Four Savannah Locals Named to Georgia Southern University's ‘40 Under 40’ Class of 2019

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Four Savannah locals, Brian J. Prevatt, Leia Dedic, Clinton A. Smith and Kyle W. Hollis, D.M.D., have been named to the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association's “40 Under 40” Class of 2019.

Prevatt, a CPA who serves as the chief financial officer of Parker’s, is a Georgia Southern Double Eagle who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting in 2009.

He is grateful for “the opportunity to achieve great things while working with remarkable people.”

In 2012, Dedic graduated from Armstrong State University, which consolidated with Georgia Southern in 2018, with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. She is currently the director of research and grant management for the Savannah Economic Development Authority.

“Working closely with incredible visionaries and seeing ideas, projects and solutions come to fruition,” is what inspires Dedic most.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia Southern in 2006. Today, he is CEO of Mercy Federal Credit Union in Savannah.

Hollis graduated from Georgia Southern in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in biology before attending the Dental College of Georgia to earn a doctorate in dental medicine and surgery. He is a partner and lead dentist for South Georgia Dental Management in Savannah.

“We are excited to honor the ‘40 Under 40′ Class of 2019,” said Wendell Tompkins, director of Alumni Relations. “This is an impressive group of rising stars who will continue to inspire and lead their communities while demonstrating a lifelong commitment to Georgia Southern University.”

The “40 Under 40” honorees were chosen by a selection committee that reviewed each individual’s professional expertise, achievements, dedication to charitable and community initiatives and their commitment to Georgia Southern.