The 43rd Annual Atlanta Business League CEO Luncheon Brings the C-Suite to The Public
This week on The Local Take, I speak with Al Edwards from the Atlanta Business League about their upcoming 43rd Annual CEO Luncheon. This year the event will be a hybrid with limited in-person and virtual participation. This event has always lived up to its name, with various local CEOs in attendance, from the Fortune 500 to local firms like CERM, led by CEO Al Edwards.
The Atlanta Business League 43rd Annual CEO Honorees are:
- Herman J. Russell CEO of the Year Award: Chris Womack, Chairman, President & CEO, Georgia Power
- Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Steve Ewing, President & CEO, Wade Ford
- Distinguished Service Award: Rodney Strong, Chairman, Griffin & Strong, P.C.
- Catalyst Award: The Honorable Lisa Cupid, Chair, Cobb County Board of Commissioners
- Trailblazer Award: Joseph Hudson, CEO, Hudson Strategic Group of Companies, LLC
- League Leadership Award: Shawn Graham, CFO, NBMBAA
- Chairman’s Award: Grady Health System
I ask Edwards about the ABL CEO Luncheon and how the organization can attract the busy folks that work in the C-Suites throughout metro Atlanta.
Edwards speaks about the 88-year history of the Atlanta Business League. Corporate citizens looking to develop robust supplier diversity programs and community and government leaders alike come together at this event to network and broker deals.
When we hear so much about the importance of representation, I ask Edwards what can be done to bridge the gap between our young people and CEOs of multi-national, multi-million dollar enterprises that look like them. Edward encourages business leaders to bring young people to this event. He also advises corporate leaders to have young people at their tables.
Edwards shares that the Atlanta Business League will again host students for internships this summer.