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Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany Hosts Shannon James, Sr., CEO of Aerotropolis Atlanta

During Virtual Programming Series “Careers on Wheels”

Albany, GA. – May 18, 2020 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is responding to the needs of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of that response is offering virtual programming by continuously providing signature Boys & Girls Clubs programs via a digital platform.  On May 21, 2020, Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany will host a Facebook Live Careers on Wheels session with Albany, Georgia native, Shannon James, Sr., CEO of Aerotropolis Atlanta and former BGC of Albany member.

To say that the Shannon James, Sr. is emerging as a preeminent leader in Atlanta is an understatement. A native of Albany, GA, James, has made Atlanta his home and lives to makes South Atlanta a viable live, work, play area. A graduate of Valdosta State University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Management and Marketing, James spent the tenure of his career in banking. As the first African-American accepted into the Park Avenue Bank Management Trainee Program (MTP) in 2005 and holding several high performing positions in banking, James’ dedication and steadfast work ethic has aligned him with his current role as President and CEO of the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance. This 501(c)(6) Public/Private Partnership, led by a Board of 38 trusted advisors, is an organization whose commitment is to make the Aerotropolis Atlanta area a world-class destination for business, connectivity and living.

James believes in being well-rounded and engaged. He currently serves as Secretary for Aerotropolis Atlanta Community Improvement Districts and an Advisory Board Member with Clayton State University. Prior to his current role, James served as the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance Investor/Finance Committee Chairman, Chairman of the Board Of Directors, Secretary for Aerotropolis Atlanta Community Improvement Districts, and Chief Financial Officer for the South Fulton Chamber Of Commerce.

A committed husband and father of three, James attributes much of his foundation to the skills and knowledge he received while attending the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in Albany, GA. A former Youth of the Year, James credits the program for providing community resources including mentors, structure, and hope. He loves to give back to his community, especially to children, through basketball and the arts.

As part of our on-going efforts to keep youth connected with the world and each other Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is offering weekly virtual college and career fairs on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 2:00 PM. Each session is designed to introduce Club members to colleges and universities across the nation, and host professionals from various business sectors on how to prepare for a success career or become an entrepreneur.