Trevor Williams

Trevor is Managing Editor of Global Atlanta and Publisher of Grounded Global Media.

Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world, undertaking journalism trips to more than 30 countries to uncover stories on the perils and promise of globalization. A sought-after moderator, Trevor spearheaded the Consular Conversations series and aims to drive open international dialogue through journalistic inquiry.

A lifelong Bulldog, Trevor earned degrees from the University of Georgia in Magazine Journalism and Religion, with a minor in Chinese.

He is the father of two (soon to be three) sons and editor of the book Making Men: Five Steps to Growing Up. 

Michal Jensby

Michal is the Events and Partnerships Director at Global Atlanta.

Michal manages relationships with the publication’s annual partners and works to build community through purposeful, well-executed events. 

Michal began her career in education, teaching in Taipei, Taiwan. Prior to joining Global Atlanta, Michal taught Economics and Social Issues at a local Atlanta high school. She earned a master’s degree from Georgia Tech in Global Media and Cultures with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese and received her bachelor’s from The University of Texas at Austin in History. 

She is Taiwanese American, an avid Atlanta Braves fan and a Texas native. 

Philip BoLTON

Phil is Founder and Publisher Emeritus at Global Atlanta.

Phil spent his early years in journalism on local newspapers in Macon and Milledgeville, Ga., then spent time with various financial and banking publications. He returned from a stint as a correspondent in France in the early 1990s with an idea for a publication that would reveal Atlanta’s ties with the global economy. This was before the Olympics had put Atlanta on the world map — when “global” was a foreign concept rather than the buzzword it has become today. 

A fluent French speaker and lifelong Francophile, Phil founded the Agio Press Inc. in 1991 and started publishing The Global Business Reporter, a bi-monthly newsletter, with the help of his late wife, Vicki Bolton.

In February 1993, he moved the print newsletter to fax, starting the GlobalFax news service, which was in operation until 2005. Phil later launched the Global Atlanta website and email newsletter, which has evolved into the full scale news website of today. He retired from day-to-day operations in 2019.

Phil has been recognized often for his service to the international community, including such accolades as:

  • Governor’s International Award, 2006
  • President’s E Award for Export Service, 2014
  • TAG International Business Society Community Service Award, 2015
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Global Impact Award, 2017
  • Distinguished alumnus at Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • Honorary alumnus at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business

…and many more.

Phil lives in Avondale Estates with his new rat terrier puppy, Milou.

Emily farris

Emily is Calendar Manager at Global Atlanta.

Emily maintains Global Atlanta’s international calendar and job postings, ensuring that a diverse range of international events in the Atlanta community are always up to date.

Drawing from a background in international education and communications, Emily began her career at the International Affairs office of the University of North Alabama, facilitating partnerships and recruitment in Latin America.

She earned a master’s degree from Georgia Tech in Global Media and Cultures with a concentration in Spanish and received her bachelor’s from The University of North Alabama in Mass Communication (Public Relations) and Spanish. 

Emily is a Swiss-Guatemalan-American and can usually be found playing guitar or attending a concert. She currently calls Muscle Shoals, Alabama home, and loves to visit Atlanta as often as possible.