A native of Johnsonville, South Carolina, Eaddy is a 1976 summa cum laude graduate of Furman University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key and the Quaternion Society. He received his J. D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1979, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Randy is a senior partner in the Corporate Department of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and has been listed for several years in Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law.
In addition to Furman’s Board of Trustees, Randy serves on the boards of the Winston-Salem State University Foundation, the Winston-Salem Arts Council, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and the Winston-Salem Downtown Partnership, and he has served on the boards of the Alliance Theatre Company, the Georgia Legal Services Foundation, the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and other civic organizations. Active in bar associations and as a writer and speaker on topics for continuing education and advancement of the legal profession, Randy is lead author of the chapter on “Diversity” in Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, a multi-volume treatise sponsored by West Group and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Among other honors, Randy received the 1999 President’s Award from the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists in recognition of his contributions to the African American community as an attorney, legal scholar and civic leader, and the 2005 Team Hope Award from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America for Corporate Management and Diversity Leadership. Randy cites his participation in Furman’s Study Abroad Program to England, during the Fall of 1975, as his most enlightening, formative experience.
Randy has also provided legal internships for numerous Furman students over the years.