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Top Dawg

Vince Dooley has made UGA athletics a force to be reckoned with on the field, on the ledger sheets and in the halls of national power.

Most Respected CEO

Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank has launched a new high-profile career of civic involvement, as Falcons' owner, Chamber of Commerce chairman and philanthropist. For the second time in three years, he is Georgia's top CEO.

Cover Profile: Sonny Perdue

Georgia's new Republican governor talks about growing up on a family farm, becoming a veterinarian and starting a successful business -- and how those experiences are helping shape his administration.

2002: 40 Under 40

This year's list of up and coming young Georgians draws from business, government, education, academia, medicine, the arts, the nonprofit sector and the judiciary. The Class of 2002, selected by the editors of Georgia Trend, and profiled by Paige Bowers, Jerry Grillo and Kenna Simmons, are entrepreneurs, innovators, healers, painters, lawyers and public servants. The roster includes six elected officials, four doctors, two chefs, a science teacher, a veterinarian and a quarterback.

Derek Smith's Brave New World

ChoicePoint's CEO is on a mission to use information technology, biometrics, DNA and data-analytics to combat the wars against terrorism, child abuse and violent crime. And he's ready to take on any privacy advocates who disagree with him.