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Let’s pass a hate crimes law in GA

June 2020

Dear Members of the General Assembly,

We, the undersigned organizations, stand committed to building a better basis for peace and prosperity across our state and our country, founded on justice for all. We are all employers in Georgia who value diversity, fairness and inclusion.

Georgia businesses employ millions of citizens from all walks of life. They represent our state’s rich tapestry of diversity. Georgia is annually hailed as one of the “Best places to do business,” and in order to maintain that reputation, and encourage prospective companies to locate here and workers to live here, we must also be in the business of advancing policies that support the positive change and social impact our communities need in order to build a more just and inclusive world.

As the General Assembly goes back into session, we write to urge you to support, approve and sign into law a comprehensive, specific and clear bill against hate crimes. We must all stand strong and united against targeted violence and bigotry. Diversity extends to a wide range of issues from race and ethnicity, to gender, sexual orientation, religion and physical ability, among other important characteristics that make each of us different but also deserving of protection from any attack that is motivated by hatred for the victim due to bias or prejudice.

We must come together, engage in tough conversations, and find solutions to make our communities and our country a place of hope and not despair, where diversity is celebrated and justice is assured. Georgia’s economic future and the dignity of our citizens depend on it.

We stand ready to provide you any assistance or support you may need to pass a hate crimes bill in Georgia and affirm that hate has no place in Georgia.

Sincerely,

11Alive (WXIA and WATL), John Deushane, President & General Manager

1991 Design, TaRon N. Joyner, Lead Designer + Founder

Aaron's, Inc., John Robinson, CEO

Accent Decor, Inc., Frank Hofland, President

Accenture, Jimmy Etheredge, CEO - North America

Activvely, Stefanie Jewett, Founder/CEO

Acuity, Kenji Kuramoto, CEO

Acuity Brands, Neil M. Ashe, President & CEO

Adams Realtors, William T. Adams, President

Adrenaline Agency, Sean Keathley, CEO

Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Inc, Shannon James, President & CEO

Affirm, Inc, Max Levchin, CEO

Aflac, Dan Amos, Chairman and CEO

Afrikan Unity Initiative, Inc., Tony Jamal Lee, Executive Director

Agency Spotter, Brian Regienczuk, CEO and Founder

Agnes Scott College, Leocadia I. Zak, President

AKQA, Roman Ptakowski, Managing Director

Alexander Babbage, Inc, Alan McKeon, CEO

Ally Commerce, Craig Haynor, CEO

Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce, Deborah  Lanham, President & CEO

Alston & Bird LLP, Richard R. Hays, Chairman & Managing Partner

Amazon, Brian Huseman, Vice President, Public Policy

American Airlines, Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO

American Cancer Society, Gary Reedy, Chief Executive Officer

American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, Michael Sullivan, President & CEO

Amicis Solutions Inc, Runar Sigurbjartsson, CEO

Angel Oak Companies, Michael Fierman, Co-CEO, Managing Partner

Anytime Fitness Acworth, Sian Teague, Managing Member and Owner

APG Emerging Tech, Justin Cullifer, Managing Partner

Aprio, LLP, Richard Kopelman, CEO

Arketi Group, J.Michael Neumeier, Jr., CEO

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Jonathan Eady, Managing Partner

ARPR LLC, Anna Ruth Williams, CEO

Asbury Automotive Group, David Hult, President & CEO

AT&T, Venessa Harrison, President - AT&T Georgia

Athens Area Association of REALTORS, Lauren Daniel, Chief Executive Officer

ATL Airport Chamber, Carmenlita Scott, President & CEO

Atlanta Braves, Derek Schiller, President & CEO

Atlanta Business Chronicle, David Rubinger, Market President and Publisher

Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS, Jeff Pollock, President

Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kyle Waide, President and CEO

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, William Pate, President and CEO

Atlanta Dream, Chris Sienko, President & General Manager

Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank, Executive Management, Owner and Chairman

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty, David Boehmig, President and CEO

Atlanta Gas Light, Bryan Batson, President

Atlanta Girls' School, Ayanna Hill-Gill, Head of School

Atlanta Gladiators Hockey, Jerry James, President

Atlanta Hawks, Steve Koonin, Chief Executive Officer

Atlanta International School, Kevin Glass, Head of School

Atlanta Movie Tours, Carrie Burns, CEO

Atlanta REALTORS Association, Jennifer Pino, President

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director

Atlanta United, Arthur Blank, Owner

Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Inc, Petula Y. Gomillion, Executive Director

Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Reece Cohen, Branch Manager

Autodesk, Andrew Anagnost, President and CEO

AVID Vines, David M.  Aferiat , Founder and President

Aware Force, Richard Warner, CEO

Axis Companies, Dean Collins, President

Axis Replay, Allie Young, CEO

Bain & Company, Inc., Laura Miles, Partner, Atlanta

BakerHostetler, Joann Jones, Office Managing Partner

Balentine, Adrian Cronje, Chief Executive Officer

Bank of America, Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President & Co-Head Southeast Region

BBDO Atlanta, Peter Bunarek, Managing Director

Beazer Homes, Allan P. Merrill, President and Chief Executive Officer

Bellfounder LLC, Jeff Yancey, Principal

Bennett Thrasher, Jeffrey A. Eischeid, Managing Partner

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Dan Forsman, President and CEO

Beterra Health Inc., Kapil Nair, President

BlackRock, Claude Wade, Global Head of the Client Experience Platform and Head of BlackRock Atlanta

Blissbook, Tom O'Dea, CEO

BlueLinx Corporation, Mitchell B. Lewis, President & CEO

Bobby Dodd Institute, Larry Gluth, President and CEO

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Everett L. Hoekstra, President, US Animal Health

Boss Consulting, Tyran Boss, CEO

Boston Consulting Group, Mark Kistulinec, Senior Partner and Managing Director

Bounce TV, Cheryle Harrison, General Manager

BrightWave, Simms Jenkins, Founder & CEO

Broadrange Logistics, Doug Parks, President

Brookman & Associates LLC DBA Painting with A Twist Douglasville, Glennis L. Tillman, Owner

Brunner Marketing Agency, Jeff Maggs, Managing Partner

Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, Ralph Staffins, President/CEO

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Steve Baumer, Co-Chair

C.E.K. & Partners, Carolyn Kopf, Founder

CAB Incorporated, Terri Jondahl, CEO

Capital City Home Loans, Greg Shumate, CEO

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Daniel Jackson, President & CEO

Carter, Scott Taylor, President & CEO

Carter's, Inc., Michael D. Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Celebrated Experiences, Jonathan Epstein, CEO

Centennial Yards, David Lee, EVP, External Affairs

CenterState, Stan Kryder, President - Atlanta

Central Atlanta Progress, A.J. Robinson, President

CeriFi, Matthew Given, CEO

Change Leadership Advisors, Erika Mookerjie, Founder and Consultant

charterUP, Brian DeLoach, CMO

Chattooga Chamber of Commerce, Cindy Rivers McGraw, Executive Director

CHEMISTRY, Tim Smith, President

Cherokee Association of REALTORS, Cammy Strickland, President

Chick-fil-A, Inc., Dan T. Cathy, Chairman and CEO

Chirp Communications LLC, John Walker, Managing Partner

CHRIS 180, Kathy B. Colbenson, President & CEO

CIBC Bank US, Mark H. Veach, Managing Director & Atlantic Region Head

CiDrep SickKids Foundation, M. Wayne Craige, Founder and Chairman

Cisco Systems, Inc., Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO

Classic Transportation LLC, Anthony A. Shead, CEO

Clearent, Pam Joseph, Chief Executive Officer

Co-CreatED, Jen Owen, Founder

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc, Tres Hamilton, CEO

Coastal Georgia Insurance Solutions, Anthony Montenegro, LUTCF, Director/ Founder

Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Sharon Mason, President & CEO

Cobb EMC, Peter Heintzelman, President and CEO

Cognia, Mark A. Elgart, President/CEO

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Laura Rittenberg, President

Colliers International - Atlanta, LLC, Bob Matthews, Chairman & CEO

Comcast, Bill Connors, President, Central Division

Communications 21, Sharon Goldmacher, President & CEO

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Alicia Philipp, President

Connect Public Relations, Stephen Butler, President

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Fred Boscarino, President

Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council, Martin Jones, Executive Director

