Partners
Partners
Preston Willard
President
Preston received his BA in Business Economics from Wofford College (2010). He has been involved in the aftermarket automotive field for the better part of a decade. This experience gives him extensive knowledge of in store operations. A servant leadership management style and a background in developing effective training programs and education materials makes Preston a driving force behind Toxaway Automotive Group.
Scott Dickinson
Director
Scott received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia (1991) and his J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University (1995).
Scott began his practice with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, where he focused on corporate transactions, specifically mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and public and private offerings of securities. He represented both strategic and financial buyers and sellers of businesses, as well as both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $5,000,000,000.
Scott’s career also included serving as a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department of The Robinson-Humphrey Company (now SunTrust Robinson Humphrey) and as a General Partner of R-H Capital Partners, L.P., an in house private equity fund.
In addition to his practice with Cheeley Law Group, Scott continues as Managing Partner of Toxaway Capital Partners, an Atlanta based investment partnership that makes controlling investments in middle market businesses. He is a Director of Pharos Marine Automatic Power, Inc. (Houston, TX), Pharos Marine, Ltd. (United Kingdom), and AB Pharos Marine Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) and TWR Lighting, Inc. (Houston, TX).
Scott’s extensive experience provides a valuable insight to the Toxaway Automotive Group where he serves as a director.
Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr. “Spike”
Director
Mr. Wahlen is a Founder and Managing Partner of Toxaway Capital Partners, his personal investment vehicle.
From 1985 to 2014 he was Founder and a Managing Partner of CGW Southeast Partners which successfully invested four private equity funds aggregating over $750 million acquiring more than 40 companies.  The last of these funds was successfully closed out in 2014.  These private equity funds supported management teams in acquisitions and recapitalization of middle-market companies (typically valued between $25 and $200 million). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and was an officer of several banks and investment banks prior to forming CGW in 1985.
Toxaway Holdings has several venture investments including Bastille Networks and The Cipher (www.thecipherbrief.com) among others and holds the controlling interest in two companies: TWR Lighting, Inc. and Pharos Marine Automatic Power, Inc. 
He is a member of the Georgia Tech Sheller College Business Advisory Board and an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC.
In addition he serves on the board of directors of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), (www.bens.org), a national, nonprofit organization of senior business leaders working for a more secure America.  In 1991, Mr. Wahlen co-founded Atlanta Charity Clays, Inc., which to date has raised more than $5 million dollars for children’s charities in Atlanta and is chairman of its’ board of directors.   He also served as vice chairman of Zoo Atlanta and served on that board for over twenty years as well as having served as the Chairman of the board of The Atlanta chapter of The American Diabetes Association.
Education:
Georgia Institute of Technology – BSIM
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – MBA

Preston Willard
President
Preston received his BA in Business Economics from Wofford College (2010). He has been involved in the aftermarket automotive field for the better part of a decade. This experience gives him extensive knowledge of in store operations. A servant leadership management style and a background in developing effective training programs and education materials makes Preston a driving force behind Toxaway Automotive Group.
Scott Dickinson
Director
Scott received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia (1991) and his J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University (1995).
Scott began his practice with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, where he focused on corporate transactions, specifically mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and public and private offerings of securities. He represented both strategic and financial buyers and sellers of businesses, as well as both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $5,000,000,000.
Scott’s career also included serving as a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department of The Robinson-Humphrey Company (now SunTrust Robinson Humphrey) and as a General Partner of R-H Capital Partners, L.P., an in house private equity fund.
In addition to his practice with Cheeley Law Group, Scott continues as Managing Partner of Toxaway Capital Partners, an Atlanta based investment partnership that makes controlling investments in middle market businesses. He is a Director of Pharos Marine Automatic Power, Inc. (Houston, TX), Pharos Marine, Ltd. (United Kingdom), and AB Pharos Marine Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) and TWR Lighting, Inc. (Houston, TX).
Scott’s extensive experience provides a valuable insight to the Toxaway Automotive Group where he serves as a director.
Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr. “Spike”
Director
Mr. Wahlen is a Founder and Managing Partner of Toxaway Capital Partners, his personal investment vehicle.
From 1985 to 2014 he was Founder and a Managing Partner of CGW Southeast Partners which successfully invested four private equity funds aggregating over $750 million acquiring more than 40 companies.  The last of these funds was successfully closed out in 2014.  These private equity funds supported management teams in acquisitions and recapitalization of middle-market companies (typically valued between $25 and $200 million). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and was an officer of several banks and investment banks prior to forming CGW in 1985.
Toxaway Holdings has several venture investments including Bastille Networks and The Cipher (www.thecipherbrief.com) among others and holds the controlling interest in two companies: TWR Lighting, Inc. and Pharos Marine Automatic Power, Inc. 
He is a member of the Georgia Tech Sheller College Business Advisory Board and an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC.
In addition he serves on the board of directors of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), (www.bens.org), a national, nonprofit organization of senior business leaders working for a more secure America.  In 1991, Mr. Wahlen co-founded Atlanta Charity Clays, Inc., which to date has raised more than $5 million dollars for children’s charities in Atlanta and is chairman of its’ board of directors.   He also served as vice chairman of Zoo Atlanta and served on that board for over twenty years as well as having served as the Chairman of the board of The Atlanta chapter of The American Diabetes Association.
Education:
Georgia Institute of Technology – BSIM
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – MBA