Meet the team

While you may meet several members of the SouthWood team during your project, we want you to know there are still many more who participate in the process to make your signs as great as they can possibly be.

A large number of our teammates have been with SouthWood for multiple decades, honing their craft and driving standards higher and higher. Our average tenure is ten years, resulting in a supportive and fun culture, and accepting of only the best for our clients.

These are the people who stand behind your signs and we are proud to stand behind them.

John S. Petrone

President, CEO

As President of SouthWood, John Petrone oversees all aspects of the business, serving more than 200 loyal clients across the U.S., Caribbean and beyond. John is a decorated Marine Corps veteran and a leader who effectively empowers his team to reach the highest levels of quality in product and in service, instilling a client-first mentality across all aspects of SouthWood operations. 

Key Leaders

Mary Kathryn Bailey


David Beasley

Chief Estimator

Will Garrison

Chief Operating Officer

Frank Elliott

Director of Business Development

Adrian Gray

Permitting Manager

Preston Harris

Director of Strategy

Bryan McGhee

Installation Manager

Mike Myers

Director of Operations

Clayton Sealey

Marketing Manager

Charles Smith

Director of Design

Jeff Webb

Project Manager

Ellen Wright

Director of Project Management


Drew Arnett

Project Manager

Lynda Heffernan

Payables Specialist

Liz Hill

Project Manager

Drew Summerford

Project Manager

Mary Zugelder

Operations Coordinator




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