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2018 Luncheon Guest Speakers

AJ Robinson, President
Central Atlanta Progress

Keith Mask, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability
COX Enterprises, Inc.

John Ahmann, West Side Future Fund

Ed Munster, President & CEO
YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Brad Smith
Independent Film Location Agent

Dr. Teresa Hargrett, Principal
Floyd Middle School

Susanna Greer, PH.D, Director of Clinical Research and Immunology
American Cancer Society

Dr. Beverly Tatum, Former President
Spelman College

Kevin Green, President & CEO
Midtown Alliance

Georgia First Lady, Sandra Deal


2017 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Dr. Tim Mullican, DVM, Chief Zoological Officer, Georgia Aquarium
“Bringing the Ocean to Atlanta – 10 Years After”

Keith Bailey, Interpretive Ranger, Etowah Indian Mounds
“Mississippian Culture in Georgia”

Larry Gellerstedt, Chairman & CEO, Cousins Properties

Mrs. Barbara Dooley, Author and Georgia Personality

Bert Burns, Gold Medalist, Paralympian and Entreprenuer

Ryland McClendon, Assistant General Manager, MARTA

Jennifer Grant Warner, President and CEO, Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Paedia Mixon, CEO, New American Pathways


2016 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Dr. Corey Keyes, Professor of Sociology at Emory University
“Mental Illness and Mental Wellness – Learn How You Can Flourish”

Carmen Westbrook, Image Consultant, “Pull Yourself Together!”

Wendy Watkins, PPC, Wendy Watkins LLC – Coaching & Training
“Jump In!” – Learning how to use the Pace Cetters’ Theme to Live a Delicious Life

Linda Harris, “Hat, Humor & Home – The Story of Joel Chandler Harris and
The Wren’s Nest House Museum”

Derreck Kayongo, CEO, Center for Civil and Human Rights

Nathan Nowak, “Women, Fitness & Nutrition”

Gayle Skelton, President of Les Dames d’Escoffier

Kirkland A. McGhee, VP and Regional Counsel, Kaiser Permanente Georgia

June Cline, CSP, A Southern, Sassy and Savvy Harley Riding Humorist


2015 Luncheon Guest Speakers

William T. Baker, “Designing Great American Homes”

Jared S. Faellaci, Deloitte, Director Business Development

Commissioner Tim Echols, District 2, Georgia Public Service Commission

Craig Dominey. Georgia Dept of Economic Development, GA Film Industry

Kay Stevenson, Trees Atlanta

Debby Stone, “The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story; Transform Your Career”

Doug Barron, Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Donald Hackett, Certified Sommelier, Sherlock’s Wine Merchant

Parisa Khosravi, Former SVP of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide


2014 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Lisa Schiffer, HA&W Wealth Management, Financial Sanity Seminar

Wendy Watkins, Recipes for Success and Happiness

Carmie McDonald, Fox Theatre Institute

Doug Shipman, CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Nicole Guerrero, Department Manager, Personal Stylist Team at Nordstrom

Ciannat M. Howett, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Emory University

Katharine Pike, Lighter Body Solutions

Susan Casella, Coordinator, Northside Hospital Breast Care Program

Kevin Green, President & CEO, Midtown Alliance


2013 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Amanda Burman, Obesity Epidemic

GA House of Representatives Earl Ehrhart
CO-CEO, Lakepoint

Gina Simpson, President & CEO, Hands on Atlanta

Craig Ramsey, United Way of Greater Atlanta Board Chair
Accenture Location Managing Director, Relationship Development

Teresa Hargrett, Principal, Floyd Middle School

Ginny McCormack, Ginny McCormack Cooks

Sam Williams, President, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Bernice King, Minister and youngest child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

2012 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Kathy Betty, Owner, The Atlanta Dream, WNBA

John Macke, Chick-fil-A, Inc., IT Manager

Che Watkins, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Emily Landis, CFA/WinShape Homes

Dr. Kenneth Byers, 4 Pillars of Health

Dennis Howie, Goldman Sachs

Chef Steven, Miller Union (Georgia Organics)

Entrepreneurial Pace Cetters Panel

Helen Taffett, Sensational Baskets


2011 Luncheon Guest Speakers

David Wardell, CPP, Vice President, Operations and Public Safety
Central Atlanta Progress and Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
“Public Safety Downtown”

Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC

Dan Styf, Vice President Regional and Marketing Strategy
Kaiser Permanente, “Health Care Reform”

Cheryl Ayers, Motivational Coach

Doug Barron, Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Jennifer Owens, Advocacy Director, Georgia Organics

Entrepreneurial Pace Cetters Panel

Lisa Borders, President, Henry W.Grady Health System Foundation


2010 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Bob Littell, The Heart and Art of NetWeaving

Elizabeth David, The Cooper Clinic Health and Wellness

Elizabeth Whitlock, Whitlock and Associates Financial Briefing

Dr. Jodi Ganz, Olansky Dermatology

Maya Gupta, AHIMSA House

Nancy Juneau, Juneau Construction
Female Owned Construction Company

Entrepreneurial Pace Cetters Panel

Diane Smith, Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter

Maria Saporta, Atlanta Business Chronicle


2009 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Robert T. McGurk, Vice President, Turner Broadcasting, Inc.

Paul Ossmann, Chief Meteorologist, WXIA 11 Alive

Joel Peddle, Emory, Spelman and Morehouse Philosophy and Ethics Professor
“Achieving The Whole Person”

Margaret Conant Reiser, Boardwalk Consulting

The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin, Mayor, City of Atlanta

Dr. Bernadette Saviano, D.D., MFT/CS, CHC, CTC
Holistic Health Counselor and Nutritionist, “New Views on Women’s Health”

Kelly Dolan, Executive Director
Greater Atlanta Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure Foundation

Dress for Success Luncheon, Accessories Drive
Featuring Elzabeth Kelly, Executive Director

Valarie D. Wilson, Executive Director, Beltline Parntership

Cheryl Stearns, Stratoquest Endeavor
World class athlete featured in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Ron Clark, Ron Clark Academy


2008 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Donna Buchanan, COO, United Way of Metro Atlanta

Ann Stallard, EVP, Graphic Communications Corporation
Panel of Women Leaders from Atlanta

Paul Ossmann, Chief Meteorologist, WXIA 11 Alive

Senator Johnny Isakson
Ms. Barbara Gunn, VP of Relocation & Director of Special Projects
Harry Norman Realtors

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