Georgia Tech is fortunate to have a dedicated and generous family of alumni, corporate partners and friends who have helped shape and have been inspired by our vision for the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business.
We are grateful for the private philanthropic leadership and support which is accelerating the College’s upward trajectory in quality and reputation. Hear what alumni have to say about their Georgia Tech experience and how it has helped them in their business endeavors.
Daniel Reardon, BS 1986
CEO, North Highland
Reardon credits North Highland's spectacular growth to several factors, beginning with the quality of the Tech graduates he recruits. "We hire a lot of MBAs from the Scheller College, and they're awesome.” His experience with these new graduates persuaded him to support endowments to help fund the Scheller College's MBA program and make "a good business education even stronger at Georgia Tech."
Art Brannen, BS 1973
CEO, Brannen Development Co.
Brannen has a habit of saying "Yes" to Georgia Tech. "I love Georgia Tech. I had a lot of good professors and received a lot of benefits from my education there. So I want to give back and help the Scheller College.” Brannen, who played on the freshman basketball team, is also a longtime supporter of Tech athletics — a tennis scholarship is awarded in his name.
David Rowland, BS 1983
Rowland plays an instrumental role in ensuring that many Scheller College graduates get a shot at building their careers at Accenture. “Georgia Tech is a major recruiting source for us, and I’ve had primary responsibility for building that relationship,” he says. Rowland also has helped ensure that deserving students for years to come have access to a Scheller College education through the endowment of a scholarship.
Kelly Barrett, BS 1986
Vice President of Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance, The Home Depot.
A longtime contributor to the Scheller College of Business, Barrettt speaks to business classes frequently and serves on the Advisory Board. "Georgia Tech has played a large part in my success, and that's why I'm so active back on campus and have stayed close to the school.”