Robinson Leadership

Dean Richard Phillips

Richard D. Phillips was named dean of the Robinson College of Business in July 2014 after serving as associate dean of academic initiatives and innovation since 2012. A risk management scholar, Phillips joined Robinson in 1994 as an assistant professor and became chair of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in 2006. Under his leadership the department shifted from an insurance-centric focus to a broader study of risk dedicated to understanding, quantifying and developing strategies for managing risks faced by individuals, organizations and society.

Board of Advisors

Mrs. Connie D. McDaniel, board chair
retired VP – chief of internal audit
The Coca-Cola Company

Mr. Ed Baker
executive in residence, Robinson College of Business
former publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle

Ms. Neda Barqawi
chief executive officer

Mrs. Sandra E. Bergeron
chairman of the board
TraceSecurity Inc.

Mr. W. Frank Blount
chairman & CEO
JI Ventures

Mr. Thomas D. Body, III
Wirefree Partners LLC

Mr. David L. Boehmig
president and co-founder
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Mr. Richard E. Bowers
Richard Bowers and Company

Mr. Ed H. Bowman, Jr.
chairman and CEO
FYD Global Opportunity Ventures

Mr. Frank H. Boykin
chief financial officer
Mohawk Industries Inc.

Mr. Ahmet Bozer
president, Coca-Cola International
The Coca-Cola Company

Mr. Maxwell M. Burns
Juxon House

Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell
executive vice president, U.S. stores
The Home Depot

Mr. Frederick W. Cerrone
president and CEO
Hotel Equities

Mr. Rahim Charania
American Fueling Systems

Ms. Katrina Cole
group president
FOCUS Brands

Mr. James E. Copeland, Jr.
retired CEO
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Mr. Charles B. Crawford, Jr.
president, CEO, and chairman
Private Bank of Buckhead

Mr. Alfred William Dahlberg, III
retired chairman
Mirant Corporation

Mr. Michael Dendy
president & CEO
Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions

Mr. Rene M. Diaz
president and CEO
Diaz Foods

Mr. Bradford W. Ferrer
member, Board Executive Committee – events chair
executive VP finance and administration
CNN Worldwide

Mr. James Harkins, III
Coastal Equity Development LLC

Mr. Jefferson L. Harralson, CFA
member, Board Executive Committee – nominating and governance chair
managing director
Keefe, Bruyette and Woods Inc.

Mr. Aziz Hashim
president & CEO
NRD Holdings LLC

Mr. Russell H. Heil
retired senior vice president
Delta Air Lines

Mr. Tony G. Holcombe
vice chairman
Syniverse Technologies;
Numerex Corp.

Mr. Gerald W. Hudgins
Hudgins Construction Company

Ms. Elizabeth H. Johnston
EVP – Human Resources
Qatar Airways Group

Mr. Eric J. Joiner
vice chairman
AJC International Inc.

Ms. Barbara Kaufman
BBK Enterprises Inc.

Mr. Kenneth D. Lewis
retired chairman and CEO
Bank of America Corporation

Mr. Richard K. Little
retired chairman
Rosser International

Mr. Michael I. Marto
president and CEO
Executive Visions Inc.

Mr. Thomas S. Matthesen
Presidential Financial Corporation

Mr. E. R. Mitchell, Jr.
president and CEO
E. R. Mitchell Construction
E.R. Mitchell & Company

Mr. Kevin W. Mooney
president, General Markets
Blackbaud Inc.

Mr. Parker H. Petit
chairman and CEO
MiMedx Group Inc.

Mr. Wayne D. Reid
CPA, partner
Frazier & Deeter LLC

Mr. William H. Rogers
chairman and CEO
SunTrust Banks Inc.

Mr. Michael B. Russell
H.J. Russell & Company

Mr. Scott O. Seydel
The Seydel Companies

Mr. Michael S. Shannon
managing principal
Liquid Strategies LLC

Mr. Nick Shreiber
CEO and principal partner
Nick Shreiber & Associates LLC

Mr. H. Rahm Sitaraman
retired dir., EAG Franchise Leadership Development
The Coca-Cola Company

Mr. J. Stephen Tanner
president & CEO

Ms. Geri P. Thomas
president, Georgia
Bank of America

Mr. Ronald F. Verni

Mr. Richard A. Vines
member, Board Executive Committee – executive education and corporate relations chair
general partner
Geocapital Partners LLC

Mr. Andrew D. Wise, CFP
AVP, financial advisor
The Wise Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Mr. David Yu

Ms. Gabriele Zedlmayer
vice president, sustainability and social innovation
Hewlett-Packard Company

Mr. Carl R. Zwerner
Glass Capital Management

Deans and Administrative Staff

Office of the Dean 

Academic Department Heads

Accountancy Galen Sevcik, director
Computer Information Systems Balasubramaniam Ramesh, chair
Finance Gerald D. Gay, chair
Health Administration Andrew Sumner, director
Hospitality Administration Debra Cannon, director
International Business Daniel Bello, director
Managerial Sciences Pamela Barr, chair
Marketing Naveen Donthu, chair
Real Estate Gerald D. Gay, interim chair
Risk Management & Insurance Conrad Ciccotello, interim chair