2017 Notable Georgians

Debbie Alford

President & CEO

Georgia Lottery Corp.

Atlanta


Karen Beavor

President & CEO

Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Atlanta


Holmes Bell IV

Chairman & CEO

Hussey, Gay, Bell

Savannah


Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Chief Reliance Officer

City of Atlanta

Atlanta


Robert Brown

President & CEO

RL Brown & Associates

Decatur


Bobby Cagle

Director

Department of Family & Children Services

Atlanta


Ann Cramer

Senior Consultant

Coxe Curry & Associates

Atlanta


Eddie DeLoach

Mayor

Savannah


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


Chuck Eaton

Commissioner

Public Service Commission

Atlanta


Steve Economos

CEO

Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta

Norcross


Robert Farris

Director

Georgia Forestry Commission

Dry Branch


Jim Gallaway

Journalist

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta


Tom Gehl

Director, Governmental Relations

Georgia Municipal Association

Atlanta


Mike Giles

President

Georgia Poultry Federation

Gainesville


Kevin Green

President & CEO

Midtown Alliance

Atlanta


Larry Hanson

City Manager

Valdosta


John Haupert

CEO

Grady Health System

Atlanta


Al Hodge

President & CEO

Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce

Rome


Lonnie Holley

Artist & Musician

Atlanta


Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr.

U.S. Representative

District 4

Lithonia


Camila Knowles

Commissioner

Department of Community

Affairs

Atlanta


Mary Laschinger

Chairman & CEO

Veritiv

Atlanta


Milton J. Little Jr.

President & CEO

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Atlanta


Gerald Long

President

Georgia Farm Bureau

Macon


Nick Masino

Senior Vice President of Economic Development & Partnership Gwinnett

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Duluth


Brooks Mathis

Senior Vice President of Economic Development

Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Atlanta


Mark McDonald

President & CEO

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Atlanta


Craig Menear

Chairman, CEO & President

The Home Depot

Atlanta


Greg Mike

Artist

Atlanta


Jannine Miller

Director

Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

Savannah


Clint Mueller

Legislative Director

ACCG

Atlanta


Dikembe Mutombo

Chairman & President

Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

Atlanta


Michelle Nunn

President & CEO

CARE USA

Atlanta


Nancy Palmer

Executive Director

Georgia Craft Brewers Guild

Athens


William Pate

President & CEO

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Atlanta


Malaika Rivers

Executive Director

Cumberland Community Improvement District

Atlanta


A.J. Robinson

President

Central Atlanta Progress & Atlanta Downtown Improvement District

Atlanta


Alice Rolls

Executive Director

Georgia Organics

Atlanta


Dave Ross

President & CEO

Task Force for Global Health

Decatur


Maria Saporta

Journalist

The Saporta Report Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta


Daniel Shoy Jr.

President

East Lake Foundation

Atlanta


Nathaniel Smith

Founder & Chief Equity Officer

Partnership for Southern Equity

Atlanta


Jimmy Tallent

Chairman & CEO

United Community Banks

Blairsville


Ben Tarbutton III

President

Sandersville Railroad Co.

Sandersville


Sara Totonchi

Executive Director

Southern Center for Human Rights

Atlanta


Roger Tutterow

Professor, Director

Econometric Center

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw


John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

President

Morehouse College

Atlanta


Woody Woodside

President

Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce

Brunswick

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