Winston-Salem, NC, David is now glad to call Chattanooga home. A music lover for all his life, David is proud to be a member of the CoPAC board.

Paul Brock, Member-at-large serves as an Investment Executive with Brown Associates as well as President of B&H Ventures. He has previously served as the President of the RiverCity Company and before that the Siskin Children’s Institute. Before joining Siskin, he served as the interim Executive Director for the Creative Discovery Museum. The first fifteen years of his business career were spent in the family business, Brock Candy Company, and with its successor, Brach and Brock Confections. Paul worked in the operations end of the business, rising to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations for Brach and Brock Confections. Paul serves on the boards of the Benwood Foundation and the Southern Environmental Law Center. He has a BA in Economics from Washington and Lee University. He and his wife, Susan, have one daughter, Casey and a granddaughter, Hadley.  

Tim Chakwin, Member-at-large is the Dean of Students and teaches English at the McCallie School. He serves on the board at St. Peter’s Episcopal School and is a founding member of Chattanooga Lacrosse and The True Athlete Project. Tim earned a BS degree from Kutztown University and a MS in Teaching English from the University of New Hampshire. Tim and his wife, Melanie, live on campus at McCallie with their two sons, Whit and Jude.