Spring 2008 issue of Terry Magazine - (Page 56)
who’s doing what, where. 1960-1964 Johnny C. Fowler (BBA ’60) of Athens was appointed to the board of directors of the Jackson EMC Foundation, a body that awards grants to worthwhile, charitable purposes. He also chairs the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau board and co-chairs the annual Northeast Georgia Methodist Conference held in Athens. Johnny’s three children, Susan Fowler Hammond (BBA ’77), Ellen Fowler Peters (ABJ ’79) and Johnny Fowler Jr. (BBA ’91) are all UGA graduates. 1965-1969 Leo Cooper (BBA ’69) of Marietta was appointed executive vice president of sales and marketing for Transcend Services Inc., which provides medical transcription services to health systems, hospitals, clinics, and physician practices. Leo has more than 35 years of experience in building and leading sales organizations, with an emphasis on healthcare technology and outsourcing solutions. John Hallman III (BBA ’68) of Atlanta is CEO of Chapman Hall Realtors, which has grown, since its creation in 2000, to the fourth-largest independent real estate organization in Atlanta. William L. Kleinpeter (BBA ’66) of Savannah, has joined International Properties & Investments after a 30-year career in SBA lending in the banking industry. Gerald Lawhorn (BBA ’68) of Albany, founder of the gas station chain PetroSouth, is selling his $21 million home and giving the profits to the Boy Scouts of America. 1970-74 James Rusin (BBA ’71) of Albany joined Safeguard Business Systems as a sales representative. Bill Griffin (BBA ’72) of Pittsburgh, Pa., was elected to the University of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees. Thomas S. Nail (BBA ’74) of Atlanta, is featured by the 56 • Spring 2008 Phoenix Corporation of Georgia as one of the custom builders at The Manor Golf and Country Club in Alpharetta. Tom is a member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, he is a Certified Professional Home Builder, and he was recently featured on a HGTV “Dream Builders” episode. Tom is a participant in the EarthCraft House program and was a recipient of the 2003 Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Silver Professionalism Award. 1975-1979 Elmore Alexander (MA ’75, PhD ’78) of New York, N.Y., was named dean of the School of Management at Marist College after serving as interim dean since January 2007. Prior to joining Marist, Elmore was dean of the School of Business Administration at Philadelphia University. He has also held administrative positions at Johns Hopkins and American University, and he was a management professor and director of the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis. He has served as a consultant for organizations such as the Army Research Institute, Federal Express, Hunt-Wesson Foods, and the U.S. Postal Service. Matthew Simmons (BBA ’76, JD ’79) of Jonesboro, who is a Clayton County Superior Court judge, was profiled in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. James W. Barge (BBA ’78) of Old Greenwich, Conn., was appointed executive vice president, controller, tax and treasury of Viacom Inc. Jimmy will be responsible for overseeing financial reporting, accounting, financial planning, global taxation, and treasury for Viacom and its subsidiaries. David A. Cronic (BBA ’78) of Lula was awarded the medical practice Executive of the Year Award from the Georgia Medical Group Management Association. He has been the chief financial officer and practice administrator at Toccoa Clinic since 2000. Kessel D. Stelling Jr. (BBA ’78) of Marietta was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Kessel is president and CEO of the Bank of North Georgia. He is also chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Development Authority of Cobb County, a board member of the Cobb Community Foundation Wellstar Health Systems, and a trustee at Kennesaw State. Kessel and his wife, Carol Cusick Stelling (BSEd ’80), have two children. Bill Young Jr. (BBA ’78) of Atlanta was elected as chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation. Thomas E. Daman (BBA ’79) of Conroe, Texas, was appointed executive vice president and CFO of Superior Offshore International Inc. Charles B. Gray (AB ’79) of Atlanta is vice president of GV Financial Advisors and has recently become a shareholder of the firm. Ken Jackson (BBA ’79, MAcc ’80) of Chattanooga, Tenn., CFO and executive vice president of Daltonbased Shaw Industries, was elected treasurer of the University of Georgia Foundation. 1980-1984 Joyce May (BBA ’80, MAcc ’81) of Kathleen celebrated her “speedy” recovery from cancer by participating in NASCAR’s Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure held at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Clint Hutchison (BBA ’81) of Sherman Oaks, Calif., is relocating his film company, Red Five Entertainment, to Carroll County. Bruce Fine (BBA ’82, MBA ’90) of Asheville, N.C., was selected as vice president of sales and marketing for the Balsam Mountain Preserve community. Seth L. Knight (BBA ’82) of Columbus was elected president of the Georgia State Golf Association for a second one-year term. A three-year letterman on the UGA golf team, Seth is now a partner in Knight Rawls Inc., an insurance agency in Columbus specializing in benefit planning. He has competed in several U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and British Amateur championships and is a past president of Green Island Country Club. Seth and his wife, Lucy Fay Knight (BSHE ’81), have three children: Sarah, Frances and Seth. Steve Chick (BBA ’83) of Savannah was elected director of The Savannah Bank. John Ford IV (MBA ’83, PhD ’85) of Norfolk, Va., is a professor of marketing and international business at Old Dominion University, and he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science. Frank Hanna (BBA ’83, JD ’86) of Atlanta was awarded the 2007 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. He was recognized for being one of America’s most effective living philanthropists, someone who has shown exemplary leadership through charitable giving. Dan Hannon (BBA ’83) of Houston, Texas, is CFO at Range Fuels Inc. in Broomfield, Colo. Paula Yeargin Mooney (BBA ’83, MAcc ’85) of Statesboro, who is president of the Georgia Society of CPAs, was profiled in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Gerry Nechvata (BBA ’83) of Canton is the new vice president of economic development for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce. The newly-created position will focus on marketing and retention of businesses, as well as workforce development for Jackson County. Since 2002, Gerry served as regional director of CSX Transportation in Atlanta. David G. Durham (BBA ’84) of Greenwood Village, Colo., was appointed to executive vice president, treasurer, and CFO of StarTek Inc., a leading provider of high-value business process outsourcing to the communications industry. Chandra W. Smith (BBA ’84) of Brooks was Terry College of BuSineSS
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