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Young Alumni Board

Vision

The Young Alumni Board (YAB) looks to develop future leaders and foster and sustain a culture of robust involvement and philanthropy with the Parker College of Business.


Mission

The YAB is a diverse group of young professionals under the age of 40 who serve and support current students and recent graduates with programs and communications uniquely tailored to their needs and who promote and support the University’s programs and activities in order to cultivate a strong bond among recent graduates.


Initiatives

YAB members speak to classes and student organizations through the Taking Flight speaker series as well as host panel sessions during Professional Development Day, which takes place the day before the Fall Eagle Expo Career Fair.  The board offers a best-in-class mentorship program to enhance students’ marketability and increase their professionalism to help them be better prepared for their careers and stand out as top candidates to potential employers.

Members plan and host networking events through the Out of the Nest series where recent graduates, other alumni, and local employers can socialize and learn new skills to build their professional networks.  The board also supports the University’s fundraising initiatives, such as the Parker College of Business Gala and the Ensure Our Eagles Finish Strong campaign, which raised nearly $200,000 for student scholarships for seniors who faced financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lastly, the Young Alumni Board is a regular contributor to the Eagle Executive magazine and champions the college’s marketing efforts.


Young Alumni Board Criteria

  • Exemplify the aspirations, accomplishments and reach of the Parker College of Business
  • Must be a graduate of the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University
  • Must be under the age of 40 at the time of selection to the board

Nomination Process

To be considered as a candidate for the Parker College Young Alumni Board, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/Sic7rVCxzekASLt77

A member of the nominating committee will follow up on your application.


Board Member Expectations

  • Commit to serve a 3-year term
  • Attend semi-annual board meetings each year (fall meeting in Statesboro / spring meeting rotates around the state)
  • Contribute a minimum of $300 to the Parker College for board dues
  • Serve on one of the board’s committees: Networking Committee, Marketing Committee or Student Support Committee
  • Actively participate in the strategic initiatives of the Parker College Young Alumni Board

Board Members

Yanna Amason

Accounting ’19
Benefit Analyst | OneDigital

Learn More About Yanna

Yanna graduated from Parker College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2019, and a Master’s in Accountancy in 2023. She is working as a Benefit Analyst for OneDigital, specializing in the Health & Benefits market. Yanna is married to her husband of 2 years, Hunter, who is also a Parker College Graduate. In her free time, Yanna enjoys photography and spending time with her family and friends. She currently resides in Atlanta, Ga.

Nipuna Ambanpola

Economics ’19
Founder & Executive Director | IVolunteer International Inc.

Learn More About Nipuna

Nipuna Ambanpola is the Founder & Executive Director of IVolunteer International Inc., a 501(c)3 tech-nonprofit in the United States with impact worldwide. Nipuna is employed full-time as the Research & Public Service Manager at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. Nipuna graduated with a BS in Economics (2019) from Georgia Southern University and obtained a Masters of Public Administration (2021) and a Masters in Business Analytics (2022) from the University of Georgia. 

While at Georgia Southern, Nipuna served as the Student Government Association President (2017-18) and worked collaboratively during the Armstrong-Georgia Southern consolidation. Nipuna founded the Rotaract Club, Student-Alumni Association, and the Resident Student Association. Nipuna was the founding District Rotaract Representative to the Rotary District 6920. In 2018, Nipuna was presented the Nick Mamalakis Outstanding Eagle Award and the Outstanding Leadership Award for his service to the community. Nipuna is a Paul Harris Fellow, Will Watt Fellow, a Rotary Youth-All Star, a TEDx Speaker, and a Civil Society Youth Representative serving in the Youth Steering Committee at the United Nations Department for Global Communications. 

Nipuna enjoys meeting new people, volunteering, and exploring communities and cultures with his life partner Karen.

