2016 Notable Georgians

Chris Appleton
Executive Director
WonderRoot
Atlanta


Holmes Bell IV
Chairman and CEO
Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung
Savannah


Sanford Bishop
U.S. Representative
District 2
Albany


Robert Brown
President and CEO
RL Brown & Associates
Decatur


Bobby Cagle
Director
Division of Family and Children Services
Atlanta


Ann Cramer
Senior Consultant
Coxe Curry & Associates
Atlanta


Katie Dempsey
State Representative
District 13
Rome


Stephen Dolinger
President
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
Atlanta


Jim Durrett
Executive Director
Buckhead Community Improvement District
Atlanta


Zippy Duvall
President
Georgia Farm Bureau
Macon


Tim Echols
Commissioner
Georgia Public Service Commission
Bogart


Robert Farris
Director
Georgia Forestry Commission
Dry Branch


Ford Fry
Chef/Founder
Rocket Farms Restaurant Group
Atlanta


Peggy Galis
Community Volunteer
Athens


Mike Giles
President
Georgia Poultry Federation
Gainesville


Kevin Green
President and CEO
Midtown Alliance
Atlanta


John Haupert
CEO
Grady Health System
Atlanta


Virginia Hepner
President and CEO
Woodruff Arts Center
Atlanta


Al Hodge
President and CEO
Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce
Rome


Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr.
U.S. Representative
District 4
Lithonia


Steve Justice
Director
Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace
Eastman


James Cox Kennedy
Chairman
Cox Enterprises
Atlanta


Camila Knowles
Commissioner
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Atlanta


Jeffrey Lorberbaum
Chairman and CEO
Mohawk Industries
Calhoun


Nick Masino
Senior Vice President of Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett
Gwinnett Chamber
of Commerce
Duluth


Brooks Mathis
Senior Vice President of Economic Development
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta


Penny McPhee
President and Trustee
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Atlanta


Kim Menefee
Vice President for Strategic Community Development
WellStar
Chair
Cobb Chamber of Commerce                            
Marietta


Jannine Miller
Director
Georgia Center of Innovation  for Logistics
Savannah


Ceasar Mitchell
President
Atlanta City Council
Atlanta


William Nuti
Chairman, CEO and President
NCR Corp.
Duluth


Nancy Palmer
Executive Director
Georgia Craft Brewers Guild
Athens


William Pate
President and CEO
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Atlanta


Tyler Perry
Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Founder
Tyler Perry Studios
Atlanta


Brittany Pittman
Sole Commissioner
Murray County                                     
Chatsworth


Malaika Rivers
Executive Director
Cumberland Community Improvement District
Atlanta


A.J. Robinson
Executive Director
Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown
Improvement District
Atlanta


Alice Rolls
Executive Director
Georgia Organics
Atlanta


Dr. Mark Rosenberg
President and CEO
The Task Force for Global Health
Decatur


Maria Saporta
Journalist
The Saporta Report/Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta


Nathaniel Smith
Founder and Chief Equity Officer
Partnership for Southern Equity
Atlanta


Walter Sprouse Jr.
Executive Director
Augusta Economic Development Authority of Richmond County
Augusta


Jimmy Tallent
President and CEO
United Community Banks
Blairsville


Ben Tarbutton III
Assistant Vice President
Sandersville Railroad Co.
Member
Board of Regents
Sandersville


Sara Totonchi
Executive Director
Southern Center for Human Rights
Atlanta


Paula Wallace
Founder and President
Savannah College of Art & Design
Savannah


Chuck Warbington
Executive Director
Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District
Norcross


Yvonne D. Williams
President
Perimeter Community Improvement Districts
Atlanta


John Silvanus Wilson Jr.
President
Morehouse College
Atlanta


Woody Woodside
President
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce
Brunswick

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