Successful Alumni

An Oglethorpe Degree is Your Ticket to the C-Suite

Oglethorpe alumni lead some of the most prominent organizations in Atlanta and the World. Here’s just a sample.

Tim Tassopoulos ’81: President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A. While a student at Oglethorpe, he began his career at Chick-fil-A in 1977 as a restaurant team member. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe University and on the Board of Advisors at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Tammy Pearson ’86: Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Clifford (Cliff) Robinson ’89: Senior Vice President, Operations, Chick-fil-A, Inc., the third largest American fast food restaurant chain.

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HSB student with Tammy Pearson and Tim Tassopoulos of Chick-fil-A

Q. William “Bill” Hammack, Jr. ’73: President and CEO of C. W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. (retired). Hammack began his career at C.W. Matthews while a student at Oglethorpe, rising to the top of the renowned paving contractor that built the highways and runways of Atlanta and Georgia. In September 2017, Mr. Hammack made a $50M gift to establish the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business at Oglethorpe.

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Mr. Hammack networking with students

Cameron Bready ’94: Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Global Payments, a FinTech giant with a worldwide customer base of 3.5 million merchants, 1,300 financial institutions, 600 million cardholders, and facilitating approximately $50 billion of transactions per year.

Robert E. Wolfe ’80: Executive Vice President of the L.A. Dodgers, former Executive Vice President of the Washington Nationals and former Senior Vice President for administration with the Atlanta Braves.

Gregory Adams ’79 Group President of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc., one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 12.3 million members.

Cody Partin ’02: Senior Vice President, Total Rewards & People Operations, Cox Enterprises. He leads the planning, strategic design, implementation and administration of benefits for Cox’s approximately 55,000 employees.

Carol Lanier Larner ’87: Vice President of Investments, Cox Enterprises, a global conglomerate with $21 billion in total revenue.

Anita Patterson ’97: Director of Treasury Services (Retired) Cox Enterprises

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HSB behind-the-scenes visit to Cox Enterprises with OU alumni executives

Ricardo C. Carvalho ’85: President Latin American Company, an International Business Development Consulting specialized in the Strategic Expansion of Businesses into Latin America for major clients including Coca-Cola, AT&T, UPS and American Airlines.

Cemal Özgörkey ’84: Chairman Özgörkey Holding A.S., one of the largest organizations in Turkey and the region’s largest Coca-Cola bottler with four bottling plants in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions two in Romania.

Jim Winestock ’14: Senior Vice President, US Operations (retired), United Postal Service (UPS), an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company.

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Retired UPS SVP presents to management operations class

Scarlet Pressley-Brown ’95: Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, National Center for Civil and Human Rights. She was formerly director of external affairs & community relations at Delta Air Lines and vice president of the Delta Air Lines Foundation.

Thomas (Tom) P. O’Connor ’67: President, Springs Global US, Inc., a multinational corporation that makes textile goods, such as sheets, pillows, bedspreads, towels and bath rugs, under the Springmaid and Wamsutta brands.

Joselyn Butler Baker ’91: President,Grady Health Foundation, which works to financially support the Grady Health System, metro-Atlanta’s and Georgia’s largest safety net hospital.

Brian C. Sass ’84: CEO and President, BSC Ventures, a custom envelope manufacturer and web offset printer producing envelopes, bind-in order forms, mailers, and specialty packaging for the catalog, direct mail, and statement processing industries. BSC produces in excess of 7 billion custom envelopes per year.

Neil Tofsky ’74: President and Chief Executive Officer, Senterra Real Estate Group, a commercial real-estate developer in Houston, TX.

William Howell Gower ’68: Co-founder and owner, MATRIX Resources, Inc., a privately-held staffing services company with offices in Atlanta and 12 US cities.

Bob Amick ’72: Owner Concentrics Hospitality, a restaurant group in Atlanta, that includes: ONE.midtown kitchen, TWO.urban licks, TRIOS, Piebar, Murphy’s and Lobby at TWELVE.

Jason Lewis ’09: Owner, Lightnin’ Production Rentals, the premier vendor for transportation equipment rental in the film industry, based in Atlanta with an office in New York.

Sanan Angubolkul ’75: Chairman and President, Srithai Superware, the largest manufacturer of melamine plates in the world.

David Bauman ’64: Owner of Bauman’s Rare Books, one of the preeminent rare book companies with galleries in New York and Las Vegas and offices in Philadelphia.

Nick Chawhala ’03: CEO of Swarm Logic, Inc. which created, manages, and operates Bravo Ocean Studios in Atlanta, Ga. Nick earned a Grammy nomination for engineering Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, which was up for “Album of the Year” in 2010.

Franklin (Frank) L. Burke ’66: COO & Senior Executive Vice President (Retired) BankSouth