• Tom Viera

    Tom Viera (MBA 2001)


    An animal lover who once considered becoming a veterinarian, Viera was a regional financial manager for a large publishing company before leaving the rat race to open a do-it-yourself doggie detailing business.

  • Steve Jones

    Steve Jones (BBA 1978, JD 1987)


    Steve Jones is using his knowledge and experience as a Superior Court judge to address poverty in Athens-Clarke County as chairman of the Athens Area Community Foundation.

  • Chris Welton

    Chris Welton (BBA 1981, JD 1985)


    Welton (BBA ’81, JD ’85) cut his teeth in international sports marketing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and the former academic All-American is now CEO of Atlanta-based Helios Partners Inc., an international Olympics branding and sports marketing company that also has an office in London, site of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  • Steve Green

    Steve Green (BBA 1971)


    Green is helping the Georgia Ports Authority develop broad-based Congressional support for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Program, which will allow the next generation of super-sized cargo vessels to navigate into the Port of Savannah.

  • Frank Brumley

    Frank Brumley (BBA 1962)


    Plenty of partners have pulled a rope with Frank Brumley. He’s fired the dreams and balanced the interests of bankers, realtors, planners, contractors, politicians, environmentalists, civic groups, churches, educators, administrators, restaurateurs, other developers β€” any and everybody it takes, in fact, to build and foster successful communities.

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    Holly Meidl (BBA 1983) and Chelley Schaper (BBA 1994)


    Meidl and Schaper, honored at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, credit Terry for their career direction and job placement in the risk management and insurance industry.

  • Sam Lorenzo

    Sam Lorenzo (EMBA 2006)


    Lorenzo developed his urgent care clinic idea with help from EMBA classmates who work in telecommunications, transportation, recruiting, and banking.

  • Vanessa Patrick

    Art affects consumer taste buds


    The Athens eatery Mama's Boy is where Assistant Professor Vanessa Patrick and doctoral student Henrik Hagtvedt briefly posed as waiters to investigate the phenomenon of art infusion. They were collecting data for groundbreaking research appearing this June in the Journal of Marketing Research.

  • Robert Vandenberg

    Terry College’s 2008 Outstanding Research Award


    Vandenberg is internationally recognized as an expert in research methods and has lead workshops or courses on research methodology in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. As a Distinguished Research Methodologist for the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, his workshops are attended by faculty and PhD students from across the U.S. and webcast to 50 different universities around the world.

  • Daniel Feldman

    Terry College’s 2007 Outstanding Research Award


    Feldman, who is associate dean for research and international programs and also holds the Synovus Chair of Servant Leadership in the Institute for Leadership Advancement, investigates how individuals make decisions to enter or change careers and how new hires adjust to new work environments and to pressure from veteran employees.