Cathy Hill Appointed Chair of the Armstrong Foundation
(Oct. 31, 2012) Armstrong is proud to announce the appointment of Cathy Hill as board chair of the Armstrong Foundation. Hill succeeds John C. Helmken II, president of Savannah Bancorp, who joined the board in 2008 and served as chair from 2010-2012. The Armstrong Foundation acquires and administers charitable donations and funds in support of the university and its programs.
“Armstrong has benefited greatly from strong foundation board leadership over the years to include our outgoing board chair, John Helmken, who has been a strong advocate and voice for the university during his two years of service,” said Armstrong President Linda Bleicken. “Cathy Hill continues this leadership legacy and brings to the table extensive corporate and non-profit board experience. I truly look forward to working with Cathy as we continue to advance Armstrong's mission.”
Hill, a native of Dublin, Ga., is currently the region vice president for Georgia Power, Coastal Region, a position she has held since 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. Hill also attended the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program. At Georgia Power since 1984, Hill has served in a multitude of positions in the company, from the coast to metro Atlanta and points between. She is also deeply engaged in civic and charitable organizations. Hill is the board chair of the United Way of the Coastal Empire and a board member of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Savannah Economic Development Authority. She is also actively involved in Step-Up Savannah, the Creative Coast, Savannah Technical College and Georgia Tech Savannah, among many other organizations. Hill lives in Savannah with her husband and two children.
The Armstrong Foundation provides more than $300,000 annually to enhance academics and service programs of the university. For more information call Armstrong's Office of Advancement at 912.344.2541.