July 27, 2020
Atlanta, GA– Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is pleased to announce three new members to
the Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees, Mr. Michael Watson, Mr. Maurice Jenkins, and
Mr. Al Carter. These new members will be filling the seats of departing Board members Ms. Patricia Varnell,
Mr. Allen Tannenbaum, and Mr. Chelsey McNeil. Mr. Stephen McDaniel, CFRE, Vice President of Institutional
Advancement, remarked, “Atlanta Technical College students have benefited greatly from the active
engagement of our retiring board members. Their service on foundation committees and cultivating private
investors to contribute to student aid funds will be missed.”
Mr. Michael Watson is a graduate of Grambling State University. He currently serves as a Financial Advisor
for Northwestern Mutual. He has previously worked for Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.
Dr. Maurice Jenkins completed his undergraduate studies at Howard University, completed his graduate
studies at Clark Atlanta University, and received his Doctorate of Humane Letters from Allen University. He
currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the UNCF. He has
previously worked for Wachovia Bank and has served his community in multiple roles while affiliated with
many organizations, including the YMCA Centennial Branch, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and serving
as chair and board member of MEA.
Mr. Al Carter is a graduate of Paine College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He
currently serves as the Managing Director of the ACA Management Group, as well as the President and CEO
of Kalloren Provel, LLC. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Harvard Business
School Club of Atlanta and the Atlanta School, as well as the Finance Committee Chair for the Paine College
National Alumni Association.
“The Foundation has long been the backbone of Atlanta Technical College’s fundraising efforts and has
always found new and innovative ways to support the College and our students,” said Dr. Victoria Seals,
President, ATC. “These newest members are just a few examples of the many industry leaders who have
given some of their time and energy towards helping the College remain relevant as a pillar in the Metro
The Atlanta Technical College Foundation was founded in 1999 under the leadership of chairpersons Joseph
Johnson and Carolyn Young. A 501(c)3 non-profit, The Atlanta Technical College Foundation’s mission is to
provide support to Atlanta Technical College and the programs and activities carried out by the College. Its
purpose is to acquire, retain, invest and administer funds exclusively for the benefit of Atlanta Technical
College. Since its inception, The Atlanta Technical College Foundation has focused on the major goals of
resource development, relationship building, and financial management of resources.
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