Rhett Anderson

Logistics & Supply Chain Management ’16
VP of Real Estate | Growe Real Estate Partners

Learn More About Rhett

Rhett Anderson is the Vice President of Real Estate at Growe Real Estate Partners. Rhett specializes in working with 3PL companies across the eastern region of the United States. He works with the goal of managing the real estate portfolios of 3PL companies as a tenant representation broker. Prior to joining the Growe team, Rhett spent the better part of a decade working for C.H. Robinson, during his tenure Rhett achieved multiple awards and recognition for finishing at the top of the sales organization.

Emily Archer

Marketing ’13
Director of Retail & Omnichannel Sales | Wastequip

Learn More About Emily

Emily Archer graduated summa cum laude with a BBA in Marketing and a minor in Information Systems in December 2013. She was also a member and captain of the women’s soccer team, which clinched the SoCon Championship in 2012.Upon graduation, Emily joined Wastequip, a privately held North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout her 10 year career at Wastequip, Emily has taken on various roles within different divisions of the business to develop her skills in sales and sales operations. She is currently the Director of Retail & Omnichannel Sales for the Toter division of Wastequip, managing corporate relationships with large national retailers to ensure they derive maximum value from Toter products and services. 

Currently, Emily is an MBA Candidate at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of business, targeting graduation in December 2022. She has served on Wastequip Women’s Board since 2019. 

Emily resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Austin, and rescue dog, Buddy. In her spare time, she still enjoys playing soccer, attending Charlotte FC games, and spending time with family on Lake Norman.

Courtney Ashley

Marketing ’11
Payroll Tax Team Lead | EpiUse Inc. North America

Learn More About Courtney

Courtney Ashley graduated from Georgia Southern’s Parker College of Business in 2011 with a BS in Business Marketing with an emphasis in Sales and Sales Management. While at Georgia Southern University, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Spring 2011. Courtney was an I.N.S.P.I.R.E Leadership Consultant on campus and was employed as Facility Manager for Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI/RAC). A native of Screven, Georgia, (by way of Jesup, Georgia), Courtney was recently selected in Wayne County’s 2022 Top 40 under 40 Young Professionals. Courtney was a member of the Leadership Wayne Class of 2019 and Georgia Economic Development Class of 2019. Courtney is the author of Be Positive on Purpose book and hopes to inspire others to create and maintain positive cultures everywhere they go. Courtney is a “Budget Buddy” Facilitator and enjoys partnering with women shelters and organizations to provide financial classes and resources. Courtney has over 10 years of experience in SAP and has worked  Accounting and Customer Service for manufacturing companies. She is currently the Payroll Tax Team Lead for EpiUse Inc. North America.

Courtney enjoys traveling with her husband (Jonathan) and their two children (Ethan and Miss Cori). In her spare time, she enjoys singing, football and DIY projects.

David Attaway

Accounting ’09, MAcc ’10
Audit Director | Symphona

Learn More About David

David Attaway is an audit director at Symphona, in their Dublin, GA office. He is originally from McRae, GA.

David graduated with a BBA in Accounting in December 2009, and Masters of Accountancy in December 2010. While at Georgia Southern, he was in the Southern Pride Marching Band for two years. He adds that the Parker College of Business is the only reason he is where he is today. David’s advisor, Lowell Mooney, Ph.D., professor of accounting and director of graduate programs and the MBA program, provided valuable guidance and encouraged him to consider a career in accounting. In addition, he and his family are avid Eagle football and baseball fans, taking in as many games as possible during their respective seasons.

Outside of work, music and family are his passions. David volunteers as Treasurer of the Dublin-Laurens Arts Council, and is the drummer for the worship team at Liberty Church in Dublin. He and his family enjoy traveling together and making new memories with his wife (Kristen) and children (Connor and Charlotte).

