About Us - Meet the Team

Gary Kornegay » Broker/Owner

As the Broker/Owner of Market South Management, Gary not only provides the strategic direction of the company, but is also involved in the day to day operation of the business. This “hands-on” management style ties him to all aspects of the daily operation, which includes the residential and commercial management as well as the homeowner and condominium association management component of the business.

Having earned his Georgia Salespersons Real Estate License in 1980 and his Broker’s License in 1983, Gary draws on his 30-plus years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to 1980, he was employed by IBM Corporation where he received valuable marketing and management experience.

Gary and his wife, Susan, have owned and managed several successful real estate companies. In 2003, they decided to position their real estate firm to focus solely on professional property management services in the Greater Savannah Area, including Pooler, Tybee Island, and Richmond Hill. Gary strives to provide a full service package for owner/investors and associations who need professional management services.

In order to provide premier client services, Gary is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) and the Savannah Area Realtors (SAR) where he is a Past Director. Most important is his membership in the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) where he is active in the Atlanta Chapter. Gary is also Past President of the Dublin Board of Realtors.

Gary and Susan both graduated from Auburn University in 1973 and have lived in Savannah since 1995. They have 2 adult children and have recently welcomed their first grandson to the world.

Parker Kornegay, RMP® » Senior Property Manager

Having grown up in the Real Estate Industry, Parker has worked in all facets of the Property Management business. He started his career in Property Management in 2004 and has been with Market South Management for over 10 years. Parker has been in Savannah since 1995. He attended Savannah Christian Preparatory School, graduated in 2002 and accepted a football scholarship to Newberry College.

To better serve his Clients and stay up to date with the latest industry trends, Parker is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR), and most importantly the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). Parker recently received his Residential Management Professional (RMP®) designation from NARPM. With this designation, Parker is the only RMP® in the Greater Savannah Area. In his free time, Parker enjoys fishing, live music, and Auburn Football . When not in the office, Parker can usually be found spending time with his wife Ansley, their son Jack, and dog, Walker.

Ashley Dean » Maintenance Coordinator/The Merritt

Ashley is part of the MSM Maintenance Team and represents Market South’s HOA Department as the On-Site Maintenance Support Member dedicated to The Merritt at Whitemarsh Island. She understands the importance in maintaining an open and candid line of communication between the Community Association Managers, Association Board Members, Owners, Property Managers, and Vendors when maintenance issues arise.

She spent the early years of her career in multifamily housing as a Property Manager and later a Construction Project Manager for a local company. This combined experience gives her the knowledge and skill-set to provide residents with superior service. Ashley has been awarded for her organization on-site and detail to managing multiple projects at once.

In her own time, Ashley enjoys creative arts, flying quadcopters, and volunteering for organizations such as The Juvenile Arthritis Foundation, Savannah Stopover Music Festival, and Surfers for Autism where she is a Master Surfer and works hands on with disabled children teaching them to surf.

Joe Farr » Controller

Joe is a native of Savannah and a graduate of Benedictine Military School and Armstrong Atlantic State University. He is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in accounting leadership, most of it with real estate related companies. Joe has four children and six grandchildren. His parents were married in January of 1943 and still live independently. He has a sister, who is a year younger. Faith, family, and country are very important to him. He is a United States Air Force Vietnam era veteran. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and occasional golf.

Jodi Harstine » Community Association Assistant

Jodi is originally from North Ridgeville, Ohio. She proudly joined the MSM team in 2018. She is a graduate of Hopkinsville Community College with multiple degrees in Arts & Science. Jodi is also a proud United States Army Veteran and Military Spouse. Jodi, her husband Jeff, and their four children have relocated throughout the Southeast for over twenty years and chose their forever home location of Guyton, GA in 2014. Jodi enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering for the Girl Scouts, traveling and gardening.

Mel Hubbard » In-House Realtor

Mel is proud to be associated with Market South Management. In addition to having worked in the real estate industry for twelve years he spent 33 years in retail management with a major corporation. Relocating 13 times during his career has given him an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges and emotions involved with both home purchases and home sales. Mel's personal experience with relocation, coupled with his knowledge of the real estate market, makes him an excellent choice when considering a real estate transaction.

