Hosted by the Terry Alumni Board, the annual Alumni Awards and Gala is the college’s signature event. Distinguished Terry alumni, outstanding young alumni, and Pinnacle Society inductees are honored in an awards ceremony, while the event also serves as a fundraiser for the college.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Intercontinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta

Six o'clock - Cocktails and Auction
Eight o'clock - Dinner and Awards Presentation
Ten o'clock - Post-Event Fun

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2017 Award Recipients

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David Salyers

Distinguished Alumni Award

David Salyers (BBA '81) is vice president of brand activation marketing for Chick-fil-A Company, and he confesses that his career at the Atlanta-based company has been a remarkable journey. "I graduated from Georgia on a Saturday morning," says Salyers, "and started my 35-year career with Chick-fil-A before the day was over!" Salyers has spent his entire career as part of a Chick-fil-A team, committed to building the kind of company culture that people talk about and admire! As a…

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Debbie Storey

Distinguished Alumni Award

Debbie Storey (AB '80, MBA '06) retired in 2016 after nearly 34 years with AT&T. In her most recent role as executive vice president — AT&T Mobility Customer Service, Storey oversaw customer care for all business and consumer AT&T Mobility customers, including advanced technical and digital support and social media. She managed a $1.5 billion operating budget and delivered more than $1.6B in total revenue.  Prior to this role, Storey was senior vice president — talent development…

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Michael Patrick

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Michael Patrick (BBA '03) is the Senior Consultant of Innovation & New Ventures with Chick-fil-A and Founder of the Atlanta-based startup Thanks Geoffrey, a home management company that helps people live their ideal lives by reinventing the way everyday tasks get done. On-demand services are extremely convenient and beneficial, but nothing is more convenient than automatic services that anticipate individuals' needs — which is where Thanks Geoffrey really shines. "Consumers are looking for services that provide more convenience as they…

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For more information about the alumni awards, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 706-254-6181.   Previous Recipients

2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

  • Chick-fil-A Foundation
  • THEGEORGIAWAY.COM | Nike

Gold Sponsors

  • AloStar Bank of Commerce
  • AON Risk Solutions
  • AT&T
  • Danette and J. Gavin Beck
  • Bibb Distributing Company
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Cox Enterprises Inc.
  • Renée and Hill A. Feinberg
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Kauffman Tire Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Regions Bank
  • TaxConnex LLC
  • WestRock

Silver Sponsors

  • Beecher Carlson
  • Capital One Healthcare
  • Collins Cooper Carusi Architects | Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • The Cotney Family
  • Covington Investments LLC
  • Cushman & Wakefield - Andy Ghertner
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • ​Formation Capital LLC
  • ​Frazier & Deeter LLC
  • Georgia Crown Distributing Company
  • HA+W | Aprio
  • Ironwood Insurance Services
  • Jacob J. Ferro, Jr.
  • Knox Properties
  • KPMG LLP
  • McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc.
  • Peachtree Benefit Group
  • PwC
  • Barbara and Gregory Rizzo
  • Route 66 Ventures LLC
  • SCANA Corporation
  • Linda and Scott Sink
  • The Home Depot
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Turner Enterprises Inc.
  • Warbird Advisory
  • Angie and Leo Wells
  • Wells Fargo Advisors

Friends of Terry

  • Aflac
  • AMWins Brokerage
  • Ansley Atlanta Real Estate LLC
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Atlanta Gas Light Company
  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Balch & Bingham LLP
  • BB&T
  • Bennett Thrasher PC
  • Butler Automotive Group
  • Butler Properties & Development
  • Capital Investment Advisors
  • ​Carter
  • CBRE Inc.
  • Jennifer and Josh Champion
  • Stacy and Bill Chick
  • CohnReznick LLP
  • Cushman Wakefield
  • Ann and Jay Davis
  • Foundry Capital LLC
  • Fulcrum Equity Partners
  • Georgia Transmission Corporation
  • IMG College LLC
  • Lutz, Brown, Peagler and Manley Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Mark S. Mahoney
  • McWhorter Driscoll LLC
  • Tricia and Carlos Navarro
  • Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia
  • Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
  • Primerica
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • Seacrest Partners
  • State Bank & Trust
  • The Cheeley Consulting Group
  • The Underwriters Group
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • US CareNet
  • Vivex Biomedical Inc.
  • Warren Averett
  • ​Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial LLC
  • Yancey Brothers Caterpillar

Become a Sponsor

Consider supporting the Terry College Alumni Awards and Gala by being a corporate sponsor. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 706-583-0873 for more information.