Akeala Brown

Finance ’05, MBA ’13
VP of Operations & Risk Management | CORE Credit Union

Learn More About Akeala

Akeala Brown, a Double Eagle, graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Finance in 2005 and an MBA in 2013. She is currently the Vice President of Operations & Risk Management at CORE Credit Union, where she oversees daily operations and manages the credit union’s regulatory requirements as the BSA Compliance Officer. She is responsible for the Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, and Vendor Management functions, and oversees and manages relationships with regulatory agencies, external auditors, and related third parties. Since joining the company, she has held various positions in operations and accounting. Prior to her current role, she most recently served as Controller.  

Akeala has over 15 years of experience in the credit union industry. She is a member of the CUNA Finance Council, League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) Compliance Council, and also serves on her organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Outside of work, Akeala enjoys a good Netflix binge and spending time with her husband, Jeffery, and their two children Kamille and Karter.

Dane Browner

Marketing/Sales & Sales Management ’11
Global Head of Recruiting Strategy & Sourcing | eBay

Learn More About Dane

Dane Browner is the Global Head of Recruiting Strategy and Sourcing at eBay. Dane has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies covering markets around the world. He’s a well experienced recruiting leader who has a strong background in diversity & inclusion, organizational structure, leadership, and branding. Dane received his BBA from Georgia Southern in marketing with an emphasis in sales and sales management. He enjoys traveling, music, sports, and is a firm believer that every day is a good day.

Emily Cannon

Accounting ’09, MAcc ’10
VP of Corporate Services | Coastal Electric Cooperative

Learn More About Emily

A Metter, GA native, residing in Richmond Hill, GA, Emily’s job responsibilities include guiding the Member Services, Finance, and Accounting functions of a not-for-profit, member owned electric utility. She is a Certified Public Accountant and gained experience auditing with McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks, & Co. prior to joining Coastal. In 2018, Cannon completed the Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program, an intensive program in electric utility management that focuses on member value as part of co-op leaders’ day-to-day decision making. 

While at Georgia Southern, Emily served in Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Beta Alpha Psi. She also earned various scholarships and awards.

Cannon serves as a past Treasurer and current Trustee for the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma’s House Corporation and Chair for Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. In her free time, she enjoys being active and spending time outdoors with her husband, Ronny, and their dog, Tucker.

D’Angelo Charlton

MAcc ’12
Senior Manager | Wipfli

Learn More About D’Angelo

D’Angelo Charlton is a senior manager in Wipfli’s audit practice, serving construction, commercial real estate, hospitality and various forms financial institutions. Since joining the firm in January 2013, he has leveraged his experience to manage and execute audits, reviews, internal audits and agreed-upon procedures and provides a wide range of technical accounting services.

D’Angelo graduated from Georgia Southern with his MAcc in the Fall of 2012 and is usually on campus as apart of recruiting efforts for his firm or assisting with recruiting international students from his place of birth, The Bahamas. D’Angelo also serves as a member of Chris 180’s Emerging Leaders Network and the founding treasurer of Atlanta Smart Academy.

Jessica Clemmer-Farris

Management ’12, Finance ’12, MBA ’16
Assistant VP | Deutsche Bank

Learn More About Jessica

Jessica Clemmer-Farris graduated from the Parker College of Business with BBAs in Management and Finance in May 2012. In November 2012, she started her own senior care business to take care of her grandmother, who suffered from dementia. Jessica decided to continue her education by attending Georgia Southern for an MBA with a concentration in International Business in 2014 and graduated in 2016. During her MBA, she was a graduate assistant for the marketing department assisting multiple professors with classes and research.

After graduation, Jessica joined Deutsche Bank as part of their agile/intern program in Finance and was offered a full-time position once the program completed. During the last seven years, she has been part of multiple teams in Finance with the latest being the Liquidity Treasury Reporting & Analysis team. Her main responsibilities include daily reporting of the FR2052a Liquidity Report to the Federal Reserve and calculating the Liquidity Coverage Ratio. In March 2023, Jessica was promoted to Assistant Vice President.

