Past Alumni Award Recipients

2003-2011

2011

Honoree Award
Lawton M. (Mac) Nease III
president
Nease, Lagana, Eden & Culley, Inc.
MBA, 1968; Ph.D., 1976
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Charles B. (Charlie) Crawford Jr.
president, CEO and chairman
Private Bank of Buckhead
MBA, 1997
Robinson Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship
Philip P. Bolton
presidentAgio Press, Inc.
Robinson Honorary Alumnus
Kat Cole
president
Cinnabon, Inc.
MBA, 2010
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumna Award
Yongkil Shin
president
KYOBO Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Ph.D., Finance, 1990
Robinson Alumni Global Business Leadership Award
Said Mohammadioun
managing partner
TechOperators, LLC
MBA, Finance, 1981
Robinson Alumni Technology Leadership Award

2010

Honoree Award
Kenneth G. Byers Jr.
president
Byers Engineering Company
MBA, Finance, 1972
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Frederick W. Cerrone
president and CEO
Hotel Equities Inc.
MBA, 2008
Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship
A. Michael McCracken
chairman and CEOMcCracken Alliance LLC
Robinson Honorary Alumnus
Connie D. McDaniel
vice president, chief of internal audit
The Coca-Cola Company
BBA, Accounting, 1980
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College
Julio A. Ramirez
retired executive vice president
global operations
Burger King Corporation
BA, Economics, 1975
Alumni Award for Global Business
J. Leland Strange
chairman, president and CEO
Intelligent Systems Corporation
MBA, International Business, 1967
Alumni Technology Leadership Award

2009

Honoree Award
Ahmet C. Bozer
president
Eurasia and Africa Group
The Coca-Cola Company
Robinson Alumni Global Business Leadership Award
Ann-Marie Campbell
president
Southern Division
The Home Depot
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumna Award
Bradford W. Ferrer
executive vice president
finance and administration
CNN Worldwide
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College
Jeff G. Hwang
CEO and co-founder
Pyramid Systems Inc.
Robinson Alumni Technology Leadership Award
Sherry Hwang
president and cofounder
Pyramid Systems Inc.
Robinson Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship

2008

Honoree Award
William C. Hatcher
director emeriti
Genuine Parts Company
Honorary Doctorate 2006
Class of 1946
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Richard E. Bowers
president
Richard Bowers & Co.
MBA, Real Estate, 1974
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College
Ralph Faison
former president, CEO and a director
Andrew Corporation
BBA, Marketing, 1983
Robinson Alumni Community Service Award
Barbara B. Kaufman
CEO
BBK Consulting
BBA, Accounting, 1976
Robinson Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship
Spurgeon Richardson
president and CEO
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Robinson Honorary Alumnus
Richard A. Vines
general partner
Geocapital Partners LLC
MBA, Accounting and Information Systems, 1974
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College

2007

Honoree Award
W. Frank Blount
CEO
Jordan International Ventures Inc.
chairman & CEO
TTS LLC
MBA, MGT, 1969
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Kimberly Goff
executive director & COO
Hands On Georgia
MBA, IB, 1992
Robinson Alumni Community Service Award
Kathy Berry
community volunteer & retired executive director
Georgia Press Association
MBA, GB, 1986
Robinson Alumni Community Service Award
Tinsley Irvin
retired chairman & CEO
Alexander & Alexander Services Inc.
BBA, INS, 1955
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College
Wayne Reid
CPA, partner
Frazier & Deeter LLC
MPA, AC, 1970
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College
B. Hamilton McDonald Jr.
SVP
Parsons Brinckerhoff
MBA, FIN, 1975
BBA, MKG/MGT, 1963
Robinson Alumni Global Business Leadership Award
Michael Braswell
president
SouthStar Energy Services LLC
MBA, FIN, 1993
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Jesús León
SVP & chief development officer
CIENA Corporation
MBA, GB, 1985
Robinson Alumni Technology Leadership Award
Joseph Sansone
founder, chairman & CEO
Pediatria Healthcare LLC
MBA, MGT, 1979
Robinson Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship
Herman Russell Sr.
chairman
H.J. Russell & Company
Honorary Doctorate, 2000
Robinson Honorary Alumnus

2006

Honoree Award
James C. Howard
managing partner
Smith & Howard, P.C.
BBA, AC, 1964; MPA AC 1966
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Joseph Braxton Smith
partner
Smith & Howard, P.C.
MPA, AC, 1970
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
John O’Shaughnessy
managing director
Porex Surgical Inc.
MBA, IB, 2000
Robinson Alumni Global Business Leadership Award
Harriet Hessam
CEO
Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia
MBA, MK, 1980
Robinson Alumni Community Service Award
S. Lance Ledbetter
Dust-To-Digital, Inc.
BBA, MGT, 1998; MBA, 2003
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
J. Stephen Tanner
president and CEO
Arylessence, Inc.
BBA, MGT, 1966
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Wesley C. Duesenberg, Jr.
president
Southern Insurance Underwriters Inc.
MPA, AC, 1973; MIN, INS, 1978
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College

2005

Honoree Award
David A. Stonecipher
chairman of the board
Jefferson-Pilot Corporation
MAS, 1967
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Eric J. Joiner
co-founder & president
AJC International, Inc.
BBA, 1966; MBA, 1969
Robinson Alumni Global Business Leadership Award
Horace H. Sibley
retired partner
King & Spalding
MBA, 1971
Robinson Alumni Community Service Award
Michael B. Russell
CEO
H.J. Russell & Company
MBA, 1990
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Ed H. Bowman, Jr.
president, CEO & director
SOURCECORP
BBA, 1968
Robinson Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship
Sandra E. Bergeron
chairman of the board
TriCipher, Inc.
BBA, 1982
Robinson Alumni Technology Leadership Award
Joseph K. Taylor
Ph.D., 1978; MBA 1970
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College
Donald Ratajczak
Regents Professor Emeritus of Economics
Georgia State University
Robinson Honorary Alumnus Award

2004

Honoree Award
Mr. Jerry E. Dempsey
retired chairman & CEO
PPG Industries Inc.
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Mr. Scott O. Seydel
president
The Seydel Companies
Robinson Honorary Alumnus Award
Ms. Alicia Anne Philipp
president
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Inc.
Robinson Alumni Community Service Award
Mr. James E. Copeland
retired CEO
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Robinson Alumni Global Business Leadership Award
Mr. M. Gordon Gaddy
CEO
RewardsPlus
Robinson Alumni Technology Leadership Award
Mr. David Kotal Alexander
president
Soliant Heath
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

2003

Honoree Award
Alfred W. “Bill” Dahlberg
chairman
Mirant Corporation
Robinson Alumni Leadership Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Jenny S. Pruitt
president and CEO
Jenny Pruitt & Associates Realtors
Robinson Honorary Alumnus
Parker H. “Pete” Petit
chairman
Matria Healthcare Inc.
Robinson Alumni Community Service Award
J. Gary Meggs
director
Southern Company
Alumni Award for Service to Robinson College
Hubert L. “Herky” Harris, Jr.
CEO
INVESCO North America
Robinson Alumni Global Business Leadership Award
Rene M. Diaz
president & CEO
Diaz Wholesale Inc.
Robinson Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship
M. Christine Jacobs
chairwoman, CEO and president
Theragenics Corporation
Robinson Alumni Technology Leadership Award
Deepak Raghavan
co-founder & director
Manhattan Associates
Robinson Outstanding Young Alumnus Award