Spurgeon Richardson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Spurgeon Richardson

Spurgeon Richardson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau

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Southeast Tourism Society
Six Flags Over Georgia, Inc.
Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau

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1850

Primary Location

Atlanta, GA, United States

Number of Boards

14

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Chief Executive Officer at Portman Holdings LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau

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Vice Chair, Advisory Committee at Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Midtown Alliance

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Founder at Novare Group Holdings LLC

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Chairman & Managing Partner at Alston & Bird LLP

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Cousins Properties, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Emory/Saint Joseph's, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Atlanta History Center

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center

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Spurgeon Richardson
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Education
Bachelor of Science Degree

When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning. At the first meeting of the board of trustees, held in Augusta on February 13, 1786, Abraham Baldwin was selected president of the university. A native of Connecticut and a graduate of Yale University, Baldwin -- who had come to Georgia in 1784 -- drafted the charter adopted by the General Assembly. The university was actually established in 1801 when a committee of the board of trustees selected a land site. John Milledge, later a governor of the state, purchased and gave to the board of trustees the chosen tract of 633 acres on the banks of the Oconee River in northeast Georgia. Josiah Meigs was named president of the university and work was begun on the first building, originally called Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin and now known as Old College. The university graduated its first class in 1804. The curriculum of traditional classical studies was broadened in 1843 to include courses in law, and again in 1872 when the university received federal funds for instruction in agriculture and mechanical arts. Seventeen colleges and schools, with auxiliary divisions, carry on the university’s programs of teaching, research, and service. These colleges and schools and the dates of their establishment as separate administrative units are: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 1801; College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 1859; School of Law, 1859; College of Pharmacy, 1903; D. B. Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1906; College of Education, 1908; Graduate School, 1910; C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, 1912; Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1915; College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1933; College of Veterinary Medicine, 1946; School of Social Work, 1964; College of Environment and Design, 1969; School of Public and International Affairs, 2001; the College of Public Health, 2005, the Odum School of Ecology, 2007 and the College of Engineering, 2012. The Division of General Extension, now the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel, was incorporated into the university in 1947. In 1931 the General Assembly of Georgia placed all state-supported institutions of higher education, including UGA, under the jurisdiction of a single board. This organization, known as the University System of Georgia, is governed by the board of regents. The board of regents’ executive officer, the chancellor, exercises a general supervisory control over all institutions of the University System, with each institution having its own executive officers and faculty.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1991 - Prior

TO SELL AND MARKET METRO ATLANTA AND GEORGIA GLOBALLY AS THE PREMIER CONVENTIONS, MEETINGS AND TOURISM DESTINATION IN THE REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE AND FAVORABLY IMPACT THE ATLANTA ECONOMY THROUGH CONVENTIONS AND TOURISM.

President
Prior
President & General Manager
Prior

Six Flags Over Georgia owns and operates theme park. It offers rides, entertainment, events, food & fun, shopping, games, and many more services. The company was founded in 1967 and is located in Austell, GA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Director
Current

Midtown Alliance was created in 1978, and is a non-profit membership organization and a coalition of leading business and community leaders – united in their commitment to Midtown as a premiere destination for commerce, culture, education and living. Midtown Alliance has been the driving force behind the revitalization of Midtown.

Director
Current

Founded in 1913, Atlanta Rotary has been frequently honored by Rotary International as one of its truly outstanding affiliates. In fact, its members refer to it, with some justification, as "the world's greatest Rotary Club." With 500+ members, Atlanta Rotary is one of the largest Rotary Clubs. It has been a long tradition that a member of the Club must be a key leader in his or her field, a person of integrity whose sense of values includes an obligation of community service. The Club is pleased that not one week goes by that does not bring recognition of one — and usually several — of its members for significant leadership of a major civic enterprise.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Travel Industry Association of America is an American private company located in Washington, DC, with subsidiaries in the United States. The firm operates a travel organization.

Member of the Advisory Board
Current
Political Donations
$1,000
1996

Executive Chairman at AssuranceAmerica Corp.

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