Atlanta's World Affairs Council Chooses New President

by Phil Bolton | July 18, 2014 Charles Shapiro, a career foreign service officer, an outspoken supporter of free trade agreements and the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela from 2002-04, has been appointed as the new president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. More

Miller & Martin Attorney to Head Atlanta's Arbitration Center

by Phil Bolton | July 17, 2014 Shelby Grubbs, a partner in the law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC, has been named the first executive director of the Atlanta Centre for International Arbitration and Mediation, which is to be housed in Georgia State University’s new law school being constructed in the central business district. More

MAP International Names Korean-Born CEO

by Trevor Williams | July 9, 2014 MAP International, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that distributes medicines all over the world, has named a South Korean-born president and chief executive.  More
EuropeEconomic Development

Greek Consul to Return to Athens With Growing Optimism

by Phil Bolton | July 9, 2014 Vassilios Gouloussis arrived as Greece's consul to the Southeast in October 2008 in time to see the U.S. in the throes of the financial crisis. From his office in Buckhead he also followed the wrenching news from Greece where wages and pensions were cut by as much as 40 percent and unemployment rose to levels exceeding 26 percent. More

Carnegie Honors Former West Georgia President as ‘Great Immigrant’

by Chris Freiberg | July 9, 2014 Former University of West Georgia President Beheruz Sethna, the first Indian-American to lead a U.S. university, has been honored as one of the Carnegie Corp.’s 40 “Great Immigrants” this year.  More

Georgia State Grad at Forefront of Asia's Hospitality Industry

by Phil Bolton | July 8, 2014 A 1984 graduate of Georgia State University who foresaw the rapid expansion of the hotel and tourism industry in China and elsewhere in Asia developed a course of study titled the “Asian Paradigm” to meet the need for highly trained managers. More

Worth the Wait? Kumho Tire Building Bigger After Years of Delay

by Trevor Williams | July 2, 2014 After years of delay, South Korea-based Kumho Tire has once again reaffirmed its commitment to build a major plant in Macon, announcing this week that construction would finally begin this August More
AmericasEconomic Development

New Ports Chairman Enters at Critical Time for Deepening Project

by Chris Freiberg | July 2, 2014 The Georgia Ports Authority has named a new board chairman at a critical time in the ongoing quest to deepen the Savannah River.  More