Feb. 9th - How to Handle the Personal and Professional Chalenges of Leading Change
Art Hopkins, Executive Direct Russell Reynolds Associates
Art Hopkins advises cliens within the Technology Sector, focusing on the Information Officers Practice. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Art was with Macquarium, an Atlanta-based experience design and strategy firm, most recently as CEO and earlier as President. There, he was responsible for leading the transformation of the firm from a regional interactive agency to an industry-leading Customer Experience firm. Prior to this, he spent ten years with Blackwell Consulting Services as Vice President, Consulting, where his responsibilities included management of the consulting organization and leadership of key client initiatives. Earlier, he was with William James & Associates as a Consultant, building and integrating custom software solutions for financial institutions. Art began his career as a Supervisor, Participant Accounting at NBD Trust Co. of Illinois.
Steve Koonin was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena on April 13, 2014. Koonin, who also has an equity position within the ownership group, oversees all business, financial and strategic operations of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena, and represents the owners as the head of the organization.
Steve Koonin, CEO Atlanta Hawks
Feb. 23rd - How Change Leaders Go From Success to Significance: The Critical Success Factors
Frank Bell, Founder Georgia CIO Leadership Association
Frank began his career as a financial analyst with real estate developer Carter, but soon discovered his real passion was in the emerging field of technology. Frank launched Intellinet from his Peachtree Road apartment with a vision for helping businesses use technology to improve operations, and ever since Intellinet has continued to help clients create business value through innovative technology solutions. Intellinet distinguishes itself by fulfilling promises to clients through world-class technical expertise, a focus on client service and an unwavering commitment to inviolable company core values. Frank is involved in many civic and industry organizations, including founding the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA), presenter of the annual Georgia CIO of the Year Awards.
Pete Correll, Chairman Grady Memorial Hospital
In addition to being Chairman of Atlanta Equity, Mr. Correll is Chairman Emeritus of Georgia-Pacific Corporation. He has enjoyed a 40-year career as a successful executive in the forest products, paper and consumer products industries. Mr. Correll oversaw the acquisition and divesture by Georgia-Pacific of companies with a total value of $45 billion during his career. In the process, he led a transformation of the company from a commodity forest products concern to an international company with a major emphasis on consumer brands.
He is Chairman of the Board of Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and serves on the boards of the Georgia Aquarium, Empower Software Solutions, LLC, and the Mother Nature Network.
March 15th - Breaking Barriers In Higher Education and Technology
Dean Erika James, Emory University's Goizueta Business School
Erika James was appointed Dean of Goizueta Business School on May 19, 2014.
Prior to this prestigious appointment, James served as Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Darden Graduate School of Business (Virginia). She introduced the Women's Leadership Program at Darden, which has the top-ranked faculty for open enrollment programs (Financial Times, 2014). Open enrollment programs at Darden are currently ranked No. 3 in the world (Financial Times, 2014).
James is a published researcher, award-winning educator, admired administrator, regarded speaker and proven consultant. Her expertise in workplace diversity and crisis leadership has led to recognition in scholarly journals and mainstream media. She has also taught and consulted on topics including decision making under pressure, trust and change management.
Gary Humphrey, VP Sales & Business Development ADAPTURE
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