Notable Georgians

Gena Abraham, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

Ray Anderson, Founder/Chairman,

Interface, Inc.

Charles Bannister, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Robert Benham, Justice, Georgia Supreme


Sally Bethea, Executive Director, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Neal Boortz, talk show host, WSB Radio

Gen. Maria Britt, Commander, Georgia Army National Guard

Robert L. Brown, Jr., President/CEO, RL Brown & Associates, Inc.

Otis A. Brumby, Publisher, Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor Newspapers

John Bulloch, State Senator, District 11

Chip Cherry, President/CEO,

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce; President, Macon Economic Development Commission

Deke Copenhaver, Mayor, Augusta

Ann Wilson Cramer, Director, IBM North American Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs

Buddy Darden, attorney, McKenna Long & Aldridge, former congressman

Margaret DeFrancisco, President/CEO, Georgia Lottery Corporation

Brad Douglas, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Administrative Services

Jermaine Dupri, CEO, So-So Def Records

Gwen Keyes Fleming, DeKalb County District Attorney

Dr. Helene Gayle, President/CEO, CARE USA

Mike Gaymon, President/CEO, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Michael Gerber, President, Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education

Sara Gonzalez, President/CEO, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Grube, President, Georgia Southern University

Joe Hatfield, Chairman/CEO, Fieldale Farms Corp.

Bill Hitchens, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Safety

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

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, Commanding General, First U.S. Army

Clark Howard, WSB Radio talk show host/

consumer advocate

Carol Hunstein, Justice, Georgia Supreme Court

Johnny Hunt, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Woodstock

Donna Hyland, CEO, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Dr. Michael Johns, Chancellor, Emory University

Hank Johnson, U.S. Congressman, 4th District

Mark Johnson, Director of Advocacy, Shepherd Center

Otis Johnson, Mayor, Savannah

Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President & Director, Global Community Connections, The Coca-Cola Company; Chairperson, The Coca-Cola Foundation

Vernon Keenan, Director, Georgia Bureau

of Investigation

Ruth Austin Knox, President, Wesleyan College

Dorothy Leland, President, Georgia College & State University

R. Charles Loudermilk, Chairman and CEO, Aaron Rents, Inc.

Evelyn Lowery, President, Women’s Southern Christian Leadership Coalition

Jannine Miller, Transportation Policy Advisor to Gov. Sonny Perdue

Dink NeSmith, President, Community Newspapers, Inc.

Michelle Nunn, CEO, Points of Light & Hands On Network

Elisabeth Omilami, President/CEO,

Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless

Jim Pannell, attorney, Oliver Maner &

Gray LLP

Tyler Perry, Director/Writer/Producer/Actor,

Tyler Perry Studios

Kasim Reed, State Senator, District 35

Rosa Rountree, Executive Director,

State Roads and Tollway Authority

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

Joe Rogers, Jr., Chairman/CEO, Waffle House, Inc.

Beheruz Sethna, President,

University of West Georgia

Michael Shapiro, Director,

High Museum of Art

Kessel Stelling, President and CEO,

Bank of North Georgia; Chairman, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

David Stockert, President/CEO, Post Properties, Inc.

Matt Towery, Chairman/CEO, Insider Advantage/Internet News Agency LLC.

Lynn Vellinga, State Accounting Officer

Allison Wall, Executive Director, Georgia Watch

Paula Wallace, President, Savannah College

of Art and Design

Joel Wernick, President/CEO, Phoebe Putney Health System

Betty Willis, Senior Associate Vice President, Community Affairs, Emory University

Paul Wood, President/CEO,

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

Woody Woodside, President,

Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce

Ronald M. Zaccari, President,

Valdosta State University

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