Joe T. Wood, Jr. Joins Business Advisory Council at UNG

Joe T. Wood, Jr., President & CEO of Turner Wood & Smith Insurance has been named to the Business Advisory Council of the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. The council, which functions in an advisory capacity, is designed to help provide a strong link between the college and business community. Members are selected who possess a wide range of business expertise and experience and represent varied professions, businesses and industries.

“We are pleased that Joe Wood will be sharing his business experience and background with our students and faculty as a member of our Business Advisory Council”, noted Dr. Donna Mayo, Dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business. “Our students benefit significantly when we can bring business people into the classroom to provide their unique insight and expertise. We also ask the members of our Business Advisory Council to help place interns and to mentor students seeking a career in business”, Dr. Mayo added.

In addition to Wood, the new members of the Business Advisory Council are: Mary Norman, group director of Channel Planning and Development, within Commercial Leadership, for the FoodService and On-Premise Channel of Coca-Cola Refreshments; Michael Higley, Managing Director of U.S./International for FedEx Express; Ron Bracewell, Managing Partner of BatesCarter; Counte Cooley, President and owner of Electronic Sales Co; and, Bob Willis, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Willis Investment Counsel.

The Mike Cottrell College of Business, accredited by AACAB International, is the largest academic unit at the University of North Georgia, enrolling more than 2,500 students on its four campuses; and, offers majors in accounting, management, marketing and finance, plus an MBA degree. The Mike Cottrell College of Business also houses the Center for the Future of North Georgia, which works to assist in economic development and entrepreneurship in the North Georgia area, and the BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership.