50 IMPACT Honorees

Alexander

Alan Alexander is a shareholder with Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse. An attorney, he is an alumnus of the Mitchell College and the Cumberland School of Law. He is a board member and past president of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a past recipient of the Best Lawyer’s Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year. He is a past president of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association and has served as past board president of the Exploreum Children’s Museum, Camp Rap-A-Hope, and the Ashland Place United Methodist Church Board of Trustees

 

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Alton R. “Tony” Brown III is president of The Pelican Group, Inc. and vice president and secretary of Shanri Holdings Corporation, developers and managers of shopping centers. He holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from The CCIM Institute of the National Association of Realtors and the Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), the Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), the Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), and the Certified Development Professional (CDP) professional designations. In 2000, he received the Trustees Distinguished Service Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a senior member of the Kiwanis Club of Mobile and a board member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, the 1857 Foundation, and the Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at the University of South Alabama

 

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James L. “Jim” Busby is chief executive officer of Drobotic Sciences, a drone services provider. Prior to that, he served as chief executive officer of Centralite Systems, a manufacturer of lighting controls. He is also the founder of QMS, a laser printer manufacturer he took to a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. He is an alumnus (MBA) who earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association and has also received the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Entrepreneur Award, the Distinguished Engineering Fellow from the University of Alabama and the Distinguished Business Leadership Award from the University of Mobile.

 

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Allen Carroll Jr. is managing partner of Wilkins Miller. A graduate of the Mitchell College of Business, he is a CPA and holds business valuation credentials and is certified in financial forensics. Wilkins Miller was recognized in 2017 as Business Alabama’s Best Company in Alabama to Work For (50-249 employees). The company was also recognized by Business Alabama in 2015 and 2016. In addition, Accounting Today recognized the firm as a Best Accounting Firm to Work For in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He currently serves on the University of South Alabama Foundation Board of Directors and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors and has served in a number of leadership positions with area professional and non-profit entities.  

 

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E. Thomas “Tom” Corcoran is the retired CEO of Fort Dodge Animal Health and a member of the Board of Directors of Phibro, Inc. serving as chairman of the audit committee. He served as CEO of Fort Dodge Animal Health, a global leader in the animal health industry for 23 years. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he is a recipient of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. He is also a recipient of the Banfield Industry Leadership Award, the Animal Pharm Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Veterinary Distributors Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Kansas City Economic Development Industry Leadership Award. He is a member of the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees and a past member of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association Board of Directors. 

 

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Thomas S. “Tom” Damson formerly served as principal of Long’s Human Resource Services. During his tenure with Long’s, the firm was recognized as Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, a Small Business Association Small Business of the Year, and an FBI Director’s Award. He has served in numerous leadership positions on boards including the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the Mitchell College of Business Executive Advisory Council, the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys and Girls Club, the Better Business Bureau and others. He is a U.S. Army veteran.

 

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John R. “Jack” Donovan is chief executive officer of Omakase, a management consulting company. Before joining Omakase, he was executive vice president and chief growth officer for Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, where he was responsible for strategic growth and business relationship development. Previous to Univar, he was president of Business, Sports, and Entertainment for Aramark, charged with overseeing Aramark’s services to thousands of stadiums, arenas, and other sports and tourism venues. An alumnus of the Mitchell College (MBA), he earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics and public policy study from Duke.

 

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Michael C. “Mike” Dow is chairman and CEO of Coastal Strategic Services, working with business startups and economic development projects that enhance the Gulf Coast. Before starting Coastal, he worked in senior management positions with Centralite and QMS, Inc. He also served 16 years as mayor of Mobile. An alumnus of the Mitchell College (Bachelor of Science and MBA), he has served on numerous boards including the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the Alabama Port Authority, the Mobile Arts Council, Mobile United, Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and others. He is a U.S. Army veteran.

