Auburn Alumni Association adds four new members to Board of Directors

Published: November 28, 2017
Updated: November 29, 2017
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The Auburn Alumni Association has added four new members to its Board of Directors: J. Benjamin “Ben” Chappell of Homewood, Alabama; Douglas E. Kilton of Houston, Texas; Jennifer G. Moore of Hampton Cove, Alabama; and Michael C. Rogers of Mobile, Alabama

Chappell graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration (finance) in 2003 and received an Executive Master of Business Administration, or EMBA, in 2014 from Auburn’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. Chappell is the founder and president of design consulting firm Interior Elements. He operates and manages the company throughout its five-state footprint, with IE offices in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi, forming one of the largest contract furniture dealerships in the Southeast. In 2015, Chappell was the recipient of the Auburn Young Alumni Achievement Award. In 2016, Chappell was nominated and voted into membership with the Young Presidents Organization. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for the Auburn University College of Human Sciences Interior Design program, a top 10 accredited interior design program in the country. Chappell is a member of the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club. At Auburn, he is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, the 1856 Society, Circle of Excellence Society and the Foy Society.

Kilton graduated from Auburn University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in international trade. The regional vice president for Wells Fargo & Company in Houston, Kilton has more than 26 years of banking experience. He oversees Wells Fargo’s commercial banking operations, which provide loan, treasury management and deposit products to middle market companies across metro Houston. He joined Wells Fargo predecessor Wachovia in 1991 where he served a number of roles, including head of Wachovia Commercial Banking in Columbia, South Carolina, and head of Wachovia Business Banking in Washington, D.C.  Prior to his role in Houston, Kilton established Wells Fargo’s commercial banking operations in Louisiana, serving as regional vice president of the New Orleans RCBO. Kilton completed advanced foreign language studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship upon graduation from Auburn. He served as chairman of the Auburn University Honors College Campaign Committee in 2017. At Auburn he is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the Foy Society, the Samford Society and the Circle of Excellence Society.

Moore graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She is vice president of tourism for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau where she is responsible for marketing Huntsville as a tourism destination. She is a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Auburn Club, previously serving as secretary and scholarship chair. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association’s Destination Council, the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association and the Alabama Travel Council. At Auburn she is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and a member of the Circle of Excellence Society.

Rogers is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in building science. He is president of Rogers & Willard Inc., a general contracting firm working primarily in the Southeastern states. He is past chairman of Alabama Contemporary Art Center, has served on the board of Alabama Coastal Foundation and served as a trustee for The Nature Conservancy of Alabama. He is a past president of Associated Builders and Contractors of South Alabama and has also served on the board of the Alabama Architectural Foundation. He presently serves on the House Corporation of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Auburn, the board of UMS-Wright Preparatory School and the Mobile Chamber of Commerce executive board. He is the current chair of Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction executive board. At Auburn he is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a member of the Foy Society, the Samford Society and the Circle of Excellence Society.

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