Speaker Date Topic
KCA 5th Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Atlanta Braves Game

June 29th is our next 5th Tuesday, and since it is so close to our July 4th Independence Day holiday, what better way to celebrate than with some all American favorites ... like baseball and hotdogs!

Tickets to this event were sold in advance and are no longer available.

The Braves play the New York Mets on June 29th, 7:20 pm.  And our club will have a group of tickets in the Hone Run Porch section of Truist Park (bring your glove to catch those home runs!).  And if you have been to a game at Truist Park, you know that it is an intimate stadium and all seats are great!  Check out the Braves schedule and more information about the Braves and Truist Park: Atlanta Braves Schedule | Atlanta Braves (mlb.com)

The 5th Tuesday is treated like a luncheon meeting (there is no regular meeting on that day), so Regular and Corporate members are complimentary (their memberships include the luncheon fees), and Associate, Satellite, Emeritus and Honorary members are only $15.  All guest tickets, regardless of age, also are the discounted rate of  $15.  Food and Beverage will be on your own. What a great opportunity to bring your family, grandkids, friends, and more!  There WILL NOT be a Noon meeting on June 29th.

CLICK HERE to read the Braves Updates and their current safety and security guidelines.

Happy Independence Day!!
Happy Independence Day!!
Andrew Feiler, Photographer/Pres. Metro Developers Jul 13, 2021 11:45 AM
The 4978 Schools that Changed America
The 4978 Schools that Changed America


FOR IN PERSON ATTENDANCE, register now.  Registration closes July 9th, Noon.


Andrew Feiler is a fifth generation Georgian. Having grown up Jewish in Savannah, he has been shaped by the rich complexities of the American South.  Andrew has long been active in civic life. He has helped create over a dozen community initiatives, serves on multiple not-for-profit boards, and is an active advisor to numerous elected officials and political candidates. His art is an extension of his civic values. 

Andrew's photographs have been featured in such publications as Smithsonian, Wall Street Journal, Architect, Preservation, Slate, Lenscratch, Oxford American, and The Bitter Southerner.  His work has been displayed in galleries and museums including solo exhibitions at such venues as the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C., International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC, and Burrison Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  His work is in a number of public and private collections including that of Atlanta University Center and Emory University.  More of his work can be seen at andrewfeiler.com.

Raphael Holloway, CEO, Gateway Center Jul 20, 2021 11:45 AM
Everybody Vs. Homeless
Everybody Vs. Homeless


TO REGISTER FOR IN PERSON, Click this Link.  Registration Closes July 19th at Noon.

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Raphael Holloway joined the Gateway Center team in July 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Holloway is an accomplished leader with 25+ years of experience in the social services arena specializing in behavioral health, re-entry, homelessness, child welfare and public health sectors. He has displayed a strong non-profit and state government business acumen and understands “how to create and manage organizational change(s) when change is hard”. 

Mr. Holloway is a proven professional with expertise in mobilizing communities, motivating human resources and creating collaborations between multiple groups (private and public) with seemingly divergent objectives and priorities towards a common goal. Mr. Holloway serves on a number of local non-profit boards including the Community Advisory Board for the Agape Youth & Family Center; the Regional Advisory Board for Atlanta Regional Commission: Open Doors, and the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Foundation.  Mr. Holloway is an alumnus of Leadership of Atlanta’s 50th Anniversary Class of 2020 and a member of the Atlanta Kiwanis Club. In 2021, he was received the Bill Bolling Non-Profit Leadership award and was recognized by Atlanta Magazine as one of Atlanta’s 500 Most Powerful Leaders.  

A native of Toledo, OH, Raphael received his B.A. in Child and Family Services and M.A in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University.

INTRODUCTION: Kathy Colbenson
Stephanie Stuckey, CEO, Stuckey's Jul 27, 2021 11:45 AM
Roadside Revival
Roadside Revival


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Stephanie Stuckey is CEO of Stuckey’s, the roadside oasis famous for its pecan log rolls.  The Company was founded by Stephanie’s grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr. as a pecan stand in Eastman, Georgia in 1937 and grew into over 350 stores by the 1970’s. The company was sold in 1964 but is now back in family hands and making a comeback.

