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The Audi Club of Georgia holds elections for all leadership positions. The President is elected annually and Board Members serve 2 year terms with a staggered election cycle.
Philip Monk - President
I am a long time Audi enthusiast, having bought my first Audi, a 4000, in 1984. Since then I've owned fourteen Audis. We currently have three Audis in our stable, including my TTS, my wife's Q5 TDI, and our Mk1 TT Roadster. I joined the Audi Club in 2000 primarily to participate in track events, and while I still greatly enjoy them, the Club has come to mean much more. I’ve been actively involved in the Club since 2006, and have served six years on the Board, including four as the Chapter President. I am a retired architect, and I enjoy travel, photography, and sports car racing.
Erica Dailey - Chair Emeritus, Board Member
I have been an Audi Only Driver and Enthusiast for 21 years. Over the years, I have fallen in love with all of my Audi vehicles including the 4000CSQ, my Coupe GT, my Coupe Quattro, my A4s, my S4s, my 90CSQ, and now my TT.
My amazing Audi journey has taken me around the country (from Mt. Washington to Road Atlanta to Sonoma to Sebring to Lime Rock to Palm Beach to Barber) and around the world including experiences in Ingolstadt and Seefeld. My love of the Audi brand has led me to a wonderful 10 year career at Audi Atlanta where I am delighted to share my passion with anyone.
Lars Finderup - Board Member
After an extended detour as a Jeep enthusiast, I discovered the 2001 allroad. The transformation was immediate and definitive. I was completely hooked by the subtle combination of style, control, advanced technology and blunt force (when the turbos kicked in). A few years and a couple of A4s later, Philip Monk invited me to join the Club and get a taste of HPDEs. Now, almost a decade later, my enthusiasm and appreciation for all things Audi has become so ingrained that I can't imagine ever driving anything else. Oh, and the whole "Lead-Never Follow" slogan rings perfectly true, too. My current 2017 S3 brings more smiles than I have any right to wish for.
Alex Girrbach - Treasurer, Board Member
I have been an Audi fan my entire life, bought my first Audi in 1999, and currently own a 2012 Q5 and a 2014 S4. Those are number 5 and 6 and certainly not the last Audis my wife and I will purchase. I joined the Audi Club in 2012 when a friend told me about HPDE events, since then I have participated in many club events and made some great friends. Being a native of Germany I have relocated to the Atlanta area in 2006 and there is simply no better way of meeting great people as the ones that share the same passion. Since 2010 I’ve been working as Director of Operations at a local Chamber of Commerce. I also enjoy traveling, snowboarding, soccer, mountain biking and car racing.
Jim Harry - Board Member
I've been a long-time car enthusiast since buying my first car, a 1967 baby blue VW Beetle. While it didn't have much more horses than I could count on my hands and feet, I dreamed of what it could become. Fast forward today through many different brands and types of vehicles; in 2014 I bought my first Audi, a 2012 S5 with the 4.2 V8. I was hooked on Audi from that point on and joined the chapter later that year. After three QDMs and many other drives, I can't imagine not driving Audi. I joined the board to help this great group of people, however I can, to continue doing what we enjoy so much.
Eric King - Vice President, Board Member
Eric served three years as President (from 2010 through 2012), and previously served on the Board of Directors. He drives a 2007 RS4 (his 5th Audi) and enjoys driving it in the 'twisties' (like for Quattro de Mayo and HelenBack). Eric is the Development Director for a local web design company that he co-founded in 2005.
Susan Monk - Board Member, Secretary
I am a long time Audi enthusiast and member of the Audi Club of Georgia. I currently own a 2014 Q5 TDI and a 2001 TT Roadster. Together with my husband Philip's TTS they are the 11th, 12th and 13th Audis we have owned and loved. I have volunteered at many events and been on the organizing committees for several QDMs and Annual Banquets as well as service on Election committees. I was also on the organizing committee for the National Audi Club Event we hosted in 2016, and served as the primary liaison to the host hotel for all of the food. In 2015 I was honored to be selected by the Board of Directors as the Member of the Year.
John Patterson - Board Member
I grew up in rural North Alabama. I've driven German cars since 1970. My wife Sandy currently drives a TDI Q7 ( her second) and I have a manual transmission B8.5 S5. Not to be overlooked is my 2001 TT Coupe (Snoopy) which is still a beloved car for track events and weekend drives. I've had it since 2003. I have a low mileage 2001 TT roadster too that I found in Texas 2 1/2 years ago. ( Need more garage space. Working on that. ;-) )
Sandy and I have been married for 44 years. We met at Samford University in Birmingham, married our senior years and settled here in Trussville northeast of Birmingham . We are longtime active members at our church , FBC Trussville. We have two married children and now have eight grandsons! My business career was spent managing and then owning and managing dry cleaning companies in the Birmingham area. I recently sold my company and the accompanying real estate and finally have time to travel a bit and enjoy other activities. I look forward to serving the club during my term.