Most Influencial Georgians: Notables

Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams, Senior Pastor,

Morningside Presbyterian Church



Brian Anderson, President,

Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce



Amos Amerson, State Representative



Scott Angle, Dean, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia



Joel Babbit, CEO, Mother Nature Network



Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Musician/Actor



Brig. Gen. Maria Britt, Commanding General, Georgia Army National Guard



Alton Brown, TV Personality, Author



Robert Brown, President/CEO,

RL Brown & Associates, Inc.



Otis Brumby, Publisher,

Marietta Daily Journal/Neighbor Newspapers



Chip Cherry, President, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Macon Economic Development Commission



Kathy Cox, State School Superintendent



Dennis Creech, Executive Director, Southface Energy Institute



Stephen Dalton, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Georgia



Jermaine Dupri, CEO, So-So Def Records



Earl Ehrhart, State Representative



Alan Essig, Executive Director,

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute



Damon Evans, Athletics Director,

University of Georgia



Hans Gant, Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce



Sharon Gay, Attorney/Partner,

McKenna Long & Aldridge



Michael Gaymon, President/CEO,

Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce



Rob Gibson, Executive and Artistic Director, Savannah Music Festival



Phil Gingrey, U.S. Congressman



Renee Glover, President/CEO,

Atlanta Housing Authority



Ross Harding, Vice President of Business Development, Herty Advanced Materials Development Center



Bob Hatcher, Board of Regents,

President/CEO of Midcountry Financial



Neil Herring, Lobbyist, Sierra Club



Al Hodge, President/CEO, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce



Carol Hunstein, Chief Justice,

Georgia Supreme Court



Eric Jacobson, Executive Director, Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities



Jimmy Jeter, President/CEO, Standard Discount



Hank Johnson, U.S. Congressman



Paul Johnson, Head Football Coach,

Georgia Tech



Phil Kent, Chairman/CEO, Turner Broadcasting



Steve Labovitz, Attorney/Partner,

McKenna Long & Aldridge



John Linder, U.S. Congressman



Tad Leithead, Atlanta Regional Commission Chair



Mike Luckovich, Editorial Cartoonist,

Atlanta Journal-Constitution



Todd McDevitt, Stem Cell Scientist,

Georgia Tech



Lauren McDonald, Public Service Commission



Rhonda Medows, Commissioner,

Georgia Department of Community Health



Dr. Douglas Miller, Dean of School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia



Bob Nerem, Director, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech-Emory Collaboration for Regenerative Medicine (GTEC).



Dink NeSmith, Newspaper Publisher,

Board of Regents



Jennifer Nettles, Grammy Winning Musician



Jim Pannell, Attorney, Oliver Maner & Gray LLP



Alicia Philipp, President,

Community Foundation of Atlanta



David Ralston, Speaker-designate,

Georgia House of Representatives



Larry Rivers, President, Fort Valley State University



Joe Rogers, Chairman/CEO, Waffle House



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



Maria Saporta, Journalist, Saporta Report/Atlanta Business Chronicle



Beverly Scott, General Manager, MARTA



Michael Shapiro, Director, High Museum of Art



Steve Stice, Scientist, University of Georgia



Eric Tannenblatt, Senior Managing Director, McKenna Long & Aldridge



Beverly Daniel Tatum, President,

Spelman College



B.J. Walker, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Human Resources



Paula Wallace, President, Savannah College of Art & Design



Betty Willis, Senior VP for Governmental and Community Affairs, Emory University



Woody Woodside, President, Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce



Michael Young, President/CEO,

Grady Health System

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