2024 Trustees Gala

2024 Trustees Gala
2024 Trustees Gala


April 27, 2024    
All Day

The 2024 Trustees Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah.

The Georgia Trustees is a recognition as old as Georgia and is today the highest honor the state can confer. In conjunction with the Governor’s Office, the Georgia Historical Society reestablished the Georgia Trustees to recognize Georgians whose accomplishments and community service reflect the highest ideals of the founding body of Trustees. Join the Georgia Historical Society and leaders from across the state as we induct the 2024 Georgia Trustees, Ms. Carol Tomé, Chief Executive Officer of United Parcel Service (UPS), and Dr. Louis Sullivan, 17th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services and Founding Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Savannah. This elegant evening includes cocktails, dinner, and a lively conversation with the inductees—two exemplary Georgians whose history-making accomplishments and service reflect the original Trustees’ ideals.

Due to high demand, seating for the 2024 Trustees Gala is currently reserved for our generous Georgia History Festival corporate sponsors and Host Committee members, as well as for our Georgia Trustee honorees and their guests.

At this time, we are collecting names for a waiting list.  However, we do expect seating to become available so if you or your group are interested in attending, please contact Cherie Trice at rsvp@georgiahistory.com with the number of seats you are seeking. We will respond as quickly as possible to advise you if seats are available.  We are extremely grateful for your interest in the 2024 Trustees Gala and hope you will be able to join us for this memorable evening as we induct the modern-day Georgia Trustees!  As always, thank you for your support of the Georgia Historical Society.

The 2024 Georgia Trustees

Louis Sullivan

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., was president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) – the only predominantly Black medical school in the U.S. established in the 20th Century – for more than two decades. He became the founding dean and director of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College in 1975, which became The School of Medicine at Morehouse College in 1978.

Dr. Sullivan left MSM in 1989 to accept an appointment by President George H.W. Bush to serve as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he led the national efforts to improve the health and health behavior of Americans.

In January 1993, he returned to MSM and resumed the office of president. He retired in 2002 and was appointed president emeritus.

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Morehouse College in 1954, and earned his medical degree, cum laude, from Boston University School of Medicine in 1958.  He is certified in internal medicine and hematology, holds a mastership from the American College of Physicians, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor societies.

Dr. Sullivan currently is the chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions. In January 2020, in order to further increase diversity and transform health professions’ education and health delivery systems, the Board of the Sullivan Alliance voted to become a central program of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC). In 2022, the AAHC merged into the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  He also serves on the boards of United Therapeutics and Emergent Biosolutions, and he is co-chair of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

Carol Tomé

Carol B. Tomé is the Chief Executive Officer of UPS. She is the 12th CEO in the 115-year history of the company.

Before joining UPS, Tomé served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Home Depot, Inc., one of the world’s largest retailers. She joined the company in 1995 as Vice President and Treasurer.

Tomé began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as Director of Banking for Johns-Mansville Corporation. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Tomé was Vice President and Treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation.

Tomé serves as board member for Verizon Communications, Inc., board of councilors for the Carter Center and is a board trustee for Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. She is also a member of The Committee of 200, The Buckhead Coalition, and The Business Council.

A native of Jackson, Wyoming, Tomé holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Denver.

Learn about the 2024 Georgia Trustees in the February issue of Georgia Trend !

Learn more about the Georgia Trustees.

Georgia History Festival Sponsors

Thank you to the Georgia History Festival sponsors and Host Committee for supporting the educational mission and year-round programming of the Georgia Historical Society!



