EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS
We greatly appreciate everyone who stepped forward to serve on the 2021-2022 Executive Board. Our club is run by dedicated and talented volunteers with a passion for serving their community. These are just a few of the many positions that need to be filled so that our organization runs smoothly. Applications for the Board of Governors are available now. Click here to be directed to the application.
Per our bylaws, the Nominating Committee presented a slate of qualified candidates at the March general membership meeting. A vote on the following candidates will be held at our April general membership meeting.
Brandi Collins | President
Brandi Collins is a mom of two active teenagers, and a lover of books, photography, and all things cooking/baking. She has enjoyed meeting so many people through the SSC these past 2.5 years, and feels that the SSC plays a vital role at Scott in providing a place for spouses to meet and develop relationships with other military spouses. There are so many units here that are unable to have active spouse and family groups, and she knows that the Spouses’ Club helps to fill that void for many. Brandi also loves that the SSC gives back to our base and local communities through scholarships, charitable grants, and outreach opportunities, and that she is able to give of her time in order to support those philanthropic endeavors. Brandi currently serves as the SSC President, and feels it would be a privilege to continue to serve in that role.
Brandi earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University. Throughout her husband’s career, Brandi has filled her time volunteering and being a stay-at-home mom. She has filled many volunteer roles, including but not limited to: President, Charitable Vice President, and Charitable Giving Chair of the SSC, 1st and 2nd Vice President of the Wiesbaden Community Spouses’ Club, 1st Vice President of the Bamberg Spouses and Civilians’ Club, Army Family Team Building instructor, and Secretary of the West Springfield ES PTA. Brandi has attended several personal and professional development courses, to include Army Family Team Building courses and the annual conference of the Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG), a non-profit that brings together volunteers from across Europe for professional development seminars. Brandi has spent the past 18 years giving her time to the communities in which she lives, and would love to have the opportunity to continue to serve the SSC in the role of President.
Sharon Minton | First Vice President
Sharon came to us in 2014 from March ARB, CA. She is an avid reader, mom of two teenagers and two pups and a substitute teacher. She looks forward to having coffee and lunch with her friends again in the near future. Her varied spouses’ club experience combined with professional and volunteer endeavors give Sharon the experience and insight to fill the position of 1st Vice President.
Sharon has a degree in both English and History, and has used her education in her work in church administration, social services and as an Air Force personnel specialist. She separated from active duty to work as a stay-at-home-mom and volunteered for the spouse groups at both Whiting NAS, FL and Grand Forks AFB, ND as editor of their monthly newsletters. She served as the Membership Chair of the spouse club at Grand Forks and volunteered her time at the base thrift shop, the preschool and local elementary school. During their first tour at Scott AFB she served SSC as Community Liaison, as well as volunteering at a preschool and Scott Elementary. At March ARB she was a Key Spouse Mentor and was selected as the Blue Star Spouse for Fairchild AFB (their parent wing) in 2013. At Scott, she has been a Key Spouse for 18th Air Force and parent volunteer for a local elementary school. She served on the Parent Advocates for Student Success committee and taught workshops outlining the process to become a substitute teacher in St Clair County. Sharon’s favorite way to spend her days is talking to and mentoring young people, and substitute teaching is a great way to enable her to do that. Outside of the classroom, she continues to remain involved with young people, volunteering her time for both club and high school lacrosse programs.
Allyson Miller | 2nd Vice President
Allyson Miller is a photography enthusiast, mom and business owner. In addition to her volunteer commitments, Allyson also owns a custom jewelry and rosary business. She currently serves on the SSC Board as the Historian, creating an online archive of photos detailing our social and charitable activities for this unprecedented year. As much as she has enjoyed this position, she is ready to step into a more substantial role within the club serving as the 2nd Vice President. Allyson has already been working with board members on various charitable events conducted by the club and coupled with her previous experience, she feels prepared to step into next year knowing what is expected and possible .
In addition to her roll has Historian, Allyson creates content for the Scott Spouses’ Club mini-club she leads, The SSC Shutterbugs, and a fitness and wellness Facebook page, Wholly Fit. For the past three years, she served as the Committee Chair for her son’s Cub Scout pack in Los Angeles and here at Scott. As the Committee Chair, she is responsible for conducting monthly committee meetings where leadership votes on pack activities and fundraising opportunities. Over the past four years, she has also served in various roles with Blue Star Families, including her current position as Ambassador to Scott Air Force Base. Previous fundraising experience includes conducting two online silent auctions benefiting St. Baldrick’s, participating in annual popcorn sales for Cub Scouts, and hosting Usborne book parties to benefit the Scott AFB Library.
Becca Hughey | Social Treasurer
Becca Hughey is a travel enthusiast, baker, and Disney nerd. She is married to her husband of 5 years, Matt, and mom to the adorably tenacious, Margot. She has enjoyed virtually meeting many spouses through SSC this year and believes that Scott Spouse Club has been instrumental during this past year in providing a home for spouses to meet and create relationships with other Scott military spouses. SSC has stepped up and created a place for many spouses to "virtually" gather for fellowship and laughter. Becca currently serves as the SSC Playgroup coordinator, and it would be a privilege to serve as Treasurer on the SSC Executive Board.
Becca earned her Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from Indiana University. Out of college, she was the Director of Business Operations for a floral chain in Indianapolis. Most recently she has worked in real estate, both as a private broker and in the not-for-profit sector. As a volunteer, she was a sitting member of the Property Management board for Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation, a non-profit that provides affordable housing in neighborhoods that are subject to gentrification in Indianapolis. Becca now stays home with her young daughter and is in the process of completing her Masters of Accounting. Once her daughter starts school, she hopes to work for DFAS and use her accounting powers for good. It is commonly said among those who know her well that Becca has never met a budget too small or complicated that she couldn't tackle
Shirley McCaw | Charitable Treasurer
Shirley has been happily married to her husband Mike (Mac) for 34 years, and they have two children and four grandchildren. She has been at Scott Air Force Base for three and a half years and has been a member of Scott Spouses’ Club for three years. Shirley is very thankful for the friendships that she has made through being involved with the club. Shirley currently serves the Scott Spouses’ Club as the Charitable Treasurer. Her grasp on our current financial practices and goals, combined with her depth of experience within past clubs and organizations, make her an ideal fit for the position of Charitable Treasurer.
Throughout her husband’s career, Shirley served as treasurer of various boards, both non-profit and athletic, that her children were involved in. She has also volunteered in many other capacities in PTAs/PTOs, as a classroom parent, and as team mom. In her free time,Shirley enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her family, crafting, and shopping.
Jaime Eddy | Secretary
Jaime Eddy is a Mom, Air Force wife, and professional. She recently moved to Scott AFB from Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA. Born and raised near Miami, Florida, Jaime received her bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida. She then went on to attend Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and obtained her master’s degree in Legal Studies. Prior to her move to Valdosta in 2020, Jaime spent 25 years in Tallahassee where she worked in both the private sector and for the State of Florida as a contracting and project management professional. While working full-time, she attended Florida State University at night, continuing her education by working on a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Throughout her years in Tallahassee, Jaime was a member of the Junior League of Tallahassee, where she participated in many volunteer and fundraising activities. Jaime is married to Matthew and is a mom to three kiddos, Liam (12) Samantha (11) and William (9). When she isn’t working on training her new puppy, Jaime enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, watching movies, and painting.