 

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Ronald W. “Ron” Eastburn serves on the faculty of the Mitchell College of Business. Before joining the College, he was president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Bankcard and also worked for Sun Bank Orlando, Third National Bank Tennessee, Visa International and Exxon. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he was the first international player recruited by the USA tennis team. He also holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

 

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William “Happy” Fulford  is executive director, Office of Governmental Relations at the University of South Alabama. Before joining the Office of Governmental Relations, he served the University as director of Alumni Relations and Development. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he also holds a master’s degree from the University. An Army veteran, he served in Desert Storm and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. He is a commissioner with the USS Alabama Battleship Commission and is a former president of the Mobile Azalea Trail, the Mobile Junior Chamber of Commerce and a former chairman of the Mobile County Republican Executive Committee.

 

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James J. “Jake” Gosa formerly served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American Woodmark. Under his leadership, the company was named to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies list in 2001, 2002 and 2003 as well as Business Week’s 100 Hot Growth Companies in 2002. Prior to joining American Woodmark, he spent 18 years in sales, marketing and operational positions with Owens Corning Fiberglas and the Thomas Somerville Company. He is an alumnus of the Mitchell College and a member of the inaugural class of Mitchell College Alumni Fellows. He currently serves as chair of the Parish Council, St. Michaels Parish in Amelia Island, Florida. He is a former trustee of the Burke Mountain Academy and a member of the Economic Development Council of Virginia. Jake is also a U.S. Army veteran.

 

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Daniel A. “Dan” Grafton is retired as chairman of the board of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank in 2016. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, one of the largest aerospace and technical services companies in the world. He is an alumnus of the Mitchell College and holds an MBA from Mississippi College. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He serves as vice chairman of the board at St. Dominic’s Hospital and is a member of the President’s Council of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. Grafton received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association and in 2017 was a member of the inaugural class of Mitchell College Alumni Fellows. He is a past chairman of The Nature Conservatory-Mississippi and was inducted into the Mississippi Business Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

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Edward L. “Ed” Harrison is professor emeritus of management at the Mitchell College of Business. He served the College for 42 years before his death in 2016, including a number of years as chair of the department of management. While at the College, he served as faculty advisor for the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. He was also active in the community, leading team development and team leader training for a number of organizations, serving as a labor arbitrator for many years, and serving as president of the Alabama Chapter of the Labor and Employee Relations Association.

 

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Dr. William J. “Bill” Hayes serves as chief medical officer at CPSI, Inc., a leading provider of health care IT solutions and services. Prior to joining CPSI, he was physician executive with Cerner Corporation, was medical director of cardiovascular diagnostic services at the Internal Medical Center, and was in private clinical cardiology practice for many years. An MBA alumnus of the Mitchell College, he earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his doctor of medicine at the Robert Johnson Medical School (Rutgers). He has been a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Hoffman

Mark S. Hoffman is the former president and chief executive officer of Corporate Express North America, a business-to-business distribution company. Under his leadership, the company received the 2005 North American Distributor-of-the-Year Award and the Chally Sales Excellence Award in 2006. He joined Corporate Express from APS Holdings where he served as president and chief executive officer. Prior to APS he held positions with W.W. Grainger, TRW, Lockheed, and Union Camp. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he also earned an MBA at the Harvard Business School. He is a recipient of the University of South Alabama Distinguished Alumni Award and a South Alabama Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. He is a past president of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association and is a board member of the Mobile Symphony and Bayside Academy.     

 

Jerry Host

Gerard R. “Jerry” Host is president and chief executive officer of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank. Before joining Trustmark, he was with First National Bank in Mobile. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he was recently named chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association. He is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and a past director for the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. He is a past chairman of the board of governors of the Mississippi Executive Council and is a director and member of the Greater Jackson Chamber board. He also serves as chairman of the Mississippi Museum of Art and other non-profit organizations across the community.

 

Olivia Host

Olivia B. Host is a partner with BKD, CPAs and Advisors. With more than 27 years of public tax accounting experience, she worked with KPMG as a senior manager until 2006. She established a private firm, Johnson, Bruce & Host, before joining BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm. An alumna of the Mitchell College, she is a committed philanthropist, having served on the board of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Metro Jackson Habitat for Humanity, Junior League of Jackson and Madison Ridgeland Academy.

