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The Auburn Alumni Association recently named its first class 20 Under 40. This recognition was established to recognize graduates of the age of 40 who have experienced extraordinary achievement, significant professional achievement and/or distinguished service to others.
Those listed below were nominated in the class.
Stephen Smith ’06, of Decatur, Georgia, earned a degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts. He is an Associate Regional Counsel with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4.
Evan Thomas ’07, from Nashville, Tennessee, majored in communications at the College of Liberal Arts. He is co-owner of the Thomas Twins – Nashville Realtors team at PARKS Real Estate.
Allison Johnston Frizzo ’09, of Dallas, Texas, majored in communications at the College of Liberal Arts. She is a managing partner at Hart Commercial.
Brandon Young ’10 of Atlanta, Georgia, earned an electrical engineering degree from Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. He is the President and CEO of Young Management and Consulting.
Emily Wood Traylor ’10, of Auburn, earned a degree in wireless software engineering from Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and an MBA from Harbert College of Business. She is the President of Eye Cloud Pro and Practice Director of EHR Corporation.
Meghan Milks Nicholas ’21, of Atlanta, Georgia, degree in international business from the Herbert College of Business. She is the vice president of global supply chain.
Amanda Herron Loper ’05 of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated in interior design from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. She is a principal at David Baker Architects.
Cameron Mosley ’13 from Atlanta, Georgia majored in psychology with a minor in Spanish at the College of Liberal Arts. She is a clinician for Atlanta Anxiety Specialists.
Caroline Catchpold Spradlin ’13 of Tampa, Florida majored in psychology at the College of Liberal Arts. She is a commercial litigation partner specializing in construction law in the Tampa office of Phelps Dunbar.
Christopher Martin ’12, of Auburn, earned her nursing degree from the College of Nursing. He is an assistant clinical professor at the College of Nursing at Auburn.
Cody G. Sanders ’14 of Washington, DC, won his undergraduate degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the College of Liberal Arts. He is Director of Public Affairs at PLUS Communications.
Christa Cotton ’10 from New Orleans, Louisiana earned her degree in Business Administration from Harbert College of Business. She is the owner and CEO of El Guapo Bitters.
Morgan Busby ’05 of Jacksonville Beach, Florida graduated in finance from Harbert College of Business. He is the CEO of Financial Media Corp.
Susan Scott Carothers ’05 of Montgomery, majoring in marketing at Harbert College of Business. She is president and CEO of SC Events & Communications.
William Brandon Smith ’12 of Opelika, earned degrees in Plant Science, Agronomy and Animal Science, Production Management from the College of Agriculture. He is an Assistant Professor of Ruminant Nutrition in Forage Systems at Auburn University.
Ashley Gann ’05 from Birmingham, graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. She currently resides in Birmingham, where she is Chief Meteorologist at CBS 42.
Sami Griffith Peck ’14 of Atlanta, Georgia majored in Animal Science – Equine at the College of Agriculture. She is a Senior Digital Commerce Analyst at Animal health Boehringer Ingelheim.
Richard Wilt ’07 of Valdosta, Georgia, is a plant scientist and agronomist at the College of Agriculture and is the director of operations for Pro-Turf.
Tate Fall ’16 from Alexandria, Virginia is a major in rehabilitation and disability studies in the College of Education. She also earned a master’s degree in public administration. from the College of Liberal Arts (’18). She is the Deputy Chief Electoral Officer for Arlington County, Virginia.
Zachary Jones ’13 from Indianapolis, Indiana, majoring in Plant Science – Agronomy. He is a research scientist in corn breeding at Corteva Agriscience.
Nominations for next year’s class open January 17, 2023. Anyone can name a deserving 20 Under 40 candidate, and self-nominations are also accepted. Visit https://www.alumni.auburn.edu/20-under-40-recognition for more information.