ATLANTA –Two alumni who are business and community leaders have joined the Board of Advisors of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Joining the board for three-year appointments are Dexter Warrior and Lauren Koontz.
Dexter Warrior (M.S. ’90) is managing partner and chief operating officer at T. Dallas Smith & Company, the country’s largest African American owned pure tenant representation firm exclusively advising clients on leasing or acquiring office space, industrial space, or land. Warrior previously served on the Georgia State University Foundation Board of Trustees for nine years, including as chair of the real estate committee, the search committee which recommend the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia select Mark Becker to serve as president of the university from 2009-2021. Warrior currently advises the university’s commercial real estate group.
“My goal in serving on the Robinson College of Business Board of Advisors is to continue exposing and elevating awareness of the multi-trillion-dollar commercial real estate industry for Robinson College students and faculty in an effort to attract a broad spectrum of future talent to the industry,” said Warrior.
Lauren Koontz (MBA ’99) is president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta where she leads the organization’s efforts to ensure that all people — especially children — experience an equal opportunity to fully reach their potential. With a career spent in educational and health nonprofit development, she’s committed to the purpose of making the Y a thought-leader and best-in-class provider of education, wellness and youth development programs designed to strengthen Atlanta communities. She is the first woman president and CEO in the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s 165+ year history.
“As an MBA alum, I am honored to join the Board of Advisors of the Robinson College of Business,” said Koontz. “I am inspired by the college’s vision to educate and equip students with the multidisciplinary skills they need to be the transformational leaders we need for the 21st century.”
“The support provided by the college’s Board of Advisors is invaluable,” said Robinson Dean Richard Phillips. “They provide unique perspectives on emerging marketplace needs, engage with our students to help them thrive and are passionate donors supporting the mission of Georgia State and Robinson.”
The Robinson College Board of Advisors champions the college’s mission to prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society.