Speakers
William Payne

William Payne

Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG)
President and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 - 1997

Centennial Investment Properties
Chairman since 2004

Broadpoint.Gleacher LLC since 2000

Civic Recognition

  • Inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
  • Recipient, Olympic Order in Gold - International Olympic Committee
  • Distinguished Service Award - Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change
  • Bobby Jones Award - Council of Boy Scouts of America
  • Distinguished Community Service Award - Atlanta Urban League
  • 11 Alive Community Service Governor's Award for Unique and Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • 1994 Georgian of the Year - Georgia Association of Broadcasters
  • 1996 Georgian of the Year - Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Meritorious Achievement Award - U.S. Sports Academy
  • 1996 Distinguished Service Award - University of Georgia, School of Business Administration
  • 1996 Merit Award - National Alumni Association, University of Georgia
  • 1996 Presidential Citation - Morehouse College
  • 1997 recipient of Theodore Roosevelt Award - Highest honor bestowed by NCAA
  • 2009 National Football Foundation's Distinguished American Award
  • 2009 Rotary Club of Atlanta Legends Award
  • Numerous additional civic recognitions and awards