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March 15, 2013

College of Business names 2013 ‘Executive of the Year’



Brown will receive the award during a campus ceremony at noon Monday, March 18, in Magnolia Ballroom across from Georgia College's front campus in Milledgeville, Ga.


Previous ‘Executives of the Year’

Begun in 1996 by Dean Emeritus Jo Ann Jones, the annual “Executive of the Year” award honors an individual with strong Georgia connections who is noted for his/her significant accomplishments in business, government or the non-profit sector, as well as their professional integrity and mentoring the next generation of leaders. Previous recipients are:

• 1996 Rebecca Paul Hargrove, president of Georgia Lottery Corp., now CEO of Tennessee Lottery;

• 1997 Dudley Horton, president of Horton Homes in Eatonton, Ga.;

• 1998 Tom DuPree, CEO of AVADO Brands in Madison, Ga.;

• 1999 Truett Cathy, chairman, Chick-fil-A Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.;

• 2000 Tony Nicely, CEO of GEICO, Chevy Chase, Md.;

• 2001 Mercer Reynolds, CEO of Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga., and Cincinnati, Ohio;

• 2002 Alex Gregory, president and CEO of YKK Corp. of America in Marietta, Ga.;

• 2003 Paula Rosput Reynolds, CEO of AGL Resources, now president of Safeco Corp. in Seattle, Wash.;

• 2004 Mike Garrett, president and CEO of Georgia Power Co. in Atlanta, Ga.;

• 2006 Don Faulk, President/CEO of The Medical Center of Central Georgia and Central Georgia Health Systems in Macon, Ga.;

• 2007 Bryan Moss, president of Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Ga.;

• 2008 Hugh Peterson, chairman and CEO of VNS Corp. in Vidalia, Ga;

• 2009-2010 Malcolm Burgess, president and chairman of the board of Burgess Pigment Co. in Macon and Sandersville, Ga.; and 

• 2011-2012 Ken Cornelius, president and CEO of Siemens One in Atlanta.

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