 

Howarth

Theresa B. Howarth retired as director of finance and treasury operations for Asia Pacific for EDS. While at EDS, she was responsible for business planning, financial operations, mergers and acquisitions, and off-balance sheet financing. Prior to joining EDS, she worked in the oil industry and in public accounting. An alumna of the Mitchell College, she also earned an MBA at Tulane and holds a CPA and an AICPA business valuation license. Following retirement, she has traveled extensively and volunteers as a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher in the Sydney state schools.

 

Icenogle

Marjorie L. Icenogle retired associate dean and professor of management at the Mitchell College of Business and has been awarded professor emeritus of management. She was active in the Mobile Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and served as chapter advisor of the Mitchell College Society for Human Resource Management student chapter. She joined the Mitchell College following a career with Coca-Cola. She earned her Ph.D. at Georgia State University. She is active in a number of corporate and non-profit organizations.

 

Ladd

Russell Ladd III retired as president and chief executive officer of Thames Batré. He serves on the boards of Infirmary Health and United Way of Southwest Alabama. Active in the community, he has served as president of the Mobile Rotary Club, the Rotary Children’s Foundation, Goodwill Easter Seals, the Gordon Smith Center, the Metropolitan YMCA, and the Mitchell College of Business Executive Advisory Council. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. His passion is the Mobile Bay/Mobile Tensaw River Delta environment.

 

Lathan

Jerry Lathan is founder and CEO of The Lathan Company, a historic restoration company whose projects include the Smithsonian Institution Arts and Science Building, the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office, the Beauvoir Mansion and other properties. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he is also owner of Big Easy Studios in New Orleans. He is the former finance chairman and vice chair of the Alabama Republican Party and led the UNESCO Haiti Earthquake Architectural Team. He has received the Louisiana Society Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation (2016), was the Alabama Republican of the Year (2008) and has received a number of other awards from the American Institute of Architects and others.

 

Maes

Jeanne D. Maes is professor of management at the Mitchell College of Business. She has worked extensively with public and private entities including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Texas departments of transportation and others. She serves as a board member, consultant, trainer and featured speaker for a number of local non-profits. She is a Mitchell College (MBA) alumna and has received numerous teaching awards.  

 

Malkove

Barbara S. Malkove is currently chief financial officer at Malkove & Associates. An alumna, she is a CPA. Before forming Malkove & Associates, she was the first female executive director of finance for the city of Mobile. She is a former partner with Wilk, Reimer, Lawrence and Dudley and was the first female president of the Alabama Society of CPAs. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association, the People to Watch Award by the Press Register, and a graduate of Leadership Mobile. Active in the community, she has served on the boards of Mobile Opera, United Cerebral Palsy, University of South Alabama Health Services Foundation and other organizations.

 

Mann

Celia Mann Baehr is president and chief executive officer of the Mobile Symphony and owner of Celia Mann Baehr CFP. She served as Mobile Symphony board chair for 13 years before becoming president. She is a Mitchell College alumna (MBA). She is president of the Gulf States Financial Planning Association, a member of the board of advisors of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Mitchell College of Business Executive Advisory Council. She is the recipient of the University of South Alabama Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award and was the Mobile Arts Council Volunteer of the Year.

 

McCrory

Bruce McCrory is responsible for operations and development for Nations Roof. Prior to the purchase of the Kiker Corporation by Nations Roof, he served as its secretary-treasurer, co-owner, COO and general manager responsible for financial operations, personnel, project management and other areas of operations. He is the former president of the National Roofing Contractors Association and was the 70th recipient of the annual J. A. Piper Award, the industry’s most prestigious honor. He has held a number of leadership positions in the community including past president of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association, past president of the Better Business Bureau of South Alabama and other positions.

