Charlotte Underwood Cobb ’91 Joins Clemson Alumni Board

Charlotte Underwood Cobb — Event Manager, retired

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Charlotte Underwood Cobb of Seneca to its board of directors. Her term began July 1.

Cobb earned her Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education at Clemson University in 1991. During her time at Clemson, she was active in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and later served as sorority adviser.  After graduation, she became an active alumna, serving and supporting the University in a variety of ways.

For over 31 consecutive years, Cobb has been a Clemson Forever Fund donor. She and her husband, Stephen, have been IPTAY supporters since 2012.  Following a career at The Coca-Cola Company, she facilitated introductions for Clemson staff with The Coca-Cola Foundation that culminated with the $300,000 First-Generation Scholarship Program.  Additionally, Cobb enabled introductions for P.A.W. Journey staff that led to micro-internships for student-athletes with The Coca-Cola Company.

While living in Atlanta, Cobb held various volunteer positions on the Atlanta Clemson Club (ACC) Board, including a term as club president.  During her time with the ACC, she instituted new fundraising events for the ACC’s Lawrence V. Starkey Scholarship including Clemson Day at the Braves in 2017 and dinner at The College Football Hall of Fame with inductee, Coach Danny Ford.

She also placed an emphasis on community service projects on behalf of the ACC, supporting the Rally Foundation, Our House Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics of Georgia, Atlanta Food Bank, and Trees Atlanta.  Keeping Clemson connected to the area, the ACC also held networking events, inviting Don Munson, Davis Babb and Rashard Hall from P.A.W. Journey to speak.

In 2017, she received the Clemson Alumni Association’s Frank Kellers Ill Volunteer of the Year Award for years of dedication to the organization, and in 2018, the Cobbs were inducted into the Legacy Society.

After returning to the Clemson area, Cobb joined the Fort Hill Clemson Club, becoming a board member in 2021.  She currently serves as chair of the newly created service committee.

Cobb is retired after a career in the United States and Australia with The Coca-Cola Company.

“Through my affiliation with the Atlanta Clemson Club Board and now the Fort Hill Clemson Club Board, I strive to engage alumni, parents and friends of Clemson and raise awareness of Clemson University and the clubs in the local community,” said Cobb.

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Philip Leader ’10 Joins Clemson Alumni Board of Directors

Benjamin “Ben” Philip Leader — Attorney/Partner

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Ben Leader of Charlotte, North Carolina, to its board of directors. His term began July 1.

Leader earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in legal studies at Clemson University in 2010. Aside from his studies, he participated in a variety of activities during his time at Clemson.

Leader served on the Leadership Council, the Student Alumni Council, the College of Business and Behavioral Science Student Advisory Board and in the Student Senate, where he was a former University Services Committee chair. He participated in Omicron Delta Kappa and was a former president of Sigma Nu and a former vice president of the Tiger Brotherhood. In the Blue Key Honor Society, he worked as a new member trainer.

At Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where Leader received his Juris Doctor, he completed an externship for the Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and was also named a Campbell University Webster’s Scholar. Professionally, he is a member of the York County Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  Leader was recently selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Attorney in South Carolina.

Since 2013, Leader has been an IPTAY donor and proud football season ticket holder. In 2014, he joined the York County Clemson Club (District Echo), where he served as a Young Alumni chair, treasurer, vice president and most recently as president, with this term ending June 2022. Additionally, he was an at-large council member on the Young Alumni Council from 2014-2016.

Due to his impact in business, leadership, community, educational and philanthropic endeavors, Leader was named a Roaring10 Class of 2016 Award Recipient by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. Since that time, he has continued to serve his community and alma mater.  He was also a graduate of the 2018 class of Leadership South Carolina.

Leader is an attorney and partner with Elrod Pope Law Firm, an injury law firm.

“I have always had a strong passion for serving and giving back to Clemson University, and I believe this stems from the fact that I grew so much, both personally and professionally, during my four years at Clemson,” said Leader.  “I am extremely grateful for the education, experiences and opportunities Clemson has provided me.”

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

 

 

Marque Delvon Macon ’10 Joins Clemson Alumni Board of Directors

Marque Delvon Macon — Health Care Administrator

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Marque Macon of Charlotte, North Carolina, to its board of directors. His term began July 1.

Macon earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering at Clemson University in 2010 and later received his MBA from Loyola University Chicago in 2015.

While studying at Clemson, Macon contributed to many organizations. He was a resident assistant and participated in the Student Senate. He was involved in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., serving as vice president. His Greek involvement didn’t end there; he was president of the Greek Programming Board and a Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society member.

