“I look forward to adding that to the Atlanta Chamber more impactfully. Deisha served on communications committees for the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee and the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four Host Committee. A metro Atlanta resident since 1973, Williams graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989. He previously worked as an economics instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University and as an adjunct instructor at Iona College, Agnes Scott College, and Emory University. Alex has extensive corporate leadership experience. Learn more about how the Metro Atlanta Chamber is attracting millennial talent to the region. The Atlanta Sports Council’s mission is to facilitate the growth and development of sports in metro Atlanta by serving as a recruiter for major regional, national and international sporting events. Hartnett helped to raise close to $30 million in a private placement for corporate infrastructure development and product commercialization before the company went public in 2001 (GIVN-NASDAQ). | mguest@macoc.com. TAAC is a dedicated group of leaders working to make the ATL airport region the number one area for business growth and prosperity in the U.S. We are focused on promoting and supporting the economic success of the regional business community. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a concentration in public relations. Doug Ray is a certified public accountant with over 35 years experience and has been in charge of overseeing all financial and accounting aspects for several industry leading real estate companies. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. The leaders gathered at the Delta Flight Museum Thursday morning, when they conducted the annual meeting. Through ChooseATL, Learn4Life and Your Talent The Metro Atlanta Chamber 2017 Year in Review - SaportaReport About the Chamber; Leadership; History; Careers; Contact Us; News & Press. The Sports Council’s accomplishments include hosting several prominent sporting events such as the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four, MLB, NHL and NBA All-Star Games, WrestleMania XXVII and ACC and SEC Basketball Tournaments. Join the Metro Atlanta Chamber today! Bostic described the economic recovery that’s beginning to take root as being a “less than” phenomenon for too people who are already straddle the bottom of the economic ladder. She is a passionate driver of transformative initiatives that generate results – whether targeting investors, analysts, consumers, employees or community stakeholders. He is a specialist in open economy macroeconomic policy and regional analysis. Corso is President of the Atlanta Football Host Committee Inc., for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and College Football Hall of Fame and Advisory Board for the Celebration Bowl. Specific policy areas include transportation, water, and the environment. Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Business Climate, 404.586.8467 Before Maco Pharma, Hartnett was president and CEO of SteriFx® Corporation, a specialty chemical startup, contracted by U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA). Rys served on the Boards of Clayton State University College of Business Advisory Board, and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). About the Chamber; Leadership; History; Careers; Contact Us; News & Press. Atlanta Mayor and former Metro Atlanta Chamber President Ivan Allen Jr. sat beside Dr. King and Coretta Scott King in a proud, historic moment for Atlanta. He joined MAC in 2014 and oversees the Chamber’s work on workforce, education, tax policy, and other issues that impact the region’s business climate. dwilliams@macoc.com. The Public Policy team continues to fight to protect Georgia’s top-rated business climate against legislation discriminatory in nature or harmful to the region’s ability to create, recruit and retain jobs. Williams has an admirable track record of civic leadership. She has been active in the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association (ACCE) and serves on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta and the Grady Hospital Ambassador Force. Kirkpatrick currently serves on the GRACE Commission, comprised of public officials, law enforcement, businesses and nonprofit organizations, committed to ending human trafficking in the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta. Get involved with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, connect with our leadership, see career opportunities, and get the latest on everything MAC. Prior to joining MAC, Guest served as Georgia House Speaker David Ralston’s senior policy advisor and press secretary. For nearly 10 years prior, Deisha was dedicated to promoting and protecting Walmart’s reputation. He was raised on Coronado Island, California, and is an active member of the Atlanta business community. Dave Williams joined the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) in January 2011 and currently serves as senior vice president of public policy, infrastructure and government affairs. Kathryn manages the invoicing process for the entire Metro Atlanta Chamber membership. Metro Atlanta Chamber . Prior to SteriFx, he served as the executive vice president of the North American headquarters of Given Imaging, Inc., an Israeli startup with corporate headquarters in Yokneam, Israel. Need more information? Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Georgia made her way to Atlanta in spring 1998 after a weekend trip to the city caused her to fall in love with southern hospitality and warmer climates. Kirkpatrick lives in Atlanta with her husband, Dow, and their two sons, who currently attend The Lovett School, where she regularly serves on the parent volunteer association. His team focuses on key clusters including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, fintech, creative industries (film, music, esports, AR/VR), supply chain, advanced manufacturing, and bioscience (biotech, healthtech, medtech, pharmaceutical). Georgia Yanis is an accomplished human resources professional with over 20 years of diversified leadership experience in advertising, publishing, marketing, service industries, technology startups and nonprofits. From learning insights that drive business growth to connecting with other professionals and leaders, our events bring together metro Atlanta’s best. Under his leadership, the company commercialized the “PillCam” video capsule, a disposable capsule that captures video after it is ingested by the patient. She is acknowledged for her leadership capabilities, strategic visioning and negotiating strengths as well as her ability to build partnerships with individuals at all levels in corporate organizations. When Dr. Cunningham retired from the Fed, his title was Vice President, Senior Economist and Regional Executive. He resides in Decatur with his wife, Sarah, and three young boys, Griffin, Worth and Archie. | He earned a master's degree, a master of philosophy, and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. Most recently, the ASC managed the effort to successfully recruit the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, Super Bowl LIII (2019) and the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four.