KSU Alumni Board

Meet the Board

The Kennesaw State University Alumni Association is governed by a 32-member board of directors. Six officers and 26 board members serve the initiatives of the University and represent the perspectives of a diverse alumni community from both sides of KSU’s legacy tree (Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University).

Executive Officers

Term of office is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020

  • Nathan Humphrey

    Nathan Humphrey

    Nathan Humphrey began as president of the KSU Alumni Association in 2018 after joining the organization as a director-at-large in 2016. He acquired his M.P.A. at KSU in 2006 after earning a B.A. in communications with a minor in political science from Bryan College in 2003. Since October 2015, Humphrey has been state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, overseeing government affairs operations on behalf of more than 7,500 small businesses in Georgia. Before that, he was executive director of government and community affairs at KSU. Humphrey also currently serves on the KSU Public Administration Advisory Board.

    • David McKoy

      David McKoy

      David McKoy started as vice president of the KSU Alumni Association in 2018 after serving as a director-at-large. Previously, he served two terms with the SPSU Alumni Association, which he joined in 2012. McKoy earned his M.S. in quality assurance at SPSU in 2005 after 22 years of active service in the U.S. Marine Corps. In the past, he held an administrative position and was an adjunct instructor at SPSU. His daughter, Tiane McKoy, graduated from the University in 2012, the same year she was chosen as Miss SPSU. Currently, Master Sgt. McKoy is a naval science instructor in Allatoona High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC) program.

      • Teronzo Helm

        Teronzo Helm

        Teronzo Helm took over as treasurer of the KSU Alumni Association in 2018. He is a former president of the organization who first became a member of the organization in 2008. Helm earned his MBA from KSU in 2002 after receiving a B.S. in electrical engineering technology at Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1983, graduating with honors from both institutions. Since 1983, he has served in various professional and executive roles for the Hewlett-Packard Company. Helm’s current title is networking tower manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Alpharetta, Georgia.

        • Tanjalon Solomon

          Tanjalon Solomon

          Tanjalon Solomon assumed the role of secretary for the KSU Alumni Association in 2018 after serving as a director-at-large. She first joined the SPSU Alumni Association in 2014. Solomon acquired her M.S. in information technology at SPSU in 2002 after earning a B.A. in mathematics/economics from Agnes Scott College in 1995. She has worked for a number of large companies as an IT business analyst and project manager. In 2015, Solomon was hired as an IT business consultant with Turner Broadcasting System Inc. after working with the WestRock Company in Norcross, Georgia.

          • Steven Ellis

            Steven Ellis

            Steven Ellis is the immediate past president of the KSU Alumni Association. During his time as president from 2016-18, he oversaw the successful consolidation of the SPSU and KSU alumni associations. He also represented alumni on the KSU presidential search committee in early 2018. Prior to his time as president, Ellis was a director-at-large from 2010-14 and vice president from 2014-16. He is a 2003 KSU graduate with a B.S. in political science. While at KSU during the 2002-03 academic year, Ellis served as president of the Student Government Association and was named the Political Science Student of the Year in 2003. He earned his J.D. in 2007 from John Marshall Law School. Currently, Ellis is an assistant solicitor general, handling all media relations and governmental affairs for the Cobb County Solicitor General’s Office, and serves as a part-time professor of political science at KSU. He also serves as president of the non-profit Sober Streets, chairman of the Center for Family Resources Young Professionals Committee, a member of the Cobb Young Professionals Steering committee, on the executive committee of the American Heart Association Northwest Georgia Heart walk and is a part the KSU Political Science Advisory Board. Ellis was named the 2017 Next Generation Award winner by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding work in the Cobb Community as a young professional. In 2018, Georgia Trend magazine named Ellis to their “40 Under 40” which recognizes 40 outstanding young professionals in the state of Georgia under the age of 40 every year.

            • Lance Burchett

              Lance Burchett

              Lance Burchett is the presidential designee for the KSU Alumni Association, beginning in 2019. Burchett started as the University’s vice president for advancement and chief executive officer of the KSU Foundation in December 2018. He reports directly to KSU President Pamela Whitten and is a member of her cabinet. Previously, Burchett was vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs and executive director for the Foundation Fund, a position he began in 2011, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Additionally, he has held administrative roles at Ringling College of Art and Design, Northwest Missouri State University and San Diego State University. Burchett earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Arkansas, where he was a walk-on quarterback on the Razorbacks’ football team under legendary coach Lou Holtz.

