Hank Huckaby receives Blanchard Award

From left, Ed Helton, assistant vice president, Columbus State University; Billy Blanchard, president, Columbus Bank and Trust; Neely Young, Georgia Trend; Hank Huckaby, USG chancellor; Kessel Stelling, Synovus chairman and CEO and chair of the Board of Regents, Chris Markwood, president, CSU; and Todd Groce, president of the Georgia Historical Society

From left, Ed Helton, AVP, Columbus State University; Billy Blanchard, president, Columbus Bank and Trust; Neely Young, Georgia Trend; Hank Huckaby, USG chancellor; Kessel Stelling, chair of Synovus and Board of Regents; Chris Markwood, president, CSU; and Todd Groce, president, Georgia Historical Society

Georgia Trend’s own co-editor in chief and publisher Neely Young presented the Blanchard Award for Outstanding Stewardship and Ethics in Business to retiring University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby at this year’s Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum in Columbus.

The award, established in 2009, was named after Jim Blanchard, former chairman and CEO of Synovus. The award recipient is selected each year by a committee led by William R. “Billy” Blanchard, president and CEO at Columbus Bank and Trust and son of Jim Blanchard.

Previous honorees:

  • James H. Blanchard, 2009
  • B. Franklin Skinner, 2010
  • Ray C. Anderson, 2011
  • William B. Turner, 2012
  • Robert S. Jepson Jr., 2013
  • Thomas G. Cousins, 2014
  • Daniel P. Amos, 2015
Read more about Hank Huckaby in Georgia Trend’s January 2015 Georgian of the Year profile “Higher Education, Higher Stakes.”
Photos courtesy of the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum. 

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