Cor Partners, John Quinn, CEO

coralONE, MJ Sykes, Owner/Chief Designer

CORE Buckhead, Jessica Gowen, Owner

CORE4, Paul Millsap, Founder

Corporate Environments, Karen Hughes, CEO

Council for Quality Growth, Michael Paris, President & CEO

Cousins Properties, Colin Connolly, President & CEO

Cox Enterprises, Inc., Alex Taylor, President & CEO

Cox Media Group, Dan York, President & CEO

Coxe Curry & Associates, David Eidson, President & CEO

Creative Mischief, Chris Sizemore, CEO

Cricket Wireless, John Dwyer, President AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Wireless

Criminal Records, Malissa Sole, Director of Marketing, Events, Partnerships

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, Camille Naughton, President

Crocker Partners, Christopher Eachus, Co-Founder & Partner

Crowe LLP, Andrea Castle, Partner

Crown Castle, Jay Brown, President and CEO

CulturaLink, Yolanda Robles, CEO

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., John O’Neill, President, Southeast & Southcentral Region

Customer Strategy, David Weinberger, President

Dad's Garage Theatre Company, Lara Smith, Managing Director

Decisely Insurance Services, Kevin Dunn, CEO

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Kenneth E. Coleman, President and CEO

Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ed Heys, Managing Partner - Atlanta and Birmingham

Delta Air Lines, Inc., Ed Bastian, CEO

Deluxe Corporation, Barry McCarthy, CEO

Dentons, Eric Tanenblatt, Global Chair, Public Policy + Regulation

Design-1-1, Denise Alexis, CEO

Destined Opportunities Recruiting Firm, Christopher Carlisle, President

Development Authority of Fulton County, Al Nash, CEO

Digital Additive, Roxana Shershin, President

Digital Vibes LLC, Bryce Thomason, President

Digitas, Alyse Schwartz, SVP, Managing Director Atlanta

DODDCO, Inc., Ashley Dodd, Owner

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Sara Ray, President & CEO

Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Hodge, President

Dragon Army, Jeff Hilimire, Co-Founder and CEO

DS Services of America, Inc., Viola Johnson Jacobs, Director, Government Affairs & Regulatory Compliance

EarthLink, Glenn Goad, CEO

East Metro Board of REALTORS, Christie Phillips, President

East Pole Coffee Co., Jules Tompkins, Owner

Eat Sleep Knit, Erin Walker, Owner

Edge Solutions, Julie Ison Haley, CEO

Elavon, Jamie Walker, CEO

Emory University, Claire E. Sterk, President

Engle Martin and Associates, Stephen Beene, President

Equifax Inc., Mark Begor, CEO

Eugene Lee music Academy, Eugene Lee, CEO

Eversheds Sutherland, Mark Wasserman, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer

EY, Sam Johnson, EY Americas Vice Chair, Account

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO

FieldCore, A GE Company, Amir Hafzalla, President & CEO

FieldEdge, Connie Certusi, President

Fifth Group Restaurants, Robby Kukler, Partner

Film Connx, Carolyn Pitt, Esq., CEO

First Coast Benefits Solutions, Inc., Catina Tiindall, President and CEO

First Performance, Ben Psillas, President & CEO

Fischer Connectors Inc., Alain Lafourcade, President

Fitzco, Dave Fitzgerald, CEO

Focus-I-Apparel, LLC, Yolanda Newell, Owner

Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Simonia Blassingame, President/CEO

Foundation for Atlanta Veterans Education and Research, Inc., Leslie Hughes, Executive Director

Frazier & Deeter, LLC, Seth McDaniel, CEO

Friendly Human, Daniel Roberts, CEO

Fulton Metals Recycling, Mike Sateika, President

Futurus, LLC, Annie Eaton, CEO - North America

Galina Photography, Galina Coada, Owner

Gas South, Kevin Greiner, President & CEO

GE Gas Power, Scott Strazik, CEO

Genesis Capital LLC, Jonathan D. Goldman, Founder and Managing Partner

Genuine Parts Company, Paul Donahue, Chairman and CEO

Georgia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Kristine Steinmann, Director

