They work for giants and startups. They are accountants and managers. The sign on their door reads CEO, CFO, Partner, Leader. Quickest way to summarize Terry’s women graduates: They run the gamut.
Lauren Gottung Acuff (BBA ’07)
Professional Development and Consulting Learning Specialist, RaceTrac Petroleum
Laura was a Leonard Leadership Scholar, at Terry and began her career as a consultant for BTS, a training consulting firm in New York. She returned to the South to pursue her master’s in counseling, and she worked as a substance-abuse and crisis counselor. Lauren was recognized as a Most Outstanding Clinical Mental Health Student, and she is a National Certified Counselor. Her passion for personal and professional development continued in her work with Performex, a leadership consulting firm. In February, Lauren joined RaceTrac Petroleum in Atlanta in the Professional Development and Consulting group, working in talent management.
Ruth Bartlett (BBA ’76)
Audit Partner, Frazier & Deeter LLC
Ruth has achieved a number of "firsts" in her career: first female partner at Frazier & Deeter (1993), first female president of the Georgia Society of CPAs (1993), first woman to receive the society's Meritor-ious Service Award (2010). Ruth received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Terry College in 1997, and she served on the Alumni Board for more than a decade, including a stint as board president (2005). Ruth’s sisters, Linda B. Marett (BBA ’75) and Terri B. Vann (BBA ’80), are also Terry accounting alumni. Ruth currently serves as vice president of the UGA Alumni Association and will become president in 2015.