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TERRY ALUMNI NAMED TO UGA 40 UNDER 40
Congratulations to four outstanding Terry Alumni named to the University of Georgia's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. 40 Under 40 celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under 40.
Left to Right: Brittany Caison (BS'10, MBA '16) Hoschton, GA; Vice President of Marketing, member services and governmental affairs, Jackson EMC; Scott Voigt (BBA ’07, MAcc ’08) Athens, GA; partner and co-founder, Verisail Partners; Derrick A. Williams (BBA ’12) Beaverton, OR; global technology audit and advisory manager, Nike, Inc.; Harriett Williams (BBA '12) Atlanta, GA; co-founder and vice president, Village Micro Fund. You can learn more about the honorees here.
FOUR TERRY ALUMNI ELECTED TO UGA BOARD ROLES
Pictured left to right: James G. Cochran Jr. (Guyton), Allison C. Ausband, Bonney S. Shuman, E. Howard Young
Four Terry College alumni were elected to leadership and board positions for the University of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees. James G. Cochran Jr. (Guyton) (BBA '88), of Carrollton (pictured above far left), was elected treasurer of the UGA Foundation. He is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Southwire Company, LLC. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Bonney S. Shuman (BBA ’80), of St. Simons Island (pictured above, second from right), was elected secretary of the UGA Foundation. She co-founded Stratix Corporation in 1983 and served as president and then CEO. She previously held the treasurer position, chaired the Finance Committee, and from 2017 to 2019, she was the UGA Alumni Association president. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. E. Howard Young
(BBA ’82), of Atlanta (pictured above, far right), was elected vice-chair of the UGA Foundation. He is president of General Wholesale Beer Co. He previously served as chair of the Student Scholarships and University Initiatives Committee, and strategic vice-chair, which oversaw the Development Committee, Student Scholarships and University Initiatives Committee, and Special Projects. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Mark A. Kauffman (BBA ’84), of Atlanta, was elected as an Advisory Trustee to assist foundation committees in defining and achieving their strategic goals. He is the retired former owner and president of Kauffman Tire, Inc., and Treadmaxx Tire Distributors, Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
The board voted unanimously to elect Allison C. Ausband (pictured above, second from right) as chair for a two year term running through June 30, 2025. She succeeds Neal J. Quirk Sr. (BBA '82, JD '87). The board also accorded emeritus status to three Terry College alumni: Mark B. Chandler Sr. (BBA '81), Ted McMullan (MBA '93), and John H. Crawford IV (BBA '88).
TERRY ALUMNI & STUDENTS FLOURISH IN LONDON
Chris Goeckel (BBA '84) (left photo) hosted a terrific Wimbledon tailgate for fellow UGA alumni in London. Dr. Annette Poulson (middle photo, far right), Sterne Professor of Banking and Finance at the Terry College, attended the event as well.
Goeckel received a MBA from Georgia State University, with a concentration in International Business. He splits his time in Atlanta, GA and London, since he started an Atlanta-based boutique consulting firm that worked with utility companies around the U.S. as well as a variety of Fortune 500 firms. He continues to work internationally consulting across a variety of different industries.
Dr. Annette Poulson is in Oxford this summer teaching INTB 5100, a course that introduces students to the implications of globalization for business firms and their managers. One of the groups of students chose to do a project on Coca-Cola, where they had to talk about the challenges of bottling companies in the European Market vs. the UK. Bill Douglas (BBA '83), former Executive Vice President of Supply Chain at Coca-Cola Enterprises, shared his valuable advice with the students pictured above.
BRUCE AND CHOKSHI JOIN UGA BOARD OF VISITORS
Blake Bruce (BBA '03) (left) and Raj Chokshi (BBA '94) (right) have been named to the UGA Board of Visitors for 2023-2026. During their term, Bruce and Chokshi will learn about university initiatives to extend and enhance its teaching, research, and service mission. Members of the Board of Visitors are able to explore UGA’s accomplishments and impact on the state of Georgia. Participation on the Board prepares individuals to serve as ambassadors for the university in their career and community environments, carrying the mission of UGA with them wherever they go. Bruce is a Managing Director, Private Advisor at Rockefeller Capital Management, and is past chair of the Terry College Alumni Board and continues to serve as an Emeritus member. Chokshi is the CEO and Wealth Manager at Bluerock Wealth Management in Alpharetta, GA.
Please help us congratulate the newest members of the Terry College Alumni Board and Young Alumni Board. We are excited for a great year ahead, with the leadership and talents that all members encompass.
New members of the Alumni Board serve a three-year term and are responsible for Terry initiatives such as the Alumni Awards and Gala, Terry Third Thursday and the Women’s Conference.
Young Alumni Board members must be 35 years old or younger and serve a two-year term, and their initiatives include the Second Century Club, TerryConnect and 10 for Terry.
