Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, Speaks about the Trends Ushering in the Connected Society

Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, will speak at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, October 13. AT&T is the presenting sponsor of this event. ATT Logo 2015



Ralph de la Vega is President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mobile & Business, an organization created in 2014 to help drive the company’s focus on delivering integrated solutions that are mobile, highly secure, reliable, ultra-fast and effortless. He has overall responsibility for the company’s wireless and business services operations, which serve nearly 124 million mobile subscribers in the U.S. and more than 3.5 million business customers in over 200 countries
and territories globally, including nearly all of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues.


Tuesday, October 13 
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Remarks and Q&A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn


The Commerce Club
49th Floor
191 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue.  Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.


This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org. 

APC member prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $325

Nonmember prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $450 

To register please click here or call 404-577-7377. 

Tickets and tables may be purchased at www.atlantapressclub.org or by calling 404-577-7377.  Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

2015 Hall of Fame Dinner


Join the Atlanta Press Club as we induct four outstanding journalists into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 5 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel.

The 2015 inductees are:  Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Hank Klibanoff, Denis O’Hayer and Dick Pettys. 

TFI_Logo3The Hall of Fame recognizes journalists for their lifetime achievements, whose careers represent the highest standards of journalistic integrity.


2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault made history with Hamilton Holmes when they became the first African-American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. Hunter-Gault began her career as a local news anchor in Washington, D.C. then became a reporter for The New York Times. She later joined PBS working for The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and NewsHour. Hunter-Gault has also worked for National Public Radio as the Africa correspondent and served as CNN’s Johannesburg bureau chief. During her career, she has won two Emmys and a Peabody Award. Tom Johnson, former president of CNN and former publisher of the Los Angeles Times, will introduce Hunter-Gault, his former CNN colleague.



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Hank Klibanoff is the former managing editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of The Race Beat. Earlier in his career, Klibanoff worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Boston Globe. Klibanoff currently serves as the director of the journalism program at Emory University and oversees the Civil Rights Cold Case Project that investigates unsolved racial murders that took place during the modern civil rights era. Gene Roberts, co-author of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Race Beat and former managing editor of The New York Times, will introduce Klibanoff, his Pulitzer-winning partner. 



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Denis O’Hayer is a familiar voice in Atlanta’s radio market. He is the current co-host of A Closer Look on 90.1 WABE. Early in his career, O’Hayer spent nearly 20 years with WGST radio serving as host for a variety of news and public affairs shows.  He also worked for WXIA-TV for more than a decade as the station’s political reporter. Dr. Louis Sullivan, former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, founding president of Morehouse School of Medicine and chair of the PBA/WABE board, will introduce O’Hayer. 


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Dick Pettys, who died in 2012, was a reporter for the Associated Press for 35 years. Pettys spent his career covering politics and was a familiar face at the Georgia State Capitol, earning the nickname “Dean” of the Capitol press corps. His thorough but fair reporting earned him the respect of his colleagues as well as the politicians he covered. Pettys also served as a mentor to many journalists getting started in their careers. Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes will introduce his frequent interviewer, Pettys.



Gold Sponsors

Ford Logo With Tagline Vector Color


Home Depot Logo 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Towery


Norfolk Southern


VIP Reception Sponsors

GA Power 2014 Southern Company logo 2013



Silver Sponsors


AJC 2015

Emory Medicine test

J.B. Fuqua Foundation


Wells Fargo2



Bronze Sponsors

Hartsfield-Jackson new logo with registration mark

University of GA 2015 


Host Sponsors

Barnes Law Group
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech
Southern Education Foundation
Vinings Bank

Thursday, November 5
6 p.m. — Reception
7 p.m. — Dinner and awards program

InterContinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Business or Cocktail Attire. 

Seating is limited. 

To register click here.

Members may purchase tickets for $75 and tables of ten including signage for $750. Nonmembers may purchase tickets for $100 and tables of ten including signage for $1,000. Ticket prices include free self-parking. 

Proceeds from this event will provide internships for college and university students studying journalism. These funds will guarantee that a new generation will keep alive the high standards of our profession.

Please contact the Atlanta Press Club at 404.577.7377 or info@atlpressclub.org for more information on tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities.

We will not be able to accept cancellations after October 30, 2015.