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Second Century Breakfast

Save the Date:

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s fifth annual Second Century Breakfast will take place 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at
Piedmont Driving Club
1215 Piedmont Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA

Join the Second Century Circle

For questions, please contact SCC@gsgatl.org or 770.702.9238

Members of the 2017 Breakfast Steering Committee

  • Lizz Patrick, Co-Chair
    Patrick Law Group 

  • Anne Bowen-Long, Co-Chair
    UPS 

  • Mike Plant, Honorary Chair
    Atlanta Braves

  • Kelly Barrett
    The Home Depot

  • Katherine Blue
    KPMG

  • Moanica Caston
    Georgia Power Company (retired)

  • Jack Cay
    Palmer & Cay

  • Brandi Diamond
    Northside United Methodist Church

  • Susan Dimmick
    PNC

  • Ellen Dracos Lemming
    Dracos Lemming Consulting

  • Sonnet Edmonds
    Southern Company

  • Carley Ferguson
    Mohawk Industries

  • Rachel Gervin
    Former GC of Sage

  • Martha Greenway
    Greenway Strategy Management

  • Garrett Hale
    Assurant

  • Jennifer Hale
    The Hale Group

  • Carlton Joiner
    Ernst & Young

  • Sarah O’Brien
    O’Brien & Company

  • Amy Dosik, CEO
    Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta


Lizz-Patrick

Lizz Patrick is Chief Client Officer of Patrick Law Group and over her 29-year career has successfully prepared and negotiated thousands of procurement, construction and other commercial contracts. She has handled transactions and associated contracting for outsourcing third party (3PL) logistics fulfillment and kitting, material handling and automated distribution, manufacturing, software as a service (SaaS), remote data storage, capital equipment purchasing and leasing, and master supply and service agreements for global and domestic procurement and supply chain functions. Her experience includes design, service, procurement, construction and project management contracts for a wide variety of national and international project types and real estate transactions.

Ms. Patrick is a proud graduate of Tulane University, School of Law (Class of 1988), where she graduated 5th in her law class and served as an Associate Editor for the Tulane Law Review. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 1985 from the University of Georgia, where she graduated with honors.

In recognition of her outstanding legal ability and experience, Ms. Patrick has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America, as well as recognized in Chambers U.S.A and Georgia Legal Elite. She has also been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer every year from 2004 to 2017 and as one of the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers.


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Anne Bowen-Long is a seasoned business development and marketing executive with over 30 years of progressive responsibility spanning sales, strategy, and global supply chain, and has proven to be a key leader within UPS.

Anne began her career at UPS as a delivery driver in 1986. She held a number of positions within the company before being promoted to Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions in 2000. Anne continued on her career path and accepted a role as the Vice President of Enterprise accounts in 2007 and her current position as Vice President of Global Sales Strategy, in 2015.

Anne spends her spare time in the community, dedicating significant energy to organizations that support the safety and welfare of women, children and animals. She and her husband (Matt) enjoy travel and live music. Their favorite venue is Red Rocks in Colorado.

"My scouting career started as a Brownie, moved through to Cadet and continued as alumni. “Girl scouting, camp especially, instilled in me the belief that I could do anything. It’s an honor to return that gift by helping empower over 46,000 girls in Atlanta to build the confidence, courage and character needed to be successful in the global arena. I’m proud to be a Girl Scout”


MikePlant

Mike Plant was named President of Development for the Atlanta Braves in April of 2016, after serving 13 years as Braves’ Executive Vice President of Business Operations.

His responsibilities include overseeing all stadium operations, security, finance, personnel and special events, as well as the operations of the minor league clubs.

As part of the Braves executive leadership team, Plant was instrumental in the Braves’ efforts to secure SunTrust Park and its mixed-use development, and continues to manage the planning and execution of the construction projects, which are scheduled to open in Cobb County in 2017.

Plant joined the Braves after having served as Executive Vice President of Turner Sports since February 2002. In that position, he was in charge of the day-to-day operations of the division, a $500-million acquisition, promotion and production company that broadcast approximately 1,200 hours of sports programming on various Turner networks.

Before becoming Executive Vice President of Turner Sports, Plant was President of The Goodwill Games and Vice President of Events for Turner Sports. He was responsible for the overall direction and management of The Goodwill Games, as well as all sports properties acquired by Turner Sports.

