Movers and shakers

John Barge (88C) and Joe Cook (88C)

John Barge (88C), left, and Joe Cook (88C) are among the state's most influential leaders, according to Georgia Trend.

Two members of the Berry College class of 1988 – John Barge and Joe Cook – are included on Georgia Trend magazine’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential Georgians. John is beginning his third year as superintendent of Georgia’s public school system, while Joe is executive director and river keeper for the Coosa River Basin Initiative. Joe previously made the list in 2011; this is John’s first appearance.

According to the article, “The individuals on this 15th edition of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians list, many you’ve heard of and a few you may not know by name, are exerting lots of influence in the worlds they inhabit – business, philanthropy, politics. They are impacting how we live, how we vote, how we buy or how we give.”

Joining the two Berry representatives are a host of recognizable names, including congressmen, senators, university presidents and successful business executives such as Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. View complete list.

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