MLBA Team

Mark L. Belcher, President and Founder

Mark spent the first phase of his career working in a number of management positions in operations and Information Technology at Southeastern Bank in Darien, Georgia. He oversaw the transformation of the IT department from an exclusive IBM mid-range environment to a full integrated network infrastructure operating fifteen locations in two states. During this time, the bank acquired numerous smaller banks and Mark was in charge of all IT conversions and integrations.

Mark has a B.S. in Management from Jacksonville University and is Microsoft and IBM Certified.

John R. Thomas, Vice President

John spent the first phase of his career working for the United States Air Force in a number of capacities at Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, Louisiana. He oversaw the installation and operation of the first Windows Server systems in his unit at the base. In 1999, he joined the MLBA team. John is Microsoft, IBM, and VMware certified and has worked extensively with clients managing and consolidating Windows Servers particularly with VMware technologies. Also, John has deep experience with Fortinet and Cisco firewall security and router technologies.

Tina A. Belcher, Secretary Treasurer

Tina spent the first phase of her career working in a number of management positions in operations at First National (AKA SunTrust Bank, Brunswick, Georgia) and Southeastern Bank in Darien, Georgia. She oversaw the proof department staffs, managed proof operations, and was later cashier.

Tina handles all back office and administration activities for MLBA.

Tina has a B.S. in Management from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

Benjamin Smith, Assistant Vice President and Systems Engineer

Ben spent the first phase of his career working as a network administrator at Pembroke Telephone Company in Pembroke, GA. His duties included managing the corporate network and developing the structure for PTC’s PC repair subsidiary. Ben skills include Microsoft technologies and Fortinet security technologies.

Ben has a B.S. in Information Technology from Walden University and is Microsoft and A+ Certified.

Hensell Harris, Systems Engineer

Hensell joined the MLBA team in October, 2013. Previously, he worked as a Network Engineer with Sea Island Company and TDS Telecom. He has over 20 years’ experience with Cisco networks and is proficient in Fortinet firewall configurations and installations. Hensell has Cisco CCNA and CCDA certifications.

Hensell is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, with a degree in Computer Engineering.

Trey Buie, Systems Engineer

Trey is a United States Air Force veteran with nine years of service focusing on telecommunications.  Additionally, Trey worked for Sea Island Company for an additional 10 years specializing in business communications systems. He joined MLBA in July, 2014 and has extensive low voltage experience, in addition to providing network support in all Microsoft Windows environments. Trey has an A+ certification and is Microsoft certified.

Chris Clifton, Systems Engineer

Chris joined MLBA in April, 2017.  He has worked in IT for several years in the Technical College System and for a local Federal Credit Union.  Chris has practical experience in Microsoft environments, systems and integration, PC and server troubleshooting and network operations.

Chris is a graduate of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA, with a degree in Information Technology. He is Microsoft Certified.

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