Join us on Thursday August 20th at 6pm central/7pm eastern for a discussion on the impact we have on our daughter’s career aspirations!
Linda Brennan’s career has spanned management and engineering positions at Philip Morris, IBM, the Quaker Oats Company, and the Coca-Cola Company; consulting in dozens of industries, and teaching leadership, management, and strategy to audiences from undergraduates to executives.
Her passion is to help others to help themselves for maximum impact. Working with ambitious and dedicated professionals, she stresses the importance of working toward a clear vision with intentionality and accountability to provide bottom-line improvement. Clients realize greater organizational performance and individual effectiveness as a result. A seasoned professional and creative problem solver, she is a widely published author.
She earned her PhD from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and her bachelor’s from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A Six Sigma Black Belt, she earned her professional engineering license in Georgia and has been a certified Project Management Professional.
Judge Verda M. Colvin was appointed by Governor Brian P. Kemp to the Court of Appeals of Georgia and sworn in on April 10, 2020. Judge Colvin is the state’s first African-American female appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by a Republican governor. Her appointment to the Superior Court by Governor Nathan Deal on April 16, 2014 made her the first African-American female judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit. In 2016, she was elected to serve a full term after an uncontested election.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Judge Colvin attended Atlanta Public High School, D.M. Therrell. She received her Bachelor of Arts Dual degree in Government and Religion from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and her Juris Doctorate from University of Georgia School of Law where she was a member of Moot Court, Mock Trial, a member of the National Fraternity Blue Key Chapter and a Pupil in the Inn of Court.
Christy Kovac serves as President and CEO of Sheridan Construction. In her role, she helps provide leadership and direction for all aspects of construction throughout the company. A Macon native, Christy earned a construction management degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA in finance from Mercer University. She chairs the Associated General Contractor’s Central Georgia Workforce Development Alliance and is on several boards including Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Central Georgia, and Macon Chamber of Commerce.
Amy Maley is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) at Merrill Lynch, where she is a Vice President and a partner of the McSwain Young Maley Group. She has 17 years’ experience in the financial services profession. Prior to that, she served as Chief Financial Officer for several Knight Ridder newspapers for 17 years. Amy holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University, and is a CPA.
An active member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon and her church, Amy has also served on the boards of many local civic and nonprofit organizations. In 2015, Amy was selected as a Career Women’s Network Woman of Achievement.
Amy lives in Macon with her husband, Dan, who teaches high school physics, and they have two sons in college.