UGA Alumni Association announces new executive committee president, officers

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Alumni Association has announced Tim Keadle as the new executive committee president and Ruth Bartlett, Jennifer Chapman and Julie Reynolds as new executive committee officers.

On July 1, Keadle, a 1978 UGA graduate and founding partner of Atlanta-based CPA firm Porter Keadle Moore, began his two-year term as president of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Keadle succeeds U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones, who will now serve on the executive committee as immediate past president. By virtue of his office, Keadle also joins the boards of the University of Georgia Foundation and the University of Georgia Athletic Association. He is a Barnesville native, and currently resides in Statham.

Keadle, who was unanimously elected by the board, says his priorities include strengthening the structure of the more than 110 Alumni Association chapters and assisting their volunteer leaders.

“I will tirelessly support UGA’s new president, Jere W. Morehead,” Keadle said. “I also plan to continue the success of our signature programs, such as the Bulldog 100 and 40 under 40. UGA Days, a collaborative effort with the UGA Athletic Association and Athletic Director Greg McGarity, will also be a top priority during my term.”

The board also elected the following individuals to executive committee positions:

• Ruth Bartlett, a 1976 UGA graduate, will serve as vice president. Bartlett is a partner at Frazier & Deeter LLC in Atlanta.
• Jennifer Chapman will serve as treasurer. Chapman holds three degrees from the university, most recently completing her Juris Doctor in 2002. She is assistant professor of legal studies and accounting at Georgia Gwinnett College.
• Julie Reynolds, who graduated from UGA in 1981, will serve as secretary. Reynolds is the president of Reynolds Interiors, a design firm in Lawrenceville.

Deborah Dietzler, executive director of alumni relations, expressed her appreciation for the commitment of the executive committee members, as well as the members of the full board.

“No group of UGA alumni is more passionate in its support of the university than the Alumni Association Board of Directors,” Dietzler said. “I eagerly anticipate the proactive leadership of the executive committee and the resulting successes. It is truly a joy to work with these great Bulldogs.”

For more information about the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors, including a message from President Tim Keadle and a full roster of the board, see www.alumni.uga.edu/board.

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