Join us for a very special panel with Terry alumni who will be sharing their experiences in executive leadership positions! Ever wonder how C-Suite executives got a start in their career? Want to hear about a typical day in the life of a CEO? What about the three top qualities that companies value when considering a person for an executive position? Have your own question that you're dying to ask? This is a CAN'T MISS event!
You'll hear from the Chairman and CEO of Aflac, the Managing Partner a boutique executive search and leadership consulting firm, the past chairman of the Steel Manufacturers Association, a former Vice President and Manager of Salomon Brothers (and current CEO of Hilltop Securities), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial & Investment Officer of the AMB Group, LLC, the parent company of the Atlanta Falcons-- and Treasurer of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, and the Founder, Managing Director, of RoundRock Capital Management.
Dan Amos, BBA ’73 - Aflac and Aflac Incorporated
Susan Boyd, BBA ’88 – Miller+ Boyd
Phil Casey, BBA ’67 - Gerdau Ameristeel
Hill Feinberg, BBA ’69 - HilltopSecurities
David Homrich, BBA ’75, MAcc ’77 – Amb Group LLC & Exodus Capital LLC
Peter Vig, BBA ’62, MBA ’64 - RoundRock Capital Partners
Natalie Glenn (Moderator) - Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, TCOB
Learn More About the Panelists:
Dan Amos, BBA ’73
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aflac and Aflac Incorporated
Mr. Amos has been chief executive officer of the Company and Aflac since 1990 and chairman since 2001. Mr. Amos holds a bachelor's degree in risk management from the University of Georgia and has spent 37 years in various positions at Aflac. Mr. Amos served as a director of Synovus Financial Corp. from 2001 to 2011 and also served as a director of Southern Company from 2000 to 2006.Institutional Investor magazine has named him one of America's Best CEOs in the life insurance category five times. Mr. Amos previously served as a member of the Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under Mr. Amos' leadership, the Company became the first public company in the United States to give shareholders the opportunity to have an advisory "Say-on-Pay" vote on the compensation practices of the top five named executive officers. Not only did 2013 mark Mr. Amos' 24th year as CEO, but it also marked the 24th consecutive year the Company has met or exceeded our operating earnings per diluted share objective.
Mr. Amos' experience and approach deliver insightful expertise and guidance to the Company's Board of Directors on topics relating to corporate governance, people management and risk management.
Susan Boyd, BBA ’88
Managing Partner of Miller+Boyd
Susan Boyd is Managing Partner of Miller+Boyd, a boutique executive search and leadership consulting firm. Susan has a particular expertise in financial services, technology and payments, including general management, functional corporate officers, IT and operations. She works closely with Boards and senior operating executives to align talent and strategy with current and anticipated market dynamics. Clients range from multi-billion dollar publicly traded companies to private equity backed early stage companies. Susan believes that the ultimate differentiator in highly successful organizations is recruiting, retaining and maximizing talent, at the Board and operating level.
Prior to establishing her firm in 2014, Susan spent 15 years at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global human capital consultancy, where she served as Managing Director and Head of the Americas for the Consumer and Commercial Financial Services Practice. Susan started her career as a corporate banker at SunTrust Banks, Inc. in Atlanta and New York, where she became a Vice President in the middle market and large cap banking groups, focused on providing optimal debt capital and business operating services to her clients.
Susan holds a BBA from the University of Georgia. She graduated Cum Laude from the Honors Program, with a major in Finance.
Susan serves on the Dean's advisory board at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia as well as the Board of Directors of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
Phil Casey, BBA ’67
Chairman of the Board, Gerdau Ameristeel
Phillip E. Casey has held every top management position with Gerdau Ameristeel since joining the second-largest North American mini-mill steelmaker in 1994. He serves as a director and the board's non-executive chairman, and he previously was the company's president and CEO. Gerdau Ameristeel's 17 steel manufacturing operations generated revenues totaling $4.2 billion in 2009.
Casey is a past chairman of the Steel Manufacturers Association, the largest steel industry group in
North America. In 2006, he was given the Steel Manufacturers' Iverson-Selig Award for his dedicated service to the mini-mill steel industry. He also serves on the board of Astec Industries Inc. He previously held executive positions with Florida Steel and Birmingham Steel, and he served 14 years in various financial management assignments with domestic and international affiliates of the Exxon Corp.
Casey graduated from the Terry College in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in finance. After graduating from UGA, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a commissioned officer in the Special Forces. He was awarded several battlefield commendations, including the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for heroic action in Southeast Asia.
