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who’s doing what, where. 1945-49 Martin Ellard (BBA ’49) of Gainesville was elected a voting member of the McKibbon Hotel Group’s board of directors. He has served as an auditor and advisor to the company for more than 40 years. 1960-64 Charles Hendry (BBA ’61) of Dalton, managing principal for the North Georgia office of Joseph Decosimo and Co., has spent 40 years doing accounting work and is planning on spending more time with his three children, eight grandchildren, and wife of 50 years, June. While he wants to remain available to clients, Charles also plans to do some mission work. Ronnie Willingham (BBA ’64) of Monroe is one of seven recipients of the 2007 Silver Phoenix Award, given by the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors to individuals with 25 years of membership in the Million Dollar Club. 1965-69 Bill Bartlett (BBA ’69) of Norcross was named senior vice president of acquisitions with Roberts Commercial Real Estate Services. He will oversee the acquisitions, development and brokerage departments, as well as Roberts Commercial’s new Opportunity Fund II. Bill is a lifetime member of the Atlanta Commercial Board’s Million Dollar Club and a recipient of the Phoenix Award. 1970-74 Cliff McCurry (BBA ’71) of Savannah joined Seacrest Partners, Inc. as vice-chairman. He will oversee business development activities for the growing insurance brokerage firm. Prior to joining Seacrest, he was chairman of Willis HRH in Savannah. Pete McDonald (BBA ’71) of Rome was appointed vice president of economic development at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Elbert Rivers (BBA ’71) 54 • Spring 2009 of Lilburn, president of Rooker Properties, was quoted in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article in which he discussed the increase in popularity of properties farther outside of downtown Atlanta. Lewis Scruggs (BBA ’71) of Athens was named vice president for Athens First Bank & Trust. He has been in the brokerage industry for more than 10 years. Richard Tucker (BBA ’72) of Suwanee was elected chairman of the university system of Georgia Board of Regents. He was appointed as 7th Congressional District Board of Regents member by Gov. Sonny Perdue in January 2005 and is a managing partner of Arlington Capital LLC. Roger Harris (BBA ’73) of Athens was named to Accounting Today’s “2008 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” list. Roger is president of Padgett Business Services and recently testified on behalf of Padgett in the IRS hearings on one of the most pressing issues in the accounting industry today — preparer penalty rules. Accounting Today described him as “a veteran tax policy advisor to the IRS and Congress — his influence and insight are welcomed in Washington as well as on Main Street.” 1975-79 Jimmy Hayes (BBA ’74, MAcc ’75) of Atlanta was promoted to CEO of Cox Enterprises, which is one of the nation’s leading media companies and providers of automotive services, with revenues in excess of $15 billion and more than 78,000 employees. Alan Bullock (BBA ’75) of Atlanta was named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who’s Who of 2008” in commercial real estate. Jeff Gibbs (BBA ’75, MBA ’76, EdD ’85) of Tifton was appointed dean of the newly established School of Business at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Jeff has been a faculty member at ABAC since 1999, when he was named chair of the Division of Business Administration. Scott Voynich (BBA ’75) of Columbus was elected to the board of trustees for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Scott is managing partner of Robinson, Grimes & Company, P.C. Doug Benn (BBA ’76, MAcc ’82) of Atlanta is now CFO of the Cheesecake Factory, a publicly traded restaurant company, headquartered in Calabasas, Calif. Doug says he’s not moving to California, but will spend time there and in Georgia. He says this opportunity seems to be a natural evolution of his restaurant career — from chips, salsa, and margaritas at Rio Bravo to steak at LongHorn and, now, cheesecake for dessert! Ed Hawes (MBA ’77) of Charlotte, N.C., joined Regions Financial Corp. as the Charlotte market president for this Birmingham-based bank. He spent more than 25 years with Bank of America Corp. and its predecessors. Julio Ramirez (MBA ’77) of Coral Gables, Fla., was named executive vice president, global operations, by Burger King Holdings Inc. He was formerly president of the Latin America-Caribbean region. Jon D’Elia (BBA ’78) of Fairfield, Conn., will lead the middle-market practice in the Norwalk office of Marsh Inc., a risk and insurance services firm. He previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at ArchivesOne, a records management company. kessel Stelling Jr. (BBA ’78) of Marietta was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the “Top 100 power brokers who lead Atlanta’s financial sector.” Stellings is president/CEO of the Bank of North Georgia [see alumni awards feature story that begins on p. 36.] Brian Bodker (BBA ’79) of Atlanta was designated a “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine for the fourth consecutive year. He is with the law firm Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein. Jim Floyd (MBA ’79) of Indianapolis, Ind., retired from Aearo Technologies, where he was president/managing director of Europe and International, after the company was sold to 3M. Jim says he learned a lot about different cultures while maintaining homes in the U.K. and Sweden, and he has plans to be involved in the formation of a new private equity firm. Dave Mullen (MBA ’79, ABJ ’77) of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., retired from Merrill Lynch after 26 years. He is the president of LearnTactix Inc., a training company specializing in financial services. Dave has also published a book, The Million Dollar Financial Services Practice. 1980-84 Steve Fallon (BBA ’80) of Atlanta started Fallon Benefits Group Inc., an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm. Steve was a principal with Hamilton Dorsey Alston Co., in Atlanta for 20 years. James Jackson (BBA ’80) of Charlotte, N.C., joined Capital One Bank as the head of branch distribution. Paul klimp (BBA ’80) of St. Simons Island is regional vice president of sales for US Express Inc. Joseph “Rusty” Ross (MBA ’81, JD ’81) of Savannah was named partner at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP. He has practiced law in Savannah for 25 years. Mike Browder (BBA ’84) of Franklin, Tenn., was named CEO of Essent Healthcare, where he has served as interim CEO since November 2007. Tom Cotney (BBA ’80) of Atlanta was appointed CEO and president of Air2Web, Inc. Tom is a nationally recognized expert in the services business. He is owner of Marvin Thomas Partners, Inc., chairman of the Board of Encover, Inc., which is headquartered in Mt. View, Calif. John Milne (MA ’80) of Fox Chapel, Pa., was named Bond Manager of the Year by Foundation & Endowment Money Management. John is founder Terry College of BuSineSS
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