The Duke Alumni Association presented Dunwoody resident Jason Jones with the Forever Duke Award in recognition of his recent excellence in volunteer leadership. 

In 2010, Jones and fellow Duke Alum Brian Greene founded a Duke networking group in Atlanta for alums who hold C-suite executive-level roles.

Through their efforts, the Duke affinity network, aptly named “The Dukes,” now numbers more than 100 members.

“One of the main reasons that I chose to attend Duke was to surround myself with smart, motivated and successful people,” said Jones. “By volunteering for Duke, I have the opportunity and privilege to continue to be uplifted by those same people.” 

Jones continues to head the Duke C-Level Executive Networking organization in Atlanta. 

The group gives its members the opportunity to meet quarterly for a breakfast and to hear from a keynote speaker.

Brian Greene also received a Forever Duke Award for his work in Atlanta. He has since re-located to Marina Del Rey, Calif., where he has started another Duke networking group.

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The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) announced Rita Chaiken, Au.D., of Atlanta Hearing in Dunwoody has been elected to serve as the ADA president for the 2016 program year.

Dr. Chaiken was installed as ADA president during the opening general session of the ADA Convention last month.  

“I am incredibly honored to serve my peers as president of our illustrious organization,” said Dr. Chaiken. “I look forward to working with ADA members and the Board of Directors to achieve ADA objectives, enhance member engagement and continue ADA’s rich history of innovation.”

Shepherding the Audiology Patient Choice Act through Congress, launching new educational and leadership programs and delivering tools and resources that will help audiologists succeed in a disruptive environment are among the many initiatives that Dr. Chaiken and the ADA Board will undertake in the coming year.

“Dr. Chaiken’s commitment to ADA members is unrivaled,” said ADA Executive Director Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE, “as is her dedication to advancing public policy initiatives that fulfill the ADA mission of best practices and autonomous practice in the profession of audiology. Her energy, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit will serve ADA well in the coming year.”

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