James C. Edenfield, Executive Chairman and co-founder of the Company and served as CEO for more than 40 years. Prior to starting American Software in 1970, Mr. Edenfield held several executive positions and was a member of the board of directors of Management Science America, Inc. (now Infor Global Solutions). Mr. Edenfield earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
J. Michael Edenfield, Former President, American Software, has more than 35 years of experience in strategic planning, sales development and delivery of technology products and services to streamline, integrate and optimize enterprise-wide operations and global supply chain innovation. During this time, Mr. Edenfield held several key positions within American Software including Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Edenfield also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Logility from 1997 to 2015. Mr. Edenfield holds a Bachelor of Industrial Management degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
W. Dennis Hogue. In November 2013, Mr. Hogue joined ChampionScott Partners, a global management consulting firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled companies, as a Senior Partner and Managing Director. Since January 2005, Mr. Hogue has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hogue Enterprises, Inc., a real estate investment company. Since November 2007, Mr. Hogue has served as President of American Durahomes, a provider of durable and affordable homes. From July 2003 to January 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Datatrac Corporation, a software developer and wireless communications provider for the expedited product delivery industry. Mr. Hogue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida State University in 1974.
Mr. Hogue’s many years of executive-level experience at other companies, his education and training and his in-depth knowledge of the Company’s operations and technology gained in more than twelve years with the Company, from 1983 to 1996, as Group Vice President and in other positions, enable him to provide our Board with strong and capable leadership.
Matthew G. McKenna currently serves as Principal at McKenna & Associates, LLC., an independent strategic consulting firm. Prior to his current role, Mr. McKenna held senior positions with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., and Booz & Company including Senior Executive Advisor at Booz & Company and Managing Partner of the Houston office and Energy Sector Operations Practice Leader at Booz Allen. Mr. McKenna holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University.
Mr. McKenna brings to the board more than 35 years of strategic development, operating model design and corporate performance enhancement experience. His track record working with Fortune 50 companies across the globe provides the board with a broad set of leadership capabilities built on decades of experience working across a breadth of industries, functional areas and geographies.
James B. Miller, Jr. Mr. Miller is currently the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Southern Corporation, the parent corporation of Fidelity Bank, positions he has held since 1979. He has been Chairman of Fidelity Bank since 1998. He is a director of Interface, Inc., a publicly held textile manufacturing company. Mr. Miller is chairman of privately held family real estate businesses. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida State University and an L.L.B. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Mr. Miller’s long leadership experience at Fidelity Southern Corporation and its subsidiary Fidelity Bank, as well as his board experience with other companies in a variety of industries, brings to the Board the business and financial acumen of an experienced senior executive. We believe his financial expertise and legal background; his role as Chairman of the Board of Fidelity Southern Corporation, a publicly held company; and his prior service on the Interface, Inc. audit committee and current service on the Interface, Inc. governance committee qualify him well to serve on our Board, and in particular to serve as chair of our Audit Committee. The Board has determined he is an “audit committee financial expert.”
Thomas L. Newberry, V. Mr. Newberry founded The 1% Club, Inc. in October 1992 and has acted as its Chief Executive Officer since that time. The 1% Club sponsors programs designed to assist entrepreneurs and their families in accomplishing their goals. He is also the author of motivational books and audio programs dedicated to improving performance in business operations and salesmanship. Mr. Newberry earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State University in 1989.
Mr. Newberry’s experience as an entrepreneur and a business executive, combined with his leadership in the field of executive performance and motivation, allow him to provide unique and important insights to the Board of Directors, particularly as the Board addresses motivational and management issues.
Lizanne Thomas. Ms. Thomas serves as the Partner-in-Charge of the Southeast Region of Jones Day, a global law firm, and as Chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Practice. Ms. Thomas uses her strong governance and M&A background to counsel public companies across a number of industries. She has extensive board experience and knowledge, has served on the boards of three public companies, and is a trustee for several non-profit organizations.
Among her many honors and distinctions, in 2016, Ms. Thomas was named one of the top 100 directors by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She holds a B.A. from Furman University and received her law degree from Washington and Lee University, where she served as Managing Editor of the Law Review.