A Notable Award Ceremony To Honor Compassion, Leadership and Philanthropy in Atlanta


Another reason why I love small business; it's ability to connect like minded people, ideas and companies. Each year the American Jewish Committee (AJC) offers a Humanitarian Award. This year I am beyond grateful to join the table guests of the University of Georgia to honor Marty Flanagan, CEO Invesco.  

Women of UGA at Atlanta Jewish Committee (AJC) 2022 National Humanitarian Award dinner.

Atlanta Jewish Committee (AJC) 2022 National Humanitarian Award dinner.

Table #35 at the St. Regis Atlanta ballroom was full of these inspiring bulldog professionals: Brandie Park (president of Women of UGA, owner Aurora Firm),  Dr. Tunisia Cornelius (board member of Women of UGA, owner Divine Dermatology), Nicole Ingram (board member of Women of UGA, Director of Programs and Special Initiatives at Emory University in the office of Diversity and Inclusion), Neal Quirk (chair of the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees, Quirk & Quirk ), Jill Walton and Jeremy Ransom (Senior Executive Directors of Development at UGA) Howard Young (UGA Foundation Board of Trustees), Becky Young. 

The AJC believes in ensuring the well-being of the Jewish people and defending democratic values for all. The Atlanta office connects our community to global advocacy work to combat antisemitism,  promoting pluralism and democratic values. 

Awards like this offer the opportunity to recognize the work of persons in Atlanta, Georgia here in the United States that are making an impact here  and across the globe and who are devoted to the welfare of humanity and the goals of the Atlanta Jewish Committee.

The event was held at the storied St. Regis ballroom in the heart of the city including cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and kosher dinner. I still remember the first St. Regis hotel I ever visited. It was on a trip with the USDA, California Flowers and Certified American Grown Flowers, at the St. Regis Shanghai. I was blown away in China. And, I love the Atlanta property just as much. The ballroom was the perfect place to honor such outstanding service. 

The St. Regis, Atlanta, Georgia

    Red & Black Women of UGA Atlanta Jewish Committee (AJC) 2022 National Humanitarian Award dinner. 

    Brandie Park, Christy Hulsey in Red and Black at Atlanta Jewish Committee (AJC) 2022 National Humanitarian Award dinner. 

    Atlanta Jewish Committee (AJC) 2022 National Humanitarian Award dinner. 

    Marty Flannagan at Atlanta Jewish Committee (AJC) 2022 National Humanitarian Award dinner. 

    More About Marty Flanagan: 

    Marty_Flanagan Marty Flanagan is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Invesco, a position he has held since August 2005. He is also a member of the Invesco Ltd. Board of Directors and serves as trustee and Vice Chair of the Invesco Funds.

    Mr. Flanagan joined Invesco from Franklin Resources, Inc., where he was president and co-chief executive officer from 2004 to 2005. Previously, he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Franklin – co-president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and senior vice president – from 1993 to 2003. Mr. Flanagan served as director, executive vice president, and chief operating officer of Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger, Ltd. before its acquisition by Franklin in 1992. Before joining Templeton in 1983, he worked with Arthur Andersen & Co.

    Mr. Flanagan serves as a trustee of Southern Methodist University (SMU) and as a member of the executive board at the SMU Cox School of Business. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. He serves as chair of Engage, an innovation platform bringing together Atlanta-based corporations to support startups. Mr. Flanagan sits on the executive council for the Metro Atlanta Chamber and served as the 2020 MAC chair. He serves as a board member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress and is a former ACP chair. He formerly served as chair, vice chair on the executive committee, and on the board of governors for the Investment Company Institute. Mr. Flanagan is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He earned BA and BBA degrees from Southern Methodist University (SMU).

    Read more about Marty Flannigan in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, here

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