Timothy A. Barton ’78
Member, Communications & Marketing and Financial & Strategic Oversight Committees
Tim Barton graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1978 and a master’s of business administration in 1979. He is currently vice president, finance for Travelink American Express Travel in Nashville, Tennessee. Previous work experience includes a 25-year publishing career with Birmingham-based Southern Progress Corporation, publisher of Southern Living, Cooking Light and The Progressive Farmer magazines, followed by several years with Nashville-based Gibson Brands, manufacturer of Gibson and Epiphone guitars. Barton has been an Auburn Alumni Association life member since graduation. A former member of the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club and former treasurer of the Greater Nashville Auburn Club, he is also a member of the Cater Circle of the Foy Society, the 1856 Society, the Circle of Excellence Society, a former member of the Auburn University School of Accountancy Advisory Council, College of Business MBA Alumni Advisory Board and College of Business Shareholders’ Club. Barton resides in Franklin, Tennessee and has two daughters, Amy and Laura, both of whom are Auburn graduates living in the Birmingham area.
Shirley F. Boulware ’91
Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
Member, Communications & Marketing and Executive Committees
Shirley Boulware graduated from Auburn University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with a pulp and paper option. She received her MBA from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1995. Boulware has held several engineering, operations, management, leadership and human resources roles in her career. She currently is a manufacturing recruiting manager for Georgia Pacific Corp. in Atlanta. At AU, Boulware serves on various other organizations/boards, including the Auburn Pulp and Paper Foundation, the Engineering Alumni Council, Chemical Engineering Alumni Advisory Council, 100 Women Strong, Eagles Society, War Eagle Society, Foy Society and the Circle of Excellence Society. She is married to Brian Boulware, and they reside in Tyrone, Ga., with their two children.
William C. “Beau” Byrd, II ’89
Chair, Nominating Committee
Ex-Officio Member, Executive Committee
Beau Byrd graduated from Auburn University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and then earned a juris doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1992. He has extensive experience representing lenders, developers and owners in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions throughout the country, including NMTC, HTC, senior housing, retail, office and multi-family. Byrd is a fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys; past chairperson of the Real Property, Probate, and Estate Section of the Alabama State Bar; and an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law. He is a past president of NAIOP-Alabama Chapter (an international commercial real estate development group), and serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Board of Auburn University’s Masters of Real Estate Development program. Byrd currently serves as president of the Auburn Alumni Association. At Auburn University, he is a member of the Foy Society, Circle of Excellence Society, the Samford Society and the George Petrie Society. Byrd and his wife, Kathy ’89, are the parents of two sons, Walker and Carter. Walker is an Auburn graduate and Carter currently attends Auburn.
J. Benjamin “Ben” Chappell ’03
Member, Alumni Engagement and Membership Committees
Ben Chappell graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (finance) in 2003 and received an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in 2014 from the Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. Chappell is the founder and president of Interior Elements. Chappell operates and manages the company throughout its five-state footprint, with IE offices in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He has formed one of the largest contract furniture dealerships in the Southeast and has planned and executed the interiors packages for some of the most prestigious corporate, healthcare, educational, and governmental institutions in the nation. Chappell currently serves on numerous professional boards including the Advisory Board of Directors for the Auburn University College of Human Sciences Interior Design program, a top ten accredited interior design program in the country. In 2015, Chappell was the exclusive recipient of the prestigious Auburn University Young Alumni Achievement Award, which annually recognizes Auburn’s most outstanding young alumnus under the age of 40. In 2016, Chappell was nominated and voted into membership with the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). At AU, Chappell is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and a member of the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club. He is also a member of the 1856 Society, Circle of Excellence Society, and the Foy Society. He and his wife Anna reside in Birmingham and have three children: Elizabeth, John, and Catherine.
Christopher “Chris” M. Cilluffo ’95
Member, Auburn Clubs and Financial & Strategic Oversight Committees
Christopher Cilluffo graduated from Auburn University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. After Auburn, Cilluffo attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Lee School of Business graduate program. Christopher is currently Vice President of Production Finance for Twentieth Century Fox Television, overseeing shows such as “This Is Us,” “911,” “Empire” and “American Horror Story.” He previously served as Vice President of Production Finance at Universal Television and, prior to that, he traveled the country as a Freelance Production Controller for shows such as “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights,” “The Fugitive,” “Deadwood” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” An active member of The Academy of Television Art and Sciences, Cilluffo is a former President and Vice President of the Los Angeles Auburn Club and currently serves as Secretary. He is Life Member of the Auburn Alumni Association and is a member of Foy Society and Circle of Excellence Society. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife Jodi and their twin son and daughter, Brady and Reagan.
