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Atlanta-based Cardlytics appoints CFO

Atlanta-based Cardlytics appoints CFO

ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based Cardlytics, the leader in Card-Linked Marketing, today announced a key addition to the leadership of the company. The company named Jim Morgan as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Morgan will lead the finance and accounting teams at Cardlytics, and will be based in Atlanta.

“Jim comes at a pivotal point for Cardlytics,” said Scott Grimes, CEO of Cardlytics “His global financial management expertise - and depth of experience in navigating significant growth - is exactly what we need to take the company to the next level.”

Morgan Stanley’s Michael Merlin joins Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors

Morgan Stanley’s Michael Merlin joins Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors

ATLANTA -- Michael Merlin, an Executive Director at Hansberger & Merlin of Morgan Stanley in Atlanta has recently been named to the 2013-2014 Board of Directors at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO).

“We are excited and pleased that Michael Merlin will be joining our Board of Directors,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President & CEO Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. “Michael has been a tremendous supporter of the ASO, and we look forward to having his superb leadership and business expertise help shape the future of this renowned Orchestra.”

Mr. Merlin commented, “I am both honored and humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board.  The dedication that the ASO has to music education for all members of our community is inspiring.  I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the ASO to increase the impact of this great organization.”

Conway MacKenzie Inc. builds litigation support services as Glen Jenkins joins as Director

Conway MacKenzie Inc. builds litigation support services as Glen Jenkins joins as Director

Conway MacKenzie Inc. has recently added Glen Jenkins as a director to its Atlanta regional office. Jenkins will help build the firm’s commercial and bankruptcy litigation support services in the Southeast and provide his expertise in forensic accounting. This announcement was made by Greg Charleston, senior managing director of Conway MacKenzie and leader of the turnaround and restructuring firm’s Atlanta office.

As consultants to counsel or as expert witnesses, Jenkins and other Conway MacKenzie experts analyze and present the economic issues, bringing order and clarity to the financial evidence. “Our firm’s commitments to rigorous analysis and preparation have earned us a reputation for providing credible and effective expert testimony,” stated Charleston. “Ultimately we transform abstract notions into recognizable processes to help decision-makers comprehend the issues. I know Glen will develop creative solutions to difficult problems to help serve our clients.”

Atlanta plus-size designer lands reality show on WeTv

Atlanta plus-size designer lands reality show on WeTv

WeTv has a new reality show premiering Thursday, June 13 at 10/9c.

The network has taken a chance on Atlanta plus-size designer Kenyatta Jones of Bella René, documenting her trials and tribulations of trying to make it in a fashion world that is typical driven by skinny models and persnickety fashion designers with mass appeal.

NFL Quarterback Cam Newton to make personal appearance at Phipps Plaza Belk

NFL Quarterback Cam Newton to make personal appearance at Phipps Plaza Belk

ATLANTA -- NFL quarterback Cam Newton will make a personal appearance at Belk Phipps Plaza, to showcase his new clothing line, MADE Cam Newton, to the public. Event attendees will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Newton, enter to win a $300 MADE Cam Newton wardrobe, receive an autographed photo and view the new MADE Cam Newton collection.

For more information on date and time of Cam Newton's appearance visit Tastemakermag.com

Springmont students share business ideas

Springmont students share business ideas

New business ideas sometimes come when we least expect them and from unexpected sources. Twelve students, ages six to 13, are getting a jump start on creating their new business as part of The Springmont School's ClubPreneur program.

Springmont's Marketing Director Andrea Horton teaches the steps needed to start a business, including identifying the need, researching the competition, determining pricing and generating buzz for the product or service.

Each student delivers a presentation outlining their business strategy. The concepts recently presented included a lemonade stand with distinctive flavors, a cleaning service, a workout video that allows viewers to earn coins to play a special video game, and custom-designed cases to accessorize your IPhone, IPad, IPodTouch or similar device.

Twins Kristie and Kirstie Bronner Make Spelman College History

Twins Kristie and Kirstie Bronner Make Spelman College History

Identical twins Kirstie and Kristie Bronner are used to sharing monumental milestones in their li