Speaker Date Topic
Mayor Sam Massell Jan 22, 2019 12:00 PM
"An Age 9 to 90 Work Ethic ... plus a few political secrets!"
"An Age 9 to 90 Work Ethic ... plus a few political secrets!"

Sam Massell, a life-long resident of Atlanta, has had successful careers in real estate brokerage, elected office, the field of tourism, and association management.

          He spent twenty years as a Realtor, becoming Vice President of Allan-Grayson Realty Company, then one of the city’s largest commercial brokerage firms.  During that time, he was elected a charter member of the Atlanta Real Estate Board’s Million Dollar Club and was honored three times with the Cates Trophy by the Georgia Association of Real Estate Boards for creating the “Outstanding Transaction of the Year.”

          While in real estate, Massell became extremely active in a wide range of civic work, which eventually led to the political arena.  He served twenty-two years in elected offices, including eight as President of Atlanta’s Board of Aldermen (now known as the City Council) and four as this city’s Mayor.  While holding that office, he was also chosen as President of the 15,000-member National League of Cities.  In addition, he has served a four-year term on the Board of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, and was a Board Member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.

          Among other achievements, his administration as Mayor is credited with establishing MARTA (Atlanta’s mass transit program), with developing the city’s first enclosed arena (the Omni Coliseum), and with providing the “Five Points” Central City Woodruff Park, all with no call on ad valorem taxes.  He also pioneered minority opportunities in city government, appointing the first female to Atlanta’s City Council and the first Blacks as City Department heads.

          After leaving full-time public service, he entered the tourism business in Buckhead where he operated for thirteen years under the name of Your Travel Agent Sam Massell.  He is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and a former President of the Travel Industry Association of Georgia.

          Mayor Massell now manages a nonprofit civic organization as the 1988 founding President of the Buckhead Coalition.  This is a prestigious association of Chief Executive Officers of major businesses in this area on the north side of Atlanta who have pooled their strengths to nurture the quality of life and guide the orderly growth of Buckhead.

          He has been honored by induction into the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau “Hospitality Hall of Fame”; Georgia Municipal Association “Government Hall of Fame”; Georgia State University Robinson College “Business Hall of Fame”; Georgia Trend Magazine “Most Influential Georgian’s Hall of Fame”, and International Civil Rights King Center “Walk of Fame”. His life is chronicled in a biography (“Play It Again, Sam”) by Charles McNair and Mercer University Press.   

INTRODUCTION:  Sam Friedman
INVOCATION: David Moore
5th Tuesday Social and Networking Meeting Jan 29, 2019 6:00 PM
WSB TV

No Luncheon Meeting Today

5th Tuesday will be at WSB-TV
1601 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, 30309

 

Enjoy light refreshments and beverages.

Free for regular and corporate members

$10 for guests and associate/satellite/emeritus members.

Dr. Seymour Goodman, Regents Prof, GA Tech Feb 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Cyber Security
INTRODUCTION: Firooz Israel
INVOCATION: Brian Bollinger

 

 

Bobby Henebry, Founder, HBCC, LLC Feb 12, 2019 12:00 PM
Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Bobby Henebry, CFA is founder of HBCC, LLC, an advisor to startups (mainly in the blockchain space) and other private investment funds.  He is a globally recognized speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and has presented in a number of countries on the subject.  Bobby is also currently a partner at DM Capital, a long-only equity investment fund with a concentrated investment strategy. 

Previously, he was a partner at SeaBridge Investment Advisors, advising wealthy individuals and family offices on global allocations across asset classes, and raising $200M for the firm. Bobby earned an engineering degree and MBA, both from Georgia Tech.  He is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), and is very active in both the Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA) and Central Eurasian Leadership Alliance (CELA), having traveled to over 50 countries. Bobby also loves music, and founded the YouTube channel Chord Savvy, a music education platform. 

INTRODUCTION:  Joel Cowan
INVOCATION:  Tom Adams
Glen Jackson, Co-Founder, Jackson-Spalding Feb 19, 2019 12:00 PM
STAR STUDENT DAY: The Power of Preeminence
STAR STUDENT DAY: The Power of Preeminence
Glen Jackson co-founded the marketing communications agency Jackson Spalding in 1995 with Bo Spalding. He provides leadership for many of its clients.
 
Glen has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of Atlanta's most talented public relations professionals and was honored by the Georgia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for his campaign for the Jimmy Carter Work Project of Habitat for Humanity. Glen was nominated in 1991 for President Bush's Thousand Points of Light award for a fund-raising project he implemented for Midtown Atlanta s underserved families.
 
He serves on the board of directors for the World War II Foundation, USO Georgia (executive committee), Atlanta Sports Council and Street Grace. Glen also serves on the advisory boards for No Longer Bound, Eagle Ranch and Growing Leaders. He is the author of the new book Preeminence: What It Means and How to Sustain It.​
 
INTRODUCTION: Bo Spalding
INVOCATION: Angela Cassidy
Hershel Greenblat Feb 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Holocaust Survivor
INTRODUCTION:  Henry Bauer
INVOCATION:  Karen Carlisle
Joe Bankoff, Chair, Sam Nunn School, GT Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM
INTRODUCTION: Firooz Israel
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Easter/Passover Program Apr 16, 2019 12:00 PM
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Law Day May 07, 2019 12:00 PM
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