Board of Visitors
Board of Visitors
|Susan Grant, Chair
CNN News Services
Susan Grant, a Vassar College graduate, is executive vice president of CNN News Services. She is on the Morehouse School of Medicine board of directors, Internet Broadcasting board of directors and was a member of Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2006. That year, Women in Technology named her one of its Women of the Year in Technology.
|Elizabeth K. Blake
Habitat for Humanity International Inc.
Elizabeth Blake, senior vice president of government affairs, advocacy and legal, for Habitat for Humanity, also serves on the board of directors at BioFuel Energy and the board of trustees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She graduated with honors from Smith College and received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Rebecca “Becky” Blalock
|Marnite B. Calder
The Halle Foundation
Marnite Calder is the executive director of The Halle Foundation. Founded by Claus M. Halle, The Halle Foundation works internationally to promote German-American relations, friendship and understanding. Calder serves on the Shepherd Center Foundation Board of Trustees, CDC National Advisory Council, SCAD Atlanta Advisory Council and Oglethorpe University Presidents Advisory Council. Active in the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Calder is a graduate of Leadership Cobb. Calder is a graduate of Duke University and the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta.
|William Clarkson IV
The Westminster Schools
William Clarkson is the president of The Westminster Schools. He is a member of the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education and of the Westminster Institute for Science Education Board of Trustees. Clarkson received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology.
|Ann Wilson Cramer
Coxe Curry & Associates
Ann Wilson Cramer, who graduated from Salem College with a degree in mathematics, is a senior consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates. She retired from a long and successful career at the IBM Corporation, where she started as a systems engineer in Jacksonville and retired as its director for IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for the Americas. Ann currently serves as chair of the Atlanta Partners for Education and is on the boards of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber Education Committee, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Public Education Foundation.
|J. Rex Fuqua
Fuqua Capital Corporation
J. Rex Fuqua is executive chairman of Fuqua Capital, an Atlanta-based private investment firm. He is also president of the J.B. Fuqua Foundation and Realan Foundation. He is a trustee emeritus of Duke University and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. He is the former chairman and lifetime Trustee of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Rex has been on the boards of many nonprofit organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Laura Hardman serves on the board of trustees at Emory University, where she earned her degree, and on the board of directors of the North Carolina Outward Bound School. She works with many Atlanta nonprofit organizations such as the Coca-Cola Scholars Program and the Atlanta Committee for Public Education.
|Douglas J. Hertz
United Distributors Inc.
Douglas Hertz, president and CEO of United Distributors, serves as a trustee for the Woodruff Arts Center and is president of The Marcus Foundation among several other board memberships and appointments. Involved in numerous fundraising ventures for special-needs children, Hertz founded Camp Twin Lakes for disadvantaged children. In 2009, he received the Business to Business Philanthropist of the Year award.
The Delta Air Lines Foundation
Scarlet Pressley-Brown is currently serving as a loaned executive to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR). As the vice president of marketing, Pressley-Brown is responsible for helping develop an overall brand approach for the center where positioning and strategy will be key to grand opening in 2014. She previously served as the director of external affairs and community relations at Delta Air Lines and vice president of the Delta Air Lines Foundation. Pressley-Brown spent six years with the East Lake Community Foundation as director of community affairs successfully restoring and revitalizing the historic East Lake Golf Course community. She received her B.A. in communication from Oglethorpe University and her M.B.A. from University of Phoenix and is on the board of directors for the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Business League, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (ATL), the Atlanta Medical Association and the Advisory Council of Ron Clark Academy.
|Roger K. Quillen
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Roger K. Quillen is the managing partner and chairman of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm with 27 offices and 275 attorneys across the U.S. He has received repeat recognition as a "Georgia Super Lawyer" and a Georgia "Legal Elite" and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2012, Human Resource Executive magazine named him one of “The Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” in the United States for the fourth year in a row. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law with honors in 1980. He also holds a Master of Science from Purdue University and two bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University.
|Deborah J. Richardson
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Deborah J. Richardson is a nationally recognized leader on social justice for women and girls and an advocate against child sex trafficking. She is currently serving as executive vice president, leading fundraising and program development for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Prior to joining the center, she was chief program officer at Women’s Funding Network in San Francisco. A native Atlantan, Deborah was the CEO of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF), director of program development for Fulton County Juvenile Court, founding executive director of the Juvenile Justice Fund and managing director of the National Black Arts Festival.
|Jeffrey Alan Rosensweig
Jeffrey Rosensweig is the director of the Global Perspectives Program at Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Previously, he served for six years as an associate dean. He received a master's degree in philosophy, politics and economics as a result of two years of study at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar.Nonprofit organizations that he helps develop, as a keynote speaker and/or board member, include Medical Assistance Program (MAP) International, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the American Cancer Society, and CARE, as well as various economic development groups.
|Ingrid Saunders Jones
The Coca-Cola Company
Ingrid Saunders Jones is senior vice president of The Coca-Cola Company where she leads the global community engagement function of the company, Global Community Connections. She serves on several of the Coca-Cola Foundation boards and that of Clark University, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Ohio State University President’s Council on Women. She is a Michigan State graduate and received her master’s at Eastern Michigan University.
|William B. Schwartz, III
William (Bill) Schwartz is a senior adviser with Wilmington Trust and has been a banker in Atlanta since 1976. He is vice chairman and treasurer of The Chatham Valley Foundation, chairman of the Camp Sunshine Supporting Fund Inc., vice president of the American Jewish Committee Atlanta Region and a former board member of several organizations most recently the Anti-Defamation League Southern Region and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. From 1979 to 1981, he was a member of The President’s Commission on Executive Exchange at The White House as well as Special Ambassador of the United States to the Inauguration of the President of Colombia in 1980. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Campus Community Partnership Foundation (C2P)
Sue Sehgal is the Founder and President of C2P and a New York Times bestselling author. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology, has taught in the university for over 20 years and has served as Commissioner for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. She serves on the President's Advisory Council at Oglethorpe University. She is an author of two children’s books published by Simon and Schuster.
|Betty L. Siegel
Kennesaw State University
Betty Siegel, Distinguished Chair of the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character and President Emeritus at Kennesaw State University, was the first woman to head an institution in the 35‐unit University System of Georgia and was the longest serving woman president of a public university in the nation. She was president of Kennesaw State from 1981 to 2006. Siegel is a long‐time member and former chair of the board of directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). She served on the Commission on Women in Higher Education and is currently serving on numerous corporate and community boards.
|Sue Sigmon Williams
Sue Sigmon Williams is a retired singer and teacher who has experience and continuing interest in education and the arts. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a B.A. in English and of Georgia State University with a M.M. in vocal performance. She currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Duke Divinity School, Board of Directors of Columbia Theological Seminary, Board of Directors of ArtsATL, and maintains close ties with the branches of the Woodruff Arts Center. She is an Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church.