Donna Mahaffey/Perimeter Community Improvement Districts
Donna Mahaffey is the Chief of Staff for the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs). She has a background in local and state government, public transportation and executive management.
Mike Neumeier is principal at Arketi Group, a high-tech business-to-business public relations and digital marketing agency. Using more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing and analyst relations, Neumeier has developed a record of creating and delivering PR programs that help enable businesses build their bottom line. As a principal at Arketi Group, he counsels clients on the strategy behind conveying business messages to market and media influencers.
James Franklin was named Chief Executive Officer of TechBridge in July 2011 when he transitioned from his position as Chairman of the Board. James’ service to TechBridge started in 2006 as a volunteer. From there he joined the Board, serving as Products and Services Chair, Digital Ball Chair, and Board Vice-Chair before becoming Board Chair. Prior to joining TechBridge as CEO, James held executive management positions at a number of IT products and services companies.
Dale DeSena/Taste of Atlanta
Taste of Atlanta is back for its 12th year and is cooking up a bigger and tastier event than ever before! The legendary three-day food festival will return to Midtown at Tech Square Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27, 2013. Taste of Atlanta, the city’s premier food+wine+beer+cocktail event, attracts food lovers from Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond to showcase the area’s finest restaurants for a weekend of big fun and great fare. Guests of all ages will enjoy an extensive selection of culinary creations, engaging chef demos, specialty food and beverage tents and family-friendly activities. The event satisfies thousands of palates every year, highlighting Atlanta as the Food Capitol of the South.