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Advisory Council

The primary purpose of the Advisory Council of the BB&T Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of North Georgia (UNG) Mike Cottrell College of Business is to function in a consultative capacity and actively support the BB&T Center’s vision and mission. 

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Board Members

Latasha Brinson

Chair of the Advisory Council, Site Lead and Senior Manager, Ethics and Business Conduct, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Latasha Brinson is the Site Lead and Senior Manager, Ethics and Business Conduct for the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company facility in Marietta, Georgia. She is responsible for site-level leadership of the Ethics and Business Conduct function, as well as providing guidance and advice, and overseeing ethics-related investigations, training and administrative proceedings for the nearly 5,000-member workforce. Ms. Brinson has been a Lockheed Martin employee for 18 years.

Rob Brown

Superintendent, Lumpkin County Schools

Rob Brown is currently the superintendent for Lumpkin County Schools and has served in public education for 23 years, holding many different positions. He attended Carson-Newman College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education & Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He later earned a Master’s and a Specialist degree from Jacksonville State University before earning a Doctorate in Education from the University of Alabama.

Dan Carey

Senior Vice President/Market President, BB&T Corporation

Dan Carey leads BB&T's, now Truist’s, Community Banking efforts in Northeast Georgia with additional oversight of the Northwest and East Georgia markets. Dan has over 34 years in banking, serving for 25 years with a large regional bank prior to joining BB&T in 2010. Dan graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1985, and attended the University of North Georgia from 1982-1983. He is a 1992 Graduate of the Graduate School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia / McIntire School of Commerce. Dan, a native of Gainesville, GA, has deep roots in the local community and has served in various volunteer and board positions over the course of his career. Dan and his wife Amy have two children and reside in North Hall County.

Joy Griffin

Chief Administrator, Carroll Daniel Construction Company

Joy Griffin is the Chief Administrator for Carroll Daniel Construction Company. Prior to joining Carroll Daniel, Joy was the President and CPO of United Way of Hall County from 2016-2019 and Vice President of Resource Development from 2010-2016. Joy also worked with NCR as a marketing specialist and the American Cancer Society as a Community Manager in Hall County and other north Georgia counties including Habersham, Lumpkin, Towns, and Union. She served as Community Manager for the Gwinnett County chapter of the American Cancer Society - staffing the world’s largest Relay For Life before returning home to Gainesville.

Tony Kellar

Founder of TGK Holdings, LLC, Operator of Dawsonville and Dahlonega Chick-fil-A restaurants

Tony Kellar is founder of TGK Holdings, LLC and owner-operator of Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Dahlonega and Dawsonville, GA. He has worked with Chick-Fil-A, Inc. for over 20 years, working in both Chick-Fil-A’s corporate offices into owners and operation of Chick-Fil-A restaurants. He is an avid baseball coach and has served on the Dawson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Dawson County High School Advisory Council and as a board member of the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority.

Dave Phillips

Human Resources Manager, Kings Hawaiian

Dave is currently the Human Resources Manager at Kings Hawaiian in Oakwood, GA. His background includes many years in Human Resources with Sports Authority, as well as experience in operations and customer service. His areas of expertise include recruiting and staffing, training and development, employee engagement, employee relations, community outreach, and much more.

Will Schofield

Superintendent, Hall County Schools

Will Schofield has been superintendent of the Hall County School District for the past 11 years, and just received a 3 year extension of his contract. Schofield served as deputy superintendent for one year before becoming superintendent. Prior to becoming the Hall County School District Superintendent, Schofield also was superintendent in Social Circle city schools and in Bozeman, Mont.

Wendy Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Walker serves as an assistant professor of management in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. She has served in her current position at UNG since 2009. Prior to entering the field of education, Dr. Walker worked as manager of consumer and market knowledge at Procter & Gamble.

Starr Willis-Drey

Executive Consultant and Leadership Coach, Ethical Elements

Starr Willis-Drey is executive consultant and owner of Ethical Elements, a consulting business offering leadership and organizational coaching, training, independent ethics program assessments, and investigative services. Before owning Ethical Elements, Starr retired from a 34-year career in various leadership and program management roles with Lockheed Martin Corporation. Starr served as Director of Ethics and Business Conduct for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business area where she was responsible for leading and championing the highest standards of ethics across a multi-site, diverse population of more than 24,000 employees.

Ex Officio Members

  • Dr. Bonita Jacobs, President, University of North Georgia
  • Dr. Mary Gowan, Dean, Mike Cottrell College of Business
  • Rose Procter, Director, BB&T Center for Ethical Leadership
  • Kim Vickers, Development Officer, Mike Cottrell College of Business

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