Georgia Association of REALTORS, Deb Junkin, CEO

Georgia Beverage Association, Kevin Perry, President & CEO

Georgia Bio, Maria Thacker Goethe, President & CEO

Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Chris Clark, President & CEO

Georgia Global Health Alliance, Inc., Maria Thacker Goethe, Executive Director

Georgia Hospital Association, Earl Rogers, President and CEO

Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association, Inc., Jim Sprouse, Executive Director

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, David Paule, Executive Director

Georgia Nurses Association, Matthew  Caseman , Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Oak Partners, Michael Lonergan, Managing Partner

Georgia Power Company, Paul Bowers, Chairman, President & CEO

Georgia Restaurant Association, Karen Bremer, Executive Director

Georgia Retailers, Thomas Beusse, Executive Director

Georgia-Pacific LLC, Christian Fischer, President and CEO

Gleneagles Group, David B. Plyler, CEO

Global Payments Inc., Jeffrey Sloan, Chief Executive Officer

GlobalConnect Consulting & Training, Fabian J. Derozario, CEO

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Dave Dase, Head of Southeast Investment Banking

Google, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google

Grady Health System, John Haupert, CEO

Grant Thornton LLP, Brad Preber, Chief Executive Officer

Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Michael Doss, President & CEO

Greater Hall Chamber, Kit Dunlap, President & CEO

Greenberg Traurig, Ernest Greer, Co-President

GreenSky, Inc., David Zalik, CEO

GreenView Floors International, Inc., Angie Liu, President

GreyStone Power Corporation, Gary Miller, President and CEO

Gulf Partyline Corporation, David Holley, CEO

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation , Mark  Burns , President

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Nick Masino, President & CEO

H.J. Russell & Company, Michael Russell, CEO

h2o creative group, Lance Sabbe, Partner

Hamilton Fine Homes/REMAX Metro Atlanta, Rick Hamilton, CEO

Havas Annex Atlanta, Brad Jansen, Managing Director

Haven Manufacturing, Steve Thiry, President

HAVER & BOECKER USA, Claudio Caobianco, Executive VP

Havertys, Clarence Smith, President and CEO

Hawque LLC, Chris Rich, CEO

Hendrick Inc., Jennifer Treter, Managing Principal

Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Joseph Henning, President & CEO

High Road Craft Ice Cream, Keith Schroeder, CEO

Hinesville Area Board of Realtors, Cheri Johns, Association Executive

Hire Dynamics, Billy Milam, CEO

HIVE Talent Acquisition Firm, Dana Neiger, Cofounder

Hober Realty, David Hober, Owner/Broker

Holder Construction, Tommy Holder, Chairman & CEO

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Paul Barton, Head of School

Homestead, REALTORS, Michael Fischer, Vice President

Hothouse, Jon Katinsky, President

HP Hotels, Mike Hines, Chairman

HPRC, Inc., Brian S. McCluskey, Ph.D., Chairman/CEO

Human Resource Dimensions, Jennifer Brock, President

HUNTER Technical Resources, Clint Bailey, Managing Partner

Hydrema U.S., Inc, Kresten Binder, Exe Vice President

IBM Corporaton, Kitty Chaney Reed, Senior State Executive, Georgia

Icarus Consulting, Shelton Goode, CEO

Iconex, Craig A. Gunckel, CEO

Ideas United, Sarah Cutler, Head of People

iGuard PPC, Kim Gay, CEO

ImagineX Consulting, Shaun Bank, Co-Founder and CEO

Immucor, Inc., Avi Pelossof, CEO

InComm, Brooks Smith, CEO

Inner Trailblazer, Janice Jernigan, President

Inspire Brands, Inc., Paul Brown, CEO

Institute for Executive Women, Catherine Blake, CEO & Founder

Intec Solutions Inc, Arnold Manier, President

Intelligent Energy Optimizers LLC, Yariv Sivan, CEO

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Elie W. Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Interdenominational Theological Center, Matthew Wesley Williams, President

