Todd Shutley (M.S. '91) has been named as the new executive vice president and chief specialty banking officer at Ameris Bank. Prior to joining Ameris Bank, Shutley was executive vice president and head of commercial industry specialty and advisory for SunTrust Bank, now Truist Bank, for the past five years.
Susan Henderson (M.P.H. '10) was recently hired by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as a medical officer in the Division of Healthcare Infections (Center for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement).
Robert Trinnear (M.S. '99) has been named as the new vice president of strategic innovation and chief innovation officer at The Energy Authority (TEA) in Jacksonville, Fla. Before joining TEA, Trinnear was the managing director of Southern Horizon Consulting
Dawn Jones (J.D. '00) was recently sworn in as the 58th President of the State Bar of Georgia. This is the first time that a Georgia State Law graduate has held the position.
Bea Clark (B.B.A ‘97) recently published her first book entitled "Deferred Genius." Her memoir is a compilation of essays about her adult learning challenges inside and outside the classroom. Clark provides a unique perspective on the socioeconomic disparities she experienced prior to attaining a post-secondary education.
Kristen Rogers (B.A. '19) recently began working as a full-time freelance associate writer for CNN Digital Features. She began her career interning with NPR-Georgia Public Broadcasting News (WRAS 88.5) in the summer of 2019, then interned with CNN Health & Medical News last fall.
Brandon Julmisse (B.A. '15) will begin studies at Morehouse School of Medicine in the fall semester.
Linley Jones (J.D. '92), founder of The Linley Jones Firm, P.C., has been invited to join Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Atlanta area.
LaKeisha R. Randall
LaKeisha R. Randall, Esq. (B.A. '07) of The Randall Firm, LLC in Atlanta has been named co-editor of The YLD Review, the newsletter of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, on June 12. A civil trial attorney, her law practice focuses on personal injury, family law, and estate planning. The Georgia YLD is comprised of approximately 10,000 lawyers admitted to the State Bar of Georgia who are 36 years old or younger or who have been admitted to their first bar no more than five years.
Barry Flink (MBA '74), executive vice president and partner of Flex HR, Inc., has been named to the advisory board of Departures magazine. The publication is a source for high-end travel, restaurants, hotels and fashion, shopping, art and culture.
Eric Suttle (B.A. '07) has been promoted to senior account manager at Granite Communications. Suttle played baseball at Georgia State followed by a professional career in the Houston Astros organization.
Biren Bharucha (B.B.A. '04) has joined Matrix, a global ad sales platform company, as vice president, enterprise sales.