Board of Visitors
|Susan Grant, Chair
Community Activist and previous Executive Vice President, CNN
|Dr. Susanna Baxter
Georgia Independent College Association
While in Tennessee, Susanna worked to establish several collaborative organizations in order to better serve private colleges. The first was the Coalition for College Cost Savings, a national group purchasing organization providing a range of contracts for small- to medium-sized private colleges in order to help reduce expenditures and improve efficiency. The second organization she helped create was a statewide public and private college coalition to foster healthy and safe campuses with a focus on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention.
Susanna is a member of the Georgia Professional Lobbyist Association and Atlanta Rotary. She is married to Mark R. Huffman and they, along with their 2 sons, live in Atlanta.
|Elizabeth K. Blake
C432 - Closing the Gap
Elizabeth Blake serves as an advisor to C432 - Closing the Gap, a Canadian company working to develop job creation projects in Haiti. She retired from Habitat for Humanity International in 2014, after nine years serving as senior vice president for advocacy, government affairs and general counsel. She founded and continues to lead the Haiti Property Law Working Group; serves on the board of the National Association of Realtors, the International Women’s Forum – Atlanta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and The Carter Center Board of Councilors, where she is vice chairman; and is a director of Green Brick Partners, Inc. She graduated from Smith College, earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Rebecca “Becky” Blalock
|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.
Douglas R. Hooker
Stefanie D. Miller
Interim Chair - SCLC/Women, Inc.
Scarlet Pressley-Brown is currently serving as the Interim Chair of SCLC/Women, Inc. Taking over after the untimely loss of the organizations Founder, Evelyn Gibson Lowery, Pressley-Brown strives to maintain the programs and projects designed to empower less fortunate women, girls and families. Prior, Pressley-Brown served as a loaned executive (from Delta) to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR). As the vice president of strategic partnerships, Pressley-Brown was responsible for helping develop an overall brand approach for the center where positioning and strategy is 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, Atlanta Medical Association, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, and the Advisory Council of Ron Clark Academy. Pressley-Brown is a member of the Buckhead-Cascade Links, and National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
|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.
Bolling Spalding co-founded the Jackson Spalding Communications public relations firm in 1995. He began his career as a reporter at The Atlanta Journal and then joined Bank South Corporation as senior vice president and director of public affairs and communications. An Atlanta native, Spalding is a trustee of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the Georgia Press Educational Foundation and a director of the Midtown Alliance, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home and the MillionMile Greenway. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Georgia
|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.