Benefits

  • Name included on all invitations, all mailing, and all correspondence related to event if sponsorship committed by February 15, 2017.
  • The most prominent recognition on:
    • Gala program
    • Gala signage
    • Gala advertisement in the Terry Magazine
    • Terry College website
  • With Terry gala sponsorship you are also listed as a Terry Third Thursday Partner and receive the following for a one-year period of July 2017 through June 2018:
    • Sponsorship listing in media partner advertising including Georgia Magazine ads.
    • Sponsorship listing in affiliated print and online collateral including invitations mailed three times a year (mailed to 25,000), and web space.
    • Attendance and event benefits including two complimentary passes to each Terry Third Thursday and company name on promotional signage at event.
  • 3 reserved tables with table recognition signs.
  • 4 complimentary guest rooms evening of the Gala
    • Breakfast on Sunday morning
    • Welcome package with Terry and UGA items
  • Invitation for all guests to cocktail reception with Dean, VIPs and special guests
  • Association with the Terry College of Business including membership in the Dean's Circle of Giving and invitations to special UGA and Terry College events.
  • Two tickets for the Terry College of Business Sky Suite during one 2017 UGA home football game.
  • One-day use of executive classroom (available maximum seating 60) or conference room (available maximum seating 18) at the Terry College Executive Education Center in Atlanta during normal business hours, through December 2017.

Benefits

  • Name included on all invitations, all mailing, and all correspondence related to event if sponsorship committed by February 15, 2017.
  • The most prominent recognition on:
    • Gala program
    • Gala signage
    • Gala advertisement in the Terry Magazine
    • Terry College website
  • With Terry gala sponsorship you are also listed as a Terry Third Thursday Partner and receive the following for a one-year period of July 2017 through June 2018:
    • Sponsorship listing in media partner advertising including Georgia Magazine ads.
    • Sponsorship listing in affiliated print and online collateral including invitations mailed three times a year (mailed to 25,000), and website.
    • Attendance and event benefits including two complimentary passes to each Terry Third Thursday and company name on promotional signage at event.
  • Reserved table for 10 guests with table recognition sign.
  • Complimentary guest room evening of the Gala
    • Breakfast on Sunday morning
    • Welcome package with Terry and UGA items
  • Invitation for your 10 guests to cocktail reception with Dean, VIPs and special guests
  • Association with the Terry College of Business including membership in the Dean's Circle of Giving and invitations to special UGA and Terry College events.
  • Two tickets for the Terry College of Business Sky Suite during one 2017 UGA home football game.
  • One-day use of executive classroom (available maximum seating 60) or conference room (available maximum seating 18) at the Terry College Executive Education Center in Atlanta during normal business hours, through December 2017.

Benefits

  • Name included on all invitations, all mailing and all correspondence related to event if sponsorship committed by February 15, 2017.
  • Recognition on:
    • Gala Program
    • Gala signage
    • Gala advertisement in the Terry Magazine
    • Terry College website
  • Reserved seats for 6 guests with table recognition sign
  • Association with the Terry College of Business including membership in the Dean's Circle of Giving and invitations to special UGA and Terry College events.
  • One-day use of conference room (available maximum seating 18) at the Terry College Executive Education Center in Atlanta during normal business hours, through December 2017.

Benefits

  • Recognition on:
    • Gala program
    • Gala signage
    • Terry College website
  • Reserved seats for 4 guests with table recognition sign

About the Award

Alumni Award
Terry Alumni Award

The Terry College of Business Distinguished Alumni Awards were first presented in 1964. These awards continue to honor outstanding alumni who have excelled in their careers and make a difference in their communities. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award was first presented in 1985. This award recognizes alumni who are under 35 years of age, have demonstrated achievement, and show a promising future in business. Emeritus members of the Terry College Alumni Board accept nominations for these awards and select the recipients each year.

The Alumni Award keepsake is a Waterford Lismore Essence Vase. This stunning angular vase is made of hand-crafted, fine crystal patterned with a more modern incarnation of Lismore’s signature diamond and wedge cuts. Waterford Crystal is of the finest quality and is sought after by collectors and connoisseurs around the world. Each piece of Waterford is watermarked with the word ”Waterford”—a signature indicating the name of the finest crystal in the world.

For more information about the alumni awards, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 706-254-6181.   Previous Recipients

Nominations

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