International Market Centers, L.P., Robert J Maricich, Chairman and CEO

Intown Realty Development, Kimberly Scott, CEO

Intradiem, Joanna Luth, Chief People Officer

Intuitive Management Partners, Whitney Ward, Principal Broker

Invesco Ltd., Marty Flanagan, President & CEO

IronCAD, LLC, Tao Yang Han, President

Island Realty & Development Company, Robert A. Jenkins, President/Broker

J.M. Huber Corporation, Michael Marberry, President & CEO

JAB Global Meetings & Site Selection, LLC, Jennifer Bergantino, Owner

Jabian Consulting, Nigel Zelcer, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, Jim Shaw, President/CEO

Jackson Spalding, Glen Jackson, Co-Founder and Partner

JLL, Michael J. Sivewright, International Director and Regional President

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Brent Burns, President and CEO

Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce, Robin Buckley, COO

Johnson & Alday, LLC, Robert D. Johnson, Partner / Owner

Johnson & Johnson, Chris Lepore, Vice President, US State Government Affairs

Jones Day, Al LaFiandra, Partner-in-Charge Atlanta

Jones Medical Equipment, Kristina Rucker, CEO

JOYVIAL, Hanni Berger, CEO

JT McMahel INC, Jim McMahel, President

Juice Studios, Angie Winckler, Partner, VP Operations

Kabbage, Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder & President

Kaiser Permanente, Jim Simpson, President

KBB INVESTOR INC, Ed Johnson, Owner

Keith Biggs Realty LLC, Keith Biggs, Owner

Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Keller Williams Realty Heart of Atlanta Group, Rick Hale, Operating Partner

Keyfactor, Jordan Rackie, CEO

Kids2, Ryan Gunnigle, CEO

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Henry Walker, Chairman

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Jeff  Melucci , Senior VP & General Counsel

King & Prince Seafood Corporation, Michael Alexander, CEO

King & Spalding LLP, Robert D. Hays, Chairman

Kismet Risk Management Associates, Manjusha Sheobaran, President

KPMG, David Leiter, Managing Partner - Atlanta Office and MidSouth Hub

Kwalu, Michael Zusman, CEO

L.E.D. Experience, Kelly Nelson, Founder/CEO/ Chief Creative Officer

Lane Conrads Corporation, Michael Conrads, President

Latin American Association, Anibal Torres, Executive Director

Launch Interactive, LLC, Javier Santana, Co-Founder

Leadership Sandy Springs, Jan Paul, Executive Director

LeaseQuery, George Azih, CEO

Lenbrook, Felecia Sveda, Vice President, Operations - Hospitality Services

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Mark Kelsey, CEO

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Leah Poole, CEO

Living Day By Day Magazine, Lakeba Wallace, Editor/Owner

Lockton Companies, Doug Hutcherson, CEO, Southeast Series

LogicSpree, John R. DeShazer, President

Loki Group, Inc., Alok Gupta, Managing Partner

Look Listen, Kit Hughes, CEO

Lord Aeck Sargent, Joseph Greco, President

LUIGO LLC, Luis Sonsino, Managing Partner

Lyft, John Zimmer, Co-founder and President

M.D. Hastings Risk Consulting, Michael Hastings, President

M1PR, Inc., Jim Caruso, CEO

Magnolia Grove Medical Spa, Quynhanh Pham, CEO

Mailchimp, Ben Chestnut, Co-Founder and CEO

Majestic Etiquette, Nia Brown, President

Marist School, Fr. Bill Rowland, S.M., President

Marsden Marketing, Anne Marsden, Founder and Principal

Matador Distributing, LLC, James Rubenstein, President & CEO

Maura Neill & Associates at RE/MAX Around Atlanta , Maura and Ben  Neill, Owners

MaxMedia, Keehln Wheeler, Founder and CEO

McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Jay Courie, Managing Partner

McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Frank Layson, Atlanta Office Managing Partner

McKinsey & Co, Steven Lubow, Associate Parter

McKinsey & Company, Steve Reis, Senior Partner

Media Frenzy Global, Katie Kern, Agency Partner

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Arthur Blank, Owner and Chairman

Mercedes-Benz USA, Nicholas Speeks, President and CEO

MessageGears, Roger Barnette, CEO

Metro Atlanta Chamber, Katie Kirkpatrick, P.E., President & CEO

Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Business Coalition, Dean Collins, Chairman

