Signature Luncheons


Join us for our Signature Luncheon on Thursday, July 24 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at The Estate. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Carol Tomé, Vice President of Corporate Services at The Home Depot.

Carol B. Tomé has served as chief financial officer since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of corporate services at The Home Depot in January 2007. She provides leadership in the areas of real estate, store construction, financial services, strategic business development and growth initiatives. Her corporate finance duties include financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial operations, divisional finance, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and tax. Carol joined The Home Depot in 1995.

In 2003, Carol joined the UPS board of directors and currently serves as chair of the audit committee. From January 2008 through December 2013, Carol served as a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, in both a board chair and board vice-chair capacity.  In 2012, she chaired the board of The Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the second woman chair in the organization’s 150-year history.

In 2012, The Wall Street Journal ranked Carol No. 2 on its list of the best chief financial officers in corporate America and in 2013, Fortune magazine listed her among the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the second consecutive year. In 2013, Carol was named a laureate and a member of the Junior Achievement of Georgia Business Hall of Fame.  In 2011, she received a distinguished alumna award from the University of Wyoming. Carol was recognized with the 2009 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award by BDN Network and the 2009 CFO of the Year award by the CFO Roundtable. She ranked No. 16 in Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and was included by The Wall Street Journal on its list of 50 Women to Watch in 2007.

Early Bird Pricing:

 Individual Tickets:     $50.00 BBA Members

                             $75.00 Non-Members

 Tables of 8:                $350.00 BBA Members

                             $525.00 Non-Members

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 The BBA hosts two Signature Luncheons each year, which bring together BBA members, community business leaders and local media.   The Signature Luncheons feature a keynote address by one of Buckhead’s business elite as well as the presentation of the Public Safety Awards to outstanding officers from Atlanta Police Department (Zone 2), Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

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

Past keynote speakers have included:

  • Paul Bowers, President and CEO of Georgia Power
  • John Brock, President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Governor Nathan Deal
  • Mayor Kasim Reed
  • Coach Bill Curry
  • Educator Ron Clark
  • Laura Turner Seydel
  • Former Newscaster Monica Pearson
July 24, 2014 BBA Signature Luncheon
featuring keynote speaker Carol Tomé, Vice President of Corporate Services at The Home Depot


Photo Credit Chris Bettis with 12 Nine Media.

Past BBA Signature Luncheons


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