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Gerry G. Hull

Gerry G. Hull graduated from the School of Engineering in 1964 with a bachelor of engineering degree. He earned an MBA from Emory University in 1966.

Upon graduation Hull began working at ATL Machine Corp. where he was president for nearly 15 years. He is currently the president/CEO of Automated Logic Corp. based in Kennesaw, Ga. The company develops and manufactures electronic hardware and software control systems for buildings. In 2001 he was named Ernst & Young Southeast's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology-Software Division and was also named CEO of the Year in 2002 by Frost and Sullivan.

Hull's service to and support of Vanderbilt are exemplified by his memberships in the Shape the Future national committee and the School of Engineering committee of visitors. He also served the university as an Atlanta campaign committee member in 1990. He is a longtime supporter of the School of Engineering and his philanthropy made possible the building of the Jacobs Believed in Me auditorium in Featheringill Hall.

Hull's willingness to lead and assist others goes outside of the Vanderbilt circle as well. He has served as chairman of Atlanta’s GKW Foundation, vice chairman of the Atlanta International School, and was a founding member and board member of BACnet Manufacturers Association. In the past, Hull also served as trustee of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, director of victory ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics, chairman of Goodwill Industries, trustee of Westminster Schools, director of both Atlanta Landmarks and the Piedmont Driving Club, and president of both The Nine O'clocks and The Roundtable.

Hull and his wife, Patricia, have three children.