Prior to joining Turner Sports, Plant was President of Medalist Sports, a full-service sports marketing company he founded in 1988. Medalist Sports created and operated premier professional cycling events in the United States and China. In addition, Plant was the Associate Executive Director of the U.S. Cycling Federation in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1986 to 1988 and the Executive Director of the Canoe and Kayak Team from 1985-1986.

Plant was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Speed Skating team in Lake Placid, NY, and a six-time member of the U.S. World Championship speed skating teams. Since 1980, he has been appointed to numerous committees for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the U.S. International Speed skating Association and USA Cycling. In January 1989, after having served two, four-year terms as the U.S. Speed Skating Athlete Representative on the USOC’s Athlete’s Advisory Council, he was elected to a four-year term as Chairman. Plant served on the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games (ACOG) Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees for the Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Committee for the 2002 Winter Games.

Plant served two eight-year terms on the USOC’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1984-1992 and 2003- 2011) and as Chairman of the Athlete Performance Group (1992-1996). Plant was President of USA Cycling, the National Governing Body for Olympic cycling, from 1995 to 2002, and is the current President of US Speedskating.

Internationally, Plant is currently serving his second term on the International Cycling Federation’s (UCI) Executive Committee. He first served on this committee from 1997 to 2004, and was the Chairman of the Television and Marketing Commission.

In 2004, Plant was elected to an eight-year term (2004-2012) on the Board of Directors of the restructured U.S. Olympic Committee. He was one of only 11 Americans to hold this seat. In 2009, Plant was elected U.S. Olympic Chef de Mission for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

He and his wife Mary have two daughters, Erika and Maddie, and a son, Drew.


Justice-Leah-Ward-Sears

Justice Leah Ward Sears (Ret.) is currently a partner with the law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP where she is a member of the law firm's Business Litigation and Appellate Practices, Justice Sears is the first woman and the youngest person to serve as a Fulton County Superior Court judge. As a result, she became the first and youngest to ever serve on the Georgia Supreme Court when appointed by former Governor Zell Miller. In winning her seat to the Superior Court and retaining her appointed position on the Georgia Supreme Court, Justice Sears also became the first woman to win a contested statewide election.

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Justice Sears spent her formative years in Savannah, Georgia. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her law degree from Emory University Law School. In 1995, Justice Sears obtained an LLM from the University of Virginia in appellate judicial process. She holds honorary degrees from Spelman, Clark Atlanta, Piedmont, LaGrange and Morehouse Colleges and Universities, Savannah State University, as well as John Marshall Law School. Justice Sears began her legal career with the law firm of Alston & Bird but left private practice after five years to begin a career in public service as a judge with the City Court of Atlanta.

Once appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court in 1992, Justice Sears continued her commitment to service to the people and the state. She spearheaded innovative programs such as the Georgia Supreme Court's Commission on Children, Marriage and Family Law, addressing the legal and administrative issues resulting from the increasing fragmentation of Georgia's families. Justice Sears was also instrumental in the formation of the Committee on Civil Justice, an organization that develops, coordinates and supports policy initiatives to expand access to the courts for lowincome Georgia residents. Justice Sears' commitment to the law is further exemplified by her role as a past chair of the American Bar Association Board of Elections and the Judicial Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, where she also served as chair of the Minority Clerkship Program. Justice Sears is founder and the first president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, an organization serving the needs of Black women attorneys, advocating for women and children, and empowering Georgia's communities.

Additionally, Justice Sears contributes her talents in academia. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Emory University, the Advisory Board for the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Cornell University Council. She previously served on the Board of Visitors of Mercer University Law School and the Emory University Law School Council. She has also taught a course on pretrial litigation as an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School and the University of Georgia School of Law. In addition, she was an Advisory Board member of the Albany Law Review and the Honors Program at North Georgia College.

Justice Sears is equally committed to the community at large. She is the founder of the Battered Women's project in Columbus, Georgia. She has also served on the Board of Directors of such organizations as the Woodruff Arts Center, the Sadie G. Mays Nursing Home and the Georgia Chapter of the National Council of Christians and Jews. In addition, she continues to be actively involved with the Atlanta chapter of the Links, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

In 2009, Justice Sears retired from the Supreme Court of Georgia after twenty-seven years of service on the bench. Justice Sears is a Distinguished Fellow in Family Law in honor of her late brother, William Thomas Sears, at the Institute for American Values, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution.

Justice Sears is the daughter of Mrs. Onnye Jean Sears and the late Colonel Thomas E. Sears. She is married to Haskell Sears Ward, Senior Vice President of Black Rhino Group. She is also the proud mother of son Addison and daughter Brennan.