Atlanta Business Chronicle today announced our 2018 Most Admired CEOs.

The 42 executives in 21 categories and industries will be honored at an awards dinner on Aug. 23 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Learn more about the event here.

Honorees in our category:


John Hope Bryant, CEO, Operation HOPE

Thomas Dortch, Chairman, 100 Black Men of America Inc.

Honorees in all categories:


Check out the list of honorees below, listed in alphabetical order by industry and name:

Bert Mills, Partner, Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors

Glenn Mitchell, Office Managing Partner, EY

Commercial Real Estate

Norman Radow, CEO, The RADCO Companies

Mike Sivewright, President, Atlanta Region, JLL


Jo Kirchner, CEO, Primrose School Franchising Company

Comer Yates, Executive Director, Atlanta Speech School

Engineers, Architects and Contractors

Millard Choate, CEO, Choate Construction Company

Nancy Juneau, CEO, Juneau Construction Company

Family Owned Businesses

Jay Davis, Chairman and CEO, National Distributing Company

Rick Jackson, CEO, Jackson Healthcare

Financial Services

Robert Balentine, Chairman, Balentine

John Wright II, CEO, Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright

Health Care

Pat Mackin, CEO, CryoLife

Tim Pierce, CEO, Morrison Healthcare


Camille Brannon, Owner, Campbell & Brannon

Marc A. Taylor, Founding Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP

Manufacturing and Distribution

Sara Irvani, CEO, Okabashi

Bill Strang, Chairman of TOTO Mexico and President Operations America, TOTO USA

Marketing, PR and Communications

Teya Ryan, CEO, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Vince Thompson, CEO, MELT

Music, Film and TV

Charley Humbard, Founder and CEO, UP TV

Frank Patterson, President, Pinewood Atlanta Studios


John Hope Bryant, CEO, Operation HOPE

Thomas Dortch, Chairman, 100 Black Men of America Inc.

Professional Services

Jimmy Etheredge, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Kofi Smith, President and CEO, Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation

Public Company

Martin Flanagan, CEO, Invesco

Ron Stewart, CEO, PRGX

Residential Real Estate

Scott Askew, President, Engel & Volkers Intown Atlanta

Patrick Flood, CEO, Supreme Lending Southeast

Restaurants and Hospitality

Robby Kukler, Co-Founder and Partner, Fifth Group Restaurants

Nancy and Mark Oswald, Co-Owners and Franchisees, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse


Emmie Howard, CEO, Southern Proper

Mary Moore, Founder and CEO, The Cook’s Warehouse

Sports and Entertainment 

Gary Stokan, CEO, Peach Bowl Inc.

Andrew Wexler, CEO, Herschend Enterprises


Jim Minnick, CEO, eVestment

Nate Morris, CEO, Rubicon Global


Marc Gorlin, CEO, Roadie

Jon Slangerup, CEO, American Global Logistics

Telco, Utilities and Energy 

John Dwyer, President, AT&T’s Prepaid Wireless Portfolio

Kevin Greiner, CEO, Gas South

See full original article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle here


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