Joe Dalton ’82
Member, Financial & Strategic Oversight and Auburn Clubs Committees
Dalton graduated from the Harrison School of Pharmacy and currently serves as the director of pharmacy for Flowers Hospital in Dothan. He is an independent pharmacy owner with Alabama locations in Slocomb, Hartford, Abbeville, Troy Double Springs and Dadeville. Dalton is currently serving as the chair of the Harrison School of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council and is a member of the Auburn University 1856 Society, Tigers Unlimited Talon Society and the Auburn Pharmacy Alumni Association. He serves as president of the Wiregrass Auburn Club and is an avid supporter of Auburn athletics, attending both home and away games. Dalton has two children who are Auburn graduates, Erica ’10 and Tyler ’12. He is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association.
Timothy M. “Tim” Ellen ’81
Member, Alumni Engagement and Auburn Clubs Committees
Tim Ellen graduated from Auburn University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, majoring in speech communication with a minor in journalism. In an insurance and financial services career that has spanned three decades with New York Life, he has established himself as a company and industry leader. A past president of the company’s Agents Advisory Council, Ellen is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, a qualifying and life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a former member of the New York Life Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Committee and currently serves on the company’s Political Involvement Leaders team. In his community of LaGrange, Georgia, where Ellen and his wife, Lisa, have made their home since 1984, he is a Distinguished Past President of the Kiwanis Club and has served on the board of directors of Kiwanis, First Choice Women’s Center, The First Tee, LaGrange Gridiron Club, the West Georgia Health Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee and is a past president and scholarship chair of The West Georgia Auburn Club. He led efforts to revive the Auburn club in 2007 and a multi-year campaign to found and build its club scholarship to more than $1 million, while outperforming all other clubs. At Auburn, Tim is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, Foy Society and Circle of Excellence Society. He has also served as co-host of The Coach Pat Dye Show since it began in 2013. Tim and Lisa are the proud parents of a son and two daughters, one of whom is an Auburn graduate, and one granddaughter.
Michelle M. Granberry ’92
Chair, Financial & Strategic Oversight Committee
Member, Membership and Executive Committees
Michelle Granberry graduated from Auburn University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration—accounting. Granberry is currently managing partner of Lovoy, Summerville & Shelton, LLC, in Auburn, where she concentrates on the affordable housing industry and provides service to more than 500 clients in a wide range of industries, nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals throughout the Southeastern U.S. Granberry is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center. Granberry currently serves as treasurer of the Auburn Alumni Association. At Auburn, she is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the Auburn University School of Accountancy Advisory Board, Circle of Excellence Society and the Foy Society. She is married to Glen Granberry ʼ94 and lives in Auburn.
M. Van Henley ’80
Chair, Executive Committee
Member, Nominating Committee
Ex-Officio Member, Alumni Engagement, Auburn Clubs, Communications & Marketing, Financial & Strategic Oversight, and Membership Committees
Van Henley graduated from Auburn in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He retired from Ernst & Young LLP in 2017 as a tax partner after serving clients in Growth Markets for 37 years. He also served the firm as Dallas office Tax Location Leader and Southwest Area Growth Markets Tax Leader. Henley serves on several tax-exempt boards, including senior living and higher education organizations. He is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and the Cater Circle of the Foy Society, with over 39 continuous years of giving. A member of the 1856 Society and the Circle of Excellence Society, Henley has been a member of the Harbert College of Business Shareholders Club since its inception. Henley has also served on the School of Accountancy Advisory Council for over 20 years (two years as chairman) and the Dallas – Ft. Worth “It Begins with Auburn” campaign committee. Henley and his wife, Suzanne, have three sons, Austin, Tyler and Carson, as well as nine grandchildren.
Angela Smith Jenkins ’94
Member, Auburn Clubs and Membership Committees
Jenkins attended Auburn on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry in 1994. She began her career as an environmentalist with the Alabama Department of Public Health where she developed and implemented several educational and community outreach programs. Jenkins is currently a sales representative for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and is participating in the Boehringer Ingelheim New Leadership Development Program for rising leaders within the organization.
She serves as a member of the Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Leadership Council and the Leadership Council for the College of Sciences and Mathematics. She is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the War Eagle Society, the George Petrie Society, the ODMA Warren Society, the 1915 Society, the 1856 Society and the Circle of Excellence. Jenkins and her husband, Lee, have two daughters, Lexi, a freshman at Auburn, and Arynn.
Laura C. Kezar ’08
Vice Chair, Auburn Clubs Committee
Member, Communications & Marketing Committee
Laura Kezar graduated from Auburn University in 2008 with a bachelor of chemical engineering. In her current role as a process engineer for Chevron, she leads the development of process deliverables for an early concept deepwater Gulf of Mexico Major Capital Project. She also supports diversity and inclusion in Chevron through roles on both the Global and Houston Women’s Network leadership teams. Laura serves as the current president of the Greater Houston Auburn Club. At AU, Laura is chair of the Engineering Young Alumni Council and member of 100 Women Strong in Engineering, the Foy Society, the Samford Society, the Engineering Eagles Society and the Circle of Excellence Society. She is married to Zach Kezar.
