Meet the Proposed Board of Directors

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Lisa Little, CPP®

 

Fieldstone Jewelry & Pawn, Conyers, GA

Lisa Little, a native of Conyers, Georgia, has been a passionate member of pawn industry for over 30 years. After attending the University of Georgia, Lisa returned home to Conyers to find her calling – and after dabbling in insurance and real estate stumbled upon the pawn industry in 1987. She co-founded Fieldstone Jewelry & Pawn with her father, John Little, and never looked back. She is constantly seeking to connect with her customers and her community, always looking at the pawn shop and those who visit it as part of the family. She continues to be inspired daily by her late father’s passion and drive – and strives to honor his legacy.

     In 2018 Lisa became the first woman in the nation to become a Certified Pawn Professional® and currently serves on the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) Board of Directors.

     In her spare time Lisa loves spending time with her two daughters, traveling, and serving as a Bible class teacher and youth education coordinator at her church. She also loves genealogy and all things Jane Austen.

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Ben Levinson, CPP®

Dynasty Jewelry and Loan, Norcross, GA

Ben Levinson was born in Rome, Ga. and graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing. Ben believes in involvement. Ben is a former President and Vice President of the Pawnbrokers Association of Georgia and former President, Vice President, and Secretary of the National Pawnbrokers Association. Having grown up in a family business being an entrepreneur comes naturally.

He is also one of only three people in the State of Georgia to earn the designation of Certified Pawn Professional® awarded by the National Pawnbrokers Association. 

Tony Wood,

CPP®

 

Old South Pawn

Macon, GA

Tony Wood is President and majority owner of Old South Pawn Inc in Macon Georgia.  Tony began working in the company in 1996, and has loved the pawn business from day one. He is also one of only three people in the State of Georgia to earn the designation of Certified Pawn Professional® awarded by the National Pawnbrokers Association. 

     Tony has also served as a Children’s Pastor, Sunday School teacher, and most recently as Senior Pastor of the church he attends in Macon GA.  He is married to Sandy, and they have a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Kaylee.

Van Dempsey

 

Van's Pawn Mart, Warner Robbins, GA

Jason Wallace

 

Smyrna Pawn

Smyrna, GA

Jason Wallace is a 2nd generation pawnbroker who operates Smyrna Pawn and Paulding Pawn for 16 years.  Jason graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  Jason is a proud husband and father of five. "The pawn business has been very good to our family.  Without Smyrna Pawn, our family wouldn't have been able to start our other businesses including Adventure Outdoors, Smyrna Police Distributors, and Paulding Pawn.  Running a pawn shop with integrity and compassion are key elements to our success."

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