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Otis Johnson (BBA ’67) of Savannah received the Legacy Leadership award at the inaugural Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum. He is a scholar in residence and professor emeritus at Savannah State University.

Tom Bradbury (BBA ’68) of Atlanta was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents. As chairman and founder of Smith Douglas Homes, he has pursued innovation and efficiency in homebuilding throughout his career, including creating an integrated operating system called SMART Builder Solutions.


Cliff McCurry (BBA ’71) of Savannah received the Legacy Leadership award at the inaugural Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum. He is director of community development for Sterling Seacrest Pritchard and has more than 50 years of commercial insurance brokerage and risk management experience.

Al Brown (BBA ’72) of St. Simons Island is the owner of Al Brown Co., a real estate brokerage firm. He recently closed the largest residential sale in the history of the state of Georgia. The sales price was $27.5 million for a residence on Sea Island as reported in MLS.

Joe Stoner (MBA ’72) of Atlanta was named the 2021-2022 Henry A. Hill Award winner by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Professional Relations. He will be honored at the ACS fall national meeting in Chicago. He retired as executive director of Habitat for Humanity DeKalb in 2010 and is on ACS’s Divisional Activities Committee.


Jerry Konter (BBA ’75) of Savannah was elected chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. He founded Konter Quality Homes in 1977, one of Savannah’s largest home-building firms. He has been active in NAHB throughout his career. A senior life delegate, he has served as a leader of the association for more than 20 years. Previously, he was elected as president of the Home Builders Association of Georgia and the Savannah Home Builders Association. He was thrice named Savannah Builder of the Year and was inducted into the local and state Home Builder Hall of Fame.

Dennis McEntire (BBA ’77) of Newnan was elected to represent Congressional District 3 on the State Transportation Board. He has spent more than three decades as general manager of Newnan Utilities, a municipal water and light utility.

Dennis Vick (BBA ’77, MAcc ’78) of Greenville, S.C., retired from Dixon Hughes Goodman, where he had served as a managing partner since 2007. Previously, he spent 28 years at EY.

Tom Bickes (BBA ’78) of Brookhaven retired from the board of directors of EmployBridge, where he served as co-founder and CEO until his retirement in 2020.

Matt Smith (BBA ’78) of Roswell retired after 42 years at Federal Health, where he served as senior location manager since 2003. He previously held a sales management position at the company. He began his career at Federal Signal Corp.

Peter Stoddard (BBA ’79) of Cumming published two new books, Lewis Grizzard: The Dawg Who Loved to Prowl and Why Puritans Matter: Now More Than Ever. He is an author and public speaker.


Charles Mintz (MBA ’80) of Wilmington, N.C., joined Raymond James & Associates as a financial advisor. He was previously a senior managing director for Truist Investment Services.

Brenda Richardson (BBA ’80) of Fayetteville retired after a 36-year career at Marsh McLennan, where she served as a casualty broker representative.

Gary Henderson (BBA ’81) of Kennesaw joined the Chattahoochee Technical College Board of Directors. He is director of safety and human resources at Atlanta Bonded Warehouse.

Treg Brown (BBA ’82, MAcc ’83) of Alpharetta retired as EVP of Genuine Parts Company after 28 years at the firm. He previously served as SVP of Planning & Acquisitions. He began his career at Ernst & Young, where he was a corporate tax senior manager.

Martina Sandrock (MBA ’82) of Athens was appointed to the board of trustees of the Joachim Herz Foundation in Hamburg, Germany. She worked in leading positions in the consumer goods industry, including 16 years at Unilever.

Walt Glazer (BBA ’83) of Vero Beach, Fla., was named president and CEO of Escalade Inc., an Indiana-based sporting goods manufacturer, distributor and retailer. He has been at the company since 2015 and filled the position in an interim role since February 2021. Earlier in his career, he founded Nandina Properties and was CEO of Speedball Art.

Cindy Haddon (BBA ’83) of Watkinsville retired after a 36-year career with Walton EMC. A marketing specialist, she worked various clerical jobs at the company before spending two decades in marketing and member services. She was named a Rotary Assistant Governor of the Year and served as board chair for the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce.

