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  • 08/27/2014 8:59 PM | Brian Ballard (Administrator)

    Atlanta, August 27th, 2014 — The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals announced today its new partner, Mitman, Reese, and Associates, an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services practice. Amerprise, a leading global financial institution, is one of the largest financial planning companies in the U.S.

    “MAAP welcomes our new partnership with Mitman, Reese, and Associates, an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services practice,” MAAP Partnership Director Peter Engelmaier said. “Not only can their practice and expertise help our members, but the confidence yet another Fortune 500 company has in MAAP shows a recognition of the importance of MAAP’s mission. We look forward to this partnership and know that it will help strengthen our LGBTA community. “

    Financial Advisor Jeremy P. Reese said the practice joined MAAP to help expand its presence with other LGBT businesses. “Strengthening these relationships will help grow our practice in the LGBT community that we are so proud to be a part of,” he said. Domestic partner planning is among their areas of focus.

    MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training,mentoring and education.

    More information about MAAP is available at: www.maapatl.org.

     

    About Mitman, Reese, and Associates

    Mitman, Reese, and Associates, an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services practice, is made up of financial advisors Todd Mitman and Jeremy P. Reese, financial planning analyst Elizabeth M. Walsh and client concierge T. Jackson Keenan.

     

    About MAAP

    Founded in May 1992 by 15 people, MAAP’s mission is individual and professional development through networking, relationship-building and education for Atlanta’s LGBT professionals and our allies. MAAP currently has a connection network of more than 2,000 professionals.

    The MAAP logo can be downloaded at: https://maapatl.org/logo.

    View the PDF Version of this Press Release.

  • 05/09/2014 8:00 AM | Brian Ballard (Administrator)

    Atlanta, May 9, 2014 — The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals announced today its new partner, insurance giant New York Life. The largest mutual life insurance company in the United States (within its industry, as reported by Fortune magazine) began its first marketing campaign aimed at the LGBT community in 2010. Three years ago, New York Life launched its first LGBT website: http://www.newyorklife.com/lgbt. It is also a member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

    “I couldn’t be more excited to have New York Life partner with MAAP,” group president Joshua D. Lorenz said. “They have a strong commitment to growing in the LGBT community and become a valuable resource. We know they have a lot to offer and are excited to help them share their vision through our events.”

    MAAP Partnership Director Peter Engelmaier agreed: “I am extremely proud that one of the country’s leading financial services and insurance firms is partnering with us to enrich the meetings our members attend. The level of support and commitment NYL is providing to us speaks volumes about their commitment to the LGBTA community and the value they see MAAP adding in Atlanta.”

    MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education.

    More information about MAAP is available at: www.maapatl.org.

    About New York Life

    New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world.

    About MAAP

    Founded in May 1992 by 15 people, MAAP’s mission is individual and professional development through networking, relationship-building and education for Atlanta’s LGBT professionals and our allies. MAAP currently has a connection network of more than 2,000 professionals.

    The MAAP logo can be downloaded at: https://maapatl.org/logo.

    View the PDF Version of this Press Release.

  • 04/10/2014 9:00 PM | Brian Ballard (Administrator)

    Atlanta, April 10th, 2014 — The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals announced today its new partner, Joining Hearts, Inc. The 501 (c)(3), all-volunteer, nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing housing support to people living with HIV and AIDS in Atlanta.

    MAAP Partnership Director Peter Engelmaier said the organization is “extremely excited to have another pre-eminent” Atlanta organization that is LGBTA and not for profit become partners. “Together we hope to further enrich the lives of the LGBT community.  I am personally in awe of the over $1.7 million Joining Hearts has raised to help those with HIV and AIDS.”

    Joining Hearts works to raise awareness and funds to provide housing assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS through Atlanta 501(c)(3) nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations.

    MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education.

    More information about MAAP is available at: www.maapatl.org.

    About MAAP

    Founded in May 1992 by 15 people, MAAP’s mission is individual and professional development through networking, relationship-building and education for Atlanta’s LGBT professionals and our allies. MAAP currently has a connection network of more than 2,000 professionals.

    The MAAP logo can be downloaded at: https://file.ac/krfnjKnwhyA/

    View the PDF Version of this Press Release.

  • 02/11/2014 8:00 AM | Brian Ballard (Administrator)

    Atlanta, February 11, 2014 – The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals announced today a  collaborative effort with Woven, a national, web-based company whose mission is to provide legal and  financial resources to the LGBT community,

    “This is a great opportunity for many of our attorneys, financial advisers, tax and insurance professionals  in the metro Atlanta region and nationwide,” said Joshua D. Lorenz, MAAP CEO and president. “I believe  strongly in Woven and believe it is a valuable resource to the LGBT community.”

    Woven network members are professionals who have demonstrated competence and passion in  working with the unique legal and financial issues faced by LGBT couples and families.

