Speaker Date Topic
Jill Savitt, CEO, Ntn'l Ctr for Civil/Human Rights Dec 06, 2022 11:45 AM
More Than a Museum
More Than a Museum

Our Speaker will be joining us IN PERSON!

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Jill Savitt, the President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is a human rights advocate with expertise in genocide and atrocity prevention.  She assumed the role in March 2019, but has been involved with The Center since 2010 when she curated the Center’s exhibit on global human rights.

Previously, Savitt was the Acting Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.  The Center stimulates global action to prevent genocide and to catalyze an international response when it occurs.  

In 2007, Savitt founded and directed Dream for Darfur, a high-profile advocacy campaign that pressed the Chinese government to take specific actions regarding the genocide in Darfur in the lead up to the 2008 Beijing Games. The New York Times Magazine profiled Savitt and the initiative.   

Savitt was the Director of Campaigns at Human Rights First from 2001 to 2007, where her team ran the campaign to assist a group of retired military leaders to speak out against torture.  The campaign also worked with Hollywood to present a more accurate portrayal of interrogation in movies and TV shows.  

She began her career as a reporter for WAMU, the NPR affiliate in Washington, DC.  Savitt graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

INVOCATION: Hank Fellows
Richard Bean, CornerCap and Brendan Wagner, Montag Dec 13, 2022 11:45 AM
2022 - A Year of Repricing
2022 - A Year of Repricing

Our Speakers will be joining us IN PERSON!

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Outside of CornerCap’s founders, Richard Bean, CPA, CFA, is among the longest tenured members of CornerCap and leads a talented team of wealth advisors. Richard stays directly engaged with as many CornerCap clients as possible to stay abreast of the topics and trends most impacting high net worth families in any given year.  His approach to client service is very hands-on, focused on custom scenario planning to suit individual client needs, a principle that he ensures every member of the wealth advisor team exudes in their client service, as well.  Richard received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a member of several professional organizations. 

Brendan Wagner joined MONTAG in 2017. He manages portfolios for individuals and families, and spends a significant amount of time on equity research. He understands the qualitative aspects of a business’s culture, processes, and end-market stability that enable it to deliver strong returns for shareholders. He is wary of widespread consensus, and looks to own companies that will protect and grow our capital despite unknowable future challenges. Prior to joining MONTAG, Brendan managed equity and fixed income portfolios at Gratus Capital and Spectrum Advisory Services in Atlanta.  Brendan is from San Anselmo, California. He and his wife, Molly, have two daughters, Avery and Emmy, with whom they enjoy many outdoor local activities.  He received his B.S. in Finance from Boston College

INVOCATION: Heather Kersey
KCA Annual Holiday Luncheon Dec 20, 2022 11:45 AM
Celebration of our 2022 KFA Grantees
Celebration of our 2022 KFA Grantees

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Join us for our Annul Holiday Luncheon as we celebrate our 2022 KFA Grantees - This year, we will distribute $275,000 to almost 50 organizations!  

This is our most festive luncheon meeting all year, full of music, celebration and good chair.

And please bring an unwrapped toy for the kids at Hillside and Boys and Girls Clubs!


DISTRIBUTION OF 2022 KFA GRANTS:  John O'Kane and Thornton Kennedy

INVOCATION: Tommy Herrington

NO KCA Luncheon Meeting Today Dec 27, 2022
Happy Holidays!
NO KCA Luncheon Meeting Today Jan 03, 2023
Happy New Year!
Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General Jan 17, 2023 11:45 AM





President M. Brian Blake Feb 28, 2023 11:45 AM

As the eight President of Georgia State University, Dr. M. Brian Blake oversees the State of Georgia’s largest university spanning 6 campuses and a community of nearly 55,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff.  Georgia State is the largest land owner in the center of downtown Atlanta with 5 other campuses around the city’s perimeter. Georgia State is one of the most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse Research-1 universities in the Nation. With more than 23,000 Black and African-American students, the university graduates more Black students than any other non-profit institution in the Nation. 

Dr. Blake introduced a strategic vision for Georgia State that emphasizes four pillars: Research and Innovation, Student Success, College to Careers, and Identity and Placemaking.  Prior to Georgia State, Dr. Blake was the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at George Washington University; executive vice president of academic affairs and the Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel University; the dean of the graduate school and vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Miami; an associate dean for research and professor at the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame; and department chair and professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University.

As an academic, Dr. Blake has held appointments in the Departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a scholar, Dr. Blake is most known for his contributions to the areas of internet computing and software engineering. He has authored or co-authored over 250 journal articles, books/book chapters, and refereed conference/workshop papers.    Dr. Blake has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Mercer University, and Ph.D. in Software Engineering from George Mason University.  Dr. Blake lives in Atlanta with his wife, Dr. Bridget Blake, and their two sons.

INTRODUCTION:  Dr. Susan Kelley
Paul Donahue, Pres/CEO Mar 07, 2023 11:45 AM
Genuine Parts Corp.
Genuine Parts Corp.
Paul Donahue currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), a Fortune 200 global distributor of automotive and industrial parts. GPC serves its global customers from an extensive network of more than 10,000 locations in 15 countries and has approximately 52,000 employees.

Mr. Donahue was named Chairman of the Board in April 2019 after being elected President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2016. He is a 19-year veteran of GPC that has held several key management positions, including executive leadership roles at S.P. Richards Company, Genuine Parts Company’s business products group, and the U.S. Automotive Parts Group.

Prior to joining GPC, Mr. Donahue served in various roles at Newell Office Products. He was President of Sanford North America from 1998-2002, Vice President in 1997 and Vice President of Sales from 1991-1996. Mr. Donahue began his career with the Newell Companies in 1978 and held numerous sales and management roles.
He is an active supporter of The United Way and the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of Truist Bank’s Board of Directors, the Shepherd Center Foundation Board of Trustees, the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center Advisory Committee and the Carter Center Board of Councilors. Mr. Donahue will serve as chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber in 2023.