Jessica is living in Jacksonville, FL with her husband, Joseph (also a GSU grad), and their two cats, Duski and Orion. She enjoys baking with a focus around Irish delights with the hopes of eventually opening her own bakery.

Tyler Collins

Finance ’20
Investment Banking Analyst | Truist Securities

Learn More About Tyler

Tyler Collins is an investment banking analyst with Truist Securities, working within the Financial Risk Management Capital Markets team. He is based out of the Atlanta office and is originally from Statesboro, GA.

Tyler graduated with a BBA in Finance with a Minor in Information Systems in December 2020. While at Georgia Southern, he was involved in Greek life, and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, which he represented as the VP of Financial Affairs on the IFC Exec board. Tyler was also a part of the University Honors College in which he completed a research thesis that has been read in over 60 countries. Within the Parker College, Tyler was a member of the inaugural class of Parker Business Scholars as well as the VP of investment strategy within the Southern Investment Association.

Outside of work, Tyler spends a significant amount of time with his church, where he leads a young professional community group each week and volunteers wherever able. He also is an avid golfer and sports fan, attending as many Atlanta Braves games and Georgia Southern football games as possible.

Callie Gordon Cramer

Accounting ’07, MAcc ’07
VP of Finance | NavCare

Learn More About Callie

Callie Gordon Cramer, CPA (ACCT & MAcc, 2007) began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Atlanta, where she learned invaluable skills that carry over into the world of corporate accounting.  After three years with PwC, Callie moved to Augusta, where she joined NavCare (formerly CareSouth) and has remained with the company ever since, climbing up the corporate ladder.  Currently she is the VP of Finance, where she and her team produce the monthly financials and analysis.  When she is not crunching numbers, Callie is always on the go with her husband (Lance) and daughters (Peyton & Madison).  Callie loves to shop local, volunteer with the family, attempt to be creative on her Cricut, and use Excel for all personal and professional projects.  In addition to the young alumni board, Callie is co-chair of the Greater Augusta Eagle Alumni network.

Matt Donaldson

Finance ’13
Vice President | Durden Banking Company, Inc.

Learn More About Matt

A native of Twin City, Georgia, Matt Donaldson graduated from Georgia Southern University, with a BBA in Finance in May 2013. Before attending Georgia Southern, Matt attended East Georgia State College and graduated Cum Laude with an Associates in Science in Business Administration. Along with Georgia Southern and East Georgia, Matt is a graduate of Georgia Banking School at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Also, Matt completed his studies at the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in May 2019. Professionally, Matt is Vice President of Durden Banking Company, Inc. in Twin City. As for public service, Matt was elected to the City Commission of the City of Twin City in 2015, and he was elected Mayor of Twin City in 2019. In 2021, Governor Brian Kemp appointed Matt to serve on the Georgia Board of Education to represent the 12th Congressional District.

Trent Doty

Logistics & Intermodal Transportation ’13
Senior Financial Advisor | Wells Fargo Advisors

Learn More About Trent

Trent Doty is a Senior Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Savannah, GA.

Following graduation in 2013, Trent started his professional career with Saddle Creek Logistics Services in Atlanta, GA where he spent three and a half years in the logistics industry. Trent then decided to make a career change and became a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Atlanta, GA, where he began building his practice. After a couple years with Edward Jones, Trent joined Wells Fargo Advisors in the Statesboro/Savannah area.

Trent is a Statesboro, GA native and graduated with a BBA in Logistics in December 2013. During his time at Georgia Southern, Trent was involved with many different student organizations including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, GATA Club, and he was a member of the men’s soccer team. Trent loves spending time with his wife, Fowler, and their dog, Gus, in their home in Savannah, GA. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, pickleball, and woodworking.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company.

Investment and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured / No Bank Guarantee / May Lose Value

Cindy Evans

Information Systems ’12
Design Lead | Manhattan Associates

Learn More About Cindy

Cindy Evans graduated from Georgia Southern’s Parker College of Business in 2012 with a BBA in Information Systems concentrated in ERP with SAP and a minor in Math.