 

Melton

Christopher C. “Chris” Melton Sr. currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the White Oak Group in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to founding White Oak, he served as chief executive officer of CNP, Inc., CEO of Amplified Holdings, and spent 19 years at IBM where he served in numerous executive positions including president of IBM Asia Pacific Investment Corporation and CFO of IBM’s Asia Pacific Services Corporation. He is an alumnus of the Mitchell College and has attended postgraduate education programs at Harvard University, Columbia University, Babson College, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a lifetime member of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association and the 50th Anniversary Annual Fund leadership council. He endowed the Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and was a member of the 2017 Mitchell College Alumni Fellow class. Melton currently serves on a number of privately held corporate and non-profit organizational boards. He is also a past director of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce board and is an active member of the Society of International Business Fellows.

 

Abraham Mitchell

Abraham A. “Abe” Mitchell and his family hold a singular place among supporters of the University of South Alabama. Their gifts endowed the College, helped the University build the Mitchell Cancer Institute, the Mitchell Center arena, and supported capital projects including the addition of the Joseph and Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center and classroom renovations in the Mitchell College of Business. His gifts also endowed the largest privately funded scholarship program at USA, the Mitchell Scholars program, providing multiple academic scholarships for outstanding business students. He also established the Mitchell Moulton Scholarship Initiative, committing $25 million to match new dollars invested in undergraduate scholarship endowments at USA. He was a member of the inaugural class of Mitchell College Alumni Fellows in 2017. He attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, received an LL.B. degree in law from the University of Alabama and an LL.M. from New York University.

 

Mitchells

Mayer and Arlene Mitchell and their family have made a profound impact on the Mitchell College of Business and the University of South Alabama over the course of several decades of philanthropy and service. Mayer Mitchell served on the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees over 30 years until his death in 2007. Governor Bob Riley appointed Arlene Mitchell to the board to fill the vacancy created by Mayer’s death. In addition to the Mitchell College of Business, the impact of Mayer and Arlene’s philanthropy can be seen across both the University and USA Health campuses. Through their philanthropy, the University is home to the Mitchell Center, the Mitchell Cancer Institute and, of course, the Mitchell College of Business. Mayer’s contributions to the Mitchell College were recently memorialized with the dedication of Bubba’s, the café located on the second floor of the Mitchell College.

 

Moore

Carl C. Moore Carl C. Moore retired from the University of South Alabama in 2014 as professor emeritus of management following 25 years of service as dean of the Mitchell College of Business. Before becoming dean, he was a faculty member of the College serving as director of the Business Resources Center, associate dean, director of Graduate Studies, and a charter faculty member of the Alabama Banking School. He was active in the community, providing executive education and consulting to corporations, non-profits and governmental agencies. He also served on a number of boards including the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile and others.

 

Morrissette

Vaughan Morrissette serves on the boards of directors of Sweet Briar College, Washington and Lee University, Spring Hill College and the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science. She is past president of the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Foundation Board and a past member of the Mitchell College of Business Executive Advisory Council. She served as chairman of the Mobile Infirmary Auxiliary from 1983 – 1993 and now serves on the board of the Infirmary Foundation. She is a member of the Alabama Department of Archives and History Board and has recently chaired the State Arts Council. Her contributions led to her induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor.

 

 

Mosley

Donald C. Mosley Sr. is professor emeritus of management at the Mitchell College of Business. He served the College for over 20 years before his death in 2007, including 10 years as the second dean of the College. Under his leadership, the College received its initial AACSB accreditation. He is the author of several books and a number of research articles. He held leadership positions in a number of scholastic associations and received numerous University and national recognitions for his outstanding teaching and service to the College, the University and the community.

 

Peek

John M. Peek is a litigation and trial attorney who has been appointed special circuit numerous times in his career. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he earned his law degree at the University of Alabama. He serves the Alabama State Bar as a member of the Bench and Bar task force, the Future of the Profession task force, the Lawyer University task force, and the Leadership Forum selection committee. He recently completed service on the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees and is a member of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association.

