Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Robert Kennedy, Pres/CEO, ACIR Aug 16, 2022 11:45 AM
The Growth of Presidential Power in Growth and Security Policy
The Growth of Presidential Power in Growth and Security Policy

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A former senior government official, Bob Kennedy is president/CEO of the Atlanta Council on International Relations. He served more than 20 years as Professor of International Affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia and was elected professor emeritus upon retirement. His prior positions include serving as director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Deputy Commandant, NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy; Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of National Security Studies, U.S. Army War College; Senior Researcher at the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute; Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; an enlisted man in the U.S. Army; and command pilot on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and later with the reserve forces.

Bob was a Fulbright Scholar in Peru, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgetown University and a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, is recipient of the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Doctorate Honoris Cause from the Bulgarian National Defense College, and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. For his work with Russia in the early post-Cold War period, he was elected as a permanent member of the Academy of Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement, Russian Federation with the title of Professor. For his efforts in helping Romania meet the requirements for NATO membership, the President of Romania awarded him the title of Commander.

He has lectured and published widely. His latest book is The Road to War: Congress’ Historic Abdication of Responsibility.  

Bob has been married to Vevonna Marie Clark for more than 55 years.  They have two married sons, Shaun and Teague and seven grandchildren.

INTRODUCTION: Firooz Israel
INVOCATION: Tony Callaway
Jamie Shepherd, Pres/COO, The Shepherd Center Aug 23, 2022 11:45 AM
"Shepherd Center: Past, Present and Future" - Golden Rule Award Presentation
"Shepherd Center: Past, Present and Future" - Golden Rule Award Presentation

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Jamie Shepherd, MBA, MHA, is the President and Chief Operations Officer at Shepherd Center. Jamie, the son of Shepherd Center co-founder James H. Shepherd, Jr., has followed in his family’s footsteps by contributing to Shepherd Center’s mission of helping people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity. 

In his role as COO, Jamie has the responsibility and authority for the administrative direction, evaluation and coordination of clinical operations. He provides the leadership, management and strategic vision necessary to ensure Shepherd Center has the proper processes and resources in place to effectively optimize the clinical operations of the hospital, ensuring financial strength and operating efficiency.

Jamie also oversees the hospital’s community services and risk management functions. In his community services role, Jamie provides guidance and support to patients and their families after discharge by engaging them in programs that promote health, wellness and independence, aiding in the reduction of unplanned readmissions and their associated costs.  He is a founding member of the Shepherd Center Society and a board member of Shepherd Center. He also is a representative of the hospital at numerous fundraisers, as well as within the community. 

Jamie previously served as a strategic project analyst at Shepherd Center, reporting directly to the chief financial officer and director of quality. In this role, he was part of the financial team that creates, analyzes and reconciles budgets for all hospital departments.  

Jamie received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UGA and his master’s from GSU.  Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, attending University of Georgia football games and spending time with his wife Sarah and their four children.

Presentation of The Golden Rule Award to Alana Shepherd by The Public and Busines Affairs Committee

INTRODUCTION: Elizabeth Pearce
INVOCATION:
KCA 5th Tuesday Aug 30, 2022 5:30 PM
The Breman Museum - History with Chutzpah!
The Breman Museum - History with Chutzpah!

Kiwanis 5th Tuesday Meeting!

Tuesday, Aug 30th from 5:30 til 7:30 PM

The Breman Museum
1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

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A special evening for our club to enjoy light appetizers and adult beverages while enjoying
the special “History with Chutzpah” exhibit featuring families of some of our own members!
 
5:30 pm Reception Begins (Arrive any time after 5:15 pm)
               Enjoy a special tour of the museum and the opportunity to view other exhibits!
Check out the exhibits at: The Breman Museum

This will be in place of our regular luncheon this Tuesday so mark your calendars to come to the Breman at 5:30 PM instead of Loudermilk at noon.