Currently, Cindy is a Design Lead at Manhattan Associates where she designs Supply Chain Software for some of America’s biggest retailers. She is a board member of many committees at Manhattan Associates including the Women’s Initiative Network and the Professional Services Advisory Board. She has been awarded the Manhattan Associates President’s Club award as well as being honored as a member of the class of 2021 Georgia Southern’s 40 Under 40.

At Manhattan Associates, through Parker College of Business Young Alumni Board, or through her professional network, she enjoys mentoring strong professionals early in their careers. She has a passion for process innovation, knowledge sharing, and data privacy. 

You can find her cooking up new and exciting dishes at home or reading all genres of books. Cindy, her husband Daniel, and her pup Ally, live in Decatur, GA.

Chris Ford

Marketing ’08, Graphic Design ’08
PPS Wildfire Crisis Strategy Portfolio Manager | U.S. Forest Service

Learn More About Chris

Chris earned his undergraduate degrees (08) in Business Administration (BBA) and Fine Arts (BFA) with a concentration in Marketing Management and Graphic Design respectively, from the Georgia Southern University. He later earned a Master’s in Policy and Public Administration from Northwestern University in Chicago. 

He has over a decade of procurement experience and civil service, beginning his career with the US Army Mission Installation Contracting Command and serving in the USDA Forest Service before coming to EPA. My favorite part of what I do is problem solving. Each acquisition is like a puzzle; and the puzzle pieces are the interdisciplinary skills needed to complete the project. As a Contracting Officer I manage a team consisting of the contractor, engineers, budget officer, technical expert, and other subject matter experts on each project. I get to be a project manager, mediator, facilitator, and business advisor all in one.

Chris currently serves on the Georgia Southern University Network of Black Alumni Board of Directors as the Mentoring and Networking Chairman. He is also a proud member of the Lawrenceville Duluth Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and a small group leader with his local church.  Chris was recognized as a member of the Georgia Southern University Class of 2021 40 under 40 Award and the Atlanta Federal Executive Board Leadership Government 2020 cohort. 

In his spare-time, he enjoys watching movies and playing with his three kids Aiden (11), Alyssa (8), and baby Carter. Chris and his wife Camille are big fans of comic books, cartoons, and attend the San-Diego Comic Con every year.

Brittany Haught

Marketing ’14, MBA ’15
Associate Media Manager | The Home Depot

Learn More About Brittany

Brittany Haught graduated from the Parker College of Business with a BBA in Marketing in 2014 and an MBA in 2015, making her a proud Double Eagle. She is currently an Associate Media Manager for The Home Depot working on the Retail Media team. Prior to The Home Depot, she worked at digital advertising agencies working for clients from car dealerships to retail to consumer goods. Brittany’s favorite part about the digital advertising space is the ever-evolving landscape of the digital world with consumer privacy changes, platform optimizations, and changing consumer shopping trends. 

Outside of work, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband, Steven (also a Double Eagle), her daughter, Parker, and their dog. Brittany currently serves as the Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Young Alumni Board. During the fall, she enjoys cheering on her Eagles at Paulson Stadium! Brittany also volunteers every Sunday with North Point Community Church in Waumba Land.

Josh Hegland

Finance ’18
Associate Advisor | Cahaba Wealth Management

Learn More About Josh

Josh Hegland graduated from the Parker College of Business with a BBA in Finance in 2018. During his time at Georgia Southern, Josh was involved in numerous student organizations, including the Southern Investment Association, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and Interfraternity Council.

Josh is currently an Associate Advisor with Cahaba Wealth Management in Atlanta. He completed the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business CFP® Certificate Education Program, and is a Certified Financial Planner™. He serves as an alumni mentor for the Southern Investment Association and is involved with The Shepherd Center Junior Committee and Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching sports, and exercising. Josh and his wife, Callie, live in Atlanta, GA.