David Holt (BBA ’83) of Bishop recently published his fifth book, titled God Does What?. He is senior pastor and founder of Living Hope Church in Athens.


Suzanne Purcell (BBA ’85) of Atlanta retired after 34 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she most recently served as a sales account director.

Glenn Ferrell (BBA ’87) of St. Simons Island was appointed to the board of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. She is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Nancy Rafuse (BBA ’88, JD ’91) of Atlanta retired as a partner at Seyfarth Shaw after a 30-year legal career specializing in the areas of employment law, civil rights and employment discrimination. She previously held positions at Polsinelli; Rafuse Hill & Hodges; and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.

David Richardson (BBA ’88) of Waxhaw, N.C., was named head of the TIAA Institute, a research-driven organization that builds and shares knowledge in the areas of financial security and higher education. He has been with the institute since 2007 and recently served as managing director of research.

Matt Simon (BBA ’88) of Atlanta joined Great Rock Capital as managing director of originations. He was previously a SVP at Huntington Bank.

David Ansari (BBA ’89, JD ’93) of Atlanta was named a real estate partner at Arnall Golden Gregory. He has more than 25 years of legal experience and previously practiced with two other Atlanta-based law firms.

Nat Lea (BBA ’89) of Little Rock, Ark., was elected to serve as president of America’s Newspapers, an industry group based in Washington, D.C. He is president and CEO of Wehco Media.


Kevin Curtin (BBA ’90) of Atlanta joined Georgia Electric Membership Corp. as SVP of government relations, representing the state’s 41 EMCs before the General Assembly, the Georgia Public Service Commission, Congress and state and federal agencies. He was previously AT&T’s assistant VP for legislative affairs.

Rodney Hawkins (BBA ’90) of Little Rock, Ark., was named EVP and chief audit executive at Simmons Bank. Previously, he was chief compliance officer and VP of internal audit at Windstream.

Gandi Vaughn (BBA ’92, JD ’95) of Dalton founded the Law Office of Gargandi Vaughn LLC. He previously spent 25 years with Mitchell & Mitchell, P.C.

Jason Ganim (BBA ’93) of Broadview Heights, Ohio, was named president of Conair Group, a leading supplier of equipment and solutions for plastics processors. Most recently, he was a senior executive for Transtar Industries, a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts and solutions.

Carlton Hamer (BBA ’93) of Dunwoody was named EVP and CFO of AutoWeb, a pioneering automotive digital marketing company. He joins the firm from Cox Automotive, where he spent 14 years in various roles, most recently VP of corporate services.

Colin Daniel (BBA ’94) of Atlanta was appointed chief administrative officer of health and wellness company Sharecare. He served as EVP of finance and human resources at the company since its founding in 2012.

Robb Dillon (BBA ’94) of Atlanta was named president and CEO of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, he worked as a sales director for Flourish Software.

Mike Fuller (BBA ’94) of Bradenton, Fla., was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees. He is a financial advisor and managing partner at Weichel Fuller Financial.

Crawford McInnis (BBA ’94) of Birmingham, Ala., was named chief sales officer for EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant. He was previously a managing principal at the firm.

Franco Parisi (MA ’94, PhD ’95) of Houston, Texas, finished third in the first round of the 2021 Chilean presidential elections. A well-known economist, he has served as visiting professor at several universities and held academic positions at Texas Tech University and the University of Alabama.

Bobby Soper (BBA ’94, JD ’97) of Sunrise, Fla., joined the board of directors of Playgon Games Inc. He is international president of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and founder and CEO of Sun Gaming & Hospitality.


Dmitry Kagansky (MBA ’96) of Dacula was named chief cloud officer for the Georgia Technology Authority. He is a former senior solutions architect at Amazon Web Services.

Tim Murphy (BBA ’96) of Roswell was named CFO of White Cap, where he leads financial strategy, accounting, treasury, tax, internal audit and external reporting. Before joining White Cap, he spent 20 years at West Rock. He is an emeritus member of the Terry College Alumni Board and was a member of the 2013 40 under 40 class.

