Chronicles

Vic Reynolds (’84) has been named Georgia’s top law enforcement official. Gov. Brian Kemp appointed him the new director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) where he leads   a staff of more than 800 people. Reynolds, a former police officer, chief magistrate judge and criminal defense attorney, left his job as Cobb County’s district attorney for his new position at the GBI. The former prosecutor earned his Bachelor of Science in criminal justice at Georgia Southern.

Harry Hunter (’74,’75) was recently appointed clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in the Department of Social Change and Innovation in Los Angeles.

Paul Forbes (’77) has been appointed the program coordinator with the College of Science and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

Bob Somers (’83), the senior vice president of global sales for Delta Air Lines, has begun a three-year term as chairman of Peach Bowl, Inc. As chairman, his primary responsibility is to oversee Peach Bowl, Inc.’s Board of Trustees, which governs Peach Bowl, Inc.

This includes management of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf event and The Dodd Trophy.

J. Snypp III (’84) was named to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers 2018 Million Dollar Club for helping broker the sale of small, medium and large businesses. He is vice president of Preferred Business Brokers, Inc., in Atlanta.

Thomas Crumbley (’89) is a new plant manager for MPW industrial services in Yuma, Arizona.Karen

Rachel R. Krause (’96) was sworn in as a Fulton County Superior Court judge in Atlanta. She most recently was a partner at the national litigation firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith. She specialized in health disability and Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) defense law.

Zeb Baker (’01) has been named the director of the University Honors Program at Miami University of Ohio.

Mary Thornton (’02) is the new technical support manager at Sebia in Atlanta.

Thomas Clapper (’07) is the new information systems security manager for SpaceX in Hawthorne, California.

Robert “Bob” Mikell ((’07) was among the honorees at the 20th annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service ceremony in Atlanta in March. The awards, named for a former Supreme Court of Georgia justice, are presented to lawyers and judges who have made significant contributions to their communities and demonstrate the positive contributions of members of the State Bar of Georgia beyond their legal or official work.

Georj Lewis (’07), Georgia Southern Vice President for Student Affairs, has been named the interim president of Atlanta Metropolitan State College, effective July 1. He replaces Gary McGaha, who is retiring from the position he’s held since 2007. Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in higher education including 16 years experience with the University System of Georgia. Starting in 2002, he led student diversity programming efforts at Georgia Southern and went on to serve as the institution’s dean of students. He later served as vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University Northwest before relocating back to Georgia to serve as vice president for Student Affairs at Armstrong.

Brian Prevatt (’09) is the new chief financial officer at Parker’s, headquartered in Savannah. In his new position, Prevatt is responsible for managing financial and tax strategy, asset utilization, value creation and return on capital.

Brittany Denney (’10) is the new public information officer for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office in Savannah.

Mary Kate Schleider (’12) has been promoted to director of strategic accounts at Edgenet, a Nashville-based software company. Schleider is responsible for marketing Edgenet’s enterprise-level software products to some of the largest companies in the world, including Fortune 100 businesses.

Pablo Gor Costales (’16) is the new competition analyst at Kosmos Tennis in Barcelona, Spain.

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