Brit Lanier

Accounting ’11, MAcc ’12
Advisor on Energy & Infrastructure Transaction | Alvarez & Marsal

Learn More About Brit

Brit Lanier graduated from Georgia Southern in 2011 with a BBA in accounting and 2012 from the MAcc program with a concentration in forensic accounting. During his time on campus, Brit was involved in numerous student organizations, including Southern Ambassadors, Greek Life, and Habitat for Humanity. 

Brit began his career at EY in Houston focusing on public upstream oil & gas companies. He then transitioned into equity research at a boutique investment firm covering the energy sector. After a few years in Houston, Brit moved back to Atlanta and began working in the Strategy & Transactions group at EY before moving to his current role at Alvarez & Marsal, where he sits on the Energy & Infrastructure Transaction Advisory team. During his spare time, Brit enjoys playing golf, going to Braves games, and cheering on the Eagle football team. 

Tim Lavoie

Logistics ’11
Director of Strategic Accounts | C.H. Robinson

Learn More About Tim

Tim Lavoie graduated Cum Laude from Georgia Southern in 2011 with a BBA in logistics and a minor in marketing. While attending GS, Tim was a member of the President’s list, Dean’s List, was a HOPE scholar, recipient of the 2010 Atlanta Transportation Club Scholarship, a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society, Golden Key national honor society, Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, a founding member of the GS Student Eagle Club and spent three years in the Southern Pride Marching Band. Tim was also the Vice-President of the Georgia Southern Logistics Association (GSLA) and developed the annual Logistics Roundtable event bringing in potential employers to meet with current logistics students.

Tim currently works as director of strategic accounts at C.H. Robinson, a Fortune 500 supply chain company. Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter around Roswell where they live. He also enjoys traveling to GS football games in Statesboro and on the road as well as playing golf. Tim has previously been a member of the Young Supporters Board of the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta.

Johnathan L. Manning

MBA ’17
Founder & CIO | 88 Technologies

Learn More About Johnathan

Johnathan L. Manning is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of 88 Technologies, a hedge fund specializing in futures and commodities. In this capacity, he is responsible for formulating and implementing comprehensive investment strategies and overseeing risk management. Johnathan strongly believes in providing access to sound portfolio management and delivering exceptional investment returns to investors from all financial backgrounds. Prior to establishing 88 Technologies, he gained valuable experience working in finance, program management, and procurement roles at Gulfstream Aerospace.

Johnathan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia Southern University. He also holds the Series 3 License, issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).

Aside from his professional pursuits, Johnathan is deeply committed to philanthropic endeavors, particularly those centered around financial education, alleviating poverty, combating hunger, and addressing homelessness. In his leisure time, he enjoys running, traveling, and indulging in his lifelong passion for music. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and currently resides in Savannah, Georgia, with his beloved wife, Jasmine (his high school sweetheart), and their son, Hayden.

Katherine Miller

Marketing/Sales & Sales Management ’18
Event Manager | Sovos

Learn More About Katherine

Katherine Miller graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Marketing and an emphasis in Sales & Sales Management in 2018. She later went on to complete her MBA at Florida State University in 2022. During her time on campus, Katherine was a proud member of the Georgia Southern University Equestrian Team, Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority, actively volunteered with Alternative Breaks through the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement and served as a member of the Alternative Breaks Board.

Currently, Katherine works as the Event Manager for Sovos in Atlanta, GA. She plans internal and external conferences, virtual and in-person trade shows and incentive trips across the United States and internationally while collaborating with leaders across Latin America, Europe and Turkey on event strategy. 

Katherine is very passionate about giving back to her local community and volunteers with the Shepherd Center Junior Committee. In her free time, you can find Katherine horseback riding, attending Atlanta sporting events, traveling and spending time with her golden retriever. 