Billy Stuckey, son of the founder and former U.S. Congressman, reacquired Stuckey’s in 1985. Stephanie took over in November of 2019 and, under her leadership, Stuckey’s has purchased a pecan shelling and candy manufacturing facility in Wrens, GA, revamped their distribution operations based in Eastman, GA, acquired a healthy pecan snack company, undergone a rebranding, added four new franchised stores, expanded its B2B retail customer base, and increased online sales 550%.

Stephanie received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia.  She has worked as a trial lawyer, elected to seven terms as a state representative, ran an environmental nonprofit law firm that settled the largest Clean Water Act case in Georgia history, served as Director of Sustainability and Resilience for the City of Atlanta, and taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law.  Stephanie’s achievements include being named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. She is active in her community, a longstanding member of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, and serves on many nonprofit boards, including the National Sierra Club Foundation, EarthShare of Georgia, and her local zoning review board.

INVOCATION: Paul Marston
Frank Fernandez, CEO, Community Foundation Atlanta Aug 10, 2021 11:45 AM
Embrace the Complexity


Frank Fernandez joined the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in August 2020, where he leads one of America's top 20 largest community foundations.  The united power of his perior experience and the anchor institution's 70 years of regional leadership combine as a force for good, championing equity across metro Atlanta.

Frank builds upon the Foundation’s exceptional resources, leveraging a full range of assets – human, reputational and financial – to pursue equity of opportunity through servant leadership, sustainable change making and inspired philanthropy that ultimately fulfills the Foundation’s mission to increase the vitality of the region and the well-being of all residents.  


Prior to joining the Foundation, he served for six years as the Senior Vice President for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation where he led transformational revitalization of Atlanta’s Westside while simultaneously directing Blank’s community development, global giving, health access and social justice initiatives.


A recognized leader on affordable housing, transportation and economic development, Fernandez’ 15 years in management positions in Texas prior to joining the Blank Foundation included eight years leading Green Doors, an Austin nonprofit devoted to transforming lives and neighborhoods and five years as Deputy Director of PeopleFund, a community development financial institution. His work has been honored with the 2005 Austin Livable City Vision Award, the 2008 Austin Under 40 Nonprofit Leadership Award and the 2012 Ernst and Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He currently serves as a member of the Mission Investors Exchange Board of Directors. Frank is an ADL and The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow.

A son of Cuban immigrants, Frank is a Florida native and holds a B.A. in philosophy from Harvard University and an M.P.A. from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. After graduation, he worked on Wall Street as a public sector financial analyst for Salomon Smith Barney, structuring over $1 billion in financial transactions, before pursuing his graduate degree. He and his wife, Tina, live in Inman Park and are the parents of daughter, Lucia, and son, Francisco.

This will be an interview style format.

David Jernigan, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs Metro Atl Aug 17, 2021 11:45 AM
“From Now to Next: BGCMA’s Vision for the Future”
“From Now to Next:  BGCMA’s Vision for the Future”


David Jernigan is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. In this role, David is responsible for overseeing the organization which includes 23 Clubs in 10 counties. He brings a wealth of experience to the organization, with more than 20 years in the youth development space.

Immediately prior to joining BGCMA, David served as the Deputy Superintendent for Atlanta Public Schools, where he assisted the Superintendent in realizing a bold vision of transformation. Through his leadership, the district achieved a graduation rate improvement from 59% to 78% and seamless college enrollment growth from 51% to 62% over five years.

Prior to this, David served as the Executive Director for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and the Founding Principal of KIPP WAYS (West Atlanta Young Scholars).

David received his teaching certification through Georgia State University and holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the National Louis University in Chicago. He is also a Morehead Scholar and graduate of the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School. In 2012, he completed executive training at the Harvard Business School.

David has received numerous awards throughout his career, including being named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s rising community leaders with its annual “40 Under 40” award and one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend. An active member of his community, David also currently serves on the boards of Hands on Atlanta and Breakthrough Atlanta.

