• Jerry Wilson

    Jerry Wilson (AB 1978)

    Alumni

    Jerry Wilson (AB ’78) may understand the customer better than anyone at The Coca-Cola Company, and his book, Managing Brand You, is a personal roadmap for success.

  • Tom Scott

    Tom Scott (BBA 1986)

    Alumni

    A familiar face around Athens, Tom Scott (BBA ’86) has devoted his career to growing his public accounting firm, Trinity Accounting Group, as well as other development projects and community improvement ventures.

  • Tom Cousins

    Tom Cousins (BBA 1952)

    Alumni

    Tired of spending millions on philanthropic causes that didn't improve the basic fabric of society, Atlanta real estate icon Tom Cousins (BBA ’52) is taking his East Lake revitalization model nationwide.

  • Matt Walls

    Matt Walls (BBA 2003)

    Alumni

    Its shirts are funny and its startup scenario sounds like a sitcom script, but Matt Walls’ (BBA ’03) SnorgTees is all business.

  • Bob Hatcher

    Robert Hatcher (BBA 1964)

    Alumni

    State Board of Regents chairman Robert Hatcher (BBA ’64) has finance in his blood — and it’s a good thing, given the large-scale budget cuts that are currently threatening Georgia’s university system.

  • Ruth Bartlett

    Ruth Bartlett (BBA 1976)

    Alumni

    Ruth Bartlett (BBA ’76) has been a trailblazer for women in the accounting profession. She was the first female president of the Georgia Society of CPAs and she recently became the first woman to receive the society’s Meritorious Service Award.

  • Daniel Zeplain

    Daniel Zeplain (BBA 2007)

    Alumni

    Daniel Zeplain (BBA ’07) was closing his first commercial real estate deal in Atlanta, when his father — a successful insurance agent in Texas — passed away. Zeplain reversed his career path, moved to Houston, and has breathed new life into TreyLed Insurance.

  • Rob Hoyt

    Catastrophe Securitization: A Value-added Proposition

    Research

    Catastrophe securitization is a viable alternative to insurance because it helps spread risk, saves companies from potential financial ruin, and even provides corporations and qualified investors a low risk security with a favorable return on their investment — a winning proposition for all.

  • Elena Karahanna

    Virtual House Calls: Advancements in Telemedicine

    Research

    MIS professor Elena Karahanna's initial interest in telemedicine stemmed from an NBC News report about doctor consultations via webcam. Her idea earned her a Terry-Sanford Research Award, and the resulting paper was accepted for publication.

  • Carolyn Dehring

    Land Conservation

    Research

    Does land conservation have measurable benefits capitalized into the land market? Professor Carolyn Dehring is researching the answer as part of a National Science Foundation-funded program.