Since graduation, Macon has remained an active alumnus. He is a Charlotte Clemson Club member and a Clemson University Foundation donor. He remains involved in the Charlotte alumni chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., previously serving as financial secretary and director of educational activities. Within the Clemson Alumni Association, he works on the Clemson Alumni Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Clemson Black Alumni Council. He has also volunteered his time for the Tigertown Bound event in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Professionally, Macon serves the National Association of Health Services Executives as the current president for the North Carolina Chapter. He is also a committee member of the North Carolina Healthcare Association and National Black MBA Association. Additionally, he was a past president of the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group, an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Macon works at Atrium Health, an integrated nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates, serving patients at 40 hospitals at more than 1,400 care locations. He was recently named as one of the 75 Black health care leaders to know by Becker’s Healthcare as well as one of Charlotte Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2020. Around election time, he volunteers as a poll worker in Mecklenburg County.

“My experience as an undergraduate student at Clemson made a significant impact to both my career and personal development and continues to shape who I am today,” said Macon. “I remain connected to fellow alumni and seek out opportunities to give back to an institution that has provided so much to me.”

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

 

Stephen Todd Powell ’10 Join Clemson Alumni Board of Directors

Stephen Todd Powell — Regional Director of Sales

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Stephen Powell of Charlotte, North Carolina, to its board of directors. His term began July 1.

Powell earned a Bachelor of Science in bioengineering at Clemson University in 2010.

While in school, Powell was involved in a number of extracurricular activities. He was a student senator in the Clemson University Student Government and was an executive member of the Student Alumni Council. He was in the Tiger Brotherhood, Blue Key Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, serving as a social chair and president.

As an alumnus, Powell has worked tirelessly to support and promote the University. He has served as the chair of the Networking Committee, vice president and president of the Charlotte Clemson Club and been a Charlotte Young Alumni representative. He has helped organize events around Prowl & Growl, Give Day, Clemson student sendoffs and alumni welcome events in the Charlotte area focused around football games, tailgates, evening functions and even the Clemson Alumni Association board meeting during the ACC Championship Game.

Aside from supporting his alma mater, Powell is heavily involved with Youth Villages, an organization that focuses on transitioning youth out of the foster care system. He and wife, Ashton, are also very active with their local Make-A-Wish chapter. Powell volunteers as a wish granter to make the wishes of children become realities and ensure that they are special moments.  Additionally, he volunteers on the Wish Ball Committee and in numerous capacities, such as tutoring, volunteering at the men’s shelter and helping with clothing and food drives for local charities.

He works for LogicMonitor, an IT infrastructure monitoring company that provides solutions to other businesses.

“I’ve always had a drive to serve Clemson,” said Powell. “Clemson has given so much to me and my family, even before I was a student.”

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

 

Jametta Keralyn White ’01 Joins Clemson Alumni Board of Directors

Jametta Keralyn White — Attorney and Chief Compliance Officer

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Jametta White of Phoenix, Arizona, to its board of directors. Her term began July 1.

White earned her undergraduate degree in marketing from Clemson in 2001 and later received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in 2004.

At Clemson, White participated in numerous student activities. From the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to the Clemson University Gospel Choir, her interests and involvement were varied. She was an active student in many of the organizations closely connected to the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Office of Multicultural Affairs (now Multicultural Center). She served on the Minority Council and as a Clemson Football student-aide in the Recruiting Office, along with being active in Tiger Paws.

After graduating, White has remained an active alumna, supporting the University with her time, talent, network, and treasure. She is an advocacy and engagement board member for the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business and served two years as president-elect and three years as president of the Clemson Black Alumni Council. Additionally, she has served on the Clemson Alumni Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

White continues to engage students as a Tiger Ties Mentor and a speaker to marketing classes. She utilizes her network to recruit business coaches to interact with students. Along with being a Minority Business Student Association donor and volunteer, she is a supporter of the Office of Career and Global Engagement. In the past, she was a part of the Birmingham Clemson Club in Alabama, serving a term as vice president.

White is the General Counsel for Banks, Finley, White & Co. certified public accounting firm and the Founder and President of Journey Sports Management LLC, Sports management firm. She is a member of the Georgia State Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and Sports Lawyer Association and is a certified contract adviser for the NFL Players Association. In the past, she served with the Junior League of Atlanta on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. When she lived in Birmingham, Alabama, she volunteered with the Junior League of Birmingham and was a board member for the Mountain Brook YMCA.

“My time at Clemson shaped me into the person that I am today,” said White. “I believe that in all things, we are better when we work together. As a member of the Clemson Family, I feel like this is the perfect time for me to lend my voice, heart, and experience to build a better Clemson Experience for both our students and alumni.”

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

 

Jaletta Long Smith of Atlanta named to Alumni Association Board

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Jaletta Long Smith of Peachtree Corners, G.A., a suburb of Atlanta, to its board of directors. Her term will begin July 1.

Smith earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in communications studies and Spanish from Clemson University in 2005. She received her juris doctor, with highest honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2010. Smith currently serves as an attorney at Andersen, Tate and Carr, P.C. in Duluth, G.A.

Smith is a member of the Gwinnett County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Military Spouse JD Network, and serves as treasurer of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She is a member in good standing of the state bars of Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

Smith currently volunteers in her community through the Gwinnett County Library Foundation, Legal Food Frenzy, Rally on the Runway and Special Olympics Georgia. She is also a member of the incoming class of Leadership Gwinnett 2022.