Mel is a member of the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council and is a holder of the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation ( ABR ).

Mel has been happily married to his wife Shari for 45 years, who is a retired teacher. They have two married daughters, one a 5th grade teacher and the other a Veterinarian, and three beautiful grandchildren! He and his wife enjoy traveling and of course the grandkids!

In his personal time, Mel enjoys golf, time at the beach and as a former pilot enjoys flying!

Leigh Ann Matthews » Property Manager Midtown Area

Leigh Ann has been living in the Savannah area once again since 2001. In 2013 she rejoined the work force and chose to enter the field of Property Management. She joined Market South Management in early 2016. She brings with her, over 30 years of Sales, Customer Service and Management. Leigh Ann is the proud mother of 3 children, and has 3 beautiful grandchildren.

When she has free time, she enjoys viewing our city through the eyes of a tourist and getting back to nature as often as possible.

Debra Parker » Community Association Manager

A native of Savannah, Debra comes to MSM with a diverse background. Debra is a graduate of Rabun Gap Nacoochee College Prep School and attended Coastal College of Brunswick and University of Anchorage Alaska. Having been in the Maritime Industry for over 20 years as a Vessel Agent, she has travelled extensively in Alaska. Debra’s background is in Accounting and she was an Accounting Manager for a local Music Company for 11 years. After being on the Board of Director’s for her Homeowner’s Association, Debra changed careers and now works with Boards to manage, improve and maintain their communities property values. Debra enjoys playing with her two Mini-Dachshunds rescues, Jackson and Sabi and enjoys working with local Dachshund rescues to re-home other Dachshunds. She enjoys reading, gardening cooking and helping others.

Alan Roberds » Community Association Manager

Joining Market South Management in 2014, Alan brings over 16 years’ experience managing Community Associations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to MSM’s HOA and Condominium division, and one of only 2 CAM’s in Chatham county to have received the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) designation from Community Associations Institute. While specializing in the financial, administrative, property, and communication needs of associations, Alan most enjoys meeting with owners and Boards to help support the needs and goals of our clients.

Deana Shores » Office Coordinator

Deana is a native of Savannah. She graduated from St Vincent’s academy and attended Armstrong Atlantic State University. In 1999 she started working in Property Management as an administrative assistant. Deana has worn many hats for this company through the years. She has been a property manager, bookkeeper, and receptionist and is now our office coordinator. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is very active in the Irish Community and loves to garden.

Sydney Stevens » Staff Accountant - Property Management Department

A transplant from the Midwest, Sydney moved to Savannah in 1998 and started working in accounting for an industrial company. She joined Market South Management in 2005 and serves as Staff Accountant for the Property Management Departmant. Sydney brings years of prior administrative, accounting and customer service skills and is a valuable employee and a real asset to our firm, our clients and our customers. Sydney also enjoys reading, and crafting in her spare time. She is a proud Notre Dame alumna. GO IRISH!

Karen Winters » Property Manager Downtown Area

Karen Winters joined Market South Management in 2018 as Property Manager of the Downtown & Historic District Property Portfolio. She transitioned into her current position after 15 years of Real Estate Consulting & Sales in the Northeast. She has received many awards & certifications throughout her career These include Brand Ambassador, Best Production Awards, and the Historic Preservation Certification from the National Association of Realtors.

Karen takes a hands-on approach to marketing efforts and continuously expands her vast knowledge of the local cultural, social, academic, and business community in Savannah.

Keisha Leger » Property Manager - Southside and Islands

Keisha comes to Market South Management with over 19 years of experience in the Real Estate industry! Uncompromising integrity is at the center of Keisha’s service! Keisha is passionate about her work and takes great pride in keeping her investors and tenants up-to-date with pertinent information.

Family is very important to Keisha as is her strong devotion to God and her church. She and her husband of 21 years are blessed with three children. When not in the office, Keisha enjoys spending time with her family, eating good food, and traveling! Her goal is to build lasting relationships by providing top notch service.

MSM also employs an in-house Maintenance Department. Our technicians can help with some of the smaller, day-to-day, issues that can arise in home tenancy.