Society & Culture

University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomes new members

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomed 23 new members at its recent quarterly meeting in Atlanta.

The Board of Visitors serves to establish new relationships and strengthen long-standing ties between the state’s flagship university and its elected officials, business leaders and community organizations. Members acquire in-depth knowledge of UGA’s accomplishments in teaching, research and service to become ambassadors for the university.

New members, their job titles, companies and hometowns include:
Terry Adamson, executive vice president, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
Alex Albert, vice president, government affairs, Intercontinental Exchange, Washington, D.C.
Bryan Anderson, senior vice president of government affairs, Southern Company, Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Karen Anderson, managing director, Brookings Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.
Allison Ausband, senior vice president of in-flight service, Delta Air Lines, McDonough.
Fred Bergen, partner, Bergen and Bergen, Savannah.
Steve Burdette, executive vice president, Haverty’s, Lawrenceville.
Beth Chandler, vice president and general counsel, Rollins Inc., Atlanta.
Jennifer Flanagan, philanthropist, Atlanta.
Curtis Foltz, executive director, Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah.
John Heyman, founder and partner, Actuate Partners, Atlanta.
Boland Jones, founder, chairman and CEO, Premiere Global Services, Atlanta.
Mark Kauffman, president, Kauffman Tire, Ellenwood.
Ken Kendrick, owner, Arizona Diamondbacks, Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Calvin Klitz, director of human resources, Baxter International Inc., Social Circle.
Robin Loudermilk, president and CEO, Loudermilk Bell LLC, Atlanta.
Bruce MacLane, director of craft brew sales, Novelis, Atlanta.
Bart Newman, vice president for national accounts and general counsel, Thrive Farmers Coffee, Marietta.
Daniel Shoy Jr., president, East Lake Foundation, Atlanta.
Wade Stribling, partner, Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan LLP, Atlanta.
Tisha Tallman, president and CEO, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta.
Matt Tarkenton, executive vice president, Tarkenton Company, Atlanta.
Chris Womack, president of external affairs, Southern Company, Atlanta.

“Your colleagues and you will play a critical role in telling the story of the University of Georgia, and-without a doubt-we have a very compelling story to tell,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead as he welcomed the new members. “Thank you for your commitment to serve in this key role and for everything you do to support the university.”

Keith Mason, a University of Georgia Foundation trustee, who chairs the Board of Visitors, said the board was “honored to have such an outstanding class of new board members representing our institution. This group offers a broad range of business, civic, cultural, philanthropic and community experience that allows us to reach a very broad cross-section of Georgia’s leadership with the good news of all that is happening at the state’s flagship institution of higher education.

“I look forward to working with each of them throughout their terms to advance the mission of this board in support of the university’s teaching, research and service activities.”

Board of Visitors members serve two-year terms and are invited to participate in quarterly luncheon programs that focus on topics relevant to the university and the citizens of Georgia.

At the conclusion of their service, members are accorded emeritus status and encouraged to continue participating with the board in quarterly programs.

All board members, current and past, are welcome to bring guests to the luncheons to help further spread the university’s good news.

For more information on the UGA Board of Visitors, see