Douglas E. Kilton ’82
Chair, Membership Committee
Member, Executive, Financial & Strategic Oversight & Nominating Committees
Doug Kilton graduated from Auburn University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in international trade. The regional vice president for Wells Fargo & Company, in Houston, TX, Kilton has more than 26 years of banking experience. He oversees Wells Fargo’s commercial banking operations, which provide loan, treasury management, and deposit products to middle market companies across metro Houston. He joined Wells Fargo predecessor Wachovia in 1991, where he served a number of roles, including head of Wachovia Commercial Banking in Columbia, SC, and head of Wachovia Business Banking in Washington, D.C. Prior to his role in Houston, Kilton established Wells Fargo’s commercial banking operations in Louisiana, serving as regional vice president of the New Orleans RCBO. He served as chairman of the Auburn University Honors College Campaign Committee in 2017. Kilton completed advanced foreign language studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship upon graduation from Auburn. At AU, he is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the Foy Society, the Samford Society and the Circle of Excellence Society. Kilton and his wife, Lisa, reside in Houston, TX.
Elon W. Maddox, Jr. ’73
Member, Auburn Clubs and Financial & Strategic Oversight Committees
Elon Maddox graduated from Auburn University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and in 1974 with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. He retired from AT&T in April 2018 after completing over 43 years with South Central Bell, BellSouth Telecommunications and AT&T. His work experiences in the telecommunications industry included positions in engineering, building construction, real estate planning, human resources, operations research, customer call-center operations and finance. Maddox currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club (GBAC). He also served as president of the GBAC in 2015, past president of the GBAC in 2016 and held the offices of treasurer for two consecutive terms and donor society chair for two terms. He has chaired multiple GBAC events over the last 10 years and has been instrumental in helping the GBAC support and establish its endowed scholarships at Auburn. At Auburn University, Maddox is a Life Member and Sustaining Life Member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the Circle of Excellence Society and formerly served four years on the Industrial and Systems Engineering Advisory Council in the College of Engineering. Maddox is married to Pamela Terry Maddox ʼ74, and they have two children, Elon III and Meredith. A permanent scholarship endowment providing academic scholarships for Auburn students has been established by Pam, Elon and the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club to support students from the Birmingham area in Meredith’s memory.
Jenna C. Mayo ’06
Cornelius, North Carolina
Member, Auburn Clubs and Communications & Marketing Committees
Jenna Mayo graduated from Auburn University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. She earned her master’s in sports leadership from Northeastern University in 2014 and was awarded the Excellence in Sports Leadership Alumni Award in 2017. Mayo has worked in the sports industry for over 15 years and had stints with the Atlanta Braves and NASCAR, but the majority of her career has been spent freelancing with ESPN. She has worked on broadcasts such as ESPN College GameDay, the College Football Playoff National Championship, CFP Semifinals games, Thursday Night Football and Saturday Primetime College Basketball. In 2016 she published a children’s book called, “My First Auburn Baseball Book,” inspired by her husband and former Auburn baseball player, Kyle Mayo ’06 and the birth of their son. She is a Life Loyal member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and has served on the Charlotte Auburn Club board as scholarship chair, club president and vice president and is a member of the Circle of Excellence Society. Jenna and Kyle, who are both life members of the Auburn Alumni Association, have two children.
Jeffrey B. Moore ’88
Vice Chair, Financial & Strategic Oversight Committee
Member, Auburn Clubs and Nominating Committees
Jeffrey Moore graduated from Auburn University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1997. Moore served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and is an Operation Desert Storm veteran. He has served in senior executive roles in Fortune 1000 multinational companies including Teleflex Inc., The Home Depot Supply and Sodexo. His contributions have included corporate strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and operational improvement. He currently serves as the vice president of strategic planning for the corporate services segment in North America. At AU, he is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the Circle of Excellence Society, and a member of the Samford Society. Moore serves on the board of directors for the Metro Washington Auburn Alumni Club and is a founding member of the War Eagle Society. He and his wife, Catherine, reside in Poolesville with their two children.
Jennifer G. Moore ’85
Hampton Cove, Alabama
Vice Chair, Communications & Marketing Committee
Member, Financial & Strategic Oversight and Nominating Committees
Jennifer Moore graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Moore is currently Vice President of Tourism for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau where she is responsible for marketing Huntsville, AL, as a tourism destination. She is a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Auburn Club, previously serving as secretary and scholarship chair. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association’s Destination Council, the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association and the Alabama Travel Council. Moore is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and a member of the Circle of Excellence Society. She is married to Steven Moore ʼ84 and they have two children, Courtney and Ryan. Courtney is an Auburn graduate and Ryan is currently a senior at Auburn.
