2017 Recipients

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    Michael Patrick BBA 2003

    Outstanding Young Alumni Award

    Michael Patrick (BBA '03) is founder of Atlanta-based startup Thanks Geoffrey, a home management company that helps people live their ideal lives by reinventing the way everyday tasks get done.…
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    David Salyers BBA 1981

    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…
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    Debbie Storey AB 1980, EMBA 2006

    Distinguished Alumni Award

    Debbie Storey 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…

2016 Recipients

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    W. Douglas Benn BBA 1976, MAcc 1982

    Distinguished Alumni Award
    W. Douglas Benn (BBA  '76, MAcc '82) is executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, a position he has held since January 2009. The Cheesecake Factory is a publicly traded, casual dining restaurant company that owns and operates 198 restaurants throughout the USA and Puerto…
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    William D. Young, Jr. BBA 1978

    Distinguished Alumni Award
    William D. (Bill) Young Jr. (BBA '78) is a partner with the Atlanta-based General Wholesale Company, a family-owned distributor of beverage alcohol. Founded in 1942, GWC is one of the largest private businesses in Atlanta. Bill graduated from the Marist School in 1975 and is now a trustee at the private…
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    Mitch Reiner BBA 2005

    Outstanding Young Alumni Award
    Mitch Reiner (BBA '05) is a partner, chief operating officer, and investment advisor with Atlanta-based Capital Investment Advisors, which also has offices in Sarasota, Fla., and Tulsa, Okla. He has a degree in finance from UGA's Terry College of Business, and he has been a proud member of the CIA…