Mega donors: Barack Obama: Georgia 2008
|Mega donors: John McCain: Georgia 2008|
|Arthur M. Blank, Arthur Blank Family Foundation The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons
Blank is widely known in the business community for his success in building the world’s largest home improvement retailer. He co-founded The Home Depot in 1978 and retired from the company as Co-Chairman in 2001. At the time of his retirement, The Home Depot was a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and one of Fortune magazine’s "Global Most Admired Companies." During Blank's last year as CEO of the company, The Home Depot ranked first in social responsibility in an annual survey conducted by Harris Interactive, Inc.
Arthur M. Blank is Owner & CEO of the Atlanta Falcons. Since acquiring the franchise in February 2002, he has made significant changes that have created renewed excitement for Falcons fans across the region.
|Bernard Marcus Together, with the help of New York investment banker Ken Langone who assembled a group of investors and business partner Arthur Blank, they launched the highly successful home-improvement retailer, Home Depot, in 1979. The store revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept and the three became billionaires as a result. He was the company's first CEO for 19 years and served as chairman of the board until his retirement in 2002. |
|Stephanie V. Blank, Homemaker|
|Enterprises Shipping and Trading SA||RockTenn
(NYSE: RKT) is a leading North American producer of paperboard,
containerboard and consumer and corrugated packaging, with annual net
sales of approximately $2.8 billion. Based in Norcross, GA, we
employ approximately 10,000 people and operate more than 90 facilities
in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chilé and Argentina.
|For more than 30 years, the trial lawyers at Butler Wooten & Fryhofer have been obtaining record verdicts and settlements in personal injury, wrongful death and product liability cases in courtrooms in Georgia and across the country.||Contributions to Bush's Gov. Races: $0
Reynolds is a developer of the Reynolds Plantation Golf Resort that covers 7,000 acres of woodlands overlooking Lake Oconee. The resort, which is owned by Bush Pioneer Mercer Reynolds, is clearing additional lakeside land to build million-dollar homes and a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The Plantation boasts of having raised $700,000 for Bush at a single �99 fundraiser. Gov. Zell Miller appointed James Reynolds in �97 to the state Department of Natural Resources Board. Environmental groups said Zell�s appointments to this board lacked a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection. They cited the fact that just one of his five nominees had a background in environmental protection, while two of them were developers. �You cannot have a board administering the cleanup of Georgia�s waters and polluters when they are in the industries that are being regulated,� said Conservation Society President Terry Hughey.
|Shandon Anderson, Miami Heat||Georgia Crown Distributing Co. is a full service beverage distributor selling imported and domestic spirits, wines, beers and specialty products. Georgia Crown has wholesale operations doing business in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. In 1990, Georgia Crown entered the home and office bottled water business, and in 1991, opened its first bottling plant producing bottled water. Currently, the bottling plant and spring that feeds it is located in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and the home and office water division is named Melwood Springs.|
|Atlanta Girls School
Pinney A. Allen
|Innotrac Corporation provides order processing, order fulfillment, and call center services to corporations that outsource these functions. Its fulfillment services include warehouse management, automated shipping, inventory tracking and order status, purchasing and inventory management, channel development, zone skipping, product sourcing and procurement, packaging, back-order management, and returns management solutions. The company also provides various customer support services, which comprise inbound call center services, technical support and order status, returns and refunds processing, call centers integrated into fulfillment platform, cross-sell/up-sell services, collaborative chat, and email response services.|
|Crawford Communications, Inc. provides video, film, audio, and satellite services worldwide. Its services include film transfer, digital and HD post production, sound design and mixing, surround sound, DVD authoring, standards conversion, streaming media/Webcasting, online services, satellite transmission, and television network origination and playback. The company also provides transportable satellite truck services, multi-camera SDI production trucks, and studios and remote video production services. Crawford Communications, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia||American Protein More than 80 million pounds of allied poultry products are transported each week from poultry processing plants throughout the southeast to the Cumming, Georgia Divisions; Hanceville, Alabama Division; and Cuthbert, Georgia Division. These plants process the raw materials into nutrient-rich feed supplements for the poultry, livestock and pet food industries all around the world.|
| Sutherland Asbill & Brennan about 450 attorneys in 6 cities
Founded in 1924 by William Sutherland, who had earlier served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brandeis, and Elbert Tuttle, who later became the Chief Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the firm of Sutherland & Tuttle first established a national reputation in the tax field. In the ensuing years, the firm has also developed prominent practices in corporate, energy, financial services, intellectual property, litigation and real estate.
|WestWayne, Inc. operates as an advertising agency in the Southeast. It offers marketing services, including media buying and planning, interactive, direct marketing, public relations, and event marketing services. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Tampa, Florida.|
|Barbara Gaby is a daughter of Jay Van Andel, co-founder of Amway, the direct-sale cleaning products company. She is a member of the board of Alticor, Amway’s parent company|
|Robert I. Biebel, Turner Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), a private company, manages the business interests, land holdings and investments of Ted Turner, including the oversight of two million acres in 12 states and in Argentina, and more than 50,000 bison head.||Through KeyBank and certain other subsidiaries, KeyCorp provides a wide range of retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate and institutional clients.|
|Caduceus Occupational Medicine, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of medical management services related to Occupational Medicine. Our physicians are experienced and knowledgeable in the care of injured workers and are very familiar with the Georgia workers’ compensation system.||Standard Concrete Products, Inc. is a concrete construction company that designs and manufactures a wide variety of prestress and precast products for government and commercial use.|
|Sandra Baccus, Comprehensive Medical Association
Sandra Anderson Baccus, a senior-level executive with over three decades of experience and innumerable contributions in diverse industries has distinguished herself as a leader who can unify and align executive vision with ambitious goals. Baccus' commitment to excellence and positive contributions are not limited to her corporate endeavors. She participates in a variety of civic and professional associations and has earned a reputation as a talented fund-raiser who has played a key role in securing millions of dollars for charitable organizations throughout the nation.
As Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Baccus Enterprises, Correctional Medical Associates, Inc., and Arista Medical and Fitness Spas, she has been fully accountable for all facets of operations including finance, marketing, sales, personnel management, product development, and project management. In 1992, Baccus and her husband developed Lottery Services of Georgia, a firm that repairs Georgia's lottery and voting machines. Prior to her current positions, Baccus was President and Founder of a company that offered computer repair services. During 1969-84, she held senior-level positions with CTB/McGraw-Hill, Inc., Jeffalyn Johnson and Associates, Washington Technical Institute, and Pacific Consultants.
Michael J. Colescollege is named for Michael J. Coles, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who also made two unsuccessful bids to represent Georgia in the U.S. Congress. Coles founded the Great American Cookie Company in 1977 and grew it into a successful national retail chain before selling it in 1998. In 2001 he was appointed by Governor Roy Barnes to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Coles was named chief executive officer (CEO) of the Atlanta-based Caribou Coffee Company in 2003.
Caribou Coffee Company serves hot Joe to the java herd. The company operates the second-largest non-franchised coffee chain in the US (behind Starbucks), based on the number of locations, with more than 400 stores in Minnesota and about 20 other states. The outlets, designed to resemble ski lodges and Alaskan cabins, offer a variety of coffee blends, as well as specialty coffee drinks, teas, and baked goods. The company also sells whole bean coffee and brewing supplies. In addition to its corporate-run stores, Caribou Coffee has nearly 100 franchised outlets found mostly in the Middle East and South Korea. Bahrain-based investment group Arcapita owns 60% of Caribou Coffee
|Lawrence E. Cooper? Bentley Investments Inc is a private company categorized under Management Services and located in Atlanta, GA. Our records show it was established in 1986 and incorporated in Georgia. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $5,000,000 and employs a staff of approximately 8|
(APN) ATLANTA – With the Georgia Primary for Secretary of State only days away, Atlanta Progressive News has learned Democratic Candidate Michael “Scott” Holcomb has accepted campaign contributions from the President of Choicepoint Corporation and the President’s wife.
Choicepoint has come under scrutiny for its well-researched acquisition of the company responsible for the false felon voter list which disenfranchised tens of thousands of minorities in the 2000 elections in Florida. Choicepoint, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, with over a billion dollars in revenue in 2005, is synonymous with voter fraud and Bush cronyism to many advocates. It has billions of data points about individuals and has contracts with the US government to provide much of that information to them toward their goal of total information awareness.
Mr. Douglas Curling, the President of Choicepoint, gave $500 to Holcomb’s Campaign on December 19, 2005, according to campaign finance disclosures dated December 31, 2005.
Curling’s wife, Donna Curling, gave $1,000 to Holcomb’s Campaign on December 21, 2005.
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|J. Rex Fuqua
Mr. Fuqua is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fuqua Capital Corporation, a private investment firm, and Co-Founder of Fuqua Ventures.Mr. Fuqua received his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Georgia in 1972.He received a master's degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1984.
His corporate activities include investment management, venture capital, real estate, and manufacturing.He is a director of Aaron Rents, Inc., FMB Bancshares, Inc. and the Buckhead Community Bank, as well as many private corporations.
Mr. Fuqua is a member of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business.He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trinity School, The Nature Conservancy of Georgia, Camp Sunshine, and Realan Foundation.He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Terry College of Business, the Carter Center Board of Councilors at Emory University, the World Presidents' Organization, and the Chief Executives Organization.
|Tom Glenn is a native resident of Atlanta, Georgia. He
received an AB degree in English from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, and MBA and PhD degrees from Georgia State
University. His business career began at Trust Company Bank (now
SunTrust). He later taught Management and Entrepreneurship at
Emory University’s school of Business. Subsequent
consulting endeavors resulted in his leaving the teaching profession to
become president of a cost engineering firm specializing in cost
estimating, scheduling, and project management.
Tom now devotes most of his time to philanthropic interests and serves as President of the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. He is an alumnus and former trustee of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta where he founded Westminster’s Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning. Other philanthropic interests include health, education, civic interests, and human services.
|Worldwide Acquisitions is partly owned by Enstar Group Inc.,
a reinsurance company in Montgomery, Ala., and by Hanna's relative,
Frank J. Hanna Jr., who founded Nationwide Credit.
Frank Hanna built Nationwide into the largest third-party debt collector in the country in the early 1990s before it was merged into another Atlanta company, First Financial Management Co.
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Worldwide Acquisitions would acquire 100 percent of Creditrust, wiping out current shareholders.It also would form a new board of directors.
|Paul E. Viera EARNEST Partners LLC is an employee owned institutional investment management firm. The firm primarily manages assets on behalf of public funds, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, corporations, and state and municipal government entities. The firm invests in the public equity markets across the globe and fixed income markets of the United States. The firm employs a fundamental and a statistical analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to make its equity investments. For its fixed income investments, it invests in U.S. Government agency debt, U.S. investment grade debt, mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities. The firm employs a credit and a fundamental analysis to make its fixed income investments. EARNEST Partners was founded in 1998 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with additional offices in Jackson, Mississippi and Beijing China. see less|