Power Players

Power Players: Connecting Food And Community

Innovation is a popular business buzzword, but Danah Craft, the first paid executive director for the Georgia Food Bank Asso-ciation (GFBA), believes some of the greatest innovators are in the nonprofit sector. “There’s so much creativity and innovation in nonprofits,…

Power Players: A Passion For Government

Pete Robinson was as surprised as anyone when he was contacted by folks inside Gov. Nathan Deal’s inner circle about serving on Deal’s transition team. Chair-man of Troutman Sanders Strategies (TSS), a lobbying firm, Robinson said he’d never thought about…

Power Players: Changes In Attitude

Rick Allen of Augusta, founder and chairman of R.W. Allen, a successful commercial construction firm, marvels at the population shift in his neck of the woods. “I grew up living on Hereford Farm Road in Evans, Ga.,” he says. “That’s…

Power Players: Leading The Leaders

Though fully grounded in reality, Sam Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MACOC), tries to see things as they can be, not as they are. Take his hobby of creating hand-turned wood bowls, for example. He scours…