A Model for Successful Affordable Housing

"Right now, across metro Atlanta, there are intense conversations about how to deliver critically needed affordable housing," says Lisa Wise, Executive Director of Initiative for Affordable Housing. ...

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Peace of Mind During Pandemic: Companies Stepping Up in a Big Way for Atlanta Consumers

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted Atlanta’s economy, leading to high unemployment, business closings and mounting debt...

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Spotlight Profile

  • The CDC Foundation today announced that Lisa Waddell, MD, MPH, has been named chief medical officer (CMO). This is a new position for the CDC Foundation and was created to aid in the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency response. As CMO, Waddell will manage COVID-19 response efforts, including directing the Foundation’s team of senior advisors, who are providing support to health departments across the nation, and the COVID-19 Corps surge staff hired as part of the response. In this role, Waddell will serve on the Foundation’s executive team.

    “As work on the response continues at a rapid pace, we identified the need for a physician and seasoned public health leader to provide oversight and guidance to our response team,” said Judith Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. “Lisa’s experience and knowledge make her an ideal candidate for this role. We are excited to have her on our team.”

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Message from the President

  • Atlanta Trend exists to foster leadership in the information technology business community of Atlanta. And because we believe that leadership can be examined and understood, our goal is to bring both the leaders of general business and the leaders of information technology together in an atmosphere of trust. General business and information technology remain skeptical of each other, but are nevertheless merging into single entities and need each other now more than ever. More regular companies are becoming, in essence, IT companies. The CEOs of the future will come from two main groups: general business people who have a good grasp on technology and IT people who have a good understanding of business. This is inevitable.

    We believe that leadership is observable and procurable. While we don’t discount training courses, our focus has always been, and will remain, on personal interaction and small group discussions.

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