Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Leo Reichert, EVP & General Counsel, WellStar Sep 26, 2017
State of the Healthcare Sector and WellStar's Impact in Fulton County
State of the Healthcare Sector and WellStar's Impact in Fulton County

Leo Reichert joined WellStar Health System in January 2011, and serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In that role, Mr. Reichert provides advice and counsel to the Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for managing the legal function for the System and its affiliates. In addition, Mr. Reichert supervises WellStar’s Government Relations efforts.

Prior to joining WellStar, Leo was a partner on the Healthcare Team at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs in Atlanta, Georgia, where he represented hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers in a broad range of litigation and regulatory matters, including commercial litigation, medical staff privilege disputes and certificate of need litigation. His experience also included representing health care providers in civil and criminal health care fraud investigations, qui tam (whistleblower) cases, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and in the development and implementation of compliance programs.

Prior to joining Parker Hudson, Leo served in the Department of Justice as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division in the Northern District of Georgia.
Leo is a graduate of Georgetown University and Emory University School of Law.

INTRODUCTION:  Marbury Rainer
INVOCATION: Mary Pat Crouch
2017 - 18 Officer and Director Installation Oct 03, 2017
A Centennial Celebration Year!
A Centennial Celebration Year!
Welcome to President James "Blake" Young.
 

2017-18 Officers and Board of Directors:
 
 
 
INSTALLATION: Ernie Prickett
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Senator Johnny Isakson Oct 10, 2017
Washington Update
Washington Update

Johnny Isakson is a successful businessman with 40-plus years in the real estate industry who has built a respected record of public service to Georgia and the nation.

Johnny holds the distinction of being the only Georgian ever to have been elected to the state House, state Senate, U.S. House and U.S. Senate. In addition, in 2016 he became the first Georgia Republican ever to be elected to a third term in the U.S. Senate.

Johnny is the only Republican in the Senate chairing two committees -- the Senate Ethics Committee and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  He also serves on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Johnny and his wife, Dianne, have been married since 1968. They have three children and eight grandchildren. 

INTRODUCTION:  Bill Whitaker
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Mayor Edward "Ted" Terry, City of Clarkston Oct 17, 2017
"Compassionate Leadership in America's Most Ethnically Diverse Square Mile"
"Compassionate Leadership in America's Most Ethnically Diverse Square Mile"
Edward "Ted" Terry currently serves as the Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia, the most ethnically diverse square mile in America. Ted is the youngest Mayor in Clarkston's 135-year history. With more than 17 years of experience in public service, Ted is leading Clarkston's vision to become a more welcoming and compassionate community. 
As Mayor, Ted has supported initiatives aimed at empowering resident involvement and cross-sector collaboration, including the launch of an education task force aimed at working with the Dekalb County Board of Education to create innovative ideas and policy solutions for the Clarkston cluster of schools. Under Ted's leadership, Clarkston has become the first city in Georgia to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr for city employees, make Election Day a holiday, and decriminalize simple marijuana possession. Ted also helped enact the strictest indoor smoking ordinance in the state, a public health measure to reduce second-hand smoke related illness in Clarkston. He is currently working on innovative new models around civilian led policing, tiny house developments and micro-farming, as well as committing Clarkston to a goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050. 
In addition to his leadership as Mayor of Clarkston, Ted currently serves as the State Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, is a member of the DeKalb County Board of Health, and serves on the advisory board for the Global Village Project, a special purpose middle school for refugee girls who have experienced interruptions and gaps in their formal education. 
Earlier in his career, Ted worked as a consultant for a wide array of nonprofits, state representatives, state senators, mayors, county commissioners, school board members and a U.S. Congressman. During his time as a consultant, Ted helped raise millions of dollars for campaigns and causes with a focus on uniting individuals and businesses behind a common goal of creating a better society.
INTRODUCTION:  Brian Bollinger
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H. James Dallas, President, J. Dallas & Assoc. Oct 24, 2017

H. James Dallas is the President of J. Dallas & Associates. He is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. James has successfully implemented more than 10 transformational and turnaround initiatives, 30 acquisition integrations, five operations/quality shared services centers of excellence and three innovation centers.

He has more than 30 years experience in general management and business operations roles, as well as Chief Information Officer positions. He retired in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Quality, Operations and IT at Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), a global medical technology company that employs approximately 45,000 people and does business in more than 120 countries. He also served as a member of Medtronic’s executive management team.

Prior to joining Medtronic in 2006, he was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a global forest products company that employs more than 55,000 people. In his 22 years there, he held a series of information technology and operating roles of increasing responsibility. He also served as a member of its executive management team. The majority of his career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution, using IT both strategically and entrepreneurially, in addition to leadership development.

He has been named one of the most powerful black men in corporate America several times in his career by Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines. He currently serves on several boards, including those of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), WellCare Health Plans (NYSE: WCG), Grady Memorial Hospital and The Atlanta Community Food Bank.

James has also written the book Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change: Inspire the People and Succeed Where Others Fail and articles featured on Fortune.com. His book was named by Inc.com as one of the top ten business books of 2016. In 2013, he founded J. Dallas & Associates, a change management company that assists businesses leaders, nonprofits and governmental agencies achieve the organizational alignment needed to successfully implement transformational change.

He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and he and his wife Celest have been married for 36 years and have three daughters.

INTRODUCTION: Sandy Welfare
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