• Sheila Taormina

    Sheila Taormina (BBA 1992, MBA 1994)


    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)


    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)


    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.

  • Jay Mullis

    Jay Mullis (BBA 2000, MBA 2007)


    Mullis modified his late grandfather’s home-brewed roach killer into a pet-friendly product and earned more than $200,000 in orders. Green Dragon Roach Kill is currently awaiting EPA approval.

  • Ryan Gembala and Garrett Gravesen

    Ryan Gembala (BBA ’03) and Garrett Gravesen (BBA ’03)


    Ryan Gembala (BBA ’03) and Garrett Gravesen (BBA ’03) were BMOCs in college and they could have written their own ticket in the international business world. Instead, they came home from distant ports of call to create a non-profit that improves the quality of life for Georgia children affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • Sarbanes Oxley Act

    SOX changed corporate boards and director pay


    A new study co-authored by Terry finance professors Jeff Netter and Jim Linck and former doctoral student Tina Yang finds that the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 — as well as related rule changes at major stock exchanges — have dramatically altered the makeup of corporate boards, making them larger and more independent.

  • Steven Pottier

    Federal charters could save life insurers $5.7 billion annually


    The American Council of Life Insurers recently contracted with Steven Pottier, a Terry College professor of risk management and insurance, to conduct a research study related to the proposed Optional Federal Charter, which is an offshoot of the National Insurance Act of 2006.

  • Matt Weinberg

    Matt Weinberg


    Mergers often leave higher prices in their wake, especially when they involve large consumer product companies. Predicting which mergers will put the biggest squeeze on consumers isn't easy, but antitrust regulators need to do more to protect the public from merger-related price inflation, according to research conducted by Terry economics professor Matt Weinberg.

  • Robert Sumichrast

    Robert Sumichrast


    Sumichrast sees himself not as a CEO but as the leader of a collaborative team that will steer the Terry College on a path to national prominence.

  • Lee Reed

    Lee Reed


    Legal studies professor O. Lee Reed has been appointed to the Robert W. Scherer Chair in Public Affairs at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.