Atlanta Business Chronicle names 2019 Most Admired CEO honorees 


Atlanta Business Chronicle today announced our 2019 Most Admired CEOs.

The 44 executives in 22 categories and industries will be honored at an awards dinner on the evening of Aug. 22 at The Fairmont. Learn more about the event here.

Check out the list of honorees below, listed in alphabetical order by industry and name:

Lifetime Achievement           

Alana Shepherd, Co-founder, Shepherd Center 

James H. Shepherd Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief of Staff and Co-founder, Shepherd Center 


Joyce Reto, Atlanta Office Managing Partner and Audit Partner, RSM US LLP

Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner, Frazier & Deeter LLC

Commercial Real Estate        

Ambrish Baisiwala, Chairman and CEO, Portman Holdings LLC

Egbert Perry, CEO and Chair, Executive Committee, Integral Group


Bill Garrett, President, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Larry Schall, President, Oglethorpe University

Engineers, Architects and Contractors         

Charles Barge, President, AERO Systems Engineering

Rob Taylor, Regional President, Brasfield & Gorrie

Family Owned Businesses    

Chip Miller, CEO, Miller Zell

René Diaz, President and CEO, Diaz Foods


Financial Services      

John S. "Jack" Markwalter Jr., CEO, CIBC Private Wealth Management

Raphael Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta