Tandra L. Cadigan, M.D.
Cadigan, M.D., is a physician in obstetrics and gynecology who resides in Laguna Beach, California, and the Luberon Valley of France. Cadigan is a graduate of California State University and Western University of Health Sciences. In addition to her medical career, Cadigan is involved in historic preservation and the adaptive reuse of architecturally significant structures.
Lucy Sprunger Cookson
Cookson is the founder, president and creative director of Thimbelina Needlework Design and Collection in Hampton, New York. A graduate of Duke University, she is an artist of watercolor, oil, hand-embellished digital prints, mixed media and needlework, with several years of K-12 teaching experience. Cookson’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and in personal art collections throughout the United States.
John Gilbert (Gil) Donaldson Jr.
Donaldson Jr. is a native of Savannah, Georgia, who now resides in Paris. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Donaldson began his career as a Wall Street analyst with E.F. Hutton, Shearson and U.S. Trust. He changed career paths in 1994 when he formed the motion picture company Laura Pels Productions and later managed the interests of Merchant Ivory Productions in Europe. In 2000, Donaldson created Donaldson Polakoff Immobilier and DPF Holding (real estate development) in Paris.
Freeman is executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the National Geographic Channels. She previously served as chief marketing officer at Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media, where she provided overall vision and leadership to marketing, on-air and trade creative services supporting Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and their digital businesses. She also previously served as senior vice president of integrated marketing and promotions for Nickelodeon and MTV Networks Kids and Family Group, vice president of consumer marketing for VH1, and vice president of affiliate marketing, Entertainment Group for MTV Networks. Freeman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Business Administration in marketing and finance, both from the University of Maryland. She serves on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of the United States of America and PromaxBDA, and is a board member for Usher’s New Look Foundation.
James (Jim) Jacoby
Jacoby is founder, chairman and CEO of Jacoby Development, a company that specializes in mixed-use development such as the highly acclaimed Atlantic Station. JDI is recognized as one of the leading green developers in the world, specializing in environmentally sensitive multi-use properties and impaired site reclamation. JDI is the owner of Marineland Research Resort in Florida. Prior to starting JDI, Jacoby spent six years as a leasing agent, a broker and later as a developer. He also served in the Naval Reserve Security Group and attended Miami-Dade Community College. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and is on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Aquarium.
David Hume Kennerly
Kennerly has been shooting on the front lines of history for four decades. He has photographed eight wars and seven presidents and has traveled to more than 140 countries capturing images of important historic events. Kennerly won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his photographs of the Vietnam War while he was chief White House photographer for President Gerald R. Ford. Kennerly also won the Overseas Press Club's Olivier Rebbot Award for "Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad," and two first-place prizes in the World Press contest. Kennerly was a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and has been a contributor for Time and Life magazines as well as George, the magazine started by the late John F. Kennedy Jr. His fourth book, "Photo du Jour," was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by American Photo magazine. Kennerly resides in Los Angeles, California.
Dale W. Lang
Lang, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, is a retired media executive living in Sarasota, Florida. He began his career as a publisher of national business publications in Minneapolis but soon moved on to New York with an innovative concept of networking metro circulations of national magazines to compete for print advertising with monopoly newspapers in cities all across the U.S. He ultimately sold his networking company to 3M and spent seven years with them as a corporate vice president before moving on again into ownership of television stations, national magazines and outdoor advertising companies. Lang has served on the board of directors for Borg Warner Corporation, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Columbia Journalism Review and the advisory board for the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Business. Today he splits his time among Florida, New York and Aspen, Colorado.
David Talmage McGovern
McGovern, who was born in New York, served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and graduated from Yale University and Columbia Law School. He moved to Paris and became senior partner with the law firm Shearman & Sterling in 1967. For many years, McGovern served as chairman of the board of the American Hospital of Paris and in leadership positions with the American Chamber of Commerce in France and the French-American Foundation. In 1983, he was presented with the Chevalier of the French Légion d'Honneur.
Rollins, a Chattanooga, Tennessee, native, started a career at Orkin Inc. at the age of 14 as a termite technician and worked his way to executive positions where he served as president and chief operating officer. Rollins holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University. He was a founding member and past chairman of the Professional Pest Management Alliance, where he remains on the board of directors. He has been recognized as a leader in the pest control industry, earning "40 under 40" designations from Pest Control Technology magazine and Georgia Trend magazine.
Beatrice von Silva-Tarouca Larsen
Larsen is a Doctor of Law (University of Munich), specializing in intellectual property law. She resides in London and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. Larsen holds a doctoral degree from Columbia University and a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge, where she is associated with the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics. For more than a decade, she served as senior vice president for legal and business affairs at Warner Music International in London. Larsen serves on the board of the St. Nicholas Society, Eton College and the Kurt Weill and Busoni foundations.
Williams is chairman of Williams Group International Inc., a diversified multicompany conglomerate with major subsidiaries in civil and construction maintenance. He also serves as chairman of Williams Adair Equity Corporation, a commercial and real estate development firm. Williams chaired Heritage Bank in the 1980s, where he pioneered supermarket branch banking. While earning a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he managed, during his senior year, to start a construction business that oversaw the completion of a 40-lot subdivision, service station and 12-unit apartment complex. Williams chaired former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller's election campaign, served as Miller's chief of staff and headed the governor's Commission on Effectiveness and Economy in Government. Most recently, Williams acquired Georgia Trend magazine, for which he now serves as publisher.