A seasoned professional with over 35 years of marketing, fundraising and strategic planning experience, Judy’s initial corporate career culminated as Vice President of Marketing with Bank South of Atlanta. Bank South having been acquired by Nations Bank which subsequently was acquired by Bank of America led Judy to reassess her long term career objectives. She chose to leave the corporate arena and joined the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (AGOC).
At ACOG she was put in charge of two programs that would provide additional revenue to help support the cost of the 1996 Games: the special commemorative automobile tag promotion and the commemorative brick program, an integral part of Atlanta’s downtown Olympic Park, an iconic legacy from the games in Atlanta. Ultimately, both of these programs collectively contributed $25 million to the ‘96 Games under Judy’s direction.
Following the successful completion of the Olympic Games she established a marketing consulting firm developing a broad range of clients including the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Margaret Mitchell House and Habitat for Humanity. Integral to the marketing plans for each of these high profile nonprofit organizations was Judy’s leadership and experience in fundraising and sponsorship. After taking on a kitchen and bath client, Judy focused her entire consulting practice on the custom building and design field.
In 2008, as principal of JTalley Consulting, Judy gained a client that would change her career once again, Marmi Natural Stone. She became the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Marmi Natural Stone in 2010. As a part of her role in building Marmi’s brand and presence in the market, she has served on the Board of the Georgia Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, served the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers with Strategic Planning and is on the Board of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, where she helped to create the Development, Membership and Communications Committees. Also, for the ICAA, she chaired the prestigious Philip Trammell Shutze Awards in 2011 and for the 10th Anniversary of the event again in 2016. As an additional professional credential, she is certified by the American Marble Institute as an instructor to conduct continuing education classes for AIA, ASID, NKBA and ALSA.
Judy spends her spare time reading, playing competitive Croquet throughout the Southeast and adores her new role as a Grandmother!