Founded in 2012, the Board of Visitors for the Georgia Gwinnett College School of Business is a consortium of prominent business and civic leaders selected from prestigious regional, national and international entities. Board members partner with constituencies outside academia to build private support for the scholarships, professorships and internships that bring outstanding students, faculty and programming to GGC. For a term of three years, board of visitors members serve as connectors, advocates and representatives of the GGC School of Business, articulating its mission and vision.
Membership on the board is by invitation only. The roster of members of the Board of Visitors for the Georgia Gwinnett College School of Business is presented below.
Henry C. Hardin, III (Chairman)
Founder, President and CEO, SCI Companies
Henry C. Hardin, III is a pioneer in the field of human capital development. He has helped to establish new business models for the human resources (HR) field, enabling companies to transform from a functional operations model to a process-driven, customer-focused model. His theories and practices are nationally recognized.
Founding Atlanta-based SCI Companies in 1985, Hardin’s vision was to offer employers the opportunity to develop their human capital and provide solutions for human resources management. Focused on the under-serviced small and medium-sized business market, SCI Companies’ solutions deliver value through reduced administrative costs, better strategic focus and the integration of world-class HR technologies and services. Most recently, Hardin launched PlatformOne to serve the human resources mid-market.
Hardin's concept for developing a unique model for HR services was first conceived when he was employed as a health care consultant at American Medical International. He has represented the HR field through numerous professional publications and national and international conferences. Hardin hosts the radio show, “The Carter Hardin Show: Where You and Your Workplace Matter.”
Founder and President
Daryouch Aziz is an entrepreneur and philanthropist recognized for his leadership in metro Atlanta's competitive restaurant industry. Aziz is a charter member of the Georgia Gwinnett College Alumni Association, and served not only as inaugural Vice Chair, but in significant consulting capacities, as well. Aziz was the first student to receive a diploma from Georgia Gwinnett College when degrees began to be awarded in 2008.
Camille Chang Gilmore
Camille Chang Gilmore gained more than 20 years of HR experience at Exxon, FedEx, IBM and the governor’s office for the state of Oregon before entering the medical device industry.
She joined Boston Scientific in 2004 as HR manager for the Southeast, was later promoted to director of HR in 2005, and most recently, named vice president of HR and selected as the chief diversity officer. She supervises HR managers, compensation analysts, occupational health and recruiting. Additionally, she leads Boston Scientific’s global diversity strategy and initiatives. While she currently provides dedicated divisional support to the global president for Interventional Cardiology, she has provided field HR support to executive officers within the following Boston Scientific businesses: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Peripheral Intervention, Electrophysiology, Corporate Sales, Endoscopy and Cardiac Surgery. She has provided support in annual strategic business planning, optimization projects, compensation analysis, talent calibration, performance management, succession planning, employee relations and diversity initiatives. Gilmore was named one of Savoy Magazine's "2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America."
Gilmore earned a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gilmore lives in Buford, Ga., with her husband, Deryk, an NFL agent and president, Day 1 Sports and Entertainment, and their two teen-aged sons.
Senior Vice President – SunTrust Banks, Inc. – Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice
Doug Hickman is an influential member of Georgia's banking industry. As group vice president and client manager for SunTrust, Hickman provides analytical and consultative services to not-for-profit organizations, with emphasis in the educational, municipal and healthcare sectors. Hickman also serves as a strategic planning partner, external and internal facilitator and resource for best practices.
Hickman holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia, and received advanced training from the Southern Trust School in Birmingham, Alabama. Hickman volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and Trout Unlimited, and resides in Lawrenceville with his wife and children.
Connie Dudley (Chair Emeritus)
Executive Vice President, Product & Client Development
Total Systems Services (TSYS)
Connie Dudley leads relationships with Fortune 500 companies and other conglomerates worldwide for Total System Services, Inc (TSYS). In her three decades at TSYS Dudley has served as director of Conversions and Training and group executive for Implementation. Dudley oversees strategic product and service investment, consulting services and knowledge management.
Dudley, who holds three U.S. patents in her field, also spearheads portfolio acquisitions. She is credited with numerous innovations during her tenure at TSYS, including the creation and launch of the AT&T Universal product, increased market research and expansion into Canada, Europe, Brazil and Mexico, and TSYS’ recent entry into China.
Dudley attended Pineville Baptist College, Columbus State University and the American Bankers Association National School of Bank Card Management. In 2011, Dudley was named one of Georgia’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by The Georgia Diversity Council.
Manager, Coca-Cola Studios Operations
The Coca-Cola Company
CEO, Founder and Owner
She's Her Own CEO® and Kathryn Style Boutique®
Kathryn Brooks is an accomplished and results-driven manager at The Coca-Cola Company, and currently leads creative operations for Coca-Cola Studios. She has depth of experience in P&L management, marketing operations, and performance and metrics management involving top global consumer brands. Prior to her current role at the Company, she drove year-over-year profitable results as U.S. Finance manager of The Coca-Cola Company’s strategic partnership with McDonald’s Corporation. Recognized as a natural people leader with a creative and entrepreneurial mindset, she is a highly motivated problem solver and an effective communicator with a strong ability to achieve process improvement-based results.
Brooks is the CEO, Founder, and Owner of the trademarked fashion and lifestyle brands, She's Her Own CEO® and Kathryn Style Boutique®. She has appeared on business interview shows in top media markets, such as "Atlanta & Company," "Atlanta Plugged In" and "Good Day Tri-Cities."
Brooks holds an MBA in finance from Mercer University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with minors in economics and music from Oglethorpe University. She earned a perfect 6/6 score on the GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Delta honor societies.
Perry L. Taylor, Jr., JD
Founding Equity Partner and Chief Executive Officer
Caledonian Investment Partners LLC
Perry Taylor is currently the chief executive officer of Caledonian Investment Partners LLC. Taylor is responsible for all aspects of organizing and managing Caledonian Investment Partners LLC, a private investment bank and NASD member. He is also one of two partners principally responsible for transaction review, analysis, structuring, pricing and negotiating.
In addition to serving on the Board of Visitors for GGC, Taylor is a member of the Board of Trustees and serves as the chair of the Investment Committee, and a member of the Strategic Planning, Finance and Executive Committees of the Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. He has served on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Commercial Arbitrators since 2008.
Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University in 1970 and a Juris Doctor, with High Distinction and Order of the Coif, from the University of Iowa in 1973. He is also a Captain, United States Air Force Reserve, Retired.
President and CEO
David Yarid is owner and CEO of MJAY'sBakery, a Norcross business that supplies specialty baked goods to national retailers such as Walmart and Whole Foods Market.
Under Yarid’s leadership, MJAY’s has built its reputation on being a flexible, reliable and innovative supplier. Supplying the food service, in-store bakery and club store channels, MJAY’s provides a wide range of products in multiple forms. As the market continues to emphasize the need for quality thaw and sell bakery products, MJAY’s is focused on the production of these items.
Yarid and his wife are parents to two GGC Grizzlies: a graduate of the class of 2016 and a freshman who has completed her first year in spring of 2017.