Council for Quality Growth Announces Steve Selig as the 2014 Four Pillar Tribute Honoree


To celebrate Selig’s many accomplishments, the evening is themed

“By Doing Right”

The Council for Quality Growth will pay tribute to regional civic, philanthropic, business and community leader Steve Selig, President and Chairman of the Board of Selig Enterprises, with its 25th annual leadership award at the Four Pillar Tribute. The Tribute will take place on October 2, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“It is no coincidence that Selig Enterprises and metro Atlanta have both grown so robustly over the past two-and-a-half decades,” said Brent Reid, 2014 Chairman of the Council for Quality Growth, and President of Winter Construction. We are so pleased to have the opportunity to honor Steve Selig’s contributions as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and civic leader in this remarkable era for our region. He’s just the right leader to celebrate with the 25th Four Pillar Award.”

Paying tribute to Selig and his personification of the “Four Pillars” of leadership and success – Quality, Responsibility, Vision and Integrity – will be:

  • Vince Dooley, former UGA Head Football Coach and Athletic Director;
  • Larry Gellerstedt, President and CEO of Cousins Properties, Inc.;
  • Doug Hertz, President United Distributors; and
  • Mike Leven, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands.

“Steve Selig and his family have been pillars of the real estate community in Atlanta for many years and I am thrilled the Council for Quality Growth is recognizing Steve’s significant contributions to the industry and to the community,” said Gellerstedt. “I am honored to be a part of the event.”

Hertz and Gellerstedt are also serving as Co-Chairs of the event along with:

  • City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed;
  • Virginia Hepner, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center;
  • Steve Koonin CEO and part owner of the Atlanta Hawks;
  • Bernie Marcus of the Marcus Foundation;
  • Jerome Russell, President of Russell New Urban Development; and
  • Charlie Tickle, CEO of the Daniel Corporation

The theme of the evening will be “By Doing Right,” drawn from Selig’s mother’s maxim that “you can never do wrong by doing right.” Selig has embodied this motto in all of his pursuits from business, to the arts, to politics to his faith and family. He has grown Selig Enterprises, the Atlanta real estate firm founded in 1918. He has served as president of The Temple, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the American Jewish Committee. He co-founded Southern Promotions and Music Midtown, and he currently serves on the boards of the Woodruff Arts Center and the Alliance Theater. Selig served as Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States under Jimmy Carter as his Chief Liaison with the business community, and he played a prominent role in Atlanta’s hosting of the 1988 Democratic National Convention.

The Council is proud to honor Steve Selig as its 2014 Four Pillar Tribute Honoree and invites you to celebrate on October 2, 2014 as we pay tribute to a true Georgia legend.

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