Our Team

The industry relationships forged by our principals provide a full spectrum of opportunities throughout the public and private markets with developers, principals, mortgage originators, capital sources and brokers. From acquisition and disposition to operations and management, Centennial’s executive team operates as one unit to maximize investor capital.

Executive Team

William P. "Billy" Payne

Chairman

Best known for his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games, Payne is a founding member and Chairman of Centennial Holding Company, LLC. Under Mr. Payne's tenure, Centennial's portfolio has grown to over 10,000 units, 35 communities and more than $1 billion in asset value.
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W. Porter Payne, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

As a founding member, Mr. Payne is responsible for the strategic direction and overall leadership of the company. As Centennial's CEO, he oversees all strategy plan execution, investor relations, capital raising while assisting in asset management, capital allocation and business functions.
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Andrew H. Trotter, III

President & Chief Investment Officer

As President and Chief Investment Officer Mr. Trotter is responsible for the day to day operation of the company. He has direct oversight of acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence and asset management, while assisting in capital raising and framing the strategic direction of the company. Since joining Centennial in 2007, he has initiated $4.5 billion in transaction volume (acquisitions and dispositions) encompassing 35,000 units.
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C. Read Morton

Executive VP of Business Development

Morton leads Centennial's business development efforts, investor relations and all legal responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Business Development. In his 35 years practicing law, Morton earned significant experience in real estate and middle market private company transactions. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Georgia Real Estate Foundation.
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Jerry Brewer

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Brewer, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for sourcing and managing the firm’s financing activities, as well as managing the financial control operations of the firm, which includes accounting, client service, corporate financing, cash management, reporting and tax services.
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Doug P. Bowles

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Immediately prior to joining Centennial, Bowles served as Vice President of Administration at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. Additionally, Bowles was an early participant in the efforts to secure the 1996 Olympic Games for Atlanta alongside Chairman Payne. He now serves Centennial as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for all levels of company operations including budgeting and human resources.
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Management Team

Bronson D. Smith

Director, Aquisitions & Dispositions

M. Shannon Watkins

Vice President, Due Diligence

Michael Geitgey

Vice President, Asset Management

Titus Wood

Asset Manager

Jenna Trump

Asset Manager

Michael Fullmer

Corporate Controller

Shawn Gera

Senior Financial Analyst

Caroline Petty

Senior Accountant

Michelle Wood

Office Manager