Ruth Bartlett (BBA ’76), Audit Partner at Frazier & Deeter, has been chosen as the President of the University of Georgia Alumni Association (“The UGA Alumni Association”). On July 1, 2015 Bartlett will begin serving a two-year term. As part of her responsibilities, Bartlett will also join the boards of the UGA Foundation and the UGA Athletic Association.
“Ruth Bartlett has both a passion for education and a rich history of mentoring the wonderful students at UGA,” said Meredith Gurley Johnson, Executive Director UGA Alumni Association. “There is no doubt that Ruth will be an outstanding President and a passionate and effective representative for the University of Georgia.”
“I am truly privileged to have the opportunity to lead the UGA Alumni Association over the next 2 years,” said Bartlett. “We have exciting plans to effectively engage our exceptional students with our alumni family through our regional programs and signature events such as the Bulldog 100, 40 Under 40 and UGA Days. Our alumni are passionate about UGA and have proven to be a considerable resource for our students and the numerous initiatives at the University. We expect to continue to increase the vibrancy and effectiveness of Alumni interaction and engagement which benefits all involved.”
“Frazier & Deeter has a longstanding, productive relationship with UGA and we are proud of Ruth’s history of effective involvement and leadership at the University of Georgia,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner Frazier & Deeter. Bartlett is the recipient of the Terry College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award and has been an active member of the Terry College Alumni Board, serving as President in 2005. Bartlett has been on the UGA Alumni Association Board since 2008 and recently led the formation of the Hilton Head, SC chapter of the Alumni Association.
As a leading CPA, Bartlett has been in the public accounting profession for over 35 years. Bartlett joined Frazier & Deeter in 1990 where she became the firm’s first female partner and served as the Head of the Firm’s Audit Department for over 15 years. Bartlett, who specializes in the real estate and hospitality industries, continues to play a major role in the firm’s growth.
In addition, Bartlett has served as the first woman president of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the first woman to receive the Society’s Meritorious Service Award. Additionally, for over 20 years, she has been on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – GA Chapter.
About Frazier & Deeter
Frazier & Deeter (www.frazierdeeter.com) is a nationally recognized top 60 CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client’s unique financial goals. Frazier & Deeter has been named the #1 Accounting Firm to Work For, the 57th largest CPA firm and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a 2014 Best Firm for Women’s Leadership Equity by Project MOVE.
UGA Alumni Association
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