Tammy Benjamin, Financial Manager II
Tammy serves as the department administrator for the Institute's financial systems, monitoring and ensuring proper recording of Office of the Provost financial transactions. She also generates financial reports and advises management regarding financial status, oversees unit budget administration and coordination, including budget amendments, coordinates and facilitates audits of financial practices and records, provides financial support to the vice provost financial teams, and monitors the fiscal year-end closing for the units.
Robbie Burr, Executive Assistant to the Provost
Robbie is part of executive administrative team for the Office of the Provost and provides direct support to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is the first point of contact for the leadership office and performs a wide range of high-level administrative functions. Robbie’s responsibilities include managing the schedule, travel, and incoming communication.
Brandi Foley-Rodgers, SHRM-SCP, Director, Human Resources
As a strategic HR partner, Brandi consults with unit leaders, staff, and faculty on comprehensive human resources matters that include complex employee relations, talent acquisition, total compensation, organizational development, change management, leave administration, and learning and development.
Emily Howell, Senior Director of Financial Administration
Emily is the Senior Director of Financial Administration for both the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice President of Research (EVPR). She leads a team responsible for the financial support for the Provost and EVPR, as well as academic and research units across campus. Emily's 20-year career at Georgia Tech includes service to central administration and, most recently, the College of Engineering.
Karla Huie, Administrative Professional Sr.
As the newest addition to the Office of the Provost team, Karla assists with the Institute’s Strategic Plan Advisory Group (SPAG) bridging funding concepts to Georgia Tech’s Strategic Plan, routing of the Office of the Provost mail, event planning support, as well as multiple administrative processes support.
Susie Ivy, Writer/Editor Sr. | Speechwriter to the Provost | Institute Communications
As part of the Leadership Communications team, Susie provides strategic communications support for the Office of the Provost including preparation of executive speeches and presentations, development of OOP news items and announcements, management of the executive e-newsletter, blog, website, and creative support for various executive events, task forces, and working groups.
Stacy Johnson, PHR, SHRM-CP, CCP, Human Resources Manager
As a member of the Office of the Provost human resources team, Stacy manages and administers day-to-day HR functions in the areas of talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, performance management, workforce planning, and other key HR functions. Stacy advises leaders, managers, and HR colleagues and employees, providing guidance and recommendations in support of the organization’s objectives.
Mary Thomas, Program Manager
Mary provides administrative support to the Associate Provost for Operations including the coordination of the Institute and Board of Regents (BOR) process for establishing endowed faculty positions, maintains related print and electronic files, including a specialized database, prepares correspondence, and tracks activity. Mary also provides administrative support for executive level searches, and organizes the weekly meetings for the Deans and/or Vice Provosts.
Cara-Joy Wong, Project Support Specialist Senior
Cara-Joy manages and directs special projects within the Office of the Provost including executive leadership programs, special events, and initiatives.