Berry College names Griswell chair of board of trustees

J.Barry Griswell, a 1971 Berry graduate, has been with the board since 2003. | Contributed photo

J. Barry Griswell has been named chairman of the Berry College Board of Trustees, while Rick Gilbert has been named vice chairman.

Griswell, a 1971 Berry graduate, has been with the board since 2003. He has received the Horatio Alger Distinguished American Award, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Daughters of the American Revolution National Society Medal of Honor and Berry Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award. 

Prior to working with Berry College, he retired as chairman and CEO of the Principal Financial Group.

Gilbert, who graduated from Berry in 1977, joined the board in 2008. He also serves on the board of Lavender Mountain Senior Living Inc. and the steering committee for the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. 

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