About GAEF

The Georgia Association of Economics & Finance 1972 – 2018

Founded in 1972, the Georgia Association of Economics & Finance is organized for the dual purpose of promoting 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.

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
2017 – 2018Zeynep KelaniKennesaw State UniversityHistoric Banning Mills
2016 – 2017 Richard Kirk Georgia State University Brasstown
Resort & Spa
2015 – 2016 Murat Doral Kennesaw State University Callaway
Gardens
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
  2017-2018Donna DannsUniversity 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  

GAEF Constitution

Adopted in Convention, March 25, 2000 Madison, Georgia (Amended April 1, 2005 – Dawsonville, Georgia)

Georgia Association of Economics and Finance

Article I

The organization shall be known as the Georgia Association of Economics and Finance.

Article II

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.

Article III

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.

Article IV

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.

Section 4. The Vice-President (Programs) shall be responsible for organizing the program for the annual convention.

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.

Article V

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.

Article VI

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.