James.qxp Jan Feb 2019 web - Page 19

Vinings Bank Chairman Dan Oliver (left) compares
notes with Atlanta attorney Jay Mitchell.
Wellstar Heath System lobbyist Brandon Reese and
Wellstar Chief of Staff Andrew Cox.
A great turnout by our co-sponsors for a private VIP Q&A session with James
magazine’s “Georgian of the Year” Nick Ayers.
Atlanta businesswoman and 2016 Georgia Trump campaign co-chair Rayna Casey (right) with Jamie Ayers.
We welcomed more than 100 co-sponsors, advertisers, contributing writers,
past award honorees and various community leaders.
Real Estate investor/builder Gene Kelly (center) poses HNTB Corp. Senior Vice President Doug Allen with
with Hall Booth Smith Chairman John Hall (right) and company colleagues Kimberly Hudgins (center) and
HBS lobbyist Chuck Clay.
Erin McGehee.
Georgia Power’s Kelly Balkcom (left) posing with
company colleague John D’Andrea (center) and
Georgia CEO guru Matt Reed.
Ashley Groome of McGuireWoods Consulting with
award winner state Senate President Pro Tem Butch
Dentons U.S. Co-CEO Jeff Haidet and James/Insider
Advantage Chairman Matt Towery.
State Rep. Vernon Jones, D-Lithonia (left), with U.S.
Agriculture Secretary and former Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Armand Vary of Jacoby Development (left) and
Wellstar’s Steve Johnson catching up.
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson recently joined the A reunion of old friends: Matt and Dolle Towery with
Hall Booth Smith rm.
Nick and Jamie Ayers and Rayna Casey (center).
Former state House Speaker Mark Burkhalter (left)
catching up with Faith and Freedom Coalition
founder Ralph Reed (center) and state Sen.
Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta.
National Monuments Foundation Founder/President
Rodney Cook Jr. (left), Philip Kent Jr. of Augustabased PanaceaHCI (center) and State Road and Toll
Authority & Georgia Regional Transportation
Authority Executive Director Chris Tomlinson.
Dentons attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to
Canada Gordon Giffin (left) chats with state Rep.
Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, known as the “dean of
the House.”
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall
(left) and Coca-Cola’s Senior VP of Communications
Matt Echols enjoy a reunion with Secretary Perdue.
Outgoing State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs
(right), with Taylor English Decisions lobbyist William
State House Minority Leader Bob Trammell (left) is
with R Street Southeastern Director Marc Hyden and
Melinda Carnes.
James writer Tal Wright (left) hobnobs with Georgia
Press Association Executive Director Robin Rhodes.
James columnist and former state Rep. Larry Walker
(right) and his son state Sen. Larry Walker III, R-Perry.
State Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan (left), state
Sen. Brandon Beach and former Atlanta Mayor Sam
Massell (right) talking— guess what?— politics.


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