Edmund Whitson ’85, a leading financial services attorney, has joined the McGlinchey Stafford’s Creditors’ Rights, Financial Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group as a Member (Partner). Resident in Tampa, Ed focuses his practice on complex legal matters spanning the corporate life cycle, from transactions and commercial litigation to creditors’ rights disputes, workouts, and related matters.
2021 marked the McIntire School of Commerce’s Centennial—a time for celebration! In recognition of this important milestone, we honored the members of our global learning community from a memorable 100-year history. Faculty, alumni, students, corporate partners, and friends have all played an integral role in shaping our innovative business education and preparing students to become visionary leaders for generations. Join us in honoring the invaluable contributions of those responsible for our past successes, current innovations, and enthusiastic future plans dedicated to the exchange of ideas that ensures we continue to use commerce for the common good.
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Ronde Barber ’97 was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The Roanoke native who earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 1994 when he joined the UVA squad—and has since had his jersey number 19 retired by the Hoos—will now forever be enshrined at Canton, OH, as well for his accomplishments as a Defensive Back. A five-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro, and Super Bowl XXXVII champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Barber is the only player in NFL history with more than 40 interceptions and 25 sacks.
Frank S. Macgill ’91 has been named a 2023 Georgia Super Lawyer. Frank was recognized in the practice area of Estate Planning and Probate. Attorneys are selected based upon peer review, professional achievements, and independent research. Frank currently works at HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and St. Simons Island, GA.
Chris Nassetta ’84, CEO of Hilton, discusses the challenges of being career-driven, how to ask for help from unexpected sources, and the advice he gives his own six daughters in a Jan. 31 CNBC article titled “Don’t Make this Common Career Mistake in Your 20s, Says the CEO of Hilton.”