The Board of Advisors serves in an advisory role to the Dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences to assist the Dean, the faculty, and staff in securing recognition and support to advance the academic, research, and public service missions of the Franklin College.

Bill Tome
William (Bill) O. Tome, Jr., Chair  
Charlotte, NC 
Education: UGA ’78, BBA Accounting; Georgia State University ’78, MBA
Employment: Mark Oil Company, Inc.

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Ellen Bailey

Decatur, GA 
Education:  Emory University ’87, MBA; UGA ’62, B.S., Math
Employment: Managing Director, Human Resources at Midtown Consulting Group, LLC

Jack Bauerle
Jack Bauerle

Watkinsville, GA 
Education: University(s) attended UGA ’75, AB, English
Employment:  Head Coach, UGA Swimming and Diving
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Nancy G. Brinning 

Duluth, GA 
Education:   UGA ’48, French
Employment: Former Vice President and Secretary of Piedmont Natural Gas Co.

Charles Dasher
Charles Dasher 

Mountain Brk, AL 
Education: UGA ’68 BS, Physics; Medical College of Georgia
Employment: Gastroenterologist and Professor at UAB School of Medicine

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Patricia (Patty) R. Grimes 

Alpharetta, GA  
Education:  UGA ’70, Math
Employment:  Senior Vice President at SunTrust

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Mary Laraine (Larry) Young Hines 
Raleigh, NC  
Education:  UGA ’68, English; UNC-Chapel Hill ’71, Special Education; Duke ’93, Liberal Studies
Employment: American Red Cross

Roger C. Hunter 

San Jose, CA 
Education: UGA ’78,BS; Air Force Instit. of Tech. ’83, MS; US Air Force Academy ’92, MS
Employment:  NASA - program manager - Small Spacecraft Technology Program. 
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Margaret Ann Martin
, Past Chair
Atlanta, GA 
Education:  Penn State University; UGA ’68, English
Employment:  Retired Founding partner and COO Fletcher Martin

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Annette Mason 

Charlotte, NC 
Education: University(s) attended: North Carolina
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Gilbert B. Miller,
Vice Chair  
Sanford, FL 
Education:  UGA ’02 BBA in Marketing
Employment:  Freelance writer

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Jimmy Mills 

Atlanta, GA 
Education: Mercer University ’78 BA
Employment: CEO of Dominium

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Patricia (Pat) T. Mote 
Dunwoody, GA  
Education:  UGA ’69, Microbiology and Genetics; Emory ’74; UGA ’75, Science Education
Employment:  Lecturer of Biology at Georgia State University 

Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy, Nominating Committee  
Savannah, GA 
Education:  UGA ’84, Zoology; Medical College of Georgia ’88
Employment:  Residency and fellowship (UNC-Chapel Hill); founding partner, Center for Digestive/Liver Health; and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah campus

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Ted Ridlehuber 

Athens, GA  
Education:  UGA AB ’62, Pre-Law, LLB ‘63
Employment:  Attorney; financial and wealth management consulting; Retired President and CEO of Cannon Financial Institute

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Allen Seals

Ponte Vedra, FL  
Education:  UGA ’74 BS, ’75 MS in biochemistry; MD, Medical College of Georgia
Employment:  Clinical and interventional cardiologist, Baker and Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute


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Jeffrey (Jeff) W. Sherman
, Nominating Committee  
Watkinsville, GA  
Education:  Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania BS ’85; UGA PhD ’90, Analytical Chemistry
Employment:  Scientific instruments for pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, and academic research and development

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Jim B. Vaught 

Kensington, MD 
Education:  UGA ’70, BS Chemistry;
Employment:  Editor-in-Chief of Biopreservation and Biobanking