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Second Century Breakfast

"For the future of girls…
and the girls of the future.
"
-Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of Girl Scouts

By identifying and affirming leadership traits in girls, you encourage them to make an external impact in the lives of others.


7th Annual Second Century Breakfast

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30 a.m.

Piedmont Driving Club
1215 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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  • Changing the World Awardee

    Porter Novelli
    Executive Vice President,
    Global Diversity & Inclusion

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  • Honorary Chair

    Georgia-Pacific
    Vice President, Community Affairs
    President, Georgia Pacific Foundation

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  • Event Co-Chair

    Piedmont Cancer
    Lead Medical Physicist
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  • Event Co-Chair

    George Mason University
    Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
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For questions, please contact SCC@gsgatl.org or 770-702-9291


Soon Mee Kim Bio
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Soon Mee Kim is executive vice president and Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader for Porter Novelli, part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group and wholly owned by Omnicom Group, the global leader in marketing communications. She is responsible for evaluating, implementing and developing policies, practices and programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion at Porter Novelli. A dreamer and a doer, she is passionate about workplace culture, developing talent, counseling clients, and creating innovative campaigns and services that make an impact. Her passion for inclusion extends to the communications industry and beyond.

In 2018, PR Week and the PR Council named Soon Mee Agency Diversity Champion of the Year while Porter Novelli earned top honors for Best PR Firm Diversity Initiative for substantive progress in representation and culture. She initiated an industry-wide diversity pledge and today chairs the PR Council’s newly formed diversity community. As a member of the Atlanta Comfort Women Memorial Task Force, she helped establish a memorial spotlighting one of history’s largest instances of sex and human trafficking to address modern-day slavery. Soon Mee serves on the board of directors for ColorComm, a business community for women of color in communications, and Synchronicity Theatre, an award-winning producer of smart, gutsy and bold theatre to uplift the voices of women and girls. She serves on the board of advisors for GAIN, the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network. She is an active member of Leadership Atlanta, co-chairing the women’s affinity group and supporting race education programming and service efforts. She is also a member of Atlanta Magazine’s editorial advisory board.

Soon Mee’s forte is in uncovering and articulating the reasons why people should care about complex issues. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to diversity, race and gender. Formally and informally, her favorite roles are that of mentor, coach and student. She works with women and girls in the greater community to align with their purpose. She and her husband Kevin have two daughters, Madeleine and Chloe. The Kim girls are all proud former girl scouts.


Curley M. Dossman Jr. Bio
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Curley M. Dossman Jr. is president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and vice president of Community Affairs at Georgia-Pacific. He oversees all the company’s community-based programs nationwide and the foundation’s philanthropic giving. In his dual roles, he works closely with Chief Executive Officer Christian Fischer, other company executives, and civic leaders in Atlanta and across the country

Curley received a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in 1973 and a law degree from Washington University School of Law in 1976. Since that time, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility in the government and public affairs arena. Just prior to joining GP in late 1994, he was state vice president, government affairs for AT&T, where he was responsible for representing that corporation’s interests in the legislative, regulatory and industry relations areas. A native of Louisiana, Curley served for several years as legislative assistant and special assistant for U.S. Senator Russell B. Long (Louisiana).

Curley’s wife Jennifer is an Honors Graduate of Spelman College. They have a son Jonathan, who is also a graduate of Morehouse College.

Affiliations:

  • 100 Black Men of America, Immediate Past International Board Chair
  • Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals, Past Board Chair
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Committee for Progress, Community and Government Affairs Advisory Council
  • redefinED., Executive Leadership Council
  • Savannah State University, Board of Visitors
  • Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Chair, Marketing Committee; Board of Directors
  • Metro Atlanta YMCA, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Board of Directors
  • Chris Kids, Advisory Board
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Education Committee (former Chair)
  • Atlanta Rotary – member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, member

Carol Dillon Kissal Bio
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Carol Dillon Kissal serves as the Vice-President of Finance/ Chief Financial Officer at Emory University. In her role, she leads the financial operations of a $5.5 billion enterprise for the university. The portfolio includes responsibility for financial and accounting operations; treasury and debt portfolios; capital and corporate finance which include acquisitions, financial reporting; grant and research sponsored programs; procurement and contracts management.

She engages with Board of Trustees through the Finance Committee, Investment Committee and Audit Committee.

A proponent for innovation and insights, Mrs. Kissal created a Systems and Data Analytics discipline within the Finance Division in an effort to standardize data-driven decision-making and accountability across the University. Additionally, growth in the allocation of investment for strategic plan initiatives has grown over the last three years due primarily to financial structures developed which have created optimization in liquidity and debt portfolio management.

Prior to joining Emory in September 2014, Mrs. Kissal served as Deputy General Manager of Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for eight years. She was responsible for developing, managing and implementing a financial operating and capital plan totaling $2.6 billion annually.

Mrs. Kissal’s experience prior to WMATA includes leadership roles with the DC Department of Transportation, Amtrak and IBM. She received a nomination by President George W. Bush to be the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration.

She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pace University. Mrs. Kissal currently serves as a Board Director for Dining for Women in Greenville, SC, and as a Board Director for Emory Saint Josephs, Inc. and EGL, Inc. (Euro-fin Genetics Lab). She is also a board member for The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and a Strategic Advisor for the Junior Achievement Board in Atlanta, GA. She is married and has one daughter studying civil engineering at Clemson University.


Michelle Coward Wells Bio
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Michelle Coward Wells is a medical physicist with Piedmont Cancer in Atlanta, Georgia. As Lead Physicist for Piedmont Cancer, she is a clinically oriented physicist, responsible for the technical operations of the Gamma Knife unit and several radiation oncology centers, whose offerings cover a majority of patient treatment options. Michelle is a graduate of Francis Marion University and holds an M.S. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is board certified in both Therapeutic Medical Physics and Diagnostic Radiological Physics by The American Board of Radiology.

Michelle is an active community volunteer; who believes even the smallest action creates lasting impact. She has a heart for community services and supports organizations that promote breaking the cycle of generational poverty, developing leaders, and improving STEM education.

Michelle and her husband (William) love attending theater, watching football, and traveling. Michelle is an avid reader and spends her spare time outdoors in her garden.

"My core passions are leadership and community. Girl Scout programs provide opportunities for young females to discover their passions. Passionate individuals become courageous, confident leaders – leaders who improve the lives of individuals and communities. By investing in Girl Scouts, I invest in our future."