Management & Staff

Thomas H. Hall, III

Thomas H. Hall, III, Chief Executive Officer, Director
The University Financing Foundation was co-founded in 1982 by Tom Hall with the goal of assisting colleges and universities in acquiring facilities, and equipment, through third-party tax-exempt...

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Kevin  Byrne

Kevin Byrne, President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Byrne is currently the President of The University Financing Foundation (TUFF), a national 501(c)3 private operating foundation whose mission is to assist institutions of education and...

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Victor R. Clements

Victor R. Clements, Vice-President Administration
Victor R. Clements, CPA, is currently Vice-President-Administration of The University Financing Foundation (TUFF), a national 501 (c)(3) private operating foundation whose mission is to assist...

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Mason  Ailstock

Mason Ailstock, Vice-President Operations
Passionate about place-based design and the convergence of university/industry relationships, Mason Ailstock has been leading the physical and social development of university research parks and...

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Ben  Mingle

Ben Mingle, Vice-President Finance
Mr. Mingle is currently the Vice President of Finance of The University Financing Foundation (TUFF), a national 501(c)3 private operating foundation whose mission is to assist institutions of...

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Lisa A. Beall

Lisa A. Beall, Controller
Lisa A. Beall, CPA, Controller, is 1995 honors graduate of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA with a BBA in Accounting. Before joining TUFF, she worked for 8 years in...

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Terri H. Kemp

Terri H. Kemp, Project Accountant
Terri H. Kemp, Project Accountant, is a 2009 honors graduate of Shorter University with a BS in Business Administration. She began her career with TUFF in February 2003, as Office Manager and...

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Katherine  Smith

Katherine Smith, Office Manager
Katherine Smith joined TUFF in 2004 as Office Manager of the Board of Director’s office in Midtown.  She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a BSHE degree.  After...

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Sherry D. Billings

Sherry D. Billings, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Sherry D. Billings joined TUFF in 2005 as Office Manager and Executive Assistant in TUFF’s Administrative Office located in Kennesaw. Before coming to TUFF, Ms. Billings worked for Kennesaw...

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Georgia State University Lofts

Georgia State University Lofts

Georgia State University (GSU) was in need of additional student housing facilities near their central campus complex in Downtown Atlanta.  Specifically, married and international students...

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