              Board Members (Directors-at-Large)

              Term of office is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021

              • Trent Anderson

                Trent Anderson

                Trent Anderson is a director-at-large for the KSU Alumni Association and serves as chair of its Student Outreach Committee. He first joined the SPSU Alumni Association in 2013. Anderson received his B.S. in construction management from SPSU in 2012. After graduation, he began working for Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, one of the largest privately held construction firms in the country. In March 2015, Anderson became the director of operations at Southeast Restoration Group in Canton, Georgia, where he previously served as a seasonal intern from 2008-11.

                • Greg Barner

                  Greg Barner

                  Greg Barner, a director-at-large of the KSU Alumni Association, is the former secretary for the SPSU Alumni Association and first became a part of that organization in 2012. In 1973, he obtained his B.S. in industrial engineering technology from SPSU. Barner currently owns and operates The Bubbling Creek Company Inc., a promotional products business in Atlanta, after working for 17 years in the electrical industry doing product application engineering, manufacturing engineering and new product development, specializing in the use of new materials and assembly methods to improve costs.

                  • Allan Bishop

                    Allan Bishop

                    Allan Bishop joined the KSU Alumni Association in 2018 as a director-at-large. He earned two degrees at KSU, a B.B. in management (1993) and an MBA (2000). Bishop is currently the director of recruitment and business development for the KSU Executive MBA program in the Coles College of Business. Prior to KSU, he worked for WellStar Health System as executive director of retail operations. A Cobb County native, Bishop presently serves on the board of directors of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest YMCA, and is on the LGE Community Credit Union Supervisory Committee. Additionally, he is a graduate of Leadership Douglas (2008) and Leadership Cobb (2013).

                    • Brad Borum

                      Brad Borum

                      Brad Borum serves as a director-at-large and is the former secretary of the KSU Alumni Association. He received his M.P.A. in 1998 from KSU after earning a B.A. in political science at the University of Georgia. Borum is a former legislative staffer with the Georgia General Assembly and currently oversees the legislative affairs and public policy in Georgia for Humana Inc., a Fortune 100 health insurance company. He also is a member of the board of directors for the Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association and Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

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                        Victoria Beber

                        Victoria Beber became a director-at-large for the KSU Alumni Association in 2018. With summa cum laude honors, she graduated from KSU in 2018 with a B.B.A. in marketing. During her time at KSU, Beber served as Student Government Association president for two years and was on the search committee for the new president of the University. Presently, she is a service associate in operations at Morgan Stanley, a multinational investment bank and financial services company. Beber and her husband Mitch, who also earned a degree from KSU in 2017, reside in Kennesaw.

                        • Steve Butler

                          Steve Butler

                          Steve Butler has served as a director-at-large with the KSU Alumni Association since 2013. At KSU, he graduated with his B.A. in political science and a minor in history in 2000. Butler founded Connect Public Relations Inc. in December 2004 and has served as its chief executive officer since that time. Previously, he gained more than a decade of experience in politics and government with the Grady Health System, Fulton County Government and Georgia Department of Education. Email Steve

                          • Johnny Camp

                            Johnny Camp

                            Johnny Camp is a director-at-large for the KSU Alumni Association after becoming a member of the organization in 2014. He obtained a B.S. in history education (2010) and his B.B.A. in finance (2005), both from KSU. As an undergraduate student, Camp was crowned KSU’s homecoming king. He presently is working as a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Partners in Woodstock, Georgia. Before entering the field of real estate, Camp was a teacher at Creekland Middle School in Canton, Georgia.

                            • Heather Corbin

                              Heather Corbin

                              Heather Corbin started as a director-at-large with the KSU Alumni Association in 2018. She graduated from KSU in 1999, earning a B.B.A. in management. In 2009, Corbin became a certified technology specialist (CTS) and later was selected to the 2018 Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) Certification Steering Committee. She has been a part of the audio-visual industry since 1998, holding several administrative positions. Since 2012, Corbin has served on the Cobb Executive Women Steering Committee and recently joined the advisory board for the OWL (Outstanding Women Leaders) Circle at KSU. She lives in Kennesaw with her family.

