Founder of Peachtree Road Race Salutes Fulbright Program Summit National Bank Names New CFO Director of Governor’s Commission Joins Oglethorpe University Former Manhattan Associates Executive Joins Atlanta Board

Founder of Peachtree Road Race Salutes Fulbright Program

Tim Singleton, founder of the July 4 Peachtree Road Race, regaled Atlanta Kiwanians at their luncheon meeting downtown June 28 when he recalled the early days of the race.

“Reporters always ask me whether I expected the race to become so big with so many participants,” he said of the inevitable early July interviews. “And I tell them on even years ‘yes’ and on odd years ‘no,'” he joked, explaining that the race started informally in 1970 with just a few devotees.

Instead of dwelling on the race, Dr. Singleton gave the Fulbright Scholar Exchange program an unexpected plug, saying that his participation as a teacher in Bulgaria was as memorable an experience for him as anything else he has done.

Dr. Singleton has co-authored two management program textbooks and has more than 100 published articles and case studies. He taught and lectured in Denmark, the People’s Republic of China, Germany and Switzerland, and participated in three Fulbright Scholar Exchanges to Bulgaria.

He has run more than 80,000 miles, including 71 marathons and more than 500 other road races.

He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was captain of the freshman football team, captain of the track team and a hurdles champion in the Southeast. He also has a doctorate from Georgia State University.

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Summit National Bank Names New CFO

Thomas J. Flournoy has assumed the position of executive vice president and CFO of Summit National Bank.

In his new role, Mr. Flournoy is responsible for all accounting and finance functions, deposit services and information system functions of the $520 million bank based in Atlanta.

Established in 1988, Summit specializes in banking and finance services for Atlanta’s multicultural community, including providing trade financing and overseas investment consulting services.

Mr. Flournoy has 27 years of banking experience, most recently serving three years as CFO and EVP at MFB Financial, a savings and loan bank owned by MFB Corp. in Mishawaka, Indiana. He was previously controller at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana, for 15 years.

Mr. Flournoy is in charge of the finance functions, controls and operational structure of the bank that support its various functions, including the international department.

Contact Mr. Flournoy at (770) 454-0456, Visit

Director of Governor’s Commission Joins Oglethorpe University

Annie Hunt Burriss, former executive director of Gov. Sonny Perdue’s Commission for a New Georgia, will join Oglethorpe University as associate provost and deputy to the president for community relations.

As associate provost, Ms. Burriss will direct Oglethorpe’s programs for adult learners, including six baccalaureate degree completion programs and one master’s degree program through University College and Oglethorpe’s certified financial planner program. She will also be developing outreach initiatives to further link Oglethorpe and the greater Atlanta area.

Oglethorpe University, founded in 1835 in Atlanta, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Former Manhattan Associates Executive Joins Atlanta Board

Neil Thall, CEO of Aldata Solution Inc., was appointed to the board of directors of fleet management solutions company GEOCOMtms.

GEOCOMtms designs software solutions that manage the pickup and delivery scheduling and operations of fleets of vehicles.

Aldata Solution is a Finland-based a maker of software solutions for retail supply chains, in-store applications and smart-cards.

Prior to joining Aldata in January 2004, Mr. Thall was executive vice president at Manhattan Associates for five years, overseeing the company’s global operations.