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Editorial Salute - 5/30/13

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One of Savannah's most accomplished and generous citizens has received a well-deserved state-wide honor.  Robert Jepson has been named 2013's "Most Respected Business Leader," by the state's business and economic development magazine, Georgia Trend.  An extremely successful corporate CEO, over-the-years, Bob has taken multiple, under-performing companies off intensive-care status, "doctoring" them back to fiscal health and restored success.  While Bob and, wife Alice, are not Savannah-natives, you'd never guess it by the way they both have so totally embraced and bolstered this community, their full-time home, now, for almost 25-years.   

Education, history, and the arts are key cornerstones for the identity and vibrancy of any community, all of which match Bob Jepson's supportive core-passions. From the Telfair Museum of Art's majestic Jepson Center, to financially-assisting, often leading, other local fund-raising projects, his efforts and personal charitable-commitment have made a significant impact throughout the Savannah community, now, and for generations to come.  Retired, but only in theory, Bob chairs the Georgia Ports Authority Board, helping to guide a critically-important economic-development driver for the state.  With his stellar expertise and knowledge, his service on area boards remains in high-demand.  He's currently in leadership roles with SCAD's Board of Visitors, and the Georgia Historical Society Board, among his other volunteer-commitments. Our congratulations to Bob Jepson for his Georgia Trend state-wide distinction.  Savannah is blessed to have, in its midst, a bounty of citizen crown-jewels.  Clearly, Bob, you're a stand-out among them.  We're so very thankful that, years ago, you and Alice decided to call Savannah home.

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