Community leaders conclude a recent forum. They are William Lamar (from left), recently retired as chief marketing officer of McDonald’s USA; Hank Thomas, owner of Marriott Hotel franchises and McDonald’s franchises with his wife, Yvonne; Michael Ross, who is president and CEO of MHR International; Dr. Robert Franklin, Morehouse president; Henrietta Antonin, retired from the Atlanta Life Financial Group as vice president of public relations; Andrew Young, founding president of GoodWorks International; Andrea Young, executive of the Andrew Young Foundation; Daniel Halpern, president and CEO of Jackmont Hospitality, co-founded with the late Maynard Jackson; and Jeff Dixon and Chaka Zulu, brothers and executives with Disturbin’ tha’ Peace, a record label they co-founded with Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The Oct. 19 program was presented by The Andrew Young Foundation, in partnership with the Leadership Center at Morehouse College. Young led the program, titled “Leadership and Social Change in the Private Sector.” It was moderated by Ross. The panel reviewed the role that Black business leaders play in promoting progress within the African-American community.
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