• Tom Viera

    Tom Viera (MBA 2001)

    Alumni

    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)

    Alumni

    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)

    Alumni

    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)

    Alumni

    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)

    Alumni

    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 — 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)

    Alumni

    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)

    Alumni

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

  • Sheila Taormina

    Sheila Taormina (BBA 1992, MBA 1994)

    Alumni

    Taormina, at age 39, is the first female athlete from any country to make the Olympic Games in three different sports, spanning four Olympiads. A former All-American swimmer at UGA, she’s set to compete in modern pentathlon at the 2008 Beijing Games.

  • Bill Griffin

    Bill Griffin (BBA 1972)

    Alumni

    The $17 million restoration Griffin brought about at storied Oakmont Country Club, site of the 2007 U.S. Open Golf Championship, might be his greatest accomplishment in a storied career.

  • Joe Tereshinski III

    Joe Tereshinski III (BBA 2006)

    Alumni

    Raised in Athens as the grandson and son of Georgia football stars, Tereshinski is smart, personable, comfortable talking to adults — and happy he was able to graduate with a double major in risk management and finance, though he never anticipated being a business major.