Ward One: Alan Levine
Alan Levine and his family moved to Marietta in 2009 specifically because of the
city’s schools when his son, Andrew, began attending the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics. Alan is a
graduate of Georgia Tech. He taught math and science all over the country including International Baccalaureate
chemistry at the Atlanta International School, and geometry and advanced algebra at the Native American Preparatory
School near South San Ysidro, New Mexico. After graduating from Emory Law School in 2006, Alan joined the Office of
the Solicitor General in Cobb County and was the DUI Court Prosecutor his final year there. In 2013, he joined his
wife Dawn’s law practice where he specializes in trust and estate litigation.
Phone: (770) 870-4994
Ward Two: Jason Waters, Vice Chair
Mr. Waters, a Cobb County
native, was elected to the Board in November 2013 and is serving his first term
in public office. Mr. Waters is a Commercial Banker with Fidelity Bank and a
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ Professional. He earned a Bachelor of Business
Administration from The University of Georgia. Mr. Waters and his wife Katie
have 3 children with the oldest two in Marietta City Schools.
Ward Three: Randy Weiner, Chair
Mr. Weiner is a Marietta City Schools product, attending Hickory Hills
Elementary, Marietta Junior High and Marietta High School – Class of 1985. He earned his finance degree from
Kennesaw State University. Mr. Weiner is owner of What A Pane! – a window-cleaning business he established in
1992 – and holds a real estate license. He served on the Marietta Parks Committee in 2009 and served on the
board for the Marietta Welcome Center and Visitors Bureau in 1997-98. Mr. Weiner has two children; both currently
attend Marietta City Schools.
Phone: (770) 427-7323
Ward Four: Allison Gruehn
Allison Gruehn grew up in Marietta and attended West Side Elementary, MJHS and
graduated from Marietta High School in 1991. She received a B.A. In History from Davidson College in 1995. A former
banker, Mrs. Gruehn currently provides bookkeeping services to local non-profits. She is married to Chris Gruehn
and their two children attend Marietta City Schools.
Ward Five: Jeriene Grimes
Ms. Grimes was elected to the Board in November 2013 and is serving her first
term in public office. She moved to Cobb County from Tacoma, Washington, and attended the Cobb County School
District and Albany State University. Grimes is director of the Beulah Group and a managing partner at Allied
Bonding. She also serves on various committees within the community. A parent of four children, three of which are
Marietta High School (MHS) graduates, and one that currently attends MHS.
Phone: (678) 886-1766
Ward Seven: Irene Berens
Mrs. Berens, a graduate of
Georgia Tech, joined the school board in April 2001 and is now in her fourth
term. She recently retired as a ballet teacher at the
Georgia Dance Conservatory and is currently employed as Office Manager for
Emstar Contractors in Marietta. She and her husband Bob, a Marietta High
School graduate, have two children who also graduated from MHS and are proud
grandparents to four grandchildren.
Phone: (770) 428-2710