 Delta Air Lines Georgia Power




    Morehouse School of Medicine

  Camden Real Estate Co.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta  Genuine Parts Company   Georgia Chamber of Congress          Savannah Distributing Company Truist Waffle House

Foundations and Institutions

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia

George W. Strickland, Jr. Foundation

J.C. Lewis Foundation

Publix Super Markets Charities

The Quarterman & Keller Foundation

Williams Family Foundation of Georgia

2024 Georgia History Festival
Host Committee



Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cathy



Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. Blake

Mr. and Mrs. F. Reed Dulany III

Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan

The Clyde C. Tuggle Family



Mr. and Mrs. David P. Abney

Mr. and Mrs. F. Duane Ackerman

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Blanchard

Ms. Stephanie V. Blank

Dr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Bolch III

Mr. and Mrs. W. Paul Bowers

Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Breitbart

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso

Mr. and Mrs. Beverly M. DuBose III

Mr. Bob Faircloth

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Harlander

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Haynes III

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Hertz

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Holder

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Irby

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kole

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Levy

Mr. and Mrs. Angus Littlejohn

Mr. Craig Menear

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rabinowitz

Mrs. Rosaleen R. Roxburgh

Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Austin P. Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Waters



The Honorable and Mrs. Roy E. Barnes

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Blair

Mr. Mark L. Burns

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cay

Ms. Julie E. Hunt

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Iocovozzi

Mrs. Betsy Lancaster

Mr. and Mrs. Keith W. Mason

Dr. and Mrs. William T. Moore

Vanita and Harry Morgan

Dr. and Mrs. L. Jeffrey Payne

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Price

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Reilly

Mr. and Mrs. H. Jerome Russell, Jr.

Dr. Michael Sharkey

Mr. William Sprague III

Mr. and Mrs. Kessel D. Stelling, Jr.

Mrs. Helen R. Steward

Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Wilheit, Sr.

Ms. Susan A. Willetts and Mr. Alan K. Pritz



Mr. and Mrs. R. Stanley Allen

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Alston, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Holmes Bell IV

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Brown, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Carswell

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cartledge

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cay IV

Mr. James Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

Mrs. Vincent J. Dooley

Mr. Kyle Dwyer and Ms. Sabrina Nagel

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dyer

Mr. and Mrs. George Fawcett II

Mr. and Mrs. Ned Gay

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Goodman

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Green

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Harlander

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hightower

Mr. and Mrs. Ross David Kaminsky

Mr. Richard Kessler

Mr. and Mrs. Ted J. Kleisner

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Kronowitz

Mrs. Robert O. Levitt

Mr. Samuel G. McCachern

Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Meshad

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mingledorff

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hills Morris, Jr.

Mr. Ted Muller

Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Nalley III

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. O’Connor

Mr. and Mrs. David Paddison

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pannell

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Pannell

Dr. Melissa Parker

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Pendleton

Mr. and Mrs. Winston Pittman, Sr.

Dr. Kristina and Mr. Jason Riopelle

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Graham Sadler

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Schneider

Ms. Swann Seiler

Mrs. Alana Shepherd

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Solomons, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Threlkeld

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Tucker

Mr. and Mrs. R. Bartley Turner

Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Watts

Mr. and Mrs. William Weil

Mr. and Mrs. James Corde Wilson III


Honorary Host Committee

The Honorable Teri Anulewicz ● The Honorable James Beverly ● The Honorable Jon G. Burns ● The Honorable Max Burns ● The Honorable Gloria Butler ● The Honorable Chris Carr ● The Honorable Buddy Carter ● The Honorable Katie Dempsey ● The Honorable Mike Dugan ● The Honorable Tim Echols ● The Honorable Chuck Efstration ● The Honorable Joseph Gullett ● The Honorable Ed Harbison ● The Honorable Matt Hatchett ● The Honorable Penny Houston ● The Honorable Chuck Hufstetler ● The Honorable Edna Jackson ● The Honorable Burt Jones ● The Honorable Jan Jones ● The Honorable Derek Mallow ● The Honorable Butch Parrish ● The Honorable Chuck Payne ● The Honorable Brad Raffensperger ● The Honorable Calvin Smyre ● The Honorable Ron Stephens ● The Honorable Blake Tillery ● The Honorable Ben Watson

Media Sponsors

Dick Broadcasting Co.   Georgia Trend  

Special Thanks

For information on how your company can become a Corporate Sponsor of the Georgia History Festival or to join the Host Committee please contact Cherie Trice or 912.651.2125, ext. 141.