MHP Americas, Tobias Hoffmeister, President & CEO

Michael Jacobson Consulting, Michael I. Jacobson, President

Microsoft, Terrance Herron, Senior Director, Government Affairs

MiddleM Creative, Tricia Forbes, Vice President

Midtown Alliance, Kevin Green, President & CEO

Miller & Martin PLLC, Tom  Harrold , Senior Partner

Miller Zell, Inc., Chip Miller, CEO

MoonRiver Design, LLC., Christopher Rienerth, Partner

Morehouse School of Medicine, Valerie Montgomery Rice, President & Dean

MORIN Entertainment Law, Lee Morin, Esq., Principal

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Simon Malko, Managing Partner

Mosaic Real Estate, Malik R. Karimi, CEO

MountainSeed, Carl Streck, CEO

Moxie, Solange Claudio, President, Chief Client Officer

MRY, Lauren Hanrahan, CEO

Mueller Water Products, J. Scott Hall, President & CEO

Multi Technology Surveillance Security Cameras LLC, David W. Haynes, Jr., CEO

NASCO, John Ladaga, President and CEO

National Association of Social Workers - Georgia Chapter, Cheryl Bonneau, Executive Director

NCR, Mike Hayford, President and CEO

Nead Werx, Inc., Nickolas Downey, CEO

Nebo, Adam Harrell, Co-Founder

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Michael E. Hollingsworth II, Office Managing Partner, Atlanta

NELSON Worldwide, John Nelson, Jr., Chairman and CEO

Nest Realty Atlanta, Jennifer Kjellgren, Owner / Broker

Netflix Inc., Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer

Newnan CPR, Sam Connor, Owner

Newnan-Coweta Board of REALTORS, Elizabeth Hiett, Association Executive Director

Newnan-Coweta Chamber, Candace Boothby, President and CEO

News And Post Production LLC, Un Choi, CEO

Nielsen, David W. Kenny, Chief Executive Officer

NILES BOLTON ASSOCIATES, G. Niles Bolton, Chairman/CEO

Nimble. Design Co., Candice Riley Campbell, CEO and Creative Director

North Highland, Dan Reardon, CEO

Novelis, Steve Fisher, President & CEO

NOWaccount Network Corporation, Lara Hodgson, President & CEO

Nox Health, Sigurjon Kristjansson, CEO

Oak Business Group, William Tighe, Managing Partner

Oglethorpe University, Lawrence Schall, President

Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting, Inc., Chad Wischmeyer, President and Managing Partner

Olympic Pool Plastering, Shawn Still, CEO

Ongev, Sharon Byers, CEO

Opulence, Inc., Roketa Johnson, CEO

Origyn PBC, Davion Ziere, Founder

OUT Georgia Business Alliance, Chris Lugo, Executive Director

Pace Academy, Fred Assaf, Head of School

Paint Love, Inc., Laura Shaw, Executive Director

PalmerHouse Properties, Kevin L. Palmer, CEO & Founder

Paramount Software Solutions, Pramod Sajja, CEO & President

Pariveda Solutions, Stephen Cardwell, Managing Vice President

ParkMobile, Jon Ziglar, CEO

Partners in Change, Neil Shorthouse, President and Co-Founder

Patientco, Bird Blitch, CEO

Payne Consulting Group LLC, Brandon Payne, Partner

Peach Bowl Inc., Gary P. Stokan, CEO-President

PGA TOUR Superstore, Arthur Blank, Owner and Chairman

Phoebe Putney Health System, Scott Steiner, CEO

Piedmont Healthcare, Kevin Brown, President & CEO

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Brent Smith, President & CEO

Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Frank Patterson, President and CEO

Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Klaus Zellmer, President & CEO

