Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Al Hodge also got a mention, on the list of Notable Georgians.
Henry Ward Beecher must have known a thing or two about influence. He was the subject, after all, of a 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography entitled The Most Famous Man in America.
According to Beecher, an obviously renowned 19th century preacher, speaker and abolitionist, “the humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.”
The individuals on this 15th edition of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians list, many you’ve heard of and a few you may not know by name, are exerting lots of influence in the worlds they inhabit – business, philanthropy, politics. They are impacting how we live, how we vote, how we buy or how we give.
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