Byron S. Bagby
Major General (Retired) Byron S. Bagby was appointed to the board in 2019, following a 33-year career in the U.S. Army. Joining the board with vast board and advisory experience, Byron serves as chair of the Board of Advisors for the Ryan Consulting Group; member of the Board of Directors for Management Support Technology Inc.; a member of the Board of Trustees at Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, AL); and was a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2017. He has earned the Governance Fellow credential from the National Association of Corporate Directors.
During his military career, Maj. Gen. Bagby served in several executive leadership positions, including Commandant (equivalent to President) of the Joint Forces Staff College (Norfolk, VA), which educates military and government leaders in nine programs, one of which is accredited to confer a Master’s degree. He earned many military decorations during his service, including two Distinguished Service Medals, four Defense Superior Service Medals, and the Bronze Star Medal. He is also qualified as an Army Ranger and a Master Parachutist.
Maj. Gen. Bagby is a graduate of Westminster College (B.A., Economics, 1978) and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (M.Ed., Higher Education, 1987). He completed the Board of Director Education course at the University of North Carolina (2014). He is a past recipient of the Westminster College Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award, Kingdom of Callaway Supper Honoree and a member of the Fulton Public Schools Foundation Hall of Fame. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.