Capt. Darryl Griffing (BBA ’97, MBA ’18) of Covington won a trip to Super Bowl LVI courtesy of NFL defensive end Chase Young of the Washington Commanders, who teamed up with USAA and the National Guard Association of the United States to award a deserving military member a trip to the game. Griffing has served 27 years in the military, including 14 years on active duty. He joined the Active Guard and Reserve program in 2012, where he serves on full-time active-duty status as a medical operations officer.

Chris Hornsby (BBA ’97) of Alpharetta was named partner at CarterBaldwin Executive Search leading the K-12 education practice. Before joining the firm in 2015, he spent three years as executive director of Radical Mentoring.

Jaime Feldman (BBA ’98) of Weston, Fla., was promoted to director of tax and accounting services at Fiske & Co., an accounting and consulting firm. She was previously a tax manager at the company.

Wes Hardy (BBA ’98) of Peachtree Corners was promoted to SVP, Southeast Region, at Duke Realty Corp., managing the Atlanta, Savannah and Nashville markets. He formerly served as VP of leasing and development in Atlanta.

Katharine Mobley (BBA ’98) of Woodstock was named chief marketing officer at The Real Brokerage Inc., a technology-centered real estate brokerage firm. Previously she led global marketing at First Advantage.

Patrick Rutherford (BBA ’98) of Atlanta was named CFO at FormFree, an Athens-based fintech company that aims to build a more inclusive lending landscape. He was previously an executive at Intercontinental Exchange.

Brant Standridge (BBA ’98) of Charlotte, N.C., joined Huntington Bank as president of consumer and business banking. He was formerly chief retail community banking officer for Truist Financial Corp.

Jason Daniels (BBA ’99) of Ringgold was named director of shared services for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He has been with BlueCross for more than 20 years, formerly serving as manager of business strategy in member benefits administration.

David Secrest (BBA ’99) of Roswell was appointed EVP of digital media and operations at Response Mine Interactive. Previously the company’s SVP, he leads the organization in marketing innovation and delivery of services.


Katie Carmichael (BBA ’00) of Walnut, Calif., joined the real estate practice group at boutique law firm Sklar Kirsh. She was previously in-house counsel at HMS Worldwide.

Dani Berry (BBA ’01, JD ’05) of Atlanta joined Lavender Hoffman Alderman LLC as a partner. She was formerly a partner at FisherBroyles LLC and is founder and chief wellbeing officer at Wellworks Consulting.

Wes Scott (BBA ’01) of Atlanta joined Moore Colson as a consulting director leading the practice’s lender advisory services group. Additionally, he joined the board of directors for the Secured Finance Network Atlanta chapter. He previously spent six years as a senior portfolio manager at Cadence Business Finance.

William Wardwell (BBA ’01) of Boise, Idaho, was named associate general counsel for the Saint Alphonsus Health System. He joins the company after 11 years at Boise law firm Varin Wardwell.

Garrett Garcia (BBA ’02) of Tampa, Fla., was promoted to president of PPK, a leading independent advertising and production agency. He previously served as VP of business insights.

Matthew Maddox (BBA ’02) of Roswell joined Franklin Junction, an innovative restaurant e-commerce platform, as VP of technology. He most recently served as head of technology for private equity firm Roark Capital.

Jon Ostenson (BBA ’02, MBA ’06) of Atlanta returned to campus last fall to speak to UGA Entrepreneurship students on the topic of non-food franchise opportunities and investments. He is the CEO of FranBridge Consulting.

Christy Johns (BBA ’03) of Savannah joined The Landings Co. as a real estate agent. She has worked alongside her husband Matthew (BBA ’03) in their construction business, Matthew Johns Construction, since 2007.

John Spears (BBA ’03) of New York, N.Y., was appointed counsel in the real estate practice at Latham & Watkins LLP. He joins the firm after spending 13 years at Alston & Bird.

Eddie Bradford (BBA ’04) of Atlanta was named a partner in Frazier & Deeter’s tax practice, where he previously worked as a tax principal.

Laura Cloud (MBA ’04) of Nashville, Tenn., was named managing director at Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group. She has been a director at the firm since 2019.

Anita Jupin (BBA ’04) of Alpharetta was named economic engagement manager for the City of Milton. She was previously the city’s special events coordinator.

