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This week, fashion designer Tracy Nicole starts and empowering conversation, former UGA football coach Mark Richt joins a new board and more.
Photos by Shaun Matos
Fashion designer Tracy Nicole teamed up once again with J.P. Morgan Chase to bring an empowering conversation to her clients and friends. On this occassion, she was joined in her glamorous Atlanta showroom by the bank’s community banking and business development managing director Brigitte Killings.
Pets Are Loving Support Names New Board Members
Atlanta-based non-profit Pets Are Loving Support Inc, a charity enabling pets to remain at home with seriously ill, disabled and people over the age of 65, has added three new members to its board of directors for two-year terms: Amy Cureton, Keith Barnes and Tommy Burkhalter.
Cureton is an independent business consultant who serves as a contract CFO for nonprofits and small businesses. In addition to PALS, she serves on the board and is the Chair of the Finance Committee for Odyssey Atlanta. She graduated from Wellesley College and has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Barnes is a Talent Employee Relations Manager for Deloitte Services LP who previously worked with Walmart stores, First American National Bank, AppleOne staffing and Gemini Industries, in Nashville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Athens State College.
Burkhalter, a banking operations specialist and IT professional is a Project Manager with Wells Fargo & Company, where he develops project plans for merchant services, acts as a subject-matter-expert on project functions and offers solutions to improve project and client experience pertaining to data, data-mapping and related processes.
“PALS is fortunate to have these three exceptional professionals join our hardworking, hands-on board of trustees,” says Ann Vitale, a career coach, trainer and group facilitator, who is Chair of the Board of Pets Are Loving Support. “Their additional perspectives around financial, technical, community and many issues are welcomed and appreciated. Best? Each has already hit the ground running!”
Other members of the PALS board are: Mike Anderson, Controller and CPA with Carter Real Estate; Michael Edwards, community volunteer and a retired banker; Joel Feuer, a longtime Realtor; Bill Golden, a longtime intown Realtor; Hannah Jarrells, attorney, Baker Donelson; Jim Marks, alter ego of long-time HIV/AIDS activist BUBBBA D. Licious, who has hosted PALS Drag Queen Bingo since 1997; and Jeremy Tarlow, a veterinarian and founder of Best Friends Blood Bank, an animal blood resource.
Mark Richt Joins Atlanta Neuroscience Board of Directors
Former University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt has joined the board of directors at Atlanta Neuroscience, an organization dedicated to advancing research and innovation in neuroscience. Richt, says the organization, brings a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for making a positive impact in the community.
“I am honored to join the Atlanta Neuroscience Board of Directors and contribute to the incredible work being done in the field of neuroscience,” said Mark Richt. “I believe in the power of collaboration and the potential for research to positively impact individuals and families affected by neurological disorders. I am excited to be a part of this dynamic organization and contribute to its mission.”
As a member of the Atlanta Neuroscience Board of Directors, Mark Richt will play a key role in guiding the organization’s strategic initiatives, fostering partnerships, and advancing its mission to promote breakthroughs in neuroscience research.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Mark Richt to the Atlanta Neuroscience Board of Directors,” said Roy Rangel, Executive at Atlanta Neuroscience. “His proven leadership, dedication to success, and deep-rooted commitment to community service align perfectly with our mission to advance neuroscience research and improve the lives of individuals affected by neurological disorders.”