Annual Luncheon


Our Annual Luncheon in January 2015 featured the presentation of the Buckhead Business of the Year awards and keynote speaker Jan Singer, CEO of Spanx:

Jan Singer is the Chief Executive Officer of Spanx, Inc. Founded in 2000, Spanx revolutionized the shapewear industry with the invention of footless pantyhose. Today, the company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, houses a complete product offering of Hosiery, Intimate Apparel, Active Life, Swim and Men’s products, and is sold in 50 countries.

Jan joined Spanx from Nike, Inc., where she held various senior leadership roles over ten years including Corporate Vice President of Global Apparel and Corporate Vice President of Global Footwear.  While at Nike, Jan managed multi-billion dollar product engines that created industry-defining innovations across all categories, including Nike Lunar, Nike Free Nike Flyknit within footwear and Nike Dri-FIT Knit, Nike Tech Fleece and Nike Legendary Women’s Tights in apparel.

Prior to Nike, Jan served as the Vice President/General Manager of Women’s at Reebok and held executive roles in the luxury goods sector at brands including Prada beauty, Calvin Klein Cosmetics and CHANEL, where she supported the expansion into Beauté.

Jan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Ithaca College. She and her husband David live in Atlanta, GA and have twins, Sophie and Maxwell.

Event Pricing:

BBA Members: $95/ticket; $855/table of 10

Non-members: $120/ticket; $1080/table of 10

The BBA hosts an Annual Luncheon each January, which brings together BBA members, community and civic leaders, business executives and local media.   The Annual Luncheon features a keynote address by one of Georgia’s business elite as well as the presentation of several community awards, including the prestigious Buckhead Business of the Year Award.  Each year, the BBA honors five Buckhead businesses that fill a niche in the market, showcase excellent customer service, and demonstrate a commitment to the community.  Other BBA annual awards include Bullish on Buckhead, the Buckhead Beautification Award and Entrepreneur of the Year.

Individual tickets and corporate table sponsorships (including tickets for ten guests) are available for the Annual Luncheons. 

Recent Keynote speakers at BBA Annual Luncheons have included notables such as:

  • Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and co-founder of Home Depot
  • Harvey McKay, author
  • Clark Howard, consumer advocate
  • Governor Sonny Perdue
  • Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
2014 Annual Luncheon Featuring Dene Oliver, CEO of Oliver McMillan, speaking on Buckhead Atlanta Development


Photo Credit Karen Burns Photography.


Past BBA Annual Luncheons


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