Dr. Ana (Annie) Isabel Antón
Alpha Delta Pi
ICS '90, MS ICS '92, PhD CS '97
Annie is the chair of the School of Interactive Computing and a professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. She is the founder and director of a research center devoted to issues of protection in information systems. She has been recognized as the Chief Security Officer Magazine’s Woman of Influence in the Public Sector, received the GT Alumni Association Leadership Award for International Study. At Georgia Tech, she serves as a Jackets mentor and has served on the GT Alumni Association Board of Trustees as well as the GT Advisory Board. In Alpha Delta Pi, she serves the Faculty Advisor, often presenting programs on holistic wellness. In her community, Annie serves on the Trekking for Kids Board, where she has volunteered at four orphanages while trekking through those countries, one of which was the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
Dr. Gerald Wayne Clough
Phi Gamma Delta
CE '64, MCE '65
Wayne Clough served as the 10th President of Georgia Tech from 1994 to 2008 and as the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 2008 to 2014. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Clough worked at several prestigious universities including Duke, Stanford, Virginia Tech, and the University of Washington. Meanwhile, Clough co-founded the United States Universities Council of Geotechnical Engineering Research (USUCGER) and served as the organization's first president. As the first alumnus to serve as President of Georgia Tech, he oversaw dramatic changes in the institute, including $1 billion in new construction, increased retention and graduation rates, a higher nationwide ranking, and a much larger student body. Most recently, the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons was named in his honor. In his lifetime, Dr. Clough has received numerous awards, including twelve honorary doctorate degrees, two Norman medals, the State of the Art Award, and United States Presidential appointments to the National Science Board and President’s Council of Science of Technology. As an undergraduate, Dr. Clough received several fraternity awards including “Pledge of the Year” and most importantly, he served the FIJI chapter as Recording Secretary on the fraternity’s executive board. He has continued to be a resource to the chapter and donated a multipurpose study lounge to the brotherhood during the construction of our new house in 2013.
Ben J. Dyer
Lambda Chi Alpha
Ben serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and as the Lead Director of the Advisory Board of Enola Labs, a software architecture, design, and engineering firm. As the author of TechDrawl, a blog promoting technology entrepreneurship and innovation across the South, Ben serves in many advisory capacities for technology ventures. Ben is best known as a founder of Peachtree Software, Inc. and served as its president till 1983. He has served as president and chairman of the de novo Enterprise National Bank, was a founding director of Bank of Atlanta, and served as He was Chairman and CEO of Comsell, Inc. Dyer has concentrated his community activities on higher education, serving as president of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, director of the Georgia Tech Foundation, chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board for Tech's School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, as well as chairman Georgia Tech Research Corporation. He has received the Joseph Mayo Petit Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Tech and has been inducted into Georgia Tech’s Hall of Fame.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Nicolette’s career in IT, project management, and Computer and Information systems has been impressive, holding jobs with AT&T, Airborne Express, Carter Brothers, and Tyco. After graduating from Georgia Tech, she moved to the West Coast where she continued to give back to Tech by serving as a leader in the Seattle Alumni Club. After moving back to Georgia, she continued her service to the Georgia Tech community be serving as a charter member and president of the GT Black Alumni Organization. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees as the Greek Alumni Council chair. Within in the community, Nicolette serves a board member of the Fulton Leadership Academy. As a student, she served in many leadership roles within Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, as well as President and Vice President of the Panhellenic Greek Council. Outside of Greek life, Nicolette was a member of the band, and was involved with many other student organizations. As an alumnae, she served as her chapter’s Graduate Advisor from 2009 till 2013.
Deborah Anne Nash
Alpha Chi Omega
Deborah retired in 2003 after a distinguished career with Microsoft Corporation, where she served as senior vice president. Previously, she was an executive at IBM Corporation. Deborah has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, twice. Her honors from Georgia Tech include serving on the Foundation Board of Trustees, Georgia Tech Advisory Board and an emeritus member of the H. Milton Steward School of Industrial Science and Engineering Advisory Board. In 1999, she delivered the Commencement address, inspiring Tech’s graduating students. She is a member of the Founders’ Council, Presidents’ Council and The Hill Society, Georgia Tech’s most prestigious donor recognition society. She is among 10 family members who have earned Tech degrees, and together with her brothers has endowed the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professorship in the school of Industrial and Systems Engineering, in memory of her parents. In her community, Deborah is a passionate support of health and cancer research, the arts and social services.
Benjamin Tarbutton III
Phi Delta Theta
Benjamin serves as the Assistant Vice President of the Sandersville Railroad, a family company, where he oversee the railroad’s operations. Founded in 1893, the Sandersville Railroad operates over ten miles of track in Georgia, serving as a critical link between local industry and the rest of the country. In 2006, Benjamin began serving a seven-year term representing Georgia’s Tenth District on the state’s Board or Regents by then-Governor Sonny Perdue. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 2011, and re-appointed to serve a second term in 2013. Through his work, Benjamin has proved critical in cementing Georgia Tech’s position as the flagship university of the state, while at the same time ensuring the University System of Georgia continues to offer a top-notch education to its students. A graduate of both Leadership Washington County and Leadership Georgia, Benjamin also serves of the boards of the Oconee Fall Line Technical College, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Georgia. Additionally, he served as president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the Sandersville Rotary Club, and the Georgia Railroad Association.