Recent Past Speakers

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If you are interested in speaking at a future Pace Cetters luncheon, please email pacecetters@gmail.com.

 

2020 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Kent Alexander
Co-Author of The Suspect:
An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media,
and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle

Reverend Natosha Reid-Rice
Ebenezer Baptist Church

Ann Cramer
Coxe-Curry & Associates

Nanette K. Wenger
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Emory University School of Medicine

Reverend Dr. Joanna Adams
Morningside Presbyterian Church

Martha Farmer
Founding/Executive Director
Leadership America

2019 Luncheon Guest Speakers

John Portman
Portman Holdings

Susan Norris
Rescuing Hope

Lee Thomas
GA Film Commission

Wilma Sothern and George Chidi
Central Atlanta Progress

Amber Berry
Westside Yoga

Steve Gibson
Mimosa Hall and Gardens

Laura Comacho
Communications Coach

Terri Lonowski
Soulful Listening

Wendy Babchin

2018 Luncheon Guest Speakers

AJ Robinson, President
Central Atlanta Progress

Keith Mask, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability
COX Enterprises, Inc.

John Ahmann, West Side Future Fund

Ed Munster, President & CEO
YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Brad Smith
Independent Film Location Agent

Dr. Teresa Hargrett, Principal
Floyd Middle School

Susanna Greer, PH.D, Director of Clinical Research and Immunology
American Cancer Society

Dr. Beverly Tatum, Former President
Spelman College

Kevin Green, President & CEO
Midtown Alliance

Georgia First Lady, Sandra Deal

 

2017 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Dr. Tim Mullican, DVM, Chief Zoological Officer, Georgia Aquarium
“Bringing the Ocean to Atlanta – 10 Years After”

Keith Bailey, Interpretive Ranger, Etowah Indian Mounds
“Mississippian Culture in Georgia”

Larry Gellerstedt, Chairman & CEO, Cousins Properties

Mrs. Barbara Dooley, Author and Georgia Personality

Bert Burns, Gold Medalist, Paralympian and Entreprenuer

Ryland McClendon, Assistant General Manager, MARTA

Jennifer Grant Warner, President and CEO, Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Paedia Mixon, CEO, New American Pathways

 


2016 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Dr. Corey Keyes, Professor of Sociology at Emory University
“Mental Illness and Mental Wellness – Learn How You Can Flourish”

Carmen Westbrook, Image Consultant, “Pull Yourself Together!”

Wendy Watkins, PPC, Wendy Watkins LLC – Coaching & Training
“Jump In!” – Learning how to use the Pace Cetters’ Theme to Live a Delicious Life

Linda Harris, “Hat, Humor & Home – The Story of Joel Chandler Harris and
The Wren’s Nest House Museum”

Derreck Kayongo, CEO, Center for Civil and Human Rights

Nathan Nowak, “Women, Fitness & Nutrition”

Gayle Skelton, President of Les Dames d’Escoffier

Kirkland A. McGhee, VP and Regional Counsel, Kaiser Permanente Georgia

June Cline, CSP, A Southern, Sassy and Savvy Harley Riding Humorist

 


2015 Luncheon Guest Speakers

William T. Baker, “Designing Great American Homes”

Jared S. Faellaci, Deloitte, Director Business Development

Commissioner Tim Echols, District 2, Georgia Public Service Commission

Craig Dominey. Georgia Dept of Economic Development, GA Film Industry

Kay Stevenson, Trees Atlanta

Debby Stone, “The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story; Transform Your Career”

Doug Barron, Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Donald Hackett, Certified Sommelier, Sherlock’s Wine Merchant

Parisa Khosravi, Former SVP of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide

 


2014 Luncheon Guest Speakers

Lisa Schiffer, HA&W Wealth Management, Financial Sanity Seminar

Wendy Watkins, Recipes for Success and Happiness

Carmie McDonald, Fox Theatre Institute

Doug Shipman, CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Nicole Guerrero, Department Manager, Personal Stylist Team at Nordstrom

Ciannat M. Howett, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Emory University

Katharine Pike, Lighter Body Solutions

Susan Casella, Coordinator, Northside Hospital Breast Care Program

Kevin Green, President & CEO, Midtown Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership

Annual dues are $85.00 payable by January 15 each year. Dues for members joining during the year are prorated. Dues can be paid personally or by company sponsorship. The Monthly Member Luncheons are $33.00 per lunch and can be paid in full for the year (11 months*) or one at a time. *December's luncheon is typically at a higher price and is always paid separately.