Free for Reg/Corp Members - $15 for Assoc/Satellite/Emer/Hon Members  $20 for Guests

~RSVP Deadline Thursday, Aug 25th~

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Dr. Matthew Auer, Dean, Pub/Intn'l Affairs, UGA Sep 06, 2022 11:45 AM
Managing Wildfire

 

INTRODUCTION: Scott Sikes
INVOCATION:
Justice Carla Wong McMillian, GA Supreme Court Sep 13, 2022 11:45 AM
Constitution Day - From China to Augusta to the Supreme Court
Constitution Day - From China to Augusta to the Supreme Court

Justice Carla Wong McMillian was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia by Governor Brian Kemp, taking office on April 10, 2020. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she is the first Asian Pacific American to serve on a state’s highest court in the Southern United States.

Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Justice McMillian served on the Court of Appeals, where she was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal and took office in 2013. With her election the following year to that court, Justice McMillian became the first Asian Pacific American to be elected to a statewide office in Georgia.  Justice McMillian has also served as the State Court Judge for Fayette County, a position to which she was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2010.

Before her appointment to the bench, Justice McMillian was a partner in the litigation group of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Justice McMillian also had the privilege of starting her legal career as a federal law clerk for the Honorable William C. O’Kelley of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Justice McMillian attended law school as a Woodruff Scholar at the University of Georgia School of Law. She also graduated with high honors from Duke University. Justice McMillian has been married since 1997 to her husband Lance, a professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. They have two children and live in Fayette County where they have been long-time members of Dogwood Church.

INTRODUCTION: Joel Cowan
INVOCATION:
Chris Womack, CEO, Georgia Power Sep 20, 2022 11:45 AM
"Future of Georgia"
"Future of Georgia"
Chris Womack was named chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power in 2021.  He leads Georgia Power in serving its 2.6 million customers across the state. The company is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s leading energy providers.  

Prior to his current role, he served as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company where he led overall external positioning and branding efforts including the company’s public policy strategies and oversaw the company’s governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication  initiatives and other external and strategic business engagements.

A native of Greenville, Alabama, Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held several leadership positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries.
He has served as executive vice president of external affairs at Georgia Power and senior vice president and senior production officer of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for coal, gas, and hydro generation for Georgia Power and Savannah Electric. Womack also served as senior vice president of
human resources and chief people officer at Southern Company, as well as senior vice president of public relations and corporate services at Alabama Power.

Prior to joining Southern Company, Womack worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC. He served as a legislative aide for former Congressman Leon E. Panetta and as staff director for the Subcommittee on Personnel and Police for the Committee on House Administration.

Womack is a member of the board of directors of Essential Utilities, Inc. and Invesco Ltd. He currently chairs the board of the East Lake Foundation, is on the Georgia Ports Authority board, is on the national board of The First Tee, serves on the Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators, and is the chair of the board for the Alliance to Save Energy. Womack has chaired the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau board and the Atlanta Sports Council. He has received numerous
honors, awards and recognitions.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from The American University. He completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2001.
 
INTRODUCTION: Laura McCarty
INVOCATION: Tommy Herrington
Steve Owings, Founder, Roadsafe America Sep 27, 2022 11:45 AM
"Safer Trucking = Safer Families"
"Safer Trucking = Safer Families"

Steve Owings is a native of Augusta, Georgia, where he graduated from Richmond Academy.  He received his BBA degree from the University of Georgia.  Before entering the financial services industry, Steve worked in Corporate America for 20 years in numerous roles of ever increasing responsibility, mainly in Atlanta.

In 1997 he resigned from a senior management position and joined the Goodwin Agency of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network to pursue a career in the financial services industry.  In 2003 his peers voted him Agent of the Year.  In 2021 he opened Bleakley Financial of Atlanta along with younger business partners.

Over the course of his financial career, Steve has earned the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®),  Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designations.

Following the tragic loss of their beloved son, Cullum, in 2002 in a crash with a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 near Lexington, Virginia, Steve and his wife, Susan, along with their surviving son, Pierce, founded Road Safe America. This non profit organization is dedicated to reducing the injuries and deaths resulting from collisions between tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles.  Since it was established in 2006, Steve has been a member of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and served as chairman of the Committee in 2013-2014.

INTRODUCTION: Mason Stephenson
INVOCATION: Paul Marston
Karen Carlisle, 2022-23 KCA President Oct 04, 2022 11:45 AM
KCA Officer and Director Installation

 

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INVOCATION: 
C. David Moody, Owner Oct 11, 2022 11:45 AM
C.D. Moody Construction

 

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