Six CED alumni included on list of top businesses

Six CED alumni have been placed in the UGA Alumni Association’s Bulldog 100 ranking of the best alumni-owned businesses. The honorees are Ed Castro, Gena Knox, Kenny Seamon, Dale Jaeger, Rob Jaeger, and Leerie Jenkins, Jr.

Ed Castro 1988 Ed Castro Landscape
Gena Knox 2000 Fire & Flavor
Kenny Seamon 1976 Seamon Whiteside & Associates
Dale Jaeger
Rob Jaeger
The Jaeger Company
Leerie T. Jenkins, Jr. 1970 Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.

This is the first year the ranking has been compiled. The CED graduates are honored alongside leaders of such recognizable companies as Aflac, Build-a-Bear Workshop, and Snorg Tees.

Over 400 companies were nominated to the list. Nominees had to demonstrate revenues of at least $100,000 for 2009; be in business for at least five years; and have a UGA alumnus owning at least 50 percent of the company or serving as CEO, president, or managing partner.

The Bulldog 100 will be celebrated Saturday, January 30, with a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. Dan Amos, president and CEO of Aflac and UGA alumnus, will be the featured speaker for the evening.