The Alumni Society Hosts First-Ever Influencers Dinner: Atlanta
Latino influencers and ADP leaders in the Atlanta area gathered at St. Cecilia for dinner
by Frannie Sprouls, photos by Holland Reid
More than twenty leaders gathered for the intimate networking dinner—and many were first-time Alumni Society members.
The event brought together leaders from Cox Enterprises, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, Serta Simmons, Wells Fargo, and more.
“There’s some really influential people here,” said Sergio Fernández, board member for The Alumni Society. “Everyone has, regardless of your role, a really interesting and compelling story to tell. This organization has the capacity, the ability, and the talent to help accentuate that and empower our members.”
Fernández kicked off the evening by sharing the history of The Alumni Society. “We provide access to talent that’s sitting next to you right now,” he said. “What better way to make a connection with your fellow members than through our events.”
Tina Witzke, senior director of global talent acquisition at ADP, echoed Fernández’s sentiments. “I can’t tell you enough how wonderful it feels to be able to pull the levers of personal connection and profession connection among peers,” she said. “It’s just wonderful.”
Then, one by one around the room, attendees introduced themselves and broke the ice sharing fun facts that included being a “heavy metal head banger,” climbing Aconcagua in Argentina, being an identical twin who married an identical twin, and winning a free standby ticket to Italy in a raffle.
During the introductions, attendees expressed a longing for this type of event. By the end of the night, they walked away with strengthened connections and a stronger link to the Atlanta Latino community.
More photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.