16. National Alumni Association Board of Directors

As the primary representatives of Oglethorpe University’s alumni body, the National Alumni Association Board of Directors works closely with the Office of Alumni Relations to achieve the association’s goal of establishing and encouraging an active and involved alumni network. The purpose of this network is to build mutually beneficial relationships between alumni, students and the university, demonstrating that the student experience is just the beginning of a life-long relationship with Oglethorpe.


Richard Bakare ‘03
Solutions Architect
Atlanta, GA


James Battle ’11
Collective Insights
Atlanta, GA

Ayana Bryan ’04
Sr. Marketing Lead
Samsung Electronics America
Atlanta, GA

Charlotte Christian ‘85
Keller Williams Realty
Atlanta, GA

Tom Cioffi ‘71
Retired Owner
Act 1 Sales & Marketing
Atlanta, GA

Michael Deckert ’99
Senior Capital Planning Manager, Oversight & Controls
Fifth Third Bank
Cincinnati, OH

Mark DeLong ‘03
Director of Admissions Communications and Marketing
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Courtney Roberts Disalvo ’06
Marketing Analyst
State Farm Insurance
Atlanta, GA

Brian E. Findley ’99
Construction Manager
Atlanta Habitat For Humanity
Decatur, GA

John Fittipaldi ’71
Independent Consultant
Marietta, GA

Tony Golden ’13
Financial Accounting Advisory Services Senior
New York, NY

Christina Vinluan Heda ‘04
Information Technology Instructor
Fernbank International Baccalaureate School
Atlanta, GA

Emily Treuman Heend ‘07
Mathematics Teacher
St. Martin’s Episcopal School
Atlanta, GA

Kathleen Kraynick ‘88
Director of Marketing
Cruser Mitchell Novitz Sanchez Gaston & Zimet, LLP
Atlanta, GA

Lou Lombardy ’69
Retired Insurance Investigator
Roswell, GA

Deborah B. Love ’08
Training and Content Developer
Wilmington, NC

Jillian A. Martin, Ph.D. ’05
Assistant Director for Strategy and Evaluation Gephardt Institute
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Harrison McConnell (ex Officio)
Email Marketing Manager
InterContinental Hotels Group
Atlanta, GA

Katherine Peavy ’92
International Affairs and Global Strategy Director
Cross Pacific Partner
Atlanta, GA

Sarah Phaff ‘10
Gorby Peters Law
Atlanta, GA

Stephanie Powell ‘96
Assistant Dean for Career Services
Mercer University School of Law
Macon, GA

Chelcie J. Rowell ‘09
Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison
Boston College’s O’Neill Library
Boston, MA

Harry L. Schroeder ’01
Implementation Project Manager
Atlanta, GA

Kirsten Hanzsek Schutt ‘95
Independent Contractor
Cumming, GA

McKenzie Simpson ’20 (Ex-Officio)
Atlanta, GA

Scott Soloway ’87
Financial Systems Manager
Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation
Atlanta, GA

Hoyt Wagner ‘64
Retired Senior Market Research Analyst
Southern Company
Atlanta, GA