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Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council is a trusted circle of advisors who is a sounding board for the Dean of Emory College on strategic issues. The Council represents the highest level of volunteer leadership for Emory College outside of the Emory Board of Trustees. We envision the intersections with the Board of Trustees to be twofold: welcoming concurrent service when applicable and preparing potential Trustees for future service.

Dean’s Advisory Council works closely with the Dean of Emory College and Emory College Development and Alumni Relations. Members provide counsel to the Dean and his leadership team, advance the College’s interests and its academic mission, and support Emory’s external relations, alumni engagement and fundraising efforts.

emory-gate.jpgServing on the board is a rewarding experience and an important commitment. Members enthusiastically support its activities and participate in the life of Emory College as advisors, ambassadors, and advocates. Through attendance and participation at meetings, selected activities throughout the year, and philanthropic support, members demonstrate their volunteer leadership on behalf of Emory College.

To learn more about this incredible group of alumni and how you can become part of it, email Kate Lawlor 01C 10B, Executive Director of Development, at

Current Dean's Advisory Council Members

Andy Abowitz 90C Headshot
Andy Abowitz 90C
Los Angeles, CA
Patrice A. Altongy 92C Headshot
Patrice A. Altongy 92C
Managing Director
Citigroup Global MarketsNew York, NY
Nick Barnett 14C Headshot
Nick Barnett 14C
Barlow Capital, LLCLakeland, FL
Michael A. Blum 86C Headshot
Michael A. Blum 86C
Group Managing Director & Head
UBSPort Washington, NY
Julia Boyd Corso 00C Headshot
Julia Boyd Corso 00C
Co-President and COO
Interstate Equities CorporationLos Altos, CA
Tash Elwyn 93C Headshot
Tash Elwyn 93C
President & CEO
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.St. Petersburg, FL
Drew Evans 88C Headshot
Drew Evans 88C
Chief Financial Officer
Southern Company Services, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Eric Korman 93C Headshot
Eric Korman 93C
The Goodkind CompanyAustin, TX
Chris Lee 00C Headshot
Chris Lee 00C
Partner and Head of RE Americas
KKRNew York, NY
Perry Rahbar 04C Headshot
Perry Rahbar 04C
Founder & CEO
dv01New York, NY
Wendell Reilly 80C Headshot
Wendell Reilly 80C
Managing Partner
Grapevine Partners, LLCAtlanta, GA
Katherine Rohrer 74C Headshot
Katherine Rohrer 74C
Vice Provost Emeritus, Princeton University
Durham, NC
Cheryl R. Rucker-Whitaker 89C Headshot
Cheryl R. Rucker-Whitaker 89C
Founding CEO
Complete Care Management Partners, LLCChicago, IL
David Sambur 02C Headshot
David Sambur 02C
Co-Lead Partner of Private Equity
Apollo ManagementNew York, NY
Mitchell Tanzman 81C Headshot
Mitchell Tanzman 81C
Founding Partner, Co-CEO & Co-CIO
Central Park GroupNew York, NY
Linda Davis Taylor 74C Headshot
Linda Davis Taylor 74C
Principal, Chairman and CEO
Clifford Swan Investment Counsel
Gordon McVie Taylor 90C Headshot
Gordon McVie Taylor 90C
Ogilvy Government RelationsWashington, DC
Neil Wizel 99C Headshot
Neil Wizel 99C
Managing Director
First ReserveHouston, TX
Bo Yaghmaie 89C Headshot
Bo Yaghmaie 89C
Partner and Head of NY Corp Department
Cooley, LLPNew York, NY