Porsche Consulting, Inc., Hagen Radowski, President & CEO

Portman Holdings, LLC, Ambrish Baisiwala, CEO

Prestwick Companies, Jody Tucker, CEO

PrimeRevenue, Inc., PJ Bain, CEO

Pritchard & Jerden, Jim Bailey, President

Procurement Advisors LLC, Suja Katarya, CEO & Managing Partner

profitHumanKIND, Virginia Hammond, Founder and CEO

Proof of the Pudding, Adam Noyes, President

PulteGroup, Ryan Marshall, President & CEO

Purchasing Power, Trey Loughran, Chief Executive Officer

Purposity, Blake Canterbury, Co-Founder and CEO

PwC, Reggie Walker, Chief Commercial Officer

Qoins Technologies inc, Christian Zimmerman, CEO

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Dean  Crowe, Founder & CEO

Randstad, Ben Elliott, US CFO

RAPCO Media, LLC, Stacey Farrell, Director of Marketing/CMO

rDialogue, A Bond Company, Phil Rubin, EVP & Founder

RE/MAX Around Atlanta, Kristen Jones, Broker/Owner

RE/MAX Metro Atlanta, Inc., Donna Armstrong, President

Real Estate Resource Center of South Georgia, llc, Kathy Villafane, Owner

Regions Bank, Bill Linginfelter, Area President, Georgia/South Carolina

Revel Systems, Greg Dukat, CEO

Revenue Analytics, Dax Cross, CEO

Revolution Gelato, Inc., Jared Olkin, Founder & CEO

Rhyme & Reason Design, Scarlett Rosier, Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Roadie, Marc Gorlin, Founder & CEO

Rollins Inc., John Wilson, Chief Operating Officer

Salary Finance, Anita Ward, Chief Development Officer

Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Chair & Chief Executive Officer

SalesLoft, Kyle Porter, CEO

Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Tom Mahaffey, CEO

Saramar Group, Sarah Marske, Founder & CEO

Savannah Country Day School, Kef Wilson, Head of School

Savills, Chris White, Vice Chairman, Director, Southeast Region Lead

SCAD, Paula Wallace, President

Scientific Games, Patrick McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery

Sciera, Inc., Naveen Bala, CEO

Scot Ward Funeral Services, Scot Ward, President

Selig Enterprises, Steve Selig, President

Sercomm Technology, Inc., Derek Elder, President

Service Autopilot, Jonathan Pototschnik, Chief Executive Officer

Shadow Ventures, KP Reddy, Founder, General Partner

Sharecare, Jeff Arnold, Founder, Chairman & CEO

Sharp Home Care, Tripper Sharp, Founder & CEO

Shepard, Kevin  Bird, Executive Vice President

SHERPA Global, David Felfoldi, CEO/Founder

Shockingly Different Leadership, Karan Rhodes, CEO

SHRM - Atlanta, Jeanne Artime, CEO

Siemens USA, Barbara Humpton, President and CEO

Sifted, Jessica Legge, Co-CEO

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Stephen M. Forte, Managing Partner

SolAmerica Energy, Tony Yonnone, Vice President, Project Development

South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Y. Dyan Matthews, President & CEO

Southern Company, Tom Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO

Southern Company Gas, Kim Greene, CEO

Southwest Airlines, Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Southwest Georgia Children's Alliance, Inc., Maggie McGruther, CEO

Southwire Company, LLC., Rich Stinson, President and CEO

Spend Management Experts, LLC, John Haber, CEO & Founder

Squire Patton Boggs, Mark J. Ruehlmann, Chair and Global CEO

Steady, Adam Roseman, CEO

Stealth Products, Jason Begin, President

StockX, Scott Cutler, CEO

Strategic Development & Growth, Inc., DeLisa Clift, Founder and CEO

STRIVE Atlanta, Jomal Vailes, Executive Director

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, Terry Brantley, Managing Partner

Synchrony, Margaret Keane, CEO

Synensys, Stephen Powell, CEO

Synovus Financial Corp, Kessel D. Stelling, Chairman and CEO

Talli, Lauren Longo, CEO

Tanner Health System, Loy M. Howard, President & CEO

Taylor English Duma LLP, Marc Taylor, Managing Partner

Teach For America Metro Atlanta, Khadijah Abdullah, Executive Director

Technology Association of Georgia, Larry Williams, President & CEO

Telemundo Atlanta, Ivan Shammas, General Manager

Tellerex, James Kilkelly, CEO

Terminus, Tim Kopp, CEO

The Advisory Alliance, David Harper, Managing Principal

The Alliance Theatre, Susan Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director

The Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates, Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Chair

The Atlanta Opera, Tomer Zvulun, The Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director

The Atlanta Women's Foundation, Kari B. Love, Chief Executive Officer

The Coca-Cola Company, James Quincey, Chairman and CEO

The Cook's Warehouse, Mary Moore, Founder & CEO

The Creative Approach, Cale Robert Hall, President and CEO

The Gathering Spot, Ryan Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO

The Grant Partners, Ryan Grant, Founder & President

The Home Depot, Craig Menear, Chairman, CEO and President

The Howard School, Marifred Cilella, Head of School

The Kids Salon, Jewel Chesson, Owner

The Lola, Eileen Lee, Co-Founder

The Lovett School, Meredyth Cole, Head of School

The Mount Vernon School, Dr. Brett Jacobsen, CEO & Head of School

The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, Deron Davis, Executive Director

The nsoro Educational Foundation, Monica Pantoja, Executive Director

The Real Estate Company, Darrin Hunt, Co-Founder & Broker

The Schenck School, Josh Clark, Head of School

The Trail Group, Kaya Trail, Principal

The Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, Chairman and Co-Chairman

The Westminster Schools, Keith Evans, President

The WITH/Agency, Blair Brady, CEO and Co-Founder

The Wyche Agency, Crystal Wyche, President

Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce, Lori Showalter Smith, President/CEO

Thornton Communications, Terri Thornton, Founding Partner

Three Five Two, Geoff Wilson, President & Founder

thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation North America, Kevin Lavallee, President and CEO North America

Time 2 Consult LLC, Yvonne T. Bostic, Owner

TMP Home Care Services dba Visiting Angels - Hoschton, Thomas Price, President

Tom Barrow Company, Angela Hartley, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tomoca Coffee Holdings LLC., Abdella Saeed, Partner

Toyota Motor North America, Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Diversity Officer

Trinity School, Joseph Marshall, Head of School

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Charles Watson, CEO

Troutman Sanders LLP, Steve Lewis, Managing Partner

Truist Bank, Jenna Kelly, President, Northern Georgia

TruRating, Georgina Nelson, Founder & CEO

Trusted Counsel Ashley, LLC, Evelyn Ashley, Managing Partner

UHY Consulting, Inc., Frank J. Fenello, National Managing Director

United Distributors, Inc., Doug Hertz, Chairman & CEO

United Way of Greater Atlanta, Milton J. Little, Jr., President and CEO

Univision Communications Inc., Ronald Estrada, Head of Government Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility

UPS, Carol Tomé, CEO

Veritiv, Mary Laschinger, CEO

Vida Prints & Gifts, Luis Malave, President

VIP Promotional Products, Inc, Maryann Smith, CEO

VMware, Inc., Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer

Voya Financial, Matthew Toms, Chief Investment Officer

WarnerMedia, Rich Warren, President

Warren Averett, LLC, Kim Hartsock, Managing Partner, Atlanta

Watershed Geosynthetics, Michael Ayers, CEO

WaterStar Capital LLC, Yi Yang, Managing Partner

Wells Fargo, Darryl Harmon, Southeast Lead Region President

Wellstar Health System, Candice Saunders, President & CEO

WestRock, Steve Voorhees, CEO

Wilbanks Law Firm, P.C., Dylan E. Wilbanks, Owner

Will Packer Productions, Will Packer, Founder & CEO

William Mills Agency, Scott Mills, President

Windham Brannon, LLC, Heidi LaMarca, CEO

Wise, Bill Prettyman, President/CEO

Womble Bond Dickinson, Joel Pieper, Partner

Women In Technology, Penny Collins, President & CEO

Women's Chamber of Commerce, Jill Goodrich, President & CEO

Wonderstruct, Alyce Anderson, President

Woodward Academy, F. Stuart Gulley, President

World Wide Technology, Jim Kavanaugh, CEO & Co-Founder

Wripple, Bonny Block, Co-Founder

YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Lauren  Koontz , President & CEO

Youtria, Celentria Adams, CEO

Zenith, Lauren Hanrahan, CEO

Zillow, Rich Barton, Co-Founder and CEO

List current as of June 24, 2020

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