Atlanta Business magazine recently named Glen Rollins, president of Orkin, Inc. and vice president of parent company Rollins, Inc., as one of its “Top 25 Atlantans to Watch.” Rollins and executives from other Atlanta companies, including Home Depot and Coca Cola Enterprises, will be recognized at an Aug. 14 ceremony.
Atlanta Business vendors and advertisers nominated honorees of the second annual list. The magazine’s editorial staff then selected winners based on the following criteria: business growth, established businesses that are reinventing themselves, businesses making a difference in Atlanta and unsung business heroes. Rollins received several nominations to the list.
“I am honored to be recognized alongside such well-respected leaders in the Atlanta community and excited about our company’s continued tradition of success,” said Rollins. “This award is a tribute to the hard work, dedication and support of thousands of co-workers at Rollins and our subsidiaries who strive for excellence each day. I am very grateful for each employee’s commitment to building our company’s exceptional reputation. This award would not be possible without them.”
The complete list of 2008 award winners who will be recognized at the ceremony includes: Louise Allen, Ivan Allen; Frank Blake, Home Depot; John Brock, Coca Cola Enterprises; Nicole Buie, Cox Media; Pete Correll, Atlanta Equity; Ann Cramer, IBM; Rilla Delorier, SunTrust; John Dewberry, Dewberry Capital; Mark Dodson, Private Capital Group; Richard Hayes, Alston & Bird; Brett Hunsaker, Grubb & Ellis; Ted Jenkin, Ameriprise; Chris Klaus, Kaneva; Brian Leary, AIG/Atlantic Station; Sam Massell, Buckhead Coalition; David Ratcliffe, Southern Company; Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity; Glen Rollins, Rollins Inc.; Jim Schaper, Infor; Steak Shapiro, 790 The Zone; Derek Smith, Choice Point; Rick Smith, Equifax; Paula Swearingen, Goodwill Industries of North GA; John Williams, Corporate Holdings and Williams Realty Advisors; and Ellen Adair Wyche, The Wyche Group.