Ana Maria Martinez (BBA ’04) of Atlanta was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve as a trial judge on the DeKalb County State Court. She was a staff attorney for Judge Dax Lopez since 2013. She serves as president of the Latino Law Foundation and previously worked as an attorney at Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney. She has held various leadership positions at the Georgia State Bar, the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the DeKalb Bar Association.

John Tester (MAcc ’04) of Atlanta was elected to the board of directors for the Center for Puppetry Arts, the country’s largest puppetry organization. He is SVP, chief accounting officer and treasurer at Acuity Brands.


David Appleby (AB ’05) of Tower Lakes, Ill., was appointed VP of risk, quantitative analysis and portfolio construction at CS McKee. He previously held senior risk management positions at North Square Investments and Oak Ridge Investments.

Kelly Bird-Keith (BBA ’05, MAcc ’07) of Gainesville was promoted to partner at Moore Colson. She has held several roles within the firm, previously advancing from senior associate to business assurance director.

Cecilia Haag (BBA ’05) of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., joined the executive leadership team at Thompson Child & Family Focus, serving as chief strategy and innovation officer. She was formerly an executive liaison between Thompson and Insperity, its professional employer organization.

Sam Crozier (BBA ’06) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and his brother, Billy, broke the world record for the most long-distance triathlon races completed in 12 months, finishing 25 in four months. He is a partner at the Towers Group, a real estate development firm.

Candy Greene (BBA ’06) of Winder was appointed to serve on the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors. She is a VP and commercial lender at SouthState Bank.

Courtney Albert (BBA ’07, MBA ’09) of Smyrna was named one of Consulting magazine’s 2021 Women Leaders in Consulting. She leads the organizational design offering within the strategy practice at North Highland.

Sean Dwyer (BBA ’07) of Atlanta was named the chief strategy and corporate development officer for BlueLinx Holdings Inc. He formerly led the corporate development function at WestRock Co. and served as director of M&A for RockTenn.

Adam Melvin (BBA ’07) of New York, N.Y., was promoted to VP and sector head within Deutsche Bank’s investment banking division. He was previously a VP in the bank’s credit risk management group.

Merrill Nelson (AB ’07, BBA ’07) of Lookout Mountain was promoted to membership in the firm Miller & Martin, advancing from associate. He advises clients on corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing and general corporate contracting.

Kevin Rabinowitz (BBA ’07) of Jersey City, N.J., was named chief broking officer for Relation Insurance Services. He previously led global placement strategy and carrier engagement for Integro Insurance Brokers and oversaw strategic partnerships and distribution efforts at Hagerty Insurance Agency.

Brian Resutek (MBA ’07) of Brookhaven was named a business development officer in Rosenthal & Rosenthal’s Atlanta office, where he has served as a SVP and account executive since 2018.

Brian Shaw (BBA ’07, AB ’07) of Alpharetta was hired as first VP for Alliant’s employee benefits group. He was formerly director of absence, disability management and life at Willis Towers Watson.

Will Tuggle (BBA ’07) of Atlanta joined Sage Mountain Advisors LLC as a wealth advisor. He was previously in the Goldman Sachs investment management division, where he advised high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments.

Stephen Bailey (BBA ’08) of Bogart was named director of the Athens-Clarke County Transportation and Public Works Department. Interim director since June 2021, he has worked for the department since 2014 and served as assistant director since 2019.

Chris Dunlavy (BBA ’08) of Chicago, Ill., was named president of Greenhill Insurance Services, a professional and general liability insurance provider specializing in social services and allied health care. He previously worked as an underwriter at Beazley, a London-based specialty insurer.

Stephanie George (BBA ’08, MAcc ’09) of Marietta was promoted to partner at Moore Colson. She was previously an associate and a tax director at the company.

Michael Harrison (BBA ’08, MAcc ’08) of Wrightsville represents Johnson County on the Southeastern Technical College Board of Directors. He is a CPA with Sweat & Harrison LLC.

A.J. Hurst (BBA ’08, MAcc ’09) of Atlanta was named a partner in the assurance and advisory services practice at Frazier & Deeter. He was previously a senior manager.

