This year's inductees are
Nashville restaurant chain CEO Gregory
L. Burns, Fayette District Court Judge Pamela Renee Goodwine and
Louisville accounting executive Michael B. Mountjoy.
17, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.) A
Louisville CPA, a Lexington district court judge and a Nashville restaurateur will be
inducted today into the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics
Alumni Hall of Fame.
inductees are Gregory L. Burns
of Nashville, Pamela Renee
Goodwine of Lexington and Michael B. Mountjoy of
These three exemplify
the qualities of character and accomplishment that we hope all students and graduates of
the Gatton College aspire to possess. They
have acquired standings and reputations within their professions that most people can only
envy, said Richard W. Furst, dean of the Gatton College.
native Burns, 44, is chairman and chief executive officer of OCharleys, a
Nashville-based restaurant chain with 114 stores in the Southeast and Midwest. He joined that company in 1983 and served as
controller, executive vice president and chief financial officer before being named
president in 1993 and CEO in 1994. He was
chief financial officer for the Nashville Banner Publishing Co. Inc. from 1980 to 1983,
and was a senior accountant for Price Waterhouse & Co. prior to that. He earned his bachelors degree in accounting
in 1977 and his masters in accounting in 1978, both at UK.
A native of
Youngstown, Ohio, Goodwine was appointed by Gov. Paul Patton to fill a vacancy on the
Fayette District Court and subsequently won election to the bench in 1999. Her appointment came after five years
working for Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, which she joined after completing her law degree at
UK in 1994, three years after earning her bachelors degree in management at UK. Goodwine, 39, has served as chair of the Kentucky
Commission on Human Rights and a board member of the Central Kentucky Legal Services and
the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council.
Mountjoy, 50, is co-founder, president and managing
director of Carpenter, Mountjoy & Bressler P.S.C., a Louisville accounting firm. The firm, launched in 1980, has grown under his
leadership to become Kentuckys largest locally owned accounting and consulting firm,
with offices in Louisville, Lexington and Covington and more than 90 employees. The firm is a past recipient of CPA
Digests Digest 50 Award for its innovative growth and the Family-Friendly
Workplace Award for its personnel practices. He
is a native of Williamsburg, Ky. He earned
his bachelors degree in accounting at UK in 1972.
To date, 28 people have been inducted into UKs Gatton
College Alumni Hall of Fame, which was established in 1994 to recognize alumni who have
made outstanding contributions to their communities and areas of enterprise.