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The 2017 honorees of the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 — an annual recognition of successful UGA alumni under the age of 40 — include a dozen graduates who earned a degree from the Terry College of Business.

Of the 12, nine received undergraduate degrees from Terry while the other three were Georgia MBA graduates. According to the UGA Alumni Association, which selects the alums for the list, the honorees aspire to “uphold the principles manifested in the three Pillars of the Arch,” demonstrate a “commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with UGA” and “made an impact in their professional and philanthropic endeavors.”

Here are the 12 alums with Terry ties:

  • Travis Butler (AB ’09) of Athens majored in economics and is the president/owner of Butler Properties & Development, a commercial real estate development and management firm.
  • Eric Callahan (BBA ’05) of Griffin majored in marketing and is the owner of Callahan Industries, a representation agency for manufacturers.
  • Andrew Dill (BBA ’06, AB ’07) of Marietta, is a government relations and business development professional at Lockheed Martin. He majored in risk management.
  • Katie Dubnik (BBA ’03) of Gainesville was a marketing major and is president of Forum Communications, a marketing and public relations firm.
  • Nicholas Friedmann (BBA ’06) of Washington, D.C., majored in international business and is a private client relationship manager at Citibank.
  • Adam C. Johnson (MBA ’16) of Atlanta is a senior consultant at Cognizant, a professional services company.
  • Joshua Jones (ABJ ’08, AB ’08, MBA ’16) of Atlanta is president and CEO of Red Clay Communications Inc.
  • Dan Ludlam (BBA ’04, JD ’07) of Atlanta studied finance and is a senior manager and real estate attorney for Chick-fil-A.
  • Wes Neece (BBA ’00) of Atlanta is merchandising VP of lighting at The Home Depot. He majored in management information systems.
  • Maria Taylor (ABJ ’09, MBA ’13) of Charlotte, N.C., is an analyst and host at ESPN and the SEC Network covering college football, college volleyball and college men's and women's basketball.
  • Alissa Vickery (BBA ’01, MAcc ’01) of Mableton is the SVP of accounting and controls at FleetCor Technologies Inc., a provider of fuel cards and specialized payment products to businesses.
  • Whitney Woodward (AB ’00) of Covington studied economics and is the VP of total rewards at RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.