The Georgia Association of Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship
(formerly, Georgia Association of Economics and Finance)
1972 – 2020
Founded in 1972, the Georgia Association of Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship is organized for the dual purpose of promoting all means whereby the teaching and learning of business, economics and entrepreneurship may be enhanced and of opening opportunities for business, economics and entrepreneurship to be understood and disseminated broadly in society.
Membership may include any person from the private, public, and academic sectors who is interested in the purposes for which the association is organized. New members are always welcome.
Past Presidents and Conference Locations
|Period||Past President||Resident Institution||Site Location|
|2019 – 2020||Yongseung (Stanley) Han||University of North Georgia||Callaway Gardens|
|2018 – 2019||Richard Kirk||Georgia State University||Callaway Gardens|
|2017 – 2018||Zeynep Kelani||Kennesaw State University||Historic Banning Mills|
|2016 – 2017||Richard Kirk||Georgia State University|| Brasstown |
Resort & Spa
|2015 – 2016||Murat Doral||Kennesaw State University|| Callaway|
|2014 – 2015||James Kahiga||Georgia State University||Jekyll Island, GA|
|2013 – 2014||Michael Patrono||Kennesaw State University||Dahlonega|
|2012 – 2013||Fred Bounds||Georgia Perimeter College||Atlanta|
|2011 – 2012||Fred Bounds||Georgia Perimeter College||Atlanta|
|2010 – 2011||Dudley Salley||Georgia Highlands College||Cartersville|
|2009 – 2010||Bill Moon||Georgia Perimeter College||Peachtree City|
|2008 – 2009||Lynette Smith||Gordon College||Unicoi State Park|
|2007 – 2008||Mike Ryan||Gainesville State College||Atlanta Federal Reserve|
|2006 – 2007||Della Sampson||Dalton State College||Callaway Gardens|
|2005 – 2006||Amit Singh||Darton College||Jekyll Island|
|2004 – 2005||Lois Lynn||Gainesville State College||Amicolola Falls|
|2003 – 2004||John Henzel||Emmanuel College||Port Armor Club, Greenville|
|2002 – 2003||Jim Davis||Georgia Southern College||Savannah|
|2001 – 2002||Jim Cox||Georgia Perimeter College||Callaway Gardens|
|2000 – 2001||Tina Philpot||Georgia Perimeter College||Dunwoody|
|1999 – 2000||Frank Maddox||Emory at Oxford||Madison|
|1998 – 1999||Katie Simmons||Gainesville College||Chateau Elan|
|1997 – 1998||Joe Samprone||Georgia College||Macon|
|1996 – 1997||Becky Cline||Middle Georgia||Savannah|
|1995 – 1996||Ann Grubbs||Darton College||Albany|
|1994 – 1995||Clayton Grant||North Georgia College||Unicoi Lodge|
|1993 – 1994||Larry Wolfenbarger||Georgia College||Milledgeville|
|1992 – 1993||Richard Grimes||DeKalb College||Eagle’s Landing|
|1991 – 1992||Larry Schulz||Federal Reserve Bank||Atlanta Federal Reserve|
|1990 – 1991||Phil Smith||DeKalb College||Northlake|
|1989 – 1990||Ken Jones||Georgia College||Milledgeville|
|1988 – 1989||Bill Piper||North Georgia College||Atlanta Federal Reserve|
|1987 – 1988||Bill Durant||Emmanuel College||Unicoi State Park|
|1986 – 1987||Bob Coston||Georgia Southern College||Savannah|
|1985 – 1986||Ouida Dickey||Berry College||Rome|
|1984 – 1985||John Feathers||Clayton Junior College||College Park|
|1983 – 1984||JoAnn Jones||Georgia College||Milledgeville|
|1982 – 1983||Teresa Sherrouse||Augusta College||Augusta|
|1981 – 1982||Keith Langford||Macon Junior College||Macon|
|1980 – 1981||Doug Nettleton||Georgia Southern College||Statesboro|
|1979 – 1980||Doris Cash||Clayton Junior College||Berry College|
|1978 – 1979||A.L. Addington||Valdosta State College||Valdosta|
|1977 – 1978||Larry Lovick||Macon Junior College||Macon|
|1976 – 1977||Richard Guyan||West Georgia College||Carrollton|
|1975 – 1976||Frank Hodges||Georgia Southern College||Columbus|
|1974 – 1975||John Pearce||North Georgia College||Carrollton|
|1973 – 1974||John Pearce||North Georgia College||Morrow|
|May 11, 1973||First Meeting||Georgia State University|
|Professor of the Year Period||Recipient||Institution|
|2017-2018||Donna Danns||University of North Georgia|
|2016-2017||Mark Flowers||Georgia State University|
|2012-2013||Phil Smith||Georgia Perimeter College|
|2010-2011||Michael Patrono||Kennesaw State University|
|2009-2010||Mike Ryan||Gainesville State University|
|2006-2007||Lois Lynn||Gainesville State College|
|2005-2006||Dudley Salley||Georgia Highlands College|
|2004-2005||Frank Maddox||Emory at Oxford|
|2003-2004||Jim Cox||Georgia Perimeter College|
|2001-2002||Katie Simmons||Gainesville College|
|1998-1999||Douglas Walker||Georgia College|
|1997-1998||No Award Made|
|1996-1997||No Award Made|
|1995-1996||No Award Made|
|1994-1995||No Award Made|
