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Board Member Election Info

Voting Begins April 25th


Kevin Seiple

Kevin Seiple, Shield Storage Centers - Application

Kevin is the Director of Operations for Shield Storage Centers which operates five facilities in Louisiana. After working in the casino industry for 20 years, he entered the self-storage business in 2012 to open the company’s flagship facility in Bossier City. In addition to keeping an eye on daily corporate operations and growth, he also works with setting budgets, quarterly and annual goals and maintaining employee/vendor relations. 

Grace TottyGrace Totty, Absolute Storage Management - Application

Grace Totty is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales with Absolute Storage Management (Absolute), responsible for leading the marketing team and vendors to maximize function and performance for Absolute’s managed properties.

Grace has over ten years of storage experience starting in operations, working closely with Absolute’s founders. She is a frequent speaker at national trade shows and state shows and enjoys connecting with individuals in the storage industry. Grace currently sits on the TNSSA board, is a member of the Senior Leadership team at Absolute and is an active member of the Young Leader’s Group and the SSA’s Women’s Counsel. Grace holds a degree in Business Management from The University of Memphis.

Online voting will be held

Tuesday April 25th through 11:59 pm on Monday, May 15th

Results of the election will be announced via eblast on Wednesday, May 17th.

All elected members of the Board of Directors serve a two year term. All members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend Board meetings; in the event that a board member is absent for more than two (2) consecutive board meetings, his or her position may be considered vacant.

Board Members and their current term endings are as follows:

Jim Barbin - President - Dec 2023

Shaun Ferguson - Vice President - Dec 2024

Lana Griffin - Treasurer - Dec 2025

Lenorah Durel - Secretary - Dec 2025

Jim Ponti - Director - Dec 2025

Sean Landry - Director - Dec 2025

Al Gardes - Director - Dec 2023

Jim Jenkins - Director - Dec 2023

Lonnie Bickford - Non-voting Board Member - Dec 2023

If you have questions about the election process, 

please contact Melissa Huff (423) 443-8249  

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