29 Years of Honoring Georgia’s Business Legends

Tuesday, September 17

This event took place at the St. Regis Atlanta.

“Donata, Jerome and Michael have been tremendously successful as business and civic leaders, and personify the spirit of the Business Hall of Fame,” said Robinson College Dean H. Fenwick Huss.

…”George has demonstrated a passion and expertise in the restaurant business for more than 40 years, and has introduced innovation to that industry throughout his career.”

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Opening Remarks

Scott Slade, host of Atlanta’s Morning News; H. Fenwick Huss, dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business; Eric Joiner, chair of the Robinson College Board of Advisors; and Risa Palm, provost at Georgia State University, provide opening remarks at the Robinson College of Business’ Hall of Fame.

George McKerrow Jr.

George McKerrow Jr., president and CEO of Ted’s Montana Grill, accepts the honor of being inducted into the Robinson College of Business’ Hall of Fame. Ron San Martin, former CFO of LongHorn, introduces McKerrow.

The Russell Family

Michael Russell, CEO of of H. J. Russell & Company; H. Jerome Russell, president of H. J. Russell & Company; and Donata Russell Major, CEO of Concessions International LLC, accept the honor of induction into the Robinson College of Business’ Hall of Fame. Joia Johnson, chief legal officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary at HanesBrands Inc., introduces the honorees.