As a student at Clemson, Smith was the Tiger Feature Twirler in Tiger Band (2002-2005), a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Smith dedicates her time to Clemson as a member of the Clemson Alumni Association’s Diversity and Inclusion committee and through various volunteer positions held within the Atlanta Clemson Club, including a term as club president. Smith and her husband Andrew ’05 are also members of IPTAY, Clemson’s athletic fundraising organization.

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

Kayley Emma Seawright of Charleston named to Alumni Association Board

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Kayley Emma Seawright of Charleston to its board of directors. Her term will begin July 1.

Seawright earned a Bachelor of Science in 2014 and a Master of Science in 2019 from Clemson University, both in Mechanical Engineering. She currently serves as an Aeromechanics Structural Analysis Engineer for NASA’s Space Launch System at The Boeing Company in Charleston.

Seawright has received the following certifications in her field: Architecture & Systems Engineering: Models & Methods to Manage Complex Systems (MIT, 2020); Leadership Mastery Certificate Program – The Science and Genesis of Leadership (UCLA, 2020); Women in Leadership Certificate Program (Cornell, 2018); Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production (MIT, 2016) and completed Private Pilot Ground School – Fixed Wing (Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2021).

Seawright currently volunteers in her community through the DreamLearners Speakers Bureau, Habitat for Humanity and the Lowcountry Food Bank. She is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), Boeing REACH South Carolina, the Society of Women Engineers and Boeing Women in Leadership.

As a student at Clemson, Seawright was Undergraduate Student Body President, served on Student Senate, was a campus tour guide, and an orientation ambassador. She was a member of the Blue Key Honor Society, Alpha Delta Pi, the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Seawright dedicates her time to Clemson as the chairman of Boeing’s Clemson Alumni Group and focal for corporate/university initiatives and has served in various roles on the Clemson Young Alumni Council. She is a member of the Charleston County Clemson Club and was previously a member of the Central Florida Clemson Club (formerly known as the Orlando Clemson Club).

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

Benjamin Arthur Moody of Charlotte named to Alumni Association Board

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Benjamin Arthur Moody of Charlotte, N.C. to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1.

Moody earned a Bachelor of Science in financial management from Clemson University in 2016. He currently serves as a vice president for corporate treasury at Bank of America in Charlotte.

As a student at Clemson, Moody was president of the Sigma Chi fraternity, served on the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and became a member of Tiger Brotherhood.

Moody has dedicated himself to serving Clemson through various roles with the Charlotte Clemson Club, including his current position as the club president. He is a member of Clemson Young Alumni Council and is a board member for the William Brian Moody Foundation, a non-profit based in Charleston, SC, which raises funds to support a scholarship endowment and annual awards in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business.

He also remains active in the Charlotte community by volunteering with several local organizations and non-profits.

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

Shavonne Nicole Brown of Baltimore named to Alumni Association Board

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Shavonne Nicole Brown of Baltimore, M.D. to its board of directors. Her term will begin July 1.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Clemson University in 2005. She currently serves as the program specialist for the Mental Health Clinical Center for the Veterans Military Healthcare System in Baltimore.

As a student, Brown was a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, serving as president 2004-2005, and the Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. She also participated in the following organizations at Clemson University: Minority Student Leaders, Tiger Band, Concert Band, the Minority Council, the Martin Luther King Enhancement Committee and the Parking Services Judicial Hearing Board.

She currently volunteers for the Baltimore Symphony Associates and is a member of the Baltimore/DC Clemson Club, Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC) and Clemson University Tiger Band Association (CUTBA). She is also a donor to Clemson University through the Anna Maria Calhoun Scholarship Endowment, the Anna Maria Calhoun Memorial Fund, the Harvey B. Gantt Scholarship Endowment, the Clemson Corps Scroll of Honor, among others.

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.

Dr. Asa T. Briggs of Greenville named to Alumni Association Board

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Dr. Asa T. Briggs of Greenville to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1.

Briggs earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Clemson University in 2002. He received a Master’s in Human Development and Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2009; a Master’s in Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University in 2012; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Yale University in 2020. He currently serves as the program director of Rural Psychiatric Services for Prisma Health – Upstate.

Briggs is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Prisma Health – Upstate Young Professionals. He actively serves his community through the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, Big Brother Big Sister, and the Laurens County Coalition for Healthy and Vibrant Community.

He is a dedicated supporter of Clemson University, previously as a member of the Baltimore/DC Clemson Club and the Nashville Clemson Club and currently as a member of the Greenville Clemson Club. He volunteered on the board of the Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC) and chaired the CBAC Homecoming Tailgate in 2018 and 2019. Briggs is also involved with the Clemson University Men of Color Summit, Black Graduate Students Association, Pan African Studies Marketing Subcommittee, Brother 2 Brother and Clemson Center for Reach on Health Disparities.

The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the association, financial audit and review, the establishment of governing policies and strategic planning.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/alumni.