Meghan Campbell Murray

Information Systems ’08
Consultative Business Analyst | LexisNexis Risk

Learn More About Meghan

Meghan Murray graduated with a BBA in Information Systems with an emphasis on E-Commerce in 2008.  Since that time she has gained valuable knowledge working for technology companies relating to radio, news media, mobile and web applications, digital advertising, and higher education accreditation software.

Meghan is currently the Consultative Business Analyst for the Firco Insight product at LexisNexis Risk, which provides Tier 1 Banks with advanced filtering intelligence and risk scoring for optimal account screening. She enjoys spending time with family including her husband (Tim) and son (Nathan), playing video games, and cooking.

Jesse Nkemka

Finance ’11
Sr SAP EAM Consultant | DBDS Consulting

Learn More About Jesse

Jesse Nkemka is a TERP10 Certified SAP professional with experience in SAP EAM in Plant Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, and Customer Service spanning over 10 years. He has worked primarily in the Food & Beverage industry but also has experience implementing SAP EAM solutions in the manufacturing and facilities maintenance industries. Jesse has contributed in all project phases starting from Project Preparation all the way through implementations as well as supporting via Hypercare. This also includes several project lifecycle phases such as Requirement Gathering, design / development, all phases of testing, training (including developing training materials and facilitating training sessions), and Post Go-Live support.

As a SR SAP EAM Consultant, Jesse has a proven track record of being an instant contributor and providing value in the areas of business process improvement, ensuring that the technology chosen meets the standards and requirements of the business and the business stakeholders, as well as ensuring successful implementations of SAP EAM solutions.

Walker Pratt Hill IV

Finance ’15
Owner/Producer | Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors

Learn More About Walker

Walker Pratt Hill IV is a Partner/Producer at Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors in Statesboro, Georgia. 

Born and raised in Statesboro, Walker graduated with a BBA in Finance from Georgia Southern University in 2015 and began his insurance career with Owen’s Insurance Company in Greer, South Carolina.  A desire to return to his hometown brought him back to Statesboro where he would join his father’s insurance agency and become a partner in 2022.

Walker has held held several key leadership roles in Young Life as well as Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Outside of work, Walker loves spending time with his girlfriend and family, especially his nieces and nephew.  He is an avid golfer, loves to fish and hunt and never misses a Georgia Southern home game.

LeMario Primas

Management ’07
Associate VP of Student Financial Services | Morehouse College

Learn More About LeMario

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David Schott

MBA ’16, DrPH ’16
Fellow | American College of Healthcare Executives

Learn More About David

David Schott graduated in May 2016 with a Doctorate of Public Health and Master of Business Administration. While at Georgia Southern, he served as president of the Graduate Student Organization and published a textbook on supply chain management. Two years after graduation, he was named to the 2018 Georgia Southern University 40 under 40.

After graduation, David continued his training in healthcare administration and is now a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He enjoys mentoring future healthcare leaders and routinely partners with Georgia Southern University as well as other universities to provide on-site internships to students. David lives in Valdosta, Georgia, where he serves the regional health system as chief operating officer.

Trey Scrudder

Finance ’09, MBA ’11
Manager – Financial Risk Management | EY

Learn More About Trey

Currently serves as the Chair of the Parker College of Business Young Alumni Board. Manage credit risk engagements within EY’s Financial Risk Management consulting group with clients consisting primarily of regional and GSIB banks. Projects focus on credit review, gap assessments to supervisory expectations, policy drafting, operating model transformations, and other credit risk management topics.  

Career began at a local bank auditing firm, Steve H. Powell & Company, as a Financial Institution Specialist and later the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as a safety and soundness examiner. Also chosen to work on several emergency lending facilities created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Main Street Lending Program, Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility, and Payroll Protection Program Liquidity Facility.  

Georgia Southern Double Eagle obtained through a Finance degree (2009) and MBA (2011).

