Augusta Chamber Metro Member Economic Luncheon, June 29
Celebrating 2021 Top 10 in 10 at Chamber’s Member Economic Luncheon, featuring guest speaker and Augusta-native Justice Carla Wong McMillian
The Augusta Metro Chamber Member Economic Luncheon celebrating the 2021 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch and featuring guest speaker Justice Carla Wong McMillian will be held Tuesday, June 29 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. and Ashlee Duren, Publisher of Augusta Magazine, will present the awards to the 2021 Top 10 in 10 recipients. In recognizing these individuals, the Chamber not only honors the achievements in their respective industries, but also the sense of community and passion to move things forward demonstrated by each of these leaders.
Speaking further on this focus is guest speaker Justice Carla Wong McMillian, who was born and raised in Augusta where her family immigrated over 100 years ago. From China to Augusta to the Supreme Court, learn how and why Justice McMillian became a judge and about the people who helped her and her family along the way.
Justice Carla Wong McMillian was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia by Governor Brian Kemp, taking office on April 10, 2020. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she is the first Asian Pacific American to serve on a state's highest court in the Southern United States. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Justice McMillian served on the Court of Appeals, where she was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal and took office in 2013. With her election the following year to that court, Justice McMillian became the first Asian American to be elected to a statewide office in Georgia. Before her appointment to the bench, Justice McMillian was a partner in the litigation group of the national law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Throughout her career, numerous groups have recognized Justice McMillian’s work as a lawyer and her service to the community.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 am in the Oglethorpe Ballroom at the Augusta Marriott. Tickets are $35 for Chamber members and $45 for prospective members. Purchase a corporate table of 8 seats at a discounted rate. Virtual attendance options are available. The June Member Economic Luncheon is presented by Augusta Magazine. Series sponsors include Azalea Investments, Doctors Hospital, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and South State Bank with media sponsors News 12 NBC 26 and The Augusta Chronicle. Advanced registration is required at augustametrochamber.com. Deadline to register is Friday, June 25.
These quarterly events promote and stimulate economic growth through timely and insightful programs on a broad range of topics with emphasis on global economic trends, corporate success, and turnaround.
Kathryn Freemon, Communications Coordinator
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce