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…
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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…
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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…

2015 Recipients

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    Elisha Finney BBA 1983

    Distinguished Alumni Award
    Elisha Finney is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Varian Medical Systems, a $3 billion corporation that is the world leader in integrated cancer therapy systems. She oversees a staff of 400 people worldwide, and her management responsibilities include corporate accounting, corporate communications and investor relations, internal financial and compliance…
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    David Fischer BBA 2005

    Outstanding Young Alumni Award
    David Fischer joined AloStar Bank of Commerce shortly after its founding in 2011. He started as an underwriter, and moved up to ranks from Assistant Vice President (2011-12), to Vice President (2013) and, most recently, to Director (2014). He currently manages originations for seven southeastern states, and, according to AloStar’s Chief…
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    Kevin Marsh BBA 1977

    Distinguished Alumni Award
    Kevin Marsh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCANA, began his current career with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, the principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, as group manager of technical accounting. He was named Vice President and Controller in 1989. Since then, he has served in the capacity of…