Brooke Sims

Accounting ’14, MAcc ’16
Manager – Forensics & Integrity Services | EY

Learn More About Brooke

Brooke is a Manager in EY’s Forensics practice. She interned with EY in Summer 2016 and began her full-time employment in April 2017. Her experience includes working with clients and their outside legal counsel within the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries in matters pertaining to government investigations into off-label marketing and kickback practices, regulatory and compliance investigations, litigation support and damage analyses, Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs)/Independent Review Organizations (IROs), compliance monitoring, and insurance and federal claims services. 

Brooke graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Accounting and minor in Fraud Examination in December 2014, and a MAcc in December 2016. While at Southern, she was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Association, Residence Hall Association, and National Society of Leadership and Success. She also volunteered with Beta Alpha Psi and Statesboro High School with its Junior Achievement program. Today, Brooke is a licensed Certified Public Accountant; a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; and a volunteer with Junior Achievement on EY’s annual Connect Day.

Hannah Steed

Management ’12
Associate VP of Student Financial Services | Morehouse College

Learn More About Hannah

Hannah Steed graduated from Georgia Southern’s Parker College of Business in 2012 with a BBA in Management Administration.

Currently, Hannah is the Change Management Specialist in the IT Digital Transformation Office for Milliken & Co. She is responsible for Change Management for projects within the IT group, ensuring that user impact is reduced, project timeline is reduced and rollouts are successful. She runs the Mentorship program for New Hires for the IT Team and recently rolled out successful changes with that program. 

Hannah is a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner (2022). She holds a Green Belt (2020) and Black Belt (2022) in Six Sigma Methodology. She has been nominated for Georgia Southern University’s 40 Under 40 Class four years running.

Hannah has 9 years experience in Manufacturing holding roles in Product and Process Improvement, Production and Project Management at Milliken & Co. Longleaf Plant in Sylvania, GA. She held responsibility for Quality, Costing, New Product Development, Process Reliability, Focused Improvement Projects, Green Belt Education, and determining the best Capital Expense Projects for the plant. 

Hannah has a passion for problem solving, designing new best practices and developing new products as well as the development of people through training, coaching and mentorship. Serving on the Young Alumni Board has expanded her mentorship to include Parker College of Business Scholars which she is very passionate about. 

Her free time is spent with her husband, dogs and cats or off bowling at a tournament. Around the holidays you can find her painting personalized acrylic paintings for friends and family.

Kyle Striecher

Marketing/Sales & Sales Management ’16
Enterprise Sales Specialist | Cisco Meraki

Learn More About Kyle

Information not yet available.

Ashley Treadwell

Logistics & Intermodal Transportation ’16
National Account Manager | Norfolk Southern Corporation

Learn More About Ashley

Ashley Treadwell is a graduate of Parker College of Business with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Logistics & Intermodal Transportation and Marketing. Since graduating in 2016, she has attained a diverse background of experience including Customer Service,  3PL Operations and Marketing.

Ashley began her career with Norfolk Southern in 2016 as a Management Trainee within the Operations and Service Support group. Since her start at Norfolk Southern, she has worked in many Customer Service and Logistics roles managing a range of commodities from chemicals to construction materials. She joined the commercial side of the marketing organization in 2022 where she currently works as a National Account Manager.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading and traveling. 

Will Vining

Supply Chain Management ’09
Director of Supply Chain | Veritiv Corporation

Learn More About Will

Will is currently the Director of Supply Chain at Veritiv Corporation, a Fortune 500 Packaging company headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  In his role, Will has responsibility for Veritiv’s global delivery network in addition to their Indirect procurement organization and Supply Chain Sustainability strategy.  

Will graduated from Georgia Southern in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and went on to get an MBA in global business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  After a short stint living in Savannah, Will has lived in Atlanta for the last 10 years working in a variety of Supply Chain roles at Veritiv.  

Will lives in Dunwoody, GA with his wife Jennifer (a Double Eagle!) and their 3 awesome daughters.  You can find Will and his family enjoying any Atlanta sporting event, hiking, or doing anything to keep their young family active.


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Last updated: 2/23/2024