The 2024 Trustees Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in 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.
The 2024 Georgia Trustees
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, DC-based Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions, and he also serves on the following corporate boards: United Therapeutics and Emergent Biosolutions. He also serves as co-chair of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
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.
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!
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
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
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. 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
Mr. 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. Gene Cartledge
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cay IV
Mr. James Collins
Mr. and Mrs. Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
Mr. Kyle Dwyer and Ms. Sabrina Nagel
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dyer
Mr. and Mrs. George Fawcett II
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Goodman
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Green
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hightower
Mr. and Mrs. Ross David Kaminsky
Mr. Richard Kessler
Ms. Katie Kirkpatrick
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. James Corde Wilson III
Honorary Host Committee
The Honorable Teri Anulewicz ● The Honorable James Beverly ● The Honorable Max Burns ● The Honorable Gloria Butler ● The Honorable Chris Carr ● 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
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