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John W. McIntyre remembered

It is with great sadness that Emory University announces the death of its long-time friend John W. McIntyre 51BBA. Generous with his time, talents, and resources, he served his alma mater for decades as a trustee, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, and chairman of many capital campaigns.

To honor his contributions, Emory awarded him The Emory Medal in 1993 and in 2007 named the balcony that sweeps along the fifth floor of The Goizueta Foundation Center for Research and Doctoral Education as the John W. McIntyre Veranda.

McIntyre was a tireless fundraiser, wise leader, and generous benefactor to many educational, religious, and civic organizations throughout Atlanta and the surrounding region. Among his many volunteer activities, he served as chairman of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and as president of the Atlanta Symphony. He also was the former chair of the board of directors of the Tull Charitable Foundation, which endowed Goizueta’s John W. McIntyre Professorship in Finance.

McIntyre began his career in the early 1950s, joining Atlanta’s Citizens & Southern National Bank as a management trainee. As its president in the 1970s and ’80s, he helped to expand the bank into a regional power, the C&S/Sovran Corporation, with offices in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. He retired in 1991 as chairman and CEO of the institution, which eventually became part of Bank of America.
Dean Larry Benveniste once called McIntyre “a man who embodies the principles and core values of Emory University and Goizueta Business School.” His business acumen was matched only by his generosity.

In an interview a few years ago, McIntyre said he felt “deeply indebted to Emory”; throughout decades of commitment to the university, he repaid that debt many times over.

Christian Kirkpatrick

John McIntyre 51BBA, far right, along with wife Joan and son Michael during the 2006 dedication ceremony of the John W. McIntyre Veranda, which is the balcony along the fifth floor of The Goizueta Foundation Center for Research and Doctoral Education.

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