Hall of Distinction 2017 Inductees Announced

​2017 HoD Inductees (left to right) Sarah Borders, Jim Parr, and David B. Songy

​2017 HoD Inductees (left to right) Sarah Borders, Jim Parr,
and David B. Songy

January 30, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has announced the members of its 2017 Hall of Distinction Class – Sarah Borders, Jim Parr and David B. Songy. This year’s class will be inducted at the Hall of Distinction Banquet, which the college will host at the Business Education Complex on Friday, March 31.

“These individuals have distinguished themselves and are truly deserving of this honor,” said Richard D. White Jr., dean of the E. J. Ourso College. “Sarah, Jim and David have exceeded the criteria we use to determine our Hall of Distinction members and we are very much looking forward to their special evening.”

Borders is a partner in the financial restructuring practice group of King & Spalding, an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune
 Global 100. She is also chair of the firm’s lateral hiring committee. During her career, she has represented General Electric Capital, been selected for Atlanta Magazine’s Georgia Super Lawyers and served as past president of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Georgia and a fellow in The American College of Bankruptcy.

Borders graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s in economics in 1984 and earned her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the E. J. Ourso College, as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Real Estate Women Network of Atlanta, and the Turnaround Management Association. She is also a board member of Action Ministries Inc.

Parr is founder and president of Records Management Solutions of Georgia Inc. and an adjunct professor in LSU’s Department of Marketing. Along with his wife, Laura, he provided the seed capital to form the E. J. Ourso College’s Professional Sales Institute and helped establish the college’s professional sales concentration in marketing.

Parr graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s in marketing in 1972 and an MBA in 1973. He is president of the LSU Greater Baton Rouge Alumni chapter.

Songy is chief executive officer of Songy Highroads LLC, where he is responsible for sourcing new acquisitions and developments activity, as well as raising capital from both institutional equity partners and sources investing in the firm’s fund-level investments. He co-founded the company in 2011 after having previously co-founded Songy Partners Ltd in 1992 in Boca Raton, Fla.

Songy graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s in accounting in 1979 and a master’s in finance in 1980. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the E. J. Ourso College, the Urban Land Institute, and is a board member of the Atlanta Dream Center and the Atlanta Youth Academy.

About the Hall of Distinction
Established in 1996, the E. J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who make significant contributions in the areas of business, academia, government or the community. The Hall of Distinction is not strictly limited to LSU alumni but nominees should have some connection with the college.

For more information about the Hall of Distinction, visit our informational page
. For information about the E. J. Ourso College, visit lsu.edu/business.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business