Fresh 35 added to 100 Black Men of Atlanta

New and old members of 100 Black Men of Atlanta mingle last week at The Commerce Club.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

New and old members of 100 Black Men of Atlanta mingle last week at The Commerce Club.

Thirty-five prominent African-American business and community leaders were inducted into the group 100 Black Men of Atlanta last week.

Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young performed the swearing in at the Commerce Club, with Atlanta City Councilman President Ceasar Mitchell and national president of the 100, Curley Dossman, participating.

Headquartered in Atlanta, 100 Black Men of America is a civic and service group aimed at mentoring and empowering African-Americans, and improving the quality of life for minorities. The organization has 116 chapters and more than 10,000 members.

The 35 new members in Atlanta:

1. Eric Barnum, Equity Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

2. Paul Bryant, Founder, i3 Content Company

3. Pedro Cherry, Senior Vice President, Metro Atlanta Region, Georgia

Power Company

4. Dexter Daniel, Partner/Financial Advisor, DXK Consulting Company

5. Duke Bradley, PhD, Executive Director, Wesley International Academy

6. Cassius Butts, Regional 1V Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

7. Roosevelt Council , Deputy General Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Hartsfield –Jackson International Airport

8. Armond Davis, Owner/CEO, Paragon Construction Group

9. Charles Fischer, Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

10. Laurence Gray, President/Founder, Gray & Company

11. David Hefner, Chief of Staff/VP Strategic Planning, Morehouse School of Medicine

12. B. Mitchell King, Metro East Region Manager, Georgia Power Company

13. Kevin Gooch Esq. Partner, Alston & Byrd

14. Bennie Harris PhD, Senior VP, Morehouse School of Medicine

15. Douglas Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

16. John Lewis Jr., Chief Diversity Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

17. Amon Martin, Senior Development Director, Integral Development LLC

18. Darian Morgan, Radio Personality, V-103

19. Adiele Nwankwo, Senior VP, Parsons Brinckerhoff

20. William Packer, Founder, Will Packer Productions

21. Keith Millner, Managing Partner, Coaching Catalyst

22. Demarco Morgan, Anchor, Evening News, WXIA TV

23. Gregory OJo, MD, CEO/Administrator, REM-KIKS Group, LLC

24. Keith Parker, General Manager/CEO, MARTA

25. Brian Pauling, CEO, 100 Black Men of America

26. Kamau “Kofi” Smith, Executive Director, Atlanta Airline Terminal Corporation

27. William Taggart, Former CEO, Atlanta Life Financial Group

28. Brannigan Thompson, Senior VP, Voya Financial

29. Dave Sewell, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

30. Miguel Southwell, General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

31. Adalius Thomas, CEO, Restaurant Group and former Baltimore Ravens

32. Earl Thurmond, MD, Physician Director for Care Experience, Kaiser Permanente

33. Christopher Tomlinson, Executive Director, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority/State Road and Tollway Authority

34. John Wilson, PhD, President, Morehouse College

35. Donta Wilson, Group/State President, BB&T Bank