Writing for Forbes last November, millennial marketing consultant Jeff Fromm highlighted a Bureau of Labor Statistics prediction that U.S. citizens aged 18 - 34 would be the largest generation in the workplace by the end of 2015.
It is no longer a prediction. It is now reality.
The United States is now witnessing a workforce transition from the Baby Boomers to the Millennial generation, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber is taking note.
“Atlanta is truly a city where young professionals can come and make their mark,” said Fred Roselli, senior director of communications for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Today, more than 70,000 young professionals, ages 20 to 39, call Atlanta home, and the city is one of the fastest-growing metros for this demographic in the country."
ATLeaders is the Metro Atlanta Chamber's first ever council comprised solely of business professionals under 40. The council will focus on providing young leaders with access to the business community, a network of their peers and the ability to create social impact, specifically in the areas of transit and food insecurities.
Roselli says ATLeaders was launched to keep the region in the forefront of Millenial growth, and to set Atlanta's next generation up for success.
"Everything we do now plays an integral role in the future prosperity of our city," Roselli said.
Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, spoke favorably of the new ATLeaders council during its kickoff party at Ponce City Market.
"The council members that comprise ATLeaders are on their way to the C-suite, leading community organizations and more,” said Moddelmog. “My vision is that one day these council members will also serve on MAC’s board of directors, and boldly lead our organization into the future. I’m confident that ATLeaders will drive transformative change in Atlanta.”
ATLeaders is chaired by Fred Roselli, senior director of communications for Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and co-chaired by Jennifer Hall, environmental affairs general manager at Georgia Power; Amol Naik, corporate counsel at Google; and Tyler Rogers, pied popper of partying at King of Pops. It has a 25-member steering committee and is open to all MAC members under 40.
ATLeaders will meet on a quarterly basis to tackle the immediate needs of the organizations it supports as well as future initiatives.