 

Pietri

Paul H. Pietri is professor emeritus of management at the Mitchell College of Business. He has taught more than 9,000 Mitchell College students since joining the faculty in 1975. A co-author of three books, he has presented management and communication seminars across the United States and in Canada, Europe and South America. As the first educational director of the Alabama Banking School, he developed curriculum and taught in the program for 15 years. He received a Joint Commendation for Service to the Alabama Banking School from the Alabama House and Senate. He is the past recipient of the Outstanding Professor award from the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association. He has served on the board of governors for the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association and as education director and board member for Leadership Mobile.

 

Reed

Vera Reed Vera Reed is a franchise partner for HORNE LLP providing tax planning and preparation as well as business and financial statement consulting services to franchisees. An alumna of the Mitchell College, she is a CPA and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant credential. She is active with Distinguished Young Women, the American Cancer Society and the Snow Road Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Robinson

Lynn B. Robinson is professor emeritus of marketing at the Mitchell College of Business. She served the College for over 20 years as a faculty member, director of Graduate Studies, and chair of the marketing and transportation department. She led the AACSB accreditation effort for the College’s MBA program and was an early proponent and leader of student study abroad courses. She is an active consultant to local, regional, national and international corporations and non-profit organizations. She has also volunteered extensively in community and regional organizations.

 

seibt

Nancy Seibt is principal of N H Seibt, a management consulting group. Prior to its founding, she was a manager with Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells and served as controller for the University of South Alabama. She also served in a number of positions including comptroller and vice president, finance for Infirmary Health. An alumna of the Mitchell College, she is a CPA. She has served on a number of community organization boards, most recently Master Gardeners of Mobile County.

 

Shell

J.E.B. “Jeb” Shell is chief financial officer at Hargrove Engineers and Constructors. He is an alumnus of the Mitchell College and is a CPA. He serves as chairman of the Mobile Downtown Alliance and Feeding the Gulf Coast. He is a member of the United Cerebral Palsy Board, the City of Mobile Mayor’s audit committee, and is the immediate past president of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association. He was the 2012 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year and a member of the 2011 Mobile’s 40 under Forty.

 

shummock

James H. “Jimmy” Shumock, a CPA, currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Thompson Holdings, Inc. He is an alumnus of the Mitchell College and was named an Mitchell College Alumni Fellow in 2017. Shumock currently serves as the vice chair of the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees, is the Jaguar Athletic Fund president, and is a lifetime member of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association. He has served on a number of local charity and professional boards including the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, the Mobile Jaycees, the Greater Gulf State Fair and the Coastal Conservation Association.

 

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Frank Southall recently retired as vice president–corporate controller and principal accounting officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. He held a lead role in the Morrison Restaurants, Inc. spinoff transaction and stock-based compensation model. Before joining Ruby Tuesday he was an audit senior manager for Ernst & Young. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he is a CPA. He is past president of Financial Executives International – Nashville Chapter and the Mobile Azalea Trail and is a member of the Mitchell College of Business Executive Advisory Council.

 

Stimpson Brothers

The Stimpson Brothers – Billy, ben and Dut – were prominent leaders in the Mobile community and inspired generations of young people to become leaders in business. Their legacy lives on through the Stimpson Brothers Leadership Scholarship, one of the most competitive and prestigious undergraduate scholarship awards given by the Mitchell College. Their ethic of service to the community is continued by the next generation, who remain involved with and supportive of the Mitchell College of Business and the Mobile community.  

 

Sylvestre

Jeanne Sylvestre holds the rank of professor emeritus of accounting at the Mitchell College of Business. An alumna of the Mitchell College (Bachelor of Science and MBA), she also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She was the first undergraduate alumna of the Mitchell College to return to teach at the College. During her career, she served as chair of the department and Beta Alpha Psi chapter advisor. She was recognized as an Mitchell College Alumni Fellow in 2017. She currently serves as treasurer of the University of South Alabama Foundation. A long-time member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, she is an active officer of the Order of St. John.

