Current Members

Emory University’s Board of Trustees has been in existence since 1915. Until 1918, when a full board of 30 members was elected by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the petitioning incorporators served as an interim Board of Trustees. By custom, several positions on the board are filled by active bishops of the United Methodist Church.

Board composition includes up to 45 active trustee positions. Each serves a six-year initial term; four-year renewable terms may follow.

Meet the Trustees

Robert C. Goddard III, Chair

Goddard Investment Group

Robert C. Goddard III’s Bio

William T. McAlilly 81T, Vice Chair

Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
United Methodist Church

William T. McAlilly’s Bio

Leah Ward Sears 80L, Vice Chair

Smith, Gambrell & Russell

Leah Ward Sears’s Bio

Kathelen Amos 79C, Secretary

The Aflac Foundation Inc.

Kathelen Amos’s Bio

Facundo L. Bacardi 96L

Bacardi Ltd.

Facundo L. Bacardi’s Bio

Thomas I. Barkin

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Thomas I. Barkin’s Bio

William A. Brosius 85B

Methodist Health System

William A. Brosius’s Bio

Sarah B. Brown 89B

The Coca-Cola Company

Sarah B. Brown’s Bio

James Walker Burns 93C

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., LLP

James W. Burns’s Bio

Darren W. Cohen 96C

Goldman Sachs Growth Equity

Darren W. Cohen's Bio

Shantella Cooper 89C 95B

Journey Forward Strategies, LLC

Shantella Cooper’s Bio

Robin Dease

North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church

Robin Dease's Bio

Allison Dukes 06B


Allison Dukes’s Bio

Crystal Edmonson 95C

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Crystal Edmonson’s Bio

Tash Elwyn 93C

Raymond James & Associates

Tash Elwyn’s Bio

Andrew W. Evans 88C

Southern Company

Andrew W. Evans’s Bio

Javier C. Goizueta

The Coca-Cola Company

Javier C. Goizueta’s Bio

David Graves 90T

Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
United Methodist Church

David Graves’s Bio

L. Jonathan Holston

Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
United Methodist Church

L. Jonathan Holston’s Bio

John L. Latham 79L

Alston & Bird

John L. Latham’s Bio

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy

Lawrence & Bundy LLC

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy’s Bio

Deborah A. Marlowe 80C

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Deborah A. Marlowe’s Bio

Lee P. Miller 82L

Glenmede Trust Company

Lee Miller’s Bio

Tania Neild 92C

InfoGrate, Inc.

Tania Neild’s Bio

Gregory V. Palmer

North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church

Gregory V. Palmer's Bio

John G. Rice

General Electric Company

John G. Rice’s Bio

Rick M. Rieder 83B


Rick M. Rieder’s Bio

Teresa M. Rivero 85OX 87B 93MPH

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Teresa M. Rivero’s Bio

Adam H. Rogers 92C 96M

Hemera Biosciences

Adam H. Rogers’s Bio

William H. Rogers Jr.

Truist Financial Corporation

William H. Rogers Jr.’s Bio

Timothy C. Rollins

LOR, Inc.

Timothy C. Rollins’s Bio

Stuart A. Rose 76B

REX American Resources Corporation

Stuart A. Rose’s Bio

Cynthia M. Sanborn 87C

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Cynthia M. Sanborn’s Bio

Rosa Tarbutton Sumter 89C

Sandersville Railroad Company

Rosa T. Sumter’s Bio

Mitchell A. Tanzman 81C

Macquarie Wealth Solutions

Mitchell A. Tanzman’s Bio

Gregory J. Vaughn 87C

Spencer Stuart

Gregory J. Vaughn’s Bio

William C. Warren IV 79M 82MR

The Good Samaritan Health Center

William C. Warren IV’s Bio

Mark A. Weinberger 83C


Mark A. Weinberger’s Bio