Robinson Leadership

Dean Richard Phillips

Richard D. Phillips was named dean of the Robinson College of Business in July 2014 after serving as associate dean of academic initiatives and innovation since 2012. A risk management scholar, Phillips joined Robinson in 1994 as an assistant professor and became chair of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in 2006. Under his leadership the department shifted from an insurance-centric focus to a broader study of risk dedicated to understanding, quantifying and developing strategies for managing risks faced by individuals, organizations and society.

Board of Advisors

Mr. W. Frank Blount
chairman & CEO
JI Ventures

Mr. Richard E. Bowers
Richard Bowers and Company
Commercial Real Estate

Mr. Frank H. Boykin
chief financial officer
Mohawk Industries Inc.

Mr. Ahmet Bozer
retired president, Coca-Cola International
The Coca-Cola Company

Mr. Rahim Charania
chief executive officer
American Fueling Systems

Mr. René M. Diaz
president and CEO
Diaz Foods

Mr. Bradford W. Ferrer
executive VP finance and administration
CNN Worldwide

Mr. Jefferson L. Harralson, CFA
CFO and executive vice president
United Community Bank

Mr. Aziz Hashim
president & CEO
NRD Holdings LLC

Mr. Gerald W. Hudgins
Hudgins Construction Company

Mr. Eric J. Joiner
vice chairman, co-founder
AJC International Inc.

Ms. Meredith Leapley
Leapley Construction Group

Mr. Thomas S. Matthesen
Thrive Farmers Coffee

Ms. Connie D. McDaniel
retired VP/chief of internal audit
The Coca-Cola Company

Dr. Richard Phillips
Robinson College of Business

Mr. Wayne D. Reid
CPA, retired partner
Frazier & Deeter LLC

Mr. William H. Rogers
chairman and CEO
SunTrust Banks Inc.

Mr. Michael B. Russell
H.J. Russell & Company

Mr. Michael S. Shannon
managing principal
Liquid Strategies LLC

Mr. J. Stephen Tanner
president and CEO

Ms. Geri P. Thomas
retired, Georgia president and chief diversity officer
Bank of America

Mr. Richard A. Vines
general partner
Geocapital Partners LLC

Mr. Andrew D. Wise, CFP®
vice president, financial advisor
The Wise Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Mr. Brent Wouters

Deans and Administrative Staff

Office of the Dean 

Academic Department Heads

Accountancy Galen Sevcik, director
Computer Information Systems Balasubramaniam Ramesh, chair
Finance Gerald D. Gay, chair
Health Administration Andrew Sumner, director
Hospitality Administration Debra Cannon, director
International Business Daniel Bello, director
Managerial Sciences Pamela Barr, chair
Marketing Naveen Donthu, chair
Real Estate Gerald D. Gay, interim chair
Risk Management & Insurance Conrad Ciccotello, interim chair