The University of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees approved changes in leadership and board positions during its annual meeting June 10-11 in Greensboro. The changes are effective July 1.
The board voted unanimously to elect Neal J. Quirk Sr. as chairman for a term running through June 30, 2023. He succeeds John H. Crawford IV, whose term concludes June 30. The board also elected, by unanimous vote, trustees Allison C. Ausband as executive vice-chairman and Barry L. Storey as secretary. Bonney S. Shuman was reelected as treasurer.
The UGA Foundation unanimously voted to elect five new trustees: Leah C. Brown, Vernon E. “Trey” Googe III, Chloe R. Kelley, Natalie Schweers Coghill and Rebecca B. “Becky” Winkler. The new trustees will join current members to comprise a 50-member board. The board also accorded three trustees emeritus status.
Four advisory trustees, Middleton A. “Al” Parker Jr., Michael D. Patrick, Elizabeth M. Reid and John M. Turner Jr. were also elected to assist foundation committees in defining and achieving their strategic goals.
Individuals with new positions or status in relation to the UGA Foundation are:
Neal J. Quirk Sr., of Atlanta, chairman, is an attorney with Quirk & Quirk, LLC. He attended UGA, earning a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1982 and law degree in 1987. He has chaired the foundation’s strategic planning, development and nominating and trusteeship committees and served as executive vice-chairman since 2019.
Allison C. Ausband, of McDonough, executive vice-chairman, is the executive vice president and chief customer experience officer for Delta Air Lines. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from UGA in 1984. She previously served as chair of the foundation’s nominating and trusteeship committee and strategic vice-chair.
Bonney S. Shuman, of St. Simons Island, treasurer, co-founded Stratix Corporation in 1983 and served as president and then as CEO. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from UGA in 1980. She previously served as an ex-officio, voting trustee and—from 2017 to 2019—as the UGA Alumni Association president.
Barry L. Storey, of Augusta, secretary, is the principal of BLS Holdings Group, LLC.
He is a 1982 graduate of UGA, earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. He has served as chair of the foundation’s real estate committee and as operational vice-chair.
Leah C. Brown, of Phoenix, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and treatment of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. She is a 14-time NCAA All-American gymnast and two-time NCAA national gymnastics champion. She earned her bachelor’s degree in genetics from UGA in 1998 and a medical degree from The Ohio State University in 2003.
Natalie Schweers Coghill, of Augusta, is founder of The Gracestone Group and senior vice president for Synovus Securities, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from UGA in 1995 and a law degree from UGA in 1998.
Vernon E. “Trey” Googe III, of Atlanta, is the president and CEO of Yancey Bros. Co. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from UGA in 1991 and a law degree from UGA in 1994.
Chloe R. Kelley, of New York City, is the senior vice president in account management at PIMCO. She earned her bachelor’s degree in international business from UGA in 2006 and an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago in 2013.
Rebecca B. “Becky” Winkler, of Charlotte, is founder and owner of Department 732c. She graduated summa cum laude from UGA’s honors program in 1998, earning degrees in psychology and Chinese. She also earned a master’s degree and doctorate degree in industrial-organizational psychology from DePaul University in 2004.
Middleton A. “Al” Parker Jr., of Atlanta, is a managing director and private wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. He is a four-time NCAA All-American singles tennis player. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from UGA in 1993 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998.
Michael D. Patrick, of Atlanta, leads strategic growth initiatives for marketing at Chick-fil-A. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from UGA in 2003 and an MBA in finance from UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Elizabeth M. Reid, of Annapolis, Maryland, is retired from teaching high school French at Key School, a private college preparatory school. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from UGA in 1981.
John M. Turner Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama, is the CEO of Regions Bank/Regions Financial Corporation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from UGA in 1989.
Ex-Officio, voting trustees:
Yvette M. Daniels, UGA Alumni Association president, will succeed Brian C. Dill. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UGA in 1986 and a law degree from UGA in 1989.
On June 30, terms conclude for the following trustees, who were accorded emeritus status: Victor E. Corrigan II, former foundation chairman William D. Douglas III and former foundation treasurer and secretary Stephen M. Joiner.
The complete UGA Foundation Board of Trustees is online.