INTRODUCTION: Veronica Squires
Camille Love Aug 24, 2021 11:45 AM

Since 1998, Camille Russell Love has directed the cultural programming for the City of Atlanta. As Executive Director, she guides the cultural and artistic vision of the Chastain Arts Center and Gallery, the City’s Public Art Program, Gallery 72, Elevate, Contracts for Arts Services, the Cultural Experience Project and the Atlanta Jazz Festival, which, year after year, continues to be one of the nation’s preeminent free jazz festivals.

In October 2010, the Office of Cultural Affairs was recognized by proclamation from the Atlanta City Council for “unifying Atlanta’s cultural community through programs and cultural experiences that enhance the quality of life and provide cultural and art opportunities to all citizens and visitors.”

As a result of the impact she has made on the City, Camille has been recognized by various local, national and international agencies in response to her work. In 2002, she received the Inspired Cultural Excellence Award presented by Omega Media. She was a graduate of the 2006 Atlanta Regional Commission’s ‘Regional Leadership Institute’ and was awarded the Community Impact Award presented by Living the Dream in 2007. She has served on the boards of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, APEX Museum, Piedmont Park Conservancy and the National Black Arts Festival. She was also a member of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation National Selection Committee and the 1996 Cultural Olympiad Committee. In 2012 she was awarded both the Ford Freedom Unsung Award, presented by Ford Motor Company, and the Women in the Arts award from Synchronicity. The National Black Arts Festival presented Ms. Love with the Cultural Warrior Award in 2013 and Arts for Learning, Woodruff Arts Center honored her as one of three 2015 Luminaries: Champions of Arts in Education. In recognition of her contribution to art and culture in Atlanta and abroad, Camille Russell Love received the distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in 2017.

Previously, Ms. Love worked for 15 years at IBM in various marketing capacities, including Consulting Industry Specialist for Worldwide Software Strategy & Systems. In 1992 she became founder and president of For the Love of Art, a consultant practice that provided educational, fundraising, and public relations services for the visual and performing arts. In 1993, while presiding over For the Love of Art, she founded and became director of the Camille Love Gallery. The Gallery represented primarily African American artists to commercial and residential clients.

Camille earned a B.A. in psychology from Wake Forest University and attended Duke University Law School. She is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of two.

Marshall Duke, Editor and Author Sep 14, 2021 11:45 AM
The Power of Family Stories

Marshall P. Duke, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory, is Editor in Chief of the ‘Journal of Family Life’ and author of nine books and more than one hundred articles focusing on the family and other social learning networks. He is a member of the core faculty of Emory’s Center for the Study of Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) and a Senior Faculty Fellow at Emory’s Center for Ethics. Over the years, he has appeared on ‘Good Morning America,’ the ‘Today Show,’ and the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show.’ His work has been written about in the ‘New York Times,’ the ‘Boston Globe,’ the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ ‘Parents Magazine,’ and ‘Time Magazine.’ During his 50 years at Emory, Professor Duke has served as Chair of the Psychology Department and has been honored to receive the Emory Williams Teaching Award, a Crystal Apple Teaching Award and Emory’s highest award for service, The Thomas Jefferson Award.

ED Bastian, CEO Sep 21, 2021 11:45 AM
Delta Airlines
Fabiola Charles Stokes Sep 28, 2021 11:45 AM
President Marbury Rainer Oct 05, 2021 11:45 AM
Installation of 2021-22 Officers and Directors
Michael J. Coles, Entrepreneur Oct 19, 2021 11:45 AM
Taking on Goliath
Taking on Goliath

Deeply involved in the community, Cofounder of Great American Cookie Company and former CEO of Caribou Coffee, Michael J. Coles is a transformational leader, accomplished entrepreneur, education advocate and motivational speaker. From starting three businesses, setting transcontinental world cycling records, making two bids for U.S. Congress, and writing legislation for Georgia film tax credit that changed an industry, Coles’ story is one of true grit and perseverance. He is living proof that there are no limits to what we as individuals can accomplish. He brings his story to life in his presentation which is entitled Taking on Goliath.