In addition to his service on the Terry Dean's Advisory Council, Casey has been a community leader in Tampa, Fla., serving as a trustee of the University of Tampa and a member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way. In 2007, Phil and Betty Casey were inducted into the Terry College's Pinnacle Society, which honors lifetime giving of $1 million or more.
Hill Feinberg, BBA ’69
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hilltop Securities Inc.
Hill Feinberg was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HilltopSecurities in January 2016, upon completion of the merger of HilltopSecurities and First Southwest Company. He had served as Chairman and CEO of FirstSouthwest since 1991, and as a director of Hilltop Holdings since the acquisition of PlainsCapital in November 2012. He previously served as a director of PlainsCapital from December 31, 2008 (in conjunction with PlainsCapital’s acquisition of FirstSouthwest) to November 2012.
Prior to joining FirstSouthwest, Mr. Feinberg was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns & Co. and a former Vice President and Manager of Salomon Brothers in the Dallas office. He is a past chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the self-regulatory organization with responsibility for authoring the rules that govern the municipal securities activities of registered broker-dealers. He also formerly served as a member of the board of directors of Compass Bancshares, Inc. and Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Municipal Finance, Harris Public Policy at the University of Chicago and on the Client Advisory Council at BNY Mellon.
His civic and charitable service includes chairing the board of directors of the Phoenix Houses of Texas and serving as board member of the Phoenix House Foundation. He is a member of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Medical Foundation, St. Mark’s School of Texas, the University of Georgia Terry School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and The University of Georgia Foundation He is the past chairman of the corporate committee for the Senior Source. Mr. Feinberg received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 1969, receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in May 2008. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving as first lieutenant in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971.
David Homrich, BBA ’75, MAcc ’77
EVP/Chief Financial & Investment Officer of AMB Group, LLC
President of Exodus Capital, LLC,
Treasurer of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
David Homrich is Executive Vice President - Chief Financial & Investment Officer of AMB Group, LLC, the parent company of the Atlanta Falcons. He is President of Exodus Capital, LLC, Arthur M. Blank’s private investment company, Treasurer of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and a senior officer of several other companies, which comprise the Blank Family of Businesses including AMB Sports & Entertainment, PGA TOUR Superstore, and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch. His current responsibilities include financial, tax, risk management and strategic planning. He also is responsible for investment strategy and management as well as new business analysis and development.
Homrich joined AMB Group, LLC upon its formation in 2001. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO of Homrich Berg, an Atlanta-based wealth management company he co-founded in 1989. While at Homrich Berg, he served as personal financial and investment advisor to Arthur Blank. Before co-founding Homrich Berg, he was a principal in an investment advisory company and a manager in the tax department of the Atlanta office of Price Waterhouse.
Homrich serves, or has served, on the boards of several private companies. He presently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and is a former member of the Governing Board of the State Properties Commission and the Georgia Building Authority.
Homrich is past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA and presently serves on its Board Development committee. In 2008, he was honored to receive the Bransby Christian Leadership Award from the Metro Atlanta YMCA. In 2007, the Georgia Society of CPAs presented its Public Service Award to Homrich in recognition of his public service to the community and the state of Georgia.
A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in accounting, Homrich also earned his Master of Accountancy degree with a tax concentration from UGA.
He and his wife, Lynne, reside in Atlanta with their three sons and daughter.
Peter Vig, BBA ’62, MBA ’64, CFA
Founder, Managing Director, and Portfolio Manager, RoundRock Capital Management
Peter has over 40 years of Investment as well as Exploration and Production experience. From 1999 to 2001, Peter was a portfolio manager concentrating on large capitalization value portfolios at Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, Inc.
Previously, he was a Managing Director at Tiger Management in New York from 1997 to 1999 where he was responsible for the energy sector, reporting to Julian Robertson. Peter’s 34-year career in the investment industry includes positions at Montgomery Securities, where he was a Partner, and Oppenheimer & Company, where he served as a Limited Partner. Early in his career, while at Shearson Hammill, Peter worked under Walter Mintz and Don Cecil, the founders of Cumberland Partners, considered one of the most successful hedge funds and the one with perhaps the greatest longevity. Prior to joining Tiger, Peter served as Chairman & CEO of Toreador Royalty Corporation, a publicly traded mineral company owning oil and gas rights under 500,000 net acres in West Texas. By proactive management under his eight-year tenure, Toreador had more than twice the number of wells drilled on its acreage (primarily utilizing industry partners’ capital), than in all of its prior 50-year history. He has also served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Sabine Corporation, a NYSE-listed exploration and production company. Peter specializes in the oil and gas industry and was named several times to the Institutional Investor All America Research Team.
Peter graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Finance and an MBA.
Peter was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014 by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
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