Rhett Patrick Deal

Sales Manager, TSYS

Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

Deal works for a premier payment processor in the rapidly growing Fintech industry. He sells TSYS payment solutions to banks, ISO’s, VAR’s, ISV’s and software companies.


BA, Political Science, 2002

Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Running, golf, travel, spending time with family

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

Taking Dr. Lauth’s Political Economics class. He is scholar and most of all a gentleman.

My Top Three Career Tips

1. Move someplace you’ve never been to.
2. Work in a restaurant.
3. Have fun. Your career will eventually find you.

Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Board of Directors – Columbus, GA Chapter, University of Georgia Alumni Association

Board of Directors – Open Door Community House

Government Affairs Committee – Columbus, GA Chamber of Commerce

Administrative Board – St. Luke United Methodist Church

Membership Committee – Green Island Country Club

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

East – West Bistro. Great place to eat and drink with friends.

Recent Honors / Awards

Leadership Columbus – Class of 2012