|1993-1994||Wayne Plumley||Valdosta State|
|1992-1993||No Award Made|
|1991-1992||Norm Hollingsworth||DeKalb College|
|1990-1991||John Pearce||North Georgia College|
|1989-1990||Joe Saprone||Georgia College|
|1988-1989||Thomas Boston||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|1985-1986||No Award Made|
|1984-1985||No Award Made|
|1983-1984||No Award Made|
|1982-1983||No Award Made|
|1981-1982||No Award Made|
|1980-1981||No Award Made|
|1979-1980||No Award Made|
|1978-1979||No Award Made|
|1977-1978||No Award Made|
|1976-1977||No Award Made|
|1975-1976||No Award Made|
|1974-1975||No Award Made|
Adopted in Convention, March 25, 2000 Madison, Georgia (Amended April 1, 2005 – Dawsonville, Georgia)
Georgia Association of Economics and Finance
The organization shall be known as the Georgia Association of Economics and Finance.
The purpose of the organization is to promote all means whereby the teaching and learning of economics and finance may be enhanced and of opening opportunities for economics and finance to be understood and disseminated broadly in society and to foster better relations among members of the faculties of Georgia universities, colleges, and technical schools.
Any person interested in the Association’s purpose may become a member by paying the current membership dues. Equal voting privileges shall belong to all dues paying members. The rate and apportionment of dues shall be set by proposal of the Board of Officers and approved by the voting membership at a called meeting.
Section 1. The board of officers shall consist of a President, a President Elect/Vice-President of Programs, a Vice-President of Membership, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Director of Communications, and the Immediate Past President [Ex-Officio]. All officers shall be current members of the Association and shall be elected by the voting membership at the general business meeting of the annual convention. The President shall chair a Nominating Committee which shall recommend a slate of candidates to fill vacancies on the Board of Officers.
Section 2. The terms of the officers shall be one year. In the event of the death, resignation, or removal of the President, the duties of the office shall devolve upon the Vice-President (Programs). In the event of the death, resignation or removal of any other officer, the President shall appoint a replacement.
Section 3. The President shall preside at all meetings and shall serve as the chief executive officer of the Association. The President shall faithfully execute the policies of the Association and shall make emergency decisions when the membership is not in session, pending approval of the Board of Officers.
4. The Vice-President (Programs) shall be responsible for organizing the program for the
Section 5. The Vice-President (Membership) shall be responsible for maintaining membership records.
Section 6. The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping and distributing minutes from the Association’s meetings.
Section 7. The Treasurer shall be responsible for collecting the annual dues and registration fees. These funds shall only be disbursed in a manner approved by the Board of Officers. A financial report shall be presented by the Treasurer at the annual convention and at the meeting of the Board of Officers.
Section 8. The Director of Communications shall be responsible for maintaining and distributing information about the Association.
Section 9. Any officer of the Association may be removed on petition of one-half of the members.
Section 1. The Association shall hold at least one meeting each year at a time and place determined by the President. A meeting of the Board of Officers shall occur between annual conventions and shall require a quorum of three officers to conduct business. All meetings shall conform to the most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.
Section 2. The President shall determine the agenda for the business meeting, any member who submits agenda items to the President prior to the business meeting shall have that item added to the agenda.
Section 3. The President shall appoint ad hoc committees as needed in the interest of the Association. Any expenditure of funds recommended by an ad hoc committee shall require approval of the Board of Officers.
Amendments to this Constitution shall be proposed upon the petition of ten members if received by the President one week prior to the annual convention. A three-fifths vote of those in attendance and voting at the general business meeting of the convention shall be required for ratification of a proposed amendment.