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                                Inger Eberhart

                                Inger Eberhart assumed the role of a director-at-large for the KSU Alumni Association in 2018. She earned her M.A. in integrated global communication from KSU in 2015 after receiving an MBA at Shorter University and a B.S. in psychology from Georgia State University. Eberhart has experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors of finance, operations management and board governance. In the government sector, she has worked in government affairs and as a copywriter. Currently, Eberhart is the executive assistant to Cobb County’s District 3 commissioner, along with being a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and American Writers and Artists Inc. Additionally, she volunteers for political, civic and academic organizations in her spare time.

                                • Robert Graham

                                  Robert Graham

                                  Robert Graham is a director-at-large with the KSU Alumni Association. He joined the SPSU Alumni Association in 2010 and served two terms as the organization’s vice president. Graham received a B.S. in civil engineering technology at SPSU in 2005 and went on to earn an M.S. in civil engineering/transportation from Clemson University in 2007. Graham, certified as a professional engineer in Georgia, has worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation since January 2008 and presently serves as a civil engineering group manager in the Office of Design Policy and Support.

                                  • Dustin Grau

                                    Dustin Grau

                                    Dustin Grau serves as a director-at-large for the KSU Alumni Association after joining the SPSU alumni board in 2014. He received a B.S. in computer science at SPSU in 2002, and was a member of the student media (radio and newspaper) and resident assistant while on campus. His wife, Amy, is also an SPSU graduate and together they raise their daughter, Katherine, in Duluth, Georgia. Since June 1996, Grau has worked for BravePoint Inc. in Norcross, Georgia, which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. His daytime job as a consultant/developer allows him a chance to travel to various worldwide clients. In his spare time, Grau is an avid photographer, and operates his own small business that provides concert and event photography.

                                    • Tyler Isgett

                                      A. Tyler Isgett

                                      A. Tyler Isgett is a director-at-large for the KSU Alumni Association. He first joined the SPSU Alumni Association in 2011 and served as the organization’s president from 2014-15. Isgett acquired a B.S. in construction management at SPSU in 2009. In his final year as a student at the University, he served as an intern with New South Construction, a commercial general contractor in Atlanta, and has been with the company since 2008. Isgett has steadily moved up in the organization and is now a preconstruction manager, a position he has held since August 2013. Email Tyler

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                                        David Jett

                                        David Jett serves as a director-at-large with the KSU Alumni Association. He first became a member of the SPSU Alumni Association in 2013. In 2010, Jett received his B.S. in construction management from SPSU, where he was a part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a resident assistant. Jett joined the Parsons Corporation as an estimator and a software application manager in August 2012 and three years later was named a senior estimator, working with project controls implementation.

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                                          Barbara Lusk

                                          Barbara Lusk is a director-at-large and the former treasurer for the KSU Alumni Association. She earned her B.B. in accounting from KSU in 1995. Lusk has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of healthcare accounting, budgeting and financial planning. She currently serves as manager of financial operations with WellStar Cobb Hospital. Lusk previously was a controller with WellStar Health System for about 11 years. Additionally, she has been involved with the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a charter member of KSU’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi.

                                          • Betsy Madrerohon

                                            Betsy Madrerohon

                                            Betsy Madrerohon has been a director-at-large with the KSU Alumni Association since 2016. With cum laude honors, she graduated from KSU in 1999, earning a B.B.A. in management. Presently, Madrerohon is a vice president/commercial lender for IBERIABANK (formerly Georgia Commerce Bank) in Marietta. She is a 2016 graduate of the Leadership Cobb program. A Cobb County native, she has worked in the community banking industry for more than 17 years and is very active in local organizations.

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                                              Caric Martin

                                              Caric Martin joined the KSU Alumni Association as a director-at-large in 2018. He obtained an associate’s degree from Kennesaw Junior College in 1976 and went on to the University of Georgia to receive his B.B.A. in accounting (1978) and MBA (1980). Martin is a member of the KSU Athletics Association board of directors and has endowed a scholarship for the men’s basketball program. An avid supporter of KSU athletics, he can often be found at many events. A 2017 inductee into the KSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Martin works for Vinings Bank in Smyrna, Georgia, and previously served as district director for Congressman Barry Loudermilk. Additionally, he is a partner in two local businesses: Dogwood Golf Club in Austell and Connect Media Solutions in Atlanta. 