 

Thompson

Michael C. “Mike” Thompson is a founding partner of Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, a CPA firm. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he is a CPA and holds the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation. He is a member of the Mitchell College of Business Executive Advisory Council and has served on the University of South Alabama Campaign Leadership Team. He has also served as president of the American Junior Golf Association, Junior Golf Association of Mobile, Mobile Touchdown Club and Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

 

Traxler

Ralph Traxler Jr. served as the founding dean of the Mitchell College of Business. An internationally renowned management consultant and author, his publications have been translated into several languages. In addition to his service at South Alabama, he also served as the founding dean of the Oklahoma City University College of Business and was on the faculty at the University of Florida and Emory University. Until his death in 2001, he taught at Savannah State University and Brewton-Parker College. He received his doctorate in economic history from the University of Chicago.

 

Tuckson

Margie Malone Tuckson currently serves as chief financial officer of Tuckson Health Connections in Atlanta. Prior to joining Tuckson, she held positions with IBM, Northrup Grumman, and the City of Chicago. She is an alumna of the Mitchell College and was a founding member of the Iota Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at the University of South Alabama. She currently serves as a member of the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees and the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association board. Active in the community, she has served with Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, Penumbra Theater, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the National Council of Negro Women, Georgia CHARLEE, the United Negro College Fund and other organizations.

 

Urbancic

Frank R. Urbancic is professor emeritus of accounting at the Mitchell College of Business. He served the College for over 20 years before his death in 2013 including 13 years as chair of the department of accounting. He published a number of highly regarded research articles and was active in the professional community. While a member of the faculty, he received the Olivia Rambo McGlothren National Alumni Outstanding Scholar Award from the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association, the Researcher of the Year Award, the Professor of the Year Award and the Top Professor from the Mortar Board Gold Key Honor Society. He established the Frank R. Urbancic Scholarship in Accounting and the Frank R. Urbancic Faculty Fellow Award.

 

Wells

Henry E. “Hank” Wells served in a number of positions before retiring as managing director of Navigant Consulting. During his career, he served as CEO or CFO of several major hospitals and health systems, as senior associate dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, as deputy dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, as a managing director of Huron Consulting, as senior vice president of Erlanger Health System, and as founder and CEO of UniTrust, Inc. An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he is a CPA. He has served the community as a board member of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association, as a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as a board member of Chattanooga Room in the Inn; and as a leader of the Chattanooga United Way Center for Non-Profits.

 

Whitmore

Doug Whitmore is a financial advisor with the Lynn McDermott Whitmore Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.  Before joining Wells Fargo, he was a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley and vice president Commercial Lending for First Bank and Trust of New Orleans.  An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he serves as the president of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association in addition to serving on the boards of the Bay Area Food Bank and Mobile United.  He is a member of the Leadership Mobile Class of 2016 and was named a Mobile Bay 40 under Forty in 2014.

 

Windom

Michael P. “Mike” Windom is the founding partner of Windom Law.  An alumnus of the Mitchell College, he received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.  He is a U.S. Army veteran.  He serves as a member of the University of South Alabama board of trustees and is past president of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association.  He is past chairman and board member of the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Foundation and past board member of L’Arche Mobile.

 

Wojciechowski

Mike Wojciechowski is managing partner for Carrilon Capital, a boutique strategic advisor and merchant bank with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles.  He has been involved in the real estate investment market for over 30 years.  An alumnus of the College (bachelor of science and MBA), he also holds an Ed.D. from Pepperdine University.  He sits on the boards of Showcase Technologies and Our Castle Fund Advisors and the advisory boards of A.D.A.M., Inc., The Man in the Arena LLC, and Daily Media LLC. 

 

Zoghby

Thomas Zoghby is chief financial officer of Volkert, Inc., an infrastructure engineering firm based in Mobile.  He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association.  An alumnus of the Mitchell College (bachelor of science, MBA), he served as past president of the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association board and on the University of South Alabama Foundation board of directors.  He is a member of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council of Alabama, and the past chairman’s board of the American Red Cross.  He is a graduate of Leadership Alabama and Leadership Mobile.

 

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