David Kirby (BBA ’08, MAcc ’08) of New York, N.Y., was promoted to managing director at global investment and capital markets firm KKR. He was previously a VP at Goldman Sachs.

Adam Pancoast (BBA ’08) of Greensboro was promoted to national manager for the excess and surplus primary casualty business of Ironshore, a Liberty Mutual company. He previously served as regional VP and senior underwriting manager.

Andrew Pinson (BBA ’08, JD ’11) of Atlanta was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia. He previously served on the state Court of Appeals and as Georgia’s solicitor general. Before joining the Georgia Department of Law, he was part of the issues and appeals practice at Jones Day, where he focused on appellate and complex trial litigation.

Melissa Braswell (BBA ’09) of Bogart was appointed finance director for Oconee County. She previously served as assistant finance director.

Tim Evans (MBA ’09) of Gainesville received the Rip Wiley Award for Professional Excellence from the Georgia Economic Developers Association, considered the highest honor bestowed by GEDA on a professional economic developer. He is VP of economic development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

Hillyer Jennings (BBA ’09) of Atlanta founded the nonprofit One People Flags Inc., which provides free American flag sets to veterans and low-income families across the country. He is a senior associate at King & Spalding LLP.

Adam Zager (BBA ’09) of Nashville, Tenn., was named VP of risk management at Dollar General. He previously served as a senior director in the department.


Alex Hill (BBA ’10) of Atlanta was named managing director at Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group. He has been with the company since 2013.

Joe Johnson (BBA ’10) of Brookhaven was named national accounts director for Lucy Goods Inc., a provider of next-generation nicotine products, including gum and lozenges. Previously he was VP of national accounts at SweetWater Brewing Co.

Mike MacDonald (BBA ’10) of Ann Arbor, Mich., was named defensive coordinator of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. He rejoins the team after a season as defensive coordinator for the University of Michigan football program. He previously spent seven seasons with the Ravens as a defensive backs coach, defensive assistant and linebackers coach, and four seasons on the Georgia Bulldogs football staff as a graduate assistant and safeties and defensive quality control coach.

Charles Tyson (BBA ’10) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was named CFO of Brookwood Baptist Health, a five-hospital health care system in Birmingham, Ala. He was formerly CFO of a Miami-area hospital system.

Lee Allen (BBA ’11) of Dacula was named 2022 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year and High School Teacher of the Year. An algebra teacher at Archer High School, he began his career as a math teacher at Northwest Whitfield High School in 2014.

Reid Blalock (BBA ’11, MAcc ’12) of Brookhaven was named a partner in the assurance and advisory services practice at Frazier & Deeter. He was previously a senior manager.

Katie Fidler (BBA ’11) of Tucker was named director of research and communications for St. Bourke, an Atlanta-based asset management and property development company. She was previously a communications manager.

Alea Hurst (BBA ’13, BFA ’13) of McDonough was the 2021 winner of Amplify, an annual outdoor art installation sponsored by the Spruill Center for the Arts, for her piece “Together We Bloom.” Her work has been exhibited at Artists Republic Gallery, Beep Beep Gallery, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Mason Murer Fine Art.

Kathryn Millard (BBA ’11) of Yulee, Fla., joined SearchWide Global as an executive recruiter to assist with the company’s hotel and resort searches and business development initiatives. She was previously a senior sales executive at W South Beach.

Shannon O’Brien (BBA ’11, BS ’11) of Atlanta is a physician at Ascension Medicines, a private clinical practice dedicated to providing equitable access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment across Georgia.

Rodney Bullard (MBA ’12) of Decatur leads community engagement, philanthropic and sustainability strategy as VP of community affairs for Chick-fil-A and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases, for which he received the Department of Justice Director’s Award.

Steven Jones (BBA ’12) of Atlanta joined Taylor English Duma LLP as counsel focusing on real estate issues. He previously worked as an associate at Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin.

Scott Stevens (BBA ’12) of Macon is a principal at Ethos Capital. He joins from Pamlico, where he served as a partner.

Justin Coleman (MBA ’13) of Peachtree Corners was promoted to chief transformation officer of CommScope Inc., a network infrastructure provider. He was previously SVP of finance.

