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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 consultive capacity and actively support the BB&T Center’s vision and mission. 

Advisory Board Next Meeting

Will be updated when announced.

Board Members

Starr Willis-Drey

Chairman of the Advisory Council, 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.

Latasha Brinson

Site Lead, 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 over 5,000- member workforce. Ms. Brinson has been a Lockheed Martin employee for 16 years.

Mr. Tim Davis

BB&T, EVP & Chief Ethics Officer, Human Systems Division, BB&T Corporation

Tim Davis joined BB&T in 1981 through the company’s Leadership Development Program, and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Ethics Officer, and Manager of the Human Systems Division. Under Davis’s leadership of the Human Systems Division, BB&T has been recognized by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) as the 2nd best learning organization in the U.S., by Training Magazine as the nation’s 8th “Best Training” company, and by Money Magazine as the nation’s 29th “Best Benefits” company. Additionally, BB&T has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a “Fit-Friendly Company,” its employee handbook has received the APEX “Award of Excellence,” and its associate benefits statement has received the “Silver Award of Distinction.”

L.C. (Buster) Evans, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Teachers Retirement System of Georgia

Buster Evans was an active TRS member for much of his career (2006-2014) and after becoming a TRS retiree he was appointed the Executive Director of TRS. Previous to accepting his new position as Executive Director, he served as Assistant Commissioner for Inmate Services at the Georgia Department of Corrections. Buster was appointed to his executive position by Governor Nathan Deal in 2014 with the specific goal to design and implement educational programs to support Georgia’s criminal justice reform initiative.

James A. Faulkner

UNG Board of Trustees, BB&T Board of Directors

James A. Faulkner has had more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry and currently serves on the BB&T Financial Corporation Board of Directors. In addition, Faulkner has been a chairman for several organizations such as North Georgia Interfaith Ministries Inc., Lumpkin County Hospital Authority, Georgia Mountains Economic Development Corp., Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce, Community Helping Place, Achasta, UNG Foundation, and UNG Real Estate Foundation.

Joy Griffin

President, United Way of Hall County

Joy Griffin is the President and Chief Professional Officer of United Way of Hall County. Prior to joining United Way Joy 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.

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.

Ex Officio Members

Dr. Bonita Jacobs, President, University of North Georgia
Dr. Donna Mayo, Dean, Mike Cottrell College of Business
Dr. Ruben Boling, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Rose Procter, Director, BB&T Center for Ethical Leadership
Bobbi Larson, Development Officer, Mike Cottrell College of Business

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