The Atlanta Chapter has nearly 400 Chicago Booth alumni in the greater Atlanta area. We strive to provide educational events and networking opportunities. The Chapter has three to four major events each year.
Our annual Fall Party, generally held the first week of November, attracts upwards of 70 alumni (you can view photos of the 2007 party on our Photos page). We host the evening event at one of our alum's homes and invite a professor or administrator from Chicago Booth to speak to the group. In 2007, Professor Pradeep Chintagunta discussed with us the strengths and developments of Chicago Booth Marketing department. Previous guests have included Professor Luigi Zingales, who presented his new book, Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists,and Dean Edward Snyder, who discussed his vision for Chicago Booth and plans for the new Chicago Booth facility, the Charles M. Harper Center.
The Pro-Am Investment Challenge has been an annual event for nineteen years in Atlanta. We invite three investment advisers or financial analysts to provide their forecast of the upcoming year on Wall Street. The challenge comes in the form of picking a portfolio of stocks to compete against fellow alumni and against the three presenting Pros.
The other events we have vary by year to address emerging business topics. Recent events have featured the burst technology bubble, networking and career direction setting, and casual social events to welcome new alumni to the area. Recent admits to Chicago Booth are welcome to all of our events.
The Atlanta Chapter re-joined the Atlanta Business School Alliance (ABSA) in 2003. The ABSA is an association of the top business school's alumni clubs in Atlanta. All ABSA events are open to Chicago Booth alumni.
The Atlanta Club also participates in Chicago Society events. To learn more about Chicago Society and their upcoming events visit here.
President: Christy Harris, ’97
Christy graduated in 1997 in the XP-66 class, one of the few classes to have their summer abroad in Barcelona, Spain! Before attending Booth, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Christy is currently one of the top residential real estate brokers in Atlanta, selling over $25M a year in real estate she was the #4 individual agent in 2013 and #10 in 2014. Christy brings to her real estate business a knowledge of marketing, behavioral decision making, and computer literacy that sets her apart from the typical real estate agent. Before beginning her career in residential real estate in 2001, Christy had a successful career with IBM and Trammell Crow Residential and was an owner and CFO of a dot com that was sold in 2001. She and her husband, Jefferson Harralson, live in Brookwood Hills, a Buckhead neighborhood with their four children and two yellow Labrador retrievers. When not working or volunteering with Chicago Booth, Christy is very active with the Brookwood Hills and Greystone Garden Clubs, and is an avid yoga, golf, and tennis enthusiast. She is especially dedicated to the winter sport of platform tennis, which is incredibly popular in Chicago yet somewhat new to Atlanta. Christy was instrumental in raising funds for Buckhead’s first public paddle courts at Bitsy Grant Tennis Center.
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