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Their business addresses encompass more than 5,300 miles—

Vicki Brinson Williams stands in front of the NBC marquee in New York City
Live from New York! Vicki Brinson Williams (BSEd ’95, MBA ’00) is Senior Vice President, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS for NBCUniversal in New York.

From San Francisco, where Kelly Frailey (MBA ’09) devises marketing strategies for Facebook’s burgeoning travel business; to London, where Laura Brightwell (BBA ’89) keeps tabs on European governmental relations for Coca-Cola Enterprises. In Dallas, Texas, AT&T executive Debbie Storey (AB ’80, EMBA ’06) oversees diversity and talent development for a company that has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 10 consecutive years.

Close to home in Atlanta, Diane Bloodworth (BBA ’82) crashed the male bastion of fantasy sports with a competitive analysis company that tells fantasy addicts which players to draft. Some Atlantans know Barbara Hampton (MBA ’06) from her tenure as chair of the State Board of Education, but she’s even more valuable to Georgia as SVP/CFO of the Georgia Transmission Corporation, where she has nearly tripled the assets of the statewide power cooperatives from $740 million to more than $2 billion.

In New York City, NBCUniversal SVP Vicki Brinson Williams (BSEd ’95, MBA ’00) faced the unenviable task of “trying to change the tires on a moving car” when Comcast bought the company from GE, forcing Williams and her team to create new everything — from HR systems to compensation programs to retirement plans to performance reviews processes. In our other New York profile, TM readers will get to know young entrepreneur Tracey Van Voorhis (BBA ’07, BSFCS ’09), who was inspired to create a company out of tragic circumstances when she began devising fashionable head scarves for her mother, who was suffering from cancer and had lost her hair during chemotherapy.