Kevin Ignacio (BBA ’14) of Clintonville, Wis., was named VP of Marion Body Works, which manufactures commercial truck bodies, emergency vehicles and other specialized equipment. He was previously the company’s director of business development.


Donna B. Hall (MBA ’15) of Marietta retired as publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was with Cox Media for 35 years and was named publisher of the AJC, Dayton Daily News and the company’s other Ohio newspapers in 2019.

Richard Meadows (BBA ’15, AB ’15, JD ’19) of Seattle, Wash., joined Byrnes Keller Cromwell, a boutique law firm, as an associate attorney. He was previously an associate at Lewis Brisbois. He spent five years as an enlisted infantryman with the U.S. Army, including two combat tours in Iraq.

Sepp Straka (BBA ’15) of Vestavia, Ala., won The Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Ranked 176th in the world entering the week, he overcame a five-shot deficit on the tournament’s final day to become the first Austrian to win on the PGA Tour.

Megan Sullivan (BBA ’15) of Richmond, Va., was promoted to VP at Colliers, where she specializes in sales and leasing for office and medical office buildings. She was previously an assistant VP.

David Krisher (MBA ’16) of Dunwoody was named CFO of Krystal Restaurants. Prior to joining Krystal, he was CFO of Ascent Hospitality, where he led the acquisition of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and oversaw capital management and liquidity efforts during the COVID-19 crisis, including lease deferrals and renegotiation of credit agreements.

Meghan Richburg (BBA ’16) of Acworth was named global program manager for The Flexo Xperience Center at MacDermid Graphics Solutions. She was previously a global marketing associate with the company.

Mason Towe (AB ’16) of Athens was hired as waste reduction manager in UGA’s Office of Sustainability. He was formerly an education specialist for the Athens-Clarke County recycling program.

Matthew Herzwurm (BBA ’17) of Dunwoody joined Rockefeller Capital Management as a financial advisor. He previously worked as an advisor for Morgan Stanley.

Massee McKinley (MBA ’17) of Atlanta co-founded the Society of Presidential Descendants, a group of Americans with direct lineage to one or more U.S. presidents. The society aims to enable and support educational programs that focus on the history of the presidency and the importance of civic engagement in American democracy.

Kip O’Kelley (BBA ’17) of Flowery Branch joined Conley Griggs Partin as an associate attorney. He was previously an associate at Miles Hansford & Tallant.

Taylor Sanderson (BBA ’17) of Duluth joined commercial real estate agency Meadows & Ohly as director of marketing. Previously she was marketing director for Eclipse Gaming Systems.

Holly Haynes (BBA ’18) of Sugar Hill was crowned Miss Georgia USA and will compete in this year’s Miss USA pageant. She is a benefits analyst at Alliant Insurance Services.

Catherine Carter (BBA ’19) of Knoxville, Tenn., was hired by the Trust Company of Tennessee as a client specialist. She previously worked as an account executive for TIS Insurance Services.

David Dickson (BBA ’19) of Madison joined risk management firm Sterling Seacrest Pritchard as a client service associate. He was previously a commercial lines underwriter for Liberty Mutual.

Caitlin Mincey (MBA ’19) of Gainesville was named EVP of Mincey Marble Manufacturing. She was previously a sales manager at the company.

Warren Wright (BBA ’19) of Savannah joined Sterling Seacrest Pritchard as a client advisor. He was formerly an account director at Gallagher.


Jessica Castle (MBA ’20) of Albany was named chief experience and marketing officer for Phoebe Putney Health System, where she has served as VP of marketing since 2014. Previously, she spent 10 years with Piedmont Healthcare in marketing and business development roles.

Jane Sykes (MBA ’20) of Davis, Calif., was appointed to the board of directors for Lexagene Holdings Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. She is executive director of innovation and entrepreneurship for the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Zach Weingarten (AB ’20, MA ’20) of Acworth was named an Institute of Education Sciences Fellow by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. The program supports scholars conducting research that informs education policy and practice. He is pursuing an economics Ph.D. at the university.

Adam Malm (MBA ’21) of Blue Ridge was promoted to senior assistant dean for operations, administration and facilities at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. He was previously assistant dean.