Ashley Robinett ’01
Mountain Brook, Alabama
Member, Alumni Engagement and Membership Committees
Robinett earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a minor in business from Auburn. She is currently vice president of corporate real estate for Alabama Power, where she is responsible for managing the company’s land holdings in support of business objectives through land management, acquisition and sales.
Robinett is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham and serves on the board of directors for Children’s Harbor and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham and is the immediate past president of the board of directors for Preschool Partners. She is the recipient of the 2019 Auburn Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Achievement Award and the 2018 Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer award by Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Robinett and her husband, Ryan, have two children, William and Claire. She is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association.
Michael C. Rogers, ’87
Chair, Communications & Marketing Committee
Vice Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
Member, Executive Committee
Michael C. Rogers, Jr., is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in building science. Rogers is president of Rogers & Willard, Inc., a general contracting firm working primarily in the Southeastern states. He is past Chairman of Alabama Contemporary Art Center (ACAC), has served on the board of Alabama Coastal Foundation and served as a trustee for The Nature Conservancy of Alabama. He is a past president of Associated Builders and Contractors of South Alabama. He has also served on the Board of the Alabama Architectural Foundation. He presently serves on the House Corporation of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Auburn, the board of UMS-Wright Preparatory School and the Mobile Chamber of Commerce executive board. He is the current chair of Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction executive board. He is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the Foy Society, the Samford Society, and the Circle of Excellence Society. Mike is married to Cay Rogers and they have three daughters, Catie, Jackie and Leigh.
Regenia R. Sanders ’95
Member, Alumni Engagement, Executive, Membership and Nominating Committees
Regenia Sanders is a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and serves as the America’s Supply Chain Leader for the Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Industry Market, as well as Supply Chain Planning leader at EY. She has 20 years of experience delivering supply chain assessment and transformational projects, from sourcing and procurement to planning and fulfillment for Fortune 500 and Private Equity portfolio companies. The majority of her experience is in Industrial Manufacturing, where she advises and helps clients to innovate their supply chains. Sanders finds efficiencies through process improvement, while leveraging analytics and advanced technology point supply chain solutions and has authored thought leadership in the area. At Auburn, Sanders is a member of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Alumni Council and serves on the steering committee for the EMERGE Leadership program recently launched by Student Affairs. She is engaged in efforts with the Office of Inclusion & Diversity at Auburn and funds an endowed scholarship for females pursuing their undergraduate degrees in engineering. Regenia is also a member of the George Petrie Society, a recent inductee into the Samford Society, and a member of the Circle of Excellence Society.
Chastity Stevenson Westry ’97
Member, Communications & Marketing and Financial & Strategic Oversight Committees
Westry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business and economics from Auburn. She also has an MBA and a certificate of financial analysis. In addition she studied executive education at Northwestern University. She is currently in her third year at Birmingham School of Law, studying child welfare and advocacy. Westry has completed numerous national and local professional leadership programs. She is a member of Leadership Hoover 2018-2019. Westry serves on boards for Children’s Village and Leadership Hoover and has worked for more than 20 years as an executive leader in agriculture and consumer packaged goods with companies including GoldKist/Pilgrim’s Pride, General Mills, and PepsiCo/Frito Lay.
She remains active at Auburn, where she has funded an endowed student scholarship in honor of her grandparents. She serves on the College of Agriculture Alumni Board of Directors and is a member of the Foy Society, Women in Agriculture, Ag Hill Dean’s Society, Circle of Excellence, and the Agriculture Partnership Council. Westry and her husband, Gerry, have one son. She is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association.
Gretchen VanValkenburg ’86
Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Executive Director, Auburn Alumni Association
Ex-Officio Member, Executive and Nominating Committees
Gretchen VanValkenburg serves as vice president for alumni affairs and executive director of the Auburn Alumni Association for Auburn University. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction and support of the mission of the Auburn Alumni Association and Auburn University. VanValkenburg, a 1986 Auburn business graduate, has a distinguished career as a university advancement professional. Prior to returning to Auburn, she served as executive director of development and alumni engagement at the University of West Florida, where she provided direction for all development and alumni-related activities and operations. Over a 17-year period, she held various leadership positions with increasing areas of responsibility, including alumni event planning, alumni board management, donor relations, fiscal management, volunteer recruitment and public speaking. She also served as a major gifts officer and led capital campaign planning efforts. VanValkenburg is a native of Montevallo and attended the University of Montevallo from 1982-1984. She is married to Craig VanValkenburg ’82, and they have one daughter, Heidi. She and her husband are life members of the Auburn Alumni Association and the Circle of Excellence Society.