2010—Arthur M. Blank

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. During Blank’s first year as owner, the Falcons generated a 100 percent increase in season ticket sales – the highest single-year […]

2009—Mayor Shirley Franklin

In 2001 the people of Atlanta elected Shirley Franklin, a first time candidate for public office, to serve as the 58th Mayor of the City of Atlanta. She became the first female mayor of Atlanta and the first African American woman to serve as mayor of a major southern city. Since her inauguration in 2002, […]