2017 Most Influential Georgians


Georgia Trend hosted its Most Influential Georgians event at the Georgia Aquarium last week. Honorees included Georgian of the Year Gary Black, the state’s agriculture commissioner; the new inductees into the Hall of Fame Hank Huckaby, former chancellor of the University System of Georgia, and Alicia Philipp, president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; the 100 Most Influential Georgians; and 50 Notable Georgians.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens and Chris Clark, president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, all part of the 100, spoke. Our thanks to event sponsors AT&T, Lockheed Martin, Georgia Power, the Georgia Chamber, KSU and Coca-Cola.

See more photos on Georgia Trend‘s Facebook page and learn more about the work these Georgians are doing to make our state a better place in this month’s issue of Georgia Trend magazine.

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Stalcup, Georgia Trend‘s senior photographer.

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