Board of Directors
As vice president of strategic alliances for Herschend Family Entertainment, Jason Blain forges mutually profitable relationships with third-party companies that share HFE family values—expanding their market presence and driving attendance to the parks.
Jason has a proven record for spotting winning partnership opportunities, from branded shows and attractions to product placements in the parks. Since joining in 1996, Jason has led the development of more than $150 million of successful attractions for all properties—affording them exposure to more than 12 million visitors each year.
Before joining Herschend, Jason co-founded Entertainment Properties, an Orlando-based consulting and development firm for leisure, recreation, and theme park attractions. Through this venture, he worked with clients to develop creative projects that were both economically and operationally sound investments.
Jason also served as vice president at Management Resources, one of the nation’s largest management consulting firms for the leisure industry. Prior, he worked with Walt Disney Company’s attractions division.
Jason earned his master of business management/finance from Wake Forest University, and his bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University. He and his wife, Mary Katherine, live in Johns Creek, Georgia are highly active in their Church and the lives of their four sons.
Pastor Don Allen
Associate Chairman / Secretary
Dr. Don Allen, his wife Christina, and their three children, have enjoyed being a part of the ministry of The Church @ War Hill since 1992, where Pastor Don serves as Lead Pastor. In this short period of time the ministry has grown from a handful of believers to a multi-campus congregation, and has branched into an international ministry known as R.L.N. Global.
Pastor Don has an earned PhD from Southwest Bible College and Seminary, serves on international ministry boards, and in 2012 assumed the position of Executive Director of Victory 91.5fm, Atlanta’s largest independently owned radio station.
With a thriving local church body, Real. Love. Now. television & radio broadcast reaching hundreds of thousands, pastoral training in the United States and abroad, international congregations, and Evangelistic outreaches around the world, Pastor Don has enjoyed seeing the Vision of Real. Love. Now. affecting the world.
Jeff Pruitt is the Operations Manager of the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College in Cumming, Georgia. In his role, he provides outstanding customer service to every event and coordinates back office operations to keep the facility running from day-to-day. He first approached Waypoint to provide event setup services for the Conference Center in 2012. The relationship has become both an integral part of operations at the Center and a valuable revenue stream for Waypoint Ministry’s Regeneration Program. Jeff is married to his wife Connie. They have five children and four grandchildren. He has a passion for service and has contributed his time as a board member and volunteer for other organizations such as the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, the Bald Ridge Boys’ Lodge, and B.A.D.G.E. of Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Jeff is a native of Forsyth County and currently lives in Dahlonega where he spends his free time managing his 104-acre cattle ranch Sonshine Farm.
Mike Sims is an Executive Vice President of Vinings Bank and is the President of the bank’s North Fulton market. Since June of 1986, Mike has served in various commercial banks in managerial and business development roles. Mike’s career has taken him from Birmingham to Atlanta. He has served for sixteen years with banks in the Georgia market and has much experience in providing comprehensive financial services for both the commercial and consumer marketplace. Mike has a Master of Business Administration from Samford University. He currently serves on the Board of Crossroads Outreach, is the past Board Chair for Iron and Fire Ministry, a member of the Finance Committee of the Atlanta Athletic Club and is the Past Admissions Chair for Perimeter Christian School. Mike and his family reside in Johns Creek, Georgia and are active members of Perimeter Church.