TED WRIGHT

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CEO, Fizz

As chief of Fizz, a As chief of Fizz, a global marketing firm with clients from AT&T to Vespa, Brookhaven’s Ted Wright often finds himself in a foreign city, working in a different time zone while trying to keep to an Atlanta schedule. “I may be in a country for 72 hours before flying home for my son’s soccer game, so I try to […]

WORKING IT OUT

CHRIS JOHNSON

CHRIS JOHNSON

Three local CEOs find their escape in extreme athletic challenges

You might not envision lap lanes in a swimming pool as an ideal spot to socialize. But three area executives found time between breaths to discover their shared passion: participating in Ironman competitions that require a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile race—in that order, without resting in […]

ANNA BRUMBY

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CEO, The Brumby Chair Company

Writing and rockers are two common threads that spool through Anna Brumby’s family history. The Buckhead resident was raised in Marietta, where her grandfather bought the Marietta Daily Journal in the 1940s and bequeathed it to her father, Otis Jr. “My dad was a great storyteller and writer, and my mother was, too,” recalls Brumby. “Writing has been a natural part […]

DIANA KEOUGH

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CEO and Founder, ShareWIK Media

at Macchu Picchu after hiking the Inca Trail.

at Macchu Picchu after hiking the Inca Trail.

Diana Keough had a busy career as a journalist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and that city’s local NPR station when her husband’s job brought the couple to Atlanta 10 years ago. Instead of starting […]

CEOS OFF THE CLOCK

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Leading a business or corporation can easily become an all-consuming job, requiring mental and physical agility to balance a myriad of responsibilities. The demands of employees, stockholders, the market and, in many cases, a family, can take their toll. For five area executives, having a hobby or activity that has nothing to do with their boardroom jobs is the best way to unwind. For this […]

LIVIA WHISENHUNT

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CEO, PS Energy Group

I ’m quite a tomboy,” admits Livia Whisenhunt, who founded her own company in 1985. So it comes as no surprise to those who know the energetic CEO and Sandy Springs resident that her favorite pastimes beyond the boardroom are hunting and skeet shooting.

“I’ve always shot and handled guns, and I love sporting clays because no matter how bad you are, it’s […]

MILLARD CHOATE

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President, Choate Construction

Growing up on a farm outside of Nashville, Millard Choate began building things at an early age. That skill led to him launching his own construction firm, but he still gets a kick out of taking on DIY projects around his houses in Sandy Springs and Lake Lanier that he shares with his wife, Sue.

“I like to work with my hands, so on […]