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Sam Massell (M ’48) received recognition for his involvement in the Real Estate Catalyst Deal of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
John C. Tardy (MPA ’72) of Walnut, Miss., was elected commander of the American Legion Department of Mississippi. David Loughridge (BSA ’73, DVM ’78) of Chatsworth was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. Mike Morris (BSEd ’73, MEd ’74, JD ’79) of Athens was named chair of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.
Earl V. Rogers (BBA ’76) of Marietta will become the new president and CEO of the Georgia Hospital Association in July. William Daniel Kibler (ABJ ’78) of Winston-Salem, N.C., won the Governor’s Award as Conservation Communicator of the Year from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Kibler is managing editor of North Carolina Sportsman and South Carolina Sportsman magazines. Yvonne Durrett Williams (ABJ ’78) of Marietta was one of 50 women leaders selected from across the nation to participate in the 2013 class of Leadership America, the longest-running women’s leadership development program in the U.S.
Doug DePriest (ABJ ’80) of Marietta was honored with a nomination from the International Documentary Association for the documentary “Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan.” Stanley E. Clarke III (BSA ’81) was named director of the Air National Guard. Charles W. “Bill” Robinson (AB ’81) of Carrollton, Va., completed a year-long deployment in Afghanistan as a Department of Defense information technology manager. He received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in recognition of his achievements there. David Howard (BS ’83) of Peru, Kan., completed the national registry exam while working at Jane Phillips Hospital for RML Laboratories in Bartlesville, Okla. Donald Bailey (ABJ ’84) of Shreveport, La., was named president and publisher of The Telegraph in Macon. Julie Moran (ABJ ’84) of Santa Monica, Calif., debuted her new series “Mission Makeover” on the Lifetime network.
Bob Behler (ABJ ’85) of Boise, Idaho, was selected as the Idaho Sportscaster of the Year for the third year in a row. Tonya Henderson Freeman (AB ’86) of Lithonia works in the information technology field at the Centers for Disease Control. Jonathan Mitchell Cook (BS ’87) of Athens was named president of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. Amy C. Harmon (ABJ ’87) celebrated 25 years as program director for the South Carolina Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Sheryl Maichaan Merritt (BSHE ’88) of Atlanta celebrated the one-year anniversary of her company, Creator In Me LLC, and her self-published book, Dates with Jesus. Guy Wesley Millner (BBA ’88) of Atlanta was named managing director of military sales at Interface. Betsy Jill Robertson (ABJ ’89) of Auburn, Ala., is a national account executive specializing in the college and university magazine market for Lane Press Inc. Robert Jeffrey Waddell (BS ’89, AB ’89) of Atlanta was promoted to income shareholder at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry.
Dennis L. Baltz (BBA ’92) of Powder Springs received the 2013 Insurance and Risk Management Professional of the Year-Walter H. Buce Jr. Memorial Award. Greg Pease (AB ’92) of Franklin, Tenn., was named a member of Sherrard & Roe PLC. Brian Bohannon (BBA ’93) of Woodstock became Kennesaw State University’s first football coach. Leslie Flowers (AB ’94) of Winchester, Va., was installed as the master of Winchester Hiram Lodge No. 21, the oldest Masonic lodge in the country west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Eddie Garrett (BSA ’94, MBA ’08) of Winnetka, Ill., was named executive vice president and deputy general manager of Edelman. Brian Weaver (BBA ’94) of Newnan was named managing partner and CFO at CoLinear Systems Inc.
Mitzi Rubin (BSFCS ’95) of Atlanta was named vice president of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. J. Blair Logan (AB ’96, MMC ’98) of Watkinsville was promoted to senior vice president of Atlanta-based Williams Mills Agency, the largest independent PR and marketing agency specializing in financial services. Scott Weaver (BBA ’96) of Roswell was named to the Bulldog 100 for 2013. He is the owner of CoLinear Systems Inc. Keysha Perry Lee (ABJ ’97) of Atlanta was named to the 40 Under 40 list by the UGA Alumni Association. Lee and husband Clifton also welcomed son Keyton Robert Jan. 21. Amy Middlebrooks Tapley (ABJ ’97) of Bluffton, S.C., was promoted to senior account executive at BFG Communications. Chris Tapley (M ’97) of Bluffton, S.C., was named CIO of Coastal States Bank in Hilton Head, S.C. Kirk Alessandro Munsayac (AB ’98) of Lumber City was elected chief of staff for Lower Oconee Community Hospital. C. Trent Rosecrans (ABJ ’98) of Cincinnati, Ohio, was hired by the Cincinnati Enquirer to cover the Cincinnati Reds and major league baseball. Tanya Smith (BSEd ’98) of Jesup was selected as a finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year. Melissa Dutton (BBA ’99) was recognized by Collaborate magazine as a meeting industry leader.
Hunter R. Hopkins (BBA ’00) of Atlanta accepted an executive director position at the Georgia Petroleum Council. Yve Assad (ABJ ’01) of Nashville, Tenn., was selected by the city of Charleston, S.C., to exhibit 50 of her aerial landscape photographs at the Waterfront Gallery. Kattrina Assadi (BBA ’01) of Alpharetta is engaged to Casey Lee Richardson. Micah Lott (AB ’01) of Chicago, Ill., taught for a year at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh before joining the philosophy department at Boston College. Wade A. Schueneman (BS ’01, MA ’03, JD ’09) of Maxeys earned his master’s of law (LLM) in taxation through New York University. Jenny Griffin Dell (ABJ ’02) of Buford and husband Clay welcomed their first child, Caroline Lilly Dell, Jan. 20. Chris Dooney (BBA ’02) and Jennifer Atkinson (BS ’08) of Nashville, Tenn., were married Dec. 15. M. Anne Kaufold-Wiggins (AB ’02) of Mableton was promoted to partner at Balch & Bingham LLP. Mary Ryals Lawson (BSEd ’02) of Cumming and husband Shane welcomed their second daughter, Reese Noel, April 19, 2012. Brian Lunsford (AB ’02) and Brandon Lunsford (AB ’02) were named to the 2013 Bulldog 100 for their company Inspect-All Services. Mary Ann Parsons (BSA ’02, MAL ’06) of Bogart was selected as an ATHENA Award nominee. Kyle Kobold (BS ’03) of Bainbridge Island, Wash., was selected for Top 40 under 40 Military by Civilian Job News. Kobold is currently a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and stationed on a nuclear submarine in Bangor, Wash. Angelia Chappelear (BSA ’04) of Winterville and canine companion Fantasia competed in the AKC Rally National Competition. Rebekah D. McCorvey (BBA ’04, JD ’12) joined Bryan Cave LLP in Atlanta as an associate in the Transaction and Corporate Finance & Securities practices. Brandon A. Mitchell (BSEd ’04, MEd ’07, EdS ’09) of Winder was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
Jeana Arnold Bush (BS ’05) of Charlotte, N.C., is now a board-certified pediatrician and will be a fellow of allergy and immunology at the Georgia Regents University/UGA Medical Partnership until 2015. Andrew Saunders (BSFR ’05, MFR ’07) was named environmental coordinator of Athens-Clarke County. R. Jeremy Wilson (BBA ’05, MAcc ’06) of Macon was promoted to manager at Draffin & Tucker’s tax service group. Golfer Kevin Kisner (BBA ’06) of Aiken, S.C., won the Chile Classic, earning his second career title on the Web.com Tour. Allyson Nichols Miller (BSEd ’06) and Bartley R. Miller (BBA ’06) welcomed their son, Harrison Gray, on Feb. 1. Ben Colley (BBA ’08, BA ’08) of Atlanta was named assistant vice president of underwriting for AloStar Business Credit. Leslie Friedman (BSFCS ’09) launched her own clothing line, Buchanan. Daniel Masi (BBA ’09) of Montclair, N.J., represented Pace University Law School in the 6th Annual Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition, finishing first of 40 competing law schools. Amanda Shih (AB ’09) of Canton is the co-owner and founder of Dance inFusion Georgia, a dance studio located in Cumming.