Roosevelt Giles

Chairman of the Board of Directors 
Atlanta Life Financial Group

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Information Management Systems

Roosevelt Giles is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Information Management Systems, Incorporated.

Founded in 1988, Information Management Systems, Inc. is a global provider of technology-based business solutions in selected industry sectors. Drawing upon extensive capabilities in Consulting, Training, Security, Project Management, IT and business process outsourcing, infrastructure and application services, and business and systems integration, IMS uses deep domain expertise to craft integrated solutions that meet each customer’s current and long-term needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, IMS has locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Giles has held management and engineering positions in telecommunications companies such as AT&T Bell Labs, BellSouth and in manufacturing with Milliken & Company. Mr. Giles has been responsible for the successful planning, design and implementation of enterprise technologies for domestic and international organizations.

Mr. Giles is an internationally known engineer, author, speaker and lecture on Information Technology and globalization. Mr. Giles is a frequent speaker at COMDEX, ICA, Computer Measurements Group, and NetWorld-INTEROP, and has authored articles on Internet security, UNIX integration, DLSw, ATM integration, VPNs, and electronic commerce for Solutions Integrator magazine.

Mr. Giles holds a BS Degree in Computer Science from Limestone College.

 

William J. Stanley, III, FAIA, NOMA 
Vice Chair, Board of Directors 

Principal, Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C.

William J. Stanley, III, FAIA, NOMA, is the founder and principal for design for Stanley Love-Stanley, P.C. Mr. Stanley serves on the National Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the South Atlantic Regional Director for 2007-2009. Mr. Stanley is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), the Past President of AIA Georgia and the 1995 recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Citation as one of the Institute’s highest honors to the country’s most socially conscious architect. In 1999, AIA Georgia bestowed upon him the Bernard Rothschild medal- the state’s highest award.

Mr. Stanley was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in 1972 became the first black graduate of its College of Architecture. Upon graduating, Mr. Stanley continued his internships in New York City and Detroit, Michigan. While interning with Welton Becket Associates and John Portman Associates, he was Senior Designer and Project Manager for several national and international projects. In 1975 he became the youngest African American ever to receive an architectural registration in the South. Since 1987, the Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C. Scholarship/Internship Award of Excellence has been given to an undergraduate and a graduate student of African descent in the College of Architecture at GA Tech.

Mr. Stanley began his private architectural practice in 1977 with his wife Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA; over the years the firm has grown to become one of the largest African-American practices in the country concentrating in architecture, planning, program management, and interior design throughout the U.S. and abroad. Some of Mr. Stanley’s 27 award-winning projects include: the Agricultural Sciences Building at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College; Lyke House – Catholic Center at Atlanta University Center; Centennial Place Elementary School; Ebenezer Baptist Church; Dobbs Plaza; Reynolds Cottage at Spelman College; United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Art Connection Gallery and Parking Deck; The Olympic Aquatic Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology; John Hope Hall Science Research Facility at Morehouse College; the Southwest Family Branch YMCA; Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church; and the Herndon Tower at the First Congregational Church UCC. Additional projects include: Wilberforce Institute in Evanton, South Africa; Evans & Rosedale Business & Cultural District Redevelopment Project in Fort Worth, Texas; the Health & Physical Education Complex at Fort Valley State University, as well as the Nanotechnology Research Center at Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Stanley has lectured and served as a visiting critic and jury member throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa. His work has been featured in numerous work and periodicals.

Mr. Stanley is past National President of the National Organization of Minority Architects; past President of 100 Black Men of Atlanta and AIA Georgia; past member of Architectural Record Magazine Advisory Board, Georgia Institute of Technology’s National Advisory Board and its Alumni Association Board of Trustees; member of the National Board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Southwest YMCA Board, St. Paul A.M.E. Church Trustee and Steward’s Board, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity’s Kappa Boulé and Atlanta Life Financial Group Corporate Board, Secretary of the Morris Brown College Board of Trustees; Chairman of the Herndon Foundation Board; and numerous other affiliations.

 

Maryann Bruce

President of Turnberry Advisory Group, provides consulting services to boards of directors and executives. She has 30 years of general management, strategic planning, sales and marketing, and board-level experience in the financial services industry.
Previously, she held several executive leadership positions, including President, Aquila Distributors; President, Evergreen Investments Services; President and CEO, Allstate Financial Distributors; and Senior Vice President and Director of the Financial Institution Division, OppenheimerFunds. She also served as a member of Evergreen Investments’ Executive Committee, providing strategic direction and firm-wide positioning.
Maryann is an independent director for MBIA Inc., a holding company traded on the NYSE, whose subsidiaries provide financial guarantee insurance and other specialized financial services, where she serves on the Compensation & Governance and Audit Committees. She is also an independent director for Atlanta Life Financial Group (ALFG), a privately owned financial services company that helps consumers, businesses and communities build and protect wealth. ALFG consists of two operating units: Atlanta Life Insurance Company and Herndon Capital Management (HCM). At ALFG, Maryann serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit, Risk & Investment and Strategy, Marketing & Technology Committees.
Maryann is a Founder and Director for the Carolinas Chapter of The National Association of Corporate Directors, an organization dedicated to advancing exemplary board leadership, and serves on the Executive Committee as Corporate Secretary and Nominating Committee Chair. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of The Committee of 200, a premier international organization of women executives focused on advancing women’s leadership in business, where she serves as the Treasurer and Investment Committee Chair.
Formerly, Maryann served on the board of Allianz Funds as a member of the Audit & Compliance, Governance & Nominating, and Valuation Committees, was a Senior Vice President and Officer of the Aquila Group of Funds where she served on the board of each equity and bond fund, was a Founding Director and Emeritus Director of the Bank Insurance & Securities Association, and was an advisory board member of Nina McLemore, a luxury women’s apparel company.
Maryann graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1982.

 
Chris Morris
 
Chris is currently the managing partner of the Tatum’s New York Office. Tatum is a practice of senior operating executives providing clients with hands on stategic, financial and technology leadership. Prior to joining Tatum, Chris also served as VP – Business Management for the $5B revenue single family mortgage business of Freddie Mac, where he helped drie and eight point profit increase by better aliging resource with customer profitability and the redesigning the sales incentive plan.
 
He also led a successful SOX remediation initiative for the regulatory reporting function, as well as a $10M affordable housing initiative that contributed to the achievement of Freddie Mac’s affordable housing goals. Prior to Freddie Mac, Chris founded and managed a $50M private equity fund backed by Apollo Advisors. He has managed corporate finance, strategic planning, budgeting, financial operations, reporting, regulatory and governance, risk management, human resources, procurement and business development functions in the financial services industry and advised consumer products, retail, professional services, investment management, government contracting and non-profit companies including the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Chris has served on the audit committee for both public and private companies. He has an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Stanford University. 
 

Steve Rabb

Steve is a recognized national leader/trainer in non-profit strategy, Fundraising and corporate engagement. His career includes 25 years in non-profit leadership roles including broad based fundraising experience with United Way, Boy Scouts of America, and for the past 15 years, with the American Cancer Society. During his career Steve has driven $220 million in fundraising through sources from employee payroll giving to six figure sponsorship, from the development of Executive Councils to large-scale event management.
 
In his early days, Steve led give or get card campaigns with the Boy Scouts, half million dollar golf tournaments and million dollar galas. In recent years Steve has focused on the Corporate market, Driving revenue, widely adopted strategies, and winning accounts with Delta, Lowes, VF Corporation/Lee Jeans and DS Waters, to name a few. As a community leader Steve has chaired Leadership Orlando, Leadership Atlanta and is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Steve has two sons attending college in Athens, GA.