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Nonprofit Bobby Dodd Institute Welcomes Four New Board Members

BDI Board Chair Andy Tuck


Bobby Dodd Institute, 31 May 2023

Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) announced today the appointment of four new members to the Board of Directors.

Maryann Balbo is Group Vice President, Cox Media. She currently oversees all Cox Media markets in ten regions. Additionally, she is responsible for Cox Media Digital Revenue and the local Cox channel -Yurview. She is best known for her management style and leadership approach to focus on people before profit.

Fred Hill is Principal Managing Director at NFP. As a consultant, Fred helps large employers improve the quality and reduce the cost of their disability, life, long-term care and retirement plans for highly compensated employees. Fred himself is the parent of a son who lives with an intellectual disability and is familiar with the problems the community faces.

Peg Nicholls leads Cisco Learning and Certifications Sales at Cisco. For more than 10 years, she has served on non-profit Boards and led Communities of Interest at Cisco all focused on helping to level the playing field providing career opportunities for the disability community. Most recently, she has been serving on the BDI Bridge Academy steering committee and has a deep understanding of the BDI mission and vision.

Returning to the board after serving on its Georgia Community Trust board, BDI welcomes John Ralls. John is VP, Southeast Region at Fidelity Family Office Services. He has spent 20+ years focused on the Family Office and RIA marketplace in areas including investment management, custody, and technology, and has developed a deep understanding of the complexities these offices face.

“We are honored to welcome these remarkable professionals who are joining the Bobby Dodd Institute Board of Directors. This represents another strategically essential step in our ongoing efforts to expand our community outreach and double the number of individuals we serve. They join us at a pivotal moment, and their expertise will play a vital role in achieving the ambitious goals we have set for BDI,” commented the BDI Board Chair Andy Tuck.

Lori Chase, Senior Vice President, Public Relations Director at First Horizon Bank, and Peter Lauer, a Co-Founder & Partner at PEL Ventures have been reelected and will begin serving their third terms.

Kristen Lewis from The Bowden Law Firm is assuming the role of Secretary on the BDI Board of Directors.

About Bobby Dodd Institute

Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping people of differing abilities maximize their potential through supportive services. BDI offers a continuum of support for all ages, stages, and levels of need for people with disabilities and their families. BDI also operates several social enterprises to fund its programs and to place people with differing abilities in inclusive-minded workplaces. These business services include:

  • Contact center and switchboard operations
  • Mailroom management
  • Facility management supply chain and logistics solutions

BDI began as a program at All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) in 1960. After decades apart, the two organizations merged in 2018 to reconnect their shared mission and better serve those with disabilities. BDI is proud to carry on the legacy of the former Georgia Tech football coach, dedicated volunteer, and passionate advocate of individuals with disabilities—Bobby Dodd. BDI serves people of differing abilities throughout Georgia and has worksites in five states. 

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