Brentwood-based travel company recognized as "fastest growing" among U. of Georgia alumni


Brentwood-based travel company recognized as "fastest growing" among U. of Georgia alumni

FTM Travel, which operates in the Southeast from its home base in Brentwood, is included in the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s 2019 Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.

More than 564 nominations were submitted for the 2019 list.

 FTM Travel, founded and co-owned by 1993 UGA graduate Christy Grogan Shadday and business partner Jami Hill, specializes in Disney Destinations and worldwide travel. 

 “This award is very special for us because it comes from a dream that was turned into a reality in 2007,” Shadday said. “FTM Travel is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and has earned the high distinction of being EarMarked by Disney Destinations. We have established relationships with industry partners we trust to provide superb vacation options around the world.  We have 22 agents throughout the United States that work along with us to turn vacation dreams into dream vacations.  This recognition from the University of Georgia Alumni Association is an incredible honor to us all.”

 The 2019 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as real estate, dining, technology and retail. Companies are based as far north as New York and as far west as California. Of the 100 businesses, 80 are located within Georgia.

 “The Bulldog 100 program provides us with the opportunity to applaud the outstanding achievements of our graduates, broaden networks and inspire each other in our shared commitment,” said Meredith Johnson, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association. “These alumni are leading the way in business and building better communities.”

 Business applicants were measured by their compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period. The Atlanta office of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors verified the information submitted by each company. On Jan. 26, the UGA Alumni Association will host an event to celebrate the Bulldog 100 and count down the ranked list to the No. 1 business. 

 To view the full alphabetical list of honorees and to learn more about the Bulldog 100, see www.alumni.uga.edu/b100. 

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