JA Atlanta Business Hall of Fame Laureate Society

The JA Atlanta Business Hall of Fame honors the remarkable men and women who have strengthened Atlanta's economy and aided in its growth to become the world-renowned city it is today.

Ivan E. Allen
Ivan Allen-Marshall
Company

Asa G. Candler
The Coca-Cola Company

Alonzo F. Herndon
The Atlanta Life
Insurance Company

Joel Hurt
Entrepreneur

Richard H. Rich
Rich’s Department Store

R.E. “Ted” Turner
Turner Broadcasting
System, Inc.

Robert W. Woodruff
The Coca-Cola Company

Collett E. Woolman
Delta Air Lines

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Ivan Allen-Marshall
Company

Alfred Austell
First National
Bank of Atlanta

Jesse Hill Jr.
The Atlanta Life
Insurance Company

Heman E. Perry
Standard Life
Insurance Company

John C. Portman, Jr.
Portman Companies

John Adams Sibley
The Trust Company

Ernest Woodruff
The Trust Company

James M. Cox
Cox Enterprises

Ira H. Hardin
Hardin Construction
Company, LLC

Harvey Mathis
Taylor and Mathis

L.D. Milton
Citizens Trust Bank

Emmaline Norman
Harry Norman
& Associates

L.W. “Chip” Robert
Robert and Company

Herman J. Russell
H.J. Russell & Company

Mack Taylor
Taylor and Mathis

I.M. Weinstein
National Service
Industries

Owen Funderburg
Citizens Trust Bank

Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr.
Beers Construction Company

Roberto C. Goizueta
The Coca-Cola Company

Margaret Kennon Lupo
Mary Mac’s Tea Room

James Tate
Father of Black
Business in Atlanta

E.A. “Ed” Isakson
Northside Realty

Mills B. Lane, Jr.
C&S Bank

Wesley Redding
The Atlanta Loan
and Trust Company

Erwin Zaban
National Service
Industries

Donald R. Keough
The Coca-Cola Company

Bernard Marcus
The Home Depot Company

Andrew Young
GoodWorks
International, Inc.

John L. Clendenin
BellSouth Corporation

Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D.
Spelman College

Harold Brockey
Rich’s Department Store

Oz Nelson
United Parcel Service

Dan Sweat
Central Atlanta Progress

A.W. “Bill” Dahlberg III
Southern Company

William B. Hartsfield
Mayor of Atlanta

Maynard H. Jackson
Jackson Securities Inc.

S. Truett Cathy
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Betty L. Siegel, Ph.D.
Kennesaw State University

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
Morehouse School
of Medicine

Margaret Mitchell
Author of
Gone with the Wind

William Porter Payne
Premiere Technologies

Hank Aaron
Baseball Legend,
Businessman

John E. Aderhold
Aderhold Properties

Arthur M. Blank
The Home Depot Company

Juanita Powell Baranco
Baranco Automotive Group

J.B. Fuqua
The Fuqua Companies

John Wieland
John Wieland Homes
and Neighborhoods

Robert H. “Bob” Moore
Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Alicia Phillip
The Community Foundation
for Greater Atlanta

Carl Ware
The Coca-Cola Company

Sunny Park
General Building
Maintenance

Carl V. Patton
Georgia State University

Alana Shepherd
Shepherd Center

Philip H. Alston, Jr.
Alston & Bird, LLP

Nathaniel H. Bronner, Sr.
Bronner Brothers

A.D. “Pete” Correll
Georgia-Pacific Corporation

F. Duane Ackerman
BellSouth

Sidney Kirschner
NSI & Northside Hospital

Ann Cramer
IBM

Shirley Franklin
Mayor of Atlanta

R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr.
Aaron Rents, Inc.

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.
TWD, Inc.
100 Black Men of America

Jenny Pruitt
Atlanta Fine Homes
Sotheby’s International Realty

Samuel A. Williams
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Harold Dawson Sr.
The Dawson Company

Spurgeon Richardson
Atlanta Convention
and Visitors Bureau

René Diaz
Diaz Foods

Stan Kasten
Former President of
The Atlanta Braves

J. Veronica Biggins
Hodge Partners

Doug Hertz
United Distributors, Inc.

John P. Imlay, Jr.
Imlay Investments, Inc.

Ralph de la Vega
AT&T Mobility

Egbert L.J. Perry
The Integral Group LLC

Carol B. Tomé
The Home Depot Company

Donna W. Hyland
Children’s Healthcare
of Atlanta

E. Jenner Wood, III
SunTrust Bank, Georgia/
North Florida Division

Ken Bernhardt
Georgia State University

Dennis Lockhart
Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta

Hala Moddelmog
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Paul Bowers
Georgia Power

Larry Gellerstedt
Cousins Properties

Lisa Borders
Women's National
Basketball Association

Bill Rogers
SunTrust Bank

Frank Blake
The Home Depot Company

Dan T. Cathy
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

* Listed by induction year