Category Archives: Young Leaders Group

“Find a job you love and never work another day in your life”

by Tyler Blazer “Find a job you love and never work another day in your life” This was one of the broader tenets during September’s “Learn from the Best” session with Mark Toro. While being mindful of creating a work-life balance, Mark Toro was also adamant to point out that one must take work beyond the office walls and beyond regular business hours in order to stand out from the competition. Mark started the conversation with the audience of more than twenty-five ULI Young Leaders by warning that he wasn’t … Read More

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Calling all Mentors & Mentees – Apply Now to YLG Mentor Program

ULI Atlanta is now accepting applications for the Young Leaders Group 2014 – 2015 Mentor Program Only 24 Young Leaders will be offered this opportunity! Last year’s mentors included: Bradley J. Denson, Bill Bland, Bill de St. Aubin, Daniel Eberly, Gil Garrison, John Goff, Mark Stewart, Randy Holmes, Romeo deLeon, Tim Perry, Stephen Arms, Randy Evans, Malaika Rivers, David Brown, Eric Weatherholtz, Wilson G. Stone, Peter Curnyn, Monte Wilson, Ken Bleakly, Vikram Mehra, Scott Cullen, Fielder Shurling, and John Hicks. APPLY NOW!                         … Read More

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Atlanta’s YLG Learn from the Best with Brian McGowan

By:  Whit Johnson & William Norris On the morning of Thursday, May 9th, the ULI Atlanta Young Leaders Group was hosted by Brian McGowan, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta, at their new offices in downtown Atlanta for the second Learn from the Best Series event of 2013. Here are some takeaways from our breakfast with Brian: The first part of his speech traced his climb from an internship at a California municipality through his appointment as the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce to his current position at Invest Atlanta.  He held … Read More

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YLG Learns from the Best with Guest Speaker Jo Ann Chitty

By Brett Merrill & Marshall Willis On the morning of Wednesday, March 19th, ULI Atlanta’s Young Leaders Group hosted Jo Ann Chitty, Senior Vice President at Selig Enterprises, for the first Learn from the Best Series event of 2013. The first female guest in several years, Jo Ann opened by speaking of the challenges she faced in a male-dominated field and the value of engaging the community in development projects. Starting her career in real estate as a Realtor in Jacksonville, Florida, she progressed to work on the management and … Read More

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