Board of Trustees

The evening pokes through the trees in front of Buttrick Hall.


Elizabeth Hardy Noe '86
Chairperson of the Board

Loucy Tittle Hay '87
Vice Chairperson of the Board

Leocadia I. Zak
President of the College, ex officio

Lea Ann Hudson '76
Secretary of the Board

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Ronald E. Alston

Truist Bank
Atlanta, Georgia

Ronald E. Alston is Atlanta Market President at SunTrust now Truist, where he leads the Commercial Banking Team working with companies that have annual revenues of $5 to $75 million in Fulton and Dekalb Counties, Georgia. A graduate of Northeastern University, he earned his Master of Business Administration in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Francis "Frank" S. Blake

The Home Depot*
Atlanta, Georgia

Francis “Frank” S. Blake retired as chairman of The Home Depot in January 2015, having served as Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest home improvement retail business since 2007. Prior to joining The Home Depot in 2002, he held positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric. A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Blake earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Mary Brown Bullock '66

Agnes Scott College*
Decatur, Georgia

Mary Brown Bullock is an educator and scholar of U.S.-China relations and president emerita of Agnes Scott College. She served as the inaugural executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China, from 2012 to 2015. A 1966 graduate of Agnes Scott, she holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University.

Adrian J. Cronje

Atlanta, Georgia

Adrian J. Cronje is chief executive officer, chief investment officer, chair of the Investment Strategy Team and a founding partner at Balentine, a wealth-management investment firm. He holds a Ph.D. in macroeconomics and econometrics and a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Duriya M. Farooqui

Intercontinental Hotels Group and Intercontinental Exchange
Atlanta, Georgia

Duriya M. Farooqui is a board director of Intercontinental Hotels Group and International Exchange, as well as the New York Stock Exchange. With two decades of experience in economic development, business transformation and innovation, she was a president at Georgia Pacific and a principal at Bain & Company and served as the chief operating officer for the City of Atlanta. A graduate of Hampshire College, she holds an M.P.A. in international development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Lewis F. Galloway

First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg
Black Mountain, North Carolina

Lewis F. Galloway retired as senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Ind. Earlier he served other churches in North and South Carolina and Virginia. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in racial reconciliation and campus ministries, social justice and homeless initiatives. A graduate of Davidson College, he holds a DMin and a ThM from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va.

Ann Glendinning '68

Cobb County School District*
Acworth, Georgia

Ann Glendinning retired from the Cobb County School District as assistant superintendent for special student services. She graduated in 1968 from Agnes Scott College, where she majored in psychology. She received her M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

Parmeet Grover

Boston Consulting Group
Atlanta, Georgia

Parmeet Grover is the senior partner and managing director for Boston Consulting Group in Atlanta, where he works with Fortune 500 and governmental clients in North America, Europe and Asia on strategy, marketing and sales and operational transformation. Prior to joining BCG, he was an executive at Michelin and a partner at McKinsey & Company. He earned his MS and PhD in materials science and engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sarah Walker Guthrie '69

J.T. Walker Industries
Clearwater, Florida

Sarah Walker Guthrie is the director of J.T. Walker Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of products for the building industry. Ms. Guthrie received her bachelor's degree in history from Agnes Scott College in 1969 and later her master's degree also in history from Emory University. She has completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Loucy Tittle Hay '87

Vice Chairperson of the Board
Oxford, Georgia

Loucy Tittle Hay is an active community volunteer and entrepreneur, who earned her B.A. in economics from Agnes Scott College in 1987. Founding chairperson for the Newton County Foundation for Academic Excellence, she has worked since 2007 with the Newton County Board of Education to create and sustain Newton County Theme School and in commercial real estate management. Previously she was chief executive officer of Merryvale Assisted Living.

Douglas A. Hicks

Oxford College of Emory University
Oxford, Georgia

Douglas A. Hicks is Dean of Oxford College of Emory University and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Religion, serving as chief administrative and academic officer. A graduate of Davidson College and ordained Presbyterian minister, he holds a Ph.D. and M.A in religion from Harvard University and a M.Div. from Duke University.

Anne H. Kaiser

Georgia Power*
Atlanta, Georgia

Anne H. Kaiser is vice president of community and economic development for Georgia Power. Earlier she held senior marketing management positions at KPMG, The Westminster Schools and Alston & Bird. A graduate of The University of Georgia, she completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program and the National Association of Corporate Directors' College.