                                              • Wayne McCary

                                                Wayne McGary

                                                Wayne McGary started serving as a KSU Alumni Association director-at-large in 2018. He is a U.S. Army veteran and licensed professional engineer in Georgia. McGary acquired a B.S. in civil engineering technology from SPSU in 1999. He has worked in many aspects of the civil engineering field, including private residential and commercial design, municipal regulatory compliance, road design, and program management. Currently, McGary is employed by Croy Engineering in Marietta. In the community, he is a member of several professional and civic organizations, and an alumnus of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Honorary Commanders Association and Leadership Cobb program. Email Wayne    

                                                • Ashlie Pendley

                                                  Ashlie Pendley

                                                  Ashlie Pendley has been a KSU Alumni Association director-at-large since 2011. She earned her B.S. in nursing (2015) and a B.S. in communication (1996), both from KSU with cum laude honors. In 2008, Pendley was recognized with a KSU Distinguished Alumni Award. Presently, she is a staff nurse at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta. From June 1997 until January 2013, Pendley worked for Georgia Public Broadcasting, the last nine years as a senior producer. 

                                                  • Kryss Roch

                                                    Kryss Roch

                                                    Kryss Roch became a part of the KSU Alumni Association as a director-at-large in 2018. She graduated from KSU in 1999 with her B.A. in international affairs and a minor in geography. Roch went on to earn a J.D. through the Georgia State University College of Law in 2006 and has come back to KSU as a volunteer judge for the mock trial program. Since 2006, she has served as senior assistant solicitor general with the Cherokee County Office of the Solicitor General in Canton, Georgia. Active in her community, she is a past president of the Canton Optimist Club.    

                                                    • Mike Russell

                                                      Mike Russell

                                                      Mike Russell has served as a director-at-large with the KSU Alumni Association since 2016. He received his MBA at KSU in 1992 after acquiring a B.S. in criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. Russell formed Elite Telecom Services in 2002 before rebranding his company to ETS Solutions in 2014. He is a certified telecommunications professional who is also involved with KSU as an advisory board member for the Coles College of Business and the founding chair of the Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center.

                                                      • Jaret Usher

                                                        Jaret Usher

                                                        Jaret Usher assumed the role of a director-at-large for the KSU Alumni Association in 2018. A Cobb County native, she graduated with honors from KSU in 2000 with a B.S. in political science. While at KSU, Usher was a cheerleader and participated in the Student Government Association as a student advocate. She went on to earn her J.D. from Regent University School of Law in 2004. Since becoming a lawyer, Usher has served Cobb County as a prosecuting attorney in both the Solicitor General’s Office and District Attorney’s Office and senior assistant district attorney for Cobb County. She is currently employed with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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                                                          W. Reid Wilborn

                                                          W. Reid Wilborn has been a director-at-large with the KSU Alumni Association since 2016. He graduated with a B.A. in international affairs from KSU in 2000. As a student, Reid was elected president of the KSU Global Society, which led to overseas educational opportunities, and belonged to Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. He worked as a political consultant specializing in communications and election operations before going into the private sector. Since 2011, Wilborn has been employed in digital media and business systems for radio broadcasting company Cumulus Media Inc. 


                                                          Directors Emeriti

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                                                            Ben Phillips

                                                            Ben Phillips is an emeritus member of the KSU Alumni Association. In 1966, he received his A.S. in electrical engineering technology from SPSU. Phillips is retired but active in volunteering for the Marietta Civitan Club, Cartersville-Bartow Civitan Club and as a part of the adult choir at Roswell Street Baptist Church. He worked for many years with applications and design, and was a private systems design consultant for engineering firms. Phillips’ wife, Mary, retired from SPSU in 2012 after serving as the executive assistant to the president.

                                                            • Ray Pinkerton

                                                              Ray Pinkerton

                                                              Ray Pinkerton is an emeritus member of the KSU Alumni Association. He acquired his A.S. in electrical engineering technology at SPSU in 1961 before moving on to earn a B.B.A. (actuarial science, 1970) and an M.S. (business management, 1990), both from Georgia State University. Pinkerton spent nearly 32 years with the Federal Aviation Administration, starting out as an electronics technician before retiring as the manager of the Southern Region Airways Facilities Division. He now works part time as a senior engineer at Robison Aviation Inc.