The University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomed 27 new members on July 1.
Established in 2010 by the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors comprises business, government and community leaders who serve as advocates for UGA. Members help increase awareness about the university’s accomplishments, priorities and its $5.7 billion impact on the state of Georgia.
“The Board of Visitors plays a special role in advancing the mission of the University of Georgia,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “I appreciate the commitment of our new board members to supporting the vital work of our faculty, staff and students.”
The new members joining the Board of Visitors Class of 2018-2020, in alphabetical order, are:
- Richard J. “Rich” Arroll II, Atlanta, partner, Major & Arroll LLC
- Matthew P. “Matt” Brigham, Roswell, assistant vice president and assistant treasurer, Genuine Parts Co.
- Remer Y. Brinson III, Augusta, president, State Bank and Trust Co.
- Charlie Broussard, Athens, national account manager, Merck Animal Health
- Tammie Brown, Brookhaven, philanthropist
- LeRoya Chester Jennings, Atlanta, trial attorney and founder, Chester Jennings & Smith LLC
- James G. “Guyton” Cochran Jr., Carrollton, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Southwire Co.
- Elizabeth R. Cook, Columbus, senior associate general counsel, Total System Services Inc.
- Robert L. “Bob” Crutchfield, Atlanta, managing director, American Cancer Society’s BrightEdge Venture Fund
- John F. “Freeman” Elliott, Newnan, president, Orkin Pest Control
- Paul A. “Paton” Faletti Jr., Atlanta, president and CEO, NCM Associates
- Jonathan B. Gibson, Mooresville, North Carolina, vice president of marketing and communications, Penske Racing
- Cort A. Haber, Brookhaven, principal, Haber Investment Counsel
- Rachel R. “Row” Henson, Atlanta, retired fellow, Peoplesoft, and best-selling author
- Dominique I.H. Holloman, chief of staff, Rep. William K. Boddie Jr., Georgia House District 62
- James C. Jackson, Charlotte, North Carolina, former regional president and retail banking executive, Bank of America and Capital One
- James C. “Jamie” McCurry, Savannah, chief administrative officer, Georgia Ports Authority
- Mary Elizabeth Waddell Sadd, Johns Creek, senior client partner, Korn/Ferry International
- Steven L. “Steve” Sanders, Augusta, partner, Fulcher Hagler LLP
- Brian E. Satisky, Atlanta, owner, Steel Mart Inc.
- Jodi Selvey, Atlanta, senior vice president, principal, market leader office occupier services, Colliers International
- Ronal T. “Todd” Shutley, Brookhaven, executive vice president, SunTrust Bank
- Diane Smock, Greenville, South Carolina, retired judge
- Timothy N. “Neil” Stevens, Athens, Georgia, president and CEO, Oconee State Bank
- Charles B. “Charlie” Thompson, Atlanta, Georgia, founder, ASW Distillery
- Andres C. Villegas, Forsyth, Georgia, president and CEO, Georgia Forestry Association
- Wiley A. Wasden III, Savannah, managing partner, Brennan Wasden & Painter LLC
“We are proud to welcome this impressive group to the Board of Visitors,” said Neal Quirk, chair of the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees’ nominating and trusteeship committee. “As prominent leaders in their fields, they have a unique ability to use their voices to advocate for what they believe in. We are truly lucky that they have chosen the University of Georgia as one of their causes to champion.
“As members, they will have opportunities to interact with university administrators and, most importantly, students. Hearing firsthand how UGA has impacted the lives of young people and shaped their futures is paramount to garnering more support for this university. I know that our new and existing members will help spread the word about the power of a UGA education—not only on an individual’s life but also on communities across our state and globe.”
During Board of Visitors members’ two-year terms, they learn about UGA’s initiatives to extend and enhance its teaching, research and service mission. Recent program topics have centered on UGA’s entrepreneurship program, increased mentorship opportunities and the UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory.
Nominations for new members are accepted at any time during the year.