Founder and publisher of The Atlanta 100, as well as president and founder of SPR Atlanta, Chris develops ideas and provides strategic counsel. Before founding SPR Atlanta and The Atlanta 100, he served as creative director, promotions director, reporter and editor at six daily newspapers across the Southeast – winning awards for his reporting, publishing and print advertisement design. He established his own chain of Atlanta neighborhood newspapers in 1994, selling them to developer Tom Cousins in 2002.
A fifth-generation Atlantan, Chris is a graduate of Westminster and the University of Virginia and the creator of Moments on SaportaReport.com, where he also serves as publisher. He serves on various community boards and advisory committees when he’s not riding his bike, running with his dog or visiting with children and family.
COLUMN:The 100 Guy
Jan is Editorial Director of The 100 Companies, overseeing the editorial process for all the digital content for the members’ eNewsletters and websites. An award-winning writer, Jan is a travel columnist for Moneyinc.com. She was formerly managing editor of Travelgirl magazine and editor and columnist at three newspapers. She is the author of several books and has written more than 1,100 blog posts. Her corporate work includes the writing, editing and production of profiles, eNewsletters, magazines, blogs and books for a variety of clients.
Her travel writing also appears in her Girl on the Go blog and on Belinda Skelton’s Atlanta Living website for her nationally syndicated radio show, where Jan makes guest appearances as a travel expert.
Jan is a native of Atlanta, a graduate of The Westminster Schools and the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
TOPICS:Travel, Restaurants and Product Reviews
As The Atlanta 100’s managing editor, Caroline writes and assists in the production of the weekly eNewsletter. Before joining The Atlanta 100, Caroline completed a public relations and marketing internship with The Reynolds Group in Atlanta. In college, she gained writing and publishing experience through internships with Albemarle Magazine, The Scout Guide and Edible Blue Ridge Magazine.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Caroline graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Leah Steinberg works as an editor for The 100 Companies, checking content for the various eNewsletters. Prior to joining The 100 Companies, Leah worked in higher education, non-profit fundraising, public relations and print media.
A Denver native, Leah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado. She also holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of Kansas. In her free time, Leah enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her family.
In 2015, Chris noticed his fellow Millennials’ deep struggle with happiness, so he decided to abandon his career to face the crisis head on. Collecting the best advice for happy living, he interviewed Millennials from 31 countries and studied the chief happiness research findings from the past 40 years. After a successful Kickstarter, he published his first book, The Millennial’s Guide to Making Happiness, in January of 2017, which is now available on Amazon. Chris also speaks and leads meditation workshops.
Having found that cars make him especially happy, Chris reviews the latest models for The Atlanta 100 and Money Under 30.
TOPICS:Cars and ASAP Happiness
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