Giselle Fernandez Martin '98

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Giselle Fernandez Martin is director of recruitment and talent in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Emory University responsible for strategic talent search initiatives and key partnership opportunities. She earned a B.A. in international relations from Agnes Scott College in 1998 and holds an M.S. in history and sociology of science and technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Quinton R. Martin

The Coca-Cola Company*
Ellijay, Georgia

Quinton R. Martin retired as executive assistant and vice president of community marketing for the Office of the President, Coca-Cola North America in 2020. Mr. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in applied engineering from the United States Military Academy and an M.B.A. from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

Portia Owen Morrison '66

DLA Piper*
Chicago, Illinois

Portia Owen Morrison retired as senior counsel at DLA Piper where she practiced commercial real estate development and finance law. A 1966 graduate of Agnes Scott College, she received an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Elizabeth Hardy Noe '86

Chairperson of the Board
Paul Hastings*
Atlanta, Georgia

Elizabeth Hardy Noe retired as partner at Paul Hastings, where she was the chair of the Global Corporate Department. Ms. Noe received her B.A. in English and political science from Agnes Scott College in 1986 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989.

Whitney Miller Ott '03

Jackson Spalding
Atlanta, Georgia

Whitney Miller Ott is a partner at Jackson Spalding, one of the largest independent, integrated marketing firms in the Southeast. A member of the Management Team, she oversees projects for high-profile clients, including The Coca-Cola Company; leads client messaging, coaching and facilitation sessions; and handles crisis communications. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2003 with a major in history.

Deborah Harris Painter '75

Norfolk Southern Corporation*
Norfolk, Virginia

Deborah Harris Painter retired as the executive vice president planning and chief information officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation. Ms. Painter received her B.A. in English from Agnes Scott College in 1975 and completed management and executive education programs at Northwestern University, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Harvard Business School.

David A. Ross

The Task Force for Global Health
Decatur, Georgia

David A. Ross, a recognized leader in global health and a pioneer in health informatics, is president and chief executive officer of The Task Force for Global Health. He holds a Doctor of Science in operations research from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.

Kathryn M. Scott '85

San Francisco, California

Kathryn M. Scott is a senior marketing and analytics consultant. Her work focuses on business-to-business digital marketing in roles that bridge business and analytics. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Agnes Scott in 1985 and also studied at the Universityé Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium

Charles Shapiro

World Affairs Council of Atlanta*
Atlanta, Georgia

Charles Shapiro recently retired as president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Previously he held numerous senior positions with the U.S. Department of State, including Ambassador to Venezuela and principal deputy assistant secretary for the western hemisphere. Mr. Shapiro earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MEd from Georgia State University.

Elizabeth Adcock Shiroishi '97

John's Creek, Georgia

Elizabeth "Beth" Adcock Shiroishi is the former vice president, Global Corporate Social Responsibility in Strategy and Insights at AT&T and the former president of AT&T Georgia. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1997 with a B.A. in classical languages and literatures.

Joanne D. Smith

Delta Air Lines
Atlanta, Georgia

Joanne D. Smith is executive vice president and chief people officer for Delta Air Lines. Her oversight includes talent management and development, recruitment, HR service delivery, diversity and inclusion, labor relations, and HR policies and programs. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University.

Erica Stiff-Coopwood '98

Memphis, Tennessee

Erica Stiff-Coopwood is an active community volunteer in Memphis, Tenn., where she recently completed her term as president of the Junior League of Memphis. She has practiced law in Nashville, Tenn., as an employment defense litigator with Constangy, Brooks and Smith, and then as a business attorney for Bone McAllester Norton. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Agnes Scott in 1998 and holds a JD and a business certificate from Vanderbilt University.

Mary-Crawford Taylor

Truist Bank
Atlanta, Georgia

Mary-Crawford Taylor is head of industry consulting at Truist Bank. She has held various sales, leadership and consulting roles in Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking and Investment Banking at SunTrust, now Truist, over the past two decades. Earlier, Taylor was a director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, advising clients in risk management. She holds a BA from Vanderbilt University in economics with a concentration in business.

Tawana Lee Ware '96

Special Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Indianapolis, Indiana

Tawana Lee Ware is a pediatric dentist with Special Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and an adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. A 1996 graduate of Agnes Scott, she received her D.D.S. in 2002 from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. She earned a certificate in pediatric dentistry in 2004 and a master's degree in dentistry in 2008 from Indiana University.

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