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who’s doing what, where. 1950-54 Tom Cousins (BBA ’52) of Atlanta received the Commerce Club’s Ivan Allen Jr. Leadership Award. Tom is the founder of Cousins Properties Inc., and he presented the final spring ’08 lecture of the Terry Leadership Speaker Series. 1965-69 Leon Farmer Jr. (BBA ’64, LLB 7) of Athens and his wife, Victoria Pruitt Farmer (AB ’73) were honored as a distinguished and philanthropic couple in an article in the Athens Banner-Herald. Jim Breedlove (BBA ’65, MBA ’68) of Atlanta retired from BellSouth/ AT&T in December 2007 after more than 30 years with the company. He was director of external affairs. In February 2008, Jim started a new career as a vice president of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. Frank W. Comer III (BBA ’66) of Parkton, Md., is the new director of training for Riley & Associates Realtors in Baltimore. Don J. Lloyd (BBA ’67, MA ’65) of Monroe returned to UGA to pursue a doctorate degree and teach classes, making him the university’s oldest degree-seeking student at the age of 62. Don enjoyed a successful business career in healthcare administration and served as president of the Medical Group Management Association. John F. Hallman III (BBA ’68) of Atlanta is CEO of Chapman Hall Realtors, which was rated one of metro Atlanta’s top 25 residential real estate companies, according to a story in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. James D. Brooks (BBA ’69) of Sugar Land, Texas, retired after 23 years as accounting manager for Coastal/El Paso and 10 years with Texaco Inc. in Atlanta. He has since become a financial analyst at BP. David Minkovitz (BBA ’69) of Savannah joined Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates as a sales associate. 1970-74 Rusty Epperson (BBA ’70) of Atlanta was honored for postgraduate achievement by the University of Georgia chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He captained his high school football team and received honorable mention for the all-state team football team before earning two varsity letters at Georgia. Rusty is now a partner in Wilson, Hull and Neal Real Estate. He is a past president of the Atlanta Touchdown Club and a past director of the Downtown Atlanta YMCA. He has also won the Atlanta Real Estate Board Phoenix Award. Bill C. Lankford Jr. (BBA ’71, MAcc ’72) of Atlanta is managing partner of Moore Stephens Tiller LLC, one of Atlanta’s top 25 accounting firms, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. John Phelps (BBA ’71) of Atlanta and his wife, Josephine Crawford Phelps (ABJ ’70), are serving as co-chairs for the UGA Parents Council. Doug Carnes (BBA ’72) of Gainesville received a lifetime achievement award from the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association in recognition the role he has played in the growth of the poultry industry. Graham Thorpe (BBA ’72, JD ’75) of Macon was named one of two new district attorneys in Baldwin County. Dan Amos (BBA ’73) of Columbus is the CEO of Aflac, Inc., which was recognized as one of Georgia’s top 25 public companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. [See cover story in Spring ’08 issue of TM, or go to: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/terryuga/terry_spring08.] John Longino (BBA ’73, JD ’76, MBA ’76) of Ellijay relocated his law office to Canton. He works half of each year in hurricane rescue and relief operations while practicing business law and commercial litigation. Steve Middlebrooks (BBA ’73) of Athens is president of Heyward Allen Cadillac, Pontiac Buick GMC and of Heyward Allen Toyota Scion in Athens. He recently assumed chairmanship of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association after serving on the board of directors since 2001. Under Steve’s leadership, Heyward Allen dealerships have won several awards, including the Toyota President’s Award, GMC Mark of Excellence, GM Leader of Distinction, and the GM Pacesetter Award. Additionally, he serves on a variety of boards in the Athens community such as the UGA Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chaplaincy Board, Athens First Bank & Trust, Touchdown Club of Athens, and the UGA Chapter College Football Hall of Fame. He formerly served on the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce board. Clifton Morris (BBA ’73) is senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dublin, and he has been elected to the Brewton-Parker College Board of Trustees. 1975-79 David Brazeal (BBA ’79) of Marietta joined American Biosurgical, LLC as chief financial officer. Previously, David served as CFO of Dixie HomeCrafters. American Biosurgical, headquartered in Norcross, is one the world’s leading custom medical cable companies providing custom cable solutions to the world’s leading medical device companies. Bruce Brown (MBA ‘75) of Alexandria, Va., was appointed deputy secretary of state for legislative affairs at the U.S. State Department. Mike Reynolds (BBA ’75, MBA ’76) formerly of Bradenton, Fla., was promoted to the new post of company president in charge of StarHub’s day-to-day operations. Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative information-communications providers, and the pioneer in “hubbing” — the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. Mike is a 30-year veteran in the information-communication arena, having held various senior positions in technical, commercial and general management in the industry. He has held a variety of positions with BellSouth Corporation in the American and Asia Pacific regions. Prior to joining StarHub, Mike was based in Beijing, as the president of BellSouth China’s operations, where he was in charge of business development and government relations and was responsible for BellSouth’s two operating entities in China. Brantley Barrow (BBA ’76) of Atlanta is chairman of Hardin Construction Company LLC, and has been appointed to the alumni board of directors of the Terry College of Business. Rocklyn Hunt (BBA ’76) of Cumming stepped down as chief executive of Regions Bank’s Gainesville operations. Bob E. Mathis (BBA ’76) of Atlanta is chairperson and CEO of Peachtree Planning Corp., one of the 10 largest financial planning firms in the country and one of Atlanta’s top life insurance agencies. Thomas A. Bickes (BBA ’78) of Alpharetta is president and CEO of EmployBridge Holding Co., one of Atlanta’s top 25 private companies, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Ched Hoover (BBA ’78) of Atlanta will head the new Atlanta office of Universal Capital Management, Inc., of Wilmington, Del. UCM is a business development company that provides management and strategic growth resources to emerging growth companies. Ched is also Universal’s newest vice president. Stewart k. Mathis (BBA ’78) of San Diego, Calif., has more than 29 years of experience in franchising, operations, and administration. In 2002, he was promoted to president of Mail Boxes Etc. Inc., and he currently oversees a global Terry College oF 60 • Fall 2008 Business
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