Daily News: May 29, 2013

Brandt to Become First ACG Atlanta Executive Director

ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization focused on middle-market growth, mergers and acquisitions, and private investment, announced that Melanie Brandt will become the Atlanta Chapter’s first executive director, effective June 3, 2013.

“ACG Atlanta has experienced considerable growth and success over the past several years,” said Greg Cinnamon, partner at Kilpatrick Townsend and president of ACG Atlanta. “The next step for the organization was bringing on a first-class executive director. After a comprehensive search, Melanie Brandt was chosen to fill this mission critical role as her skills and experience are an exact fit to fulfill the Board’s vision for the future. We are confident that Melanie will play an integral role in advancing ACG Atlanta’s mission to drive middle-market growth, and that ACG Atlanta members will benefit tremendously from her involvement.”

Melanie Brandt’s experience includes more than five years with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), first as a director, and then since 2009 in an executive role as its chief operations officer. Prior to her executive role at TAG, Brandt served in an economic development capacity for the Gwinnett Chamber’s Partnership Gwinnett Initiative, where she was responsible for the recruitment, retention and expansion of technology companies, and in a volunteer role as the president of the Atlanta Telecom Professionals from 2004-2005.

ACG Atlanta is a business association in the southeast focusing on corporate growth, business development and mergers & acquisitions with more than 550 members from among Atlanta’s leading companies, investors and professional service firms.