Board of Trustees
Dr. Richard D. Phillips
Richard D. Phillips joined the Swift Board of Trustees in June 2006 and has served as the Chair of the Education Committee, Vice Chairman and he began his tenure as Chairman of the Board in July 2011. Professionally Dr. Phillips is the Chairman of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and he is also the C.V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance. Dr. Phillips other board work includes serving on the board of directors for the Munich American Reassurance Corporation and he is chairman of Risk Index Partners, LLC. Dr. Phillips earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and his MS and PhD degrees are from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The Phillips' girls - Megan and Caitlin - both previously attended Swift.
Vice Chair of the Board
Laura is a consultant with Computer Task Group, Inc., a technology firm operating in North America and Western Europe. Prior to her work with CTG, Laura held executive positions with national insurance companies and served as Corporate General Counsel for Insurance Management Solutions Group, based in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.A. in Psychology and J.D. from its law school. She is licensed to practice in New York and Florida.
Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Peter Williams joined the Board in March 2008 and was elected Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, effective July 1, 2008. He and his wife, Susan have one son, Greyson who attended Swift School. Peter is Finance Director at The Coca Cola Company in Atlanta.
Jeffrey Kudlata joined the Board in July 2011 as Chair of the Personnel Committee, and was elected Secretary effective July 1, 2012. He and his wife, Regan have Chaired and co-Chaired the Annual Fund. They have three children. Their daughter Ainsley has been at Swift since the third grade and is loving her first year of Swift Middle School. Jeff works in Talent Management at AT&T in Atlanta.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Gail Flanigan