Greg (BBA '78) and Barbara Rizzo
exemplify what it means to be a member of the Terry College family, giving back to the Terry community with their time, talent, and support. They are a staple presence at Terry College events and come back to campus regularly from Houston to network and mentor Terry students. The Rizzos are passionate about student support and established the Gregory and Barbara Rizzo Veterans Scholarship as well as the Gregory and Barbara Rizzo Shareholders Fund, which provides unrestricted support for the Terry College. They also provided support to make the Business Learning Community a reality and named the Rizzo Finance and Administrative Office in Correll Hall. Greg, a 1978 graduate with a degree in finance, went on to develop an impressive career in the natural gas industry spanning marketing, business development, finance, and regulatory affairs all with the support of his wife, Barbara. Though Barbara is not a UGA graduate, she is definitely a Bulldog through and through! The Terry College is honored to have the Rizzos' support and partnership. They are making a lasting impact, and we are humbled by their support and commitment to the mission of the Terry College.
The July Alumni of the Day were Sutton Trulock, Savannah Phinney Welch, Brian Jungles, and Angela Kaye. Trulock graduated in 2017 with a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance and is a Client Executive with Ironwood, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company. Welch graduated in 2017 with a BBA in Finance and International Business with a certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership, and in 2020 with a Juris Doctor. Jungles graduated in 2013 with a BA and in 2018 with a MBA and is the Senior Solutions Consultant at Adobe. Kaye graduated in 2020 with a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance and is an Underwriter at Everest Insurance.
Each week, we feature an Alum of the Day, where alumni can share about their career, company, activities they enjoy in their downtime, favorite Georgia memories, and how they choose to give back to their community. In addition to highlighting successful alumni, the goal of the Alum of the Day series is to show current Terry students the types of career opportunities that exist and give them great contacts in their industry. Students are encouraged to reach out to each Alum of the Day to connect.
Be sure to check out @terryalumni on Facebook and Instagram each Wednesday to see our next featured alum! Are you interested in being featured as the Alum of the Day? Head to the Alum of the Day page shown below, on
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GENTLY SOAP SELECTED AS SEMIFINALIST FOR BLACK AMBITION
Kristen Dunning (BS '21, MBA '24) is the founder of Gently Soap — an award-winning line of herbal soaps that aim to bring the joy of bathing to those with extra sensitive skin types. Dunning was born with eczema and has dealt with flare-ups her whole life. When Dunning started applying to college, she knew she wanted to make a change to the sensitive skincare and personal care industries, in the most natural way possible. So she chose the undergraduate major: Horticultural Science and Agricultural Communications. Dunning turned her horticulture work and herbal knowledge into a strong foundation for an impact brand, which became Gently Soap. In 2022, Dunning took home first prize and $10,000 at UGA's Venture Prize Competition
, as well as the top prize of $25,000 in the Collegiate Great Brands Competition. In June, Dunning announced that Gently Soap was selected as a semifinalist for Pharrell Williams' Black Ambition - a non-profit initiative that aims to close the opportunity and wealth gap by empowering Black & Hispanic entrepreneurs. Dunning will participate in the Mentorship Program, a 3-month program that unlocks relationships, programming, and tools that promote company growth, resilient relationships, and founder well-being. The Black Ambition Prize Competition provides mentorship, resources, connections, and up to $3 million in Prize awards.
Don't miss your opportunity to hear from Kathy Waller, Executive Director, Atlanta Committee for Progress during this month's Terry Third Thursday presentation. Waller took the helm of the Atlanta Committee for Progress in early 2022, determined to use her years of financial management and leadership to help the city and its residents reach the next level. Waller retired in March 2019 after 32 years with The Coca-Cola Co., where she was the chief financial officer and president of enabling services. In these roles, Waller led the company's global finance, technical and shared services organizations and represented the company to investors, lenders and rating agencies. In addition to her C-suite roles, Waller was the founding chair of the company's Women's Leadership Council. We hope you can make plans to join us!
Join the UGA Mentor Program today!
The UGA Mentor Program was globally launched in August 2019 to connect UGA students and alumni. The program provides students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) with the opportunity to form meaningful mentoring relationships with alumni, faculty, and staff, regardless of geographic location. Students can find the right person for them based on a variety of criteria including: identities, industry, major, location and more.
RealTalk is a podcast produced by the UGA Mentor Program. The episodes help you gain an understanding of the experience of students from different generations, learn about the positive impact of mentorship and serve as a reference should you or someone you mentor ever experience a similar issue. The most recent episode features guest Melissa Earl (BBA '14), who shares her expertise on time management and being more productive with your schedule. She talks about the importance of accountability and how having a system to track your progress can help you stay on track and achieve your goals. Earl graduated in 2014 with a BBA in Economics and Music Business. In 2018, she earned a Master of Arts in Economics and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. She has worked in international development and applied microeconomics with USAID, UN Agencies, and international NGOs. She most recently lived in Kenya as a research analyst for Kimetrica.
TerryConnect, our hub for student-alumni networking, has a new home! Join us on LinkedIn and stay connected with classmates, current students and more. Feel free to share career news and openings, student mentorship and engagement opportunities and any news relevant to your Terry experience. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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