The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced elected officers for 2021-22 at its annual meeting on Saturday (Oct. 9) as part of Homecoming activities. This year’s meeting was held outside in front of Triplett Alumni Center.
Dr. Bob Warner (BA 79, MD 83) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming.
Warner is a partner at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Surgical Clinic, where he is the chief of surgery and the vice-chief of staff. He is an assistant professor of surgery at NYIT Medical School in Jonesboro. He was the charter president of the Northeast Arkansas Ole Miss Alumni Club and is active in Rotary International at the local, national and international level.
“I am appreciative and humbled to serve in this capacity,” Warner said. “I especially want to thank our immediate Past President Lampkin Butts for his efforts. His solid leadership helped us navigate a steady course in an unprecedented time.”
Bill Reed (BA 72, JD 77) of Jackson, a shareholder in the law firm Baker Donelson, was named president-elect. Karen Moore (BS 82) of Nashville, president of non-profit Project Redesign, was elected vice president.
Athletics Committee members include Johnny Maloney (BBA 78) of Madison and Bruce Ware (BBA 99) of Dallas, Texas. Maloney serves as executive vice president for Cowboy Maloney’s Home Store, which has 13 locations in Mississippi. Ware serves as a corporate vice president with DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500 healthcare company. Ole Miss Alumni Association CEO Kirk Purdom (BA 93) serves as treasurer.