    “Woven is so greatly needed by same-sex couples, especially now that issues have become even more  confusing within a constantly changing political and legal landscape,” said Woven President Kristin Davis.  “Access to trusted and highly dedicated experts who have a wealth of experience and knowledge in this  ever-changing arena is essential. Our website provides easy access to the resources people need to attain a secure future.”

    She pointed out the many complex legal issues same-sex couples continue to face since the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.

    Woven is helping market MAAP on a national level, and MAAP is spreading the word about Woven in the Atlanta area.

    Woven’s national network is growing every day. Attorneys, financial advisors, CPAs and insurance professionals who work with the LGBT community and want to be part of the Woven Network can apply online at http://www.livewoven.com. For additional information, please contact kdavis@livewoven.com or 405-887-2323.

    MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and  education.

    More information about MAAP is available at: www.maapatl.org

    About MAAP

    Founded in May 1992 by 15 people as the Atlanta Executive Network, MAAP’s mission is individual and professional development through networking, relationship-building and education for  Atlanta’s LGBT professionals and our allies. MAAP currently has a connection network of more than 2,000 professionals.

    The MAAP logo can be downloaded at: https://maapatl.org/logo

    View the PDF Version of this Press Release.

  • 02/03/2014 8:00 AM | Brian Ballard (Administrator)

    Atlanta, February 3, 2014 – The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals announced today that it has two new corporate partners: David Atlanta and Gayborhood. Both companies will work with MAAP to provide marketing and assist with development.

    David Atlanta is the longest running and only weekly Atlanta gay arts, entertainment, culture and nightlife magazine with a circulation in the thousands. David Thompson is the publisher

    Gayborhood, from Carma Productions, Inc., is a nationwide website of gay and gay-friendly business listings in many categories. Marci A. Alt is the chief executive officer and Thomas Ryan Lawrence is the chief financial officer.

    More information about MAAP is available at: www.maapatl.org

    About MAAP

    Founded in May 1992 as the Atlanta Executive Network by 15 people, MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education. MAAP currently has a connection network of more than 2,000 professionals.

    The MAAP logo can be downloaded at: https://maapatl.org/logo

    View the PDF Version of this Press Release.

  • 01/17/2014 8:00 AM | Brian Ballard (Administrator)

    Atlanta, January 17th, 2014 – The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals announced today its new mission statement and goals for the year.

    MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education.

    Its goals are to:

    • Increase membership  by 25%
    • Double partnerships
    • Increase activism in our community through volunteering (Putting Charity Back on the MAAP)

    MAAP will discount admission by $5 for guests that are brought by a MAAP member to each monthly meeting.

    The MAAP member who brings the most friends each quarter will win a prize.

    More information about MAAP is available at: www.maapatl.org

    About MAAP

    Founded in May 1992 as the Atlanta Executive Network by 15 people, MAAP’s mission to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education. MAAP currently has a connection network of more than 2,000 professionals.

    The MAAP logo can be downloaded at: https://maapatl.org/logo

    View the PDF Version of this Press Release.

  • 10/04/2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Atlanta, October 4, 2013 – The Atlanta Executive Network is re-launching its brand and changing its name to the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP). Our goal is to provide the highest quality networking environment for the region’s LGBT and Allied Community.

    In 1992, Allen Jones and a small group of other members of Atlanta’s LGBT community met and formed the Atlanta Executive Network, now known simply as AEN.

    The world in which this group was formed was very different from today’s business environment. It was somewhat rare for a person to be open about his or her sexual orientation. The work environment was far more corporate in nature and the exponential growth of small and medium-sized businesses was just beginning.

    Invitations to AEN meetings were sent by mail with no indication of the contents on the envelope. Over those 20 years, the organization changed, along with the nature and size of the membership.

    The time has arrived for something new and better suited to a world where Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell no longer exists. Our city has doubled in size and our people live in whatever part of the metropolitan area they select. LGBT people are seeing the fruits of many years of struggle for civil rights realized.

    The time is now for an organization that represents the entirety of the LGBT community AND our allies to form a group meaningful to businesspeople from pre-college graduation to post-retirement.

    The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals will serve this new reality. Its leadership will reflect the diversity of our region.  Its programming will serve the needs of our constituents.

    Our goals are large and important to the community. They will not be achieved easily or quickly, but we welcome the challenge, and we are ready to work toward that end.

    This serves as your invitation to join us in building not just a great organization, but to make the LGBT business community in Georgia a shining example of inclusion and success.

    Networking. There’s a MAAP for that.

    This press release and more information about the organization are available at: http://www.aen.org.

    The MAAP Logo can be located and downloaded at: www.maapatl.org/logo

    About AEN

    Founded in May 1992, AEN was created by 15 members who believed that gay and lesbian business professionals had much to offer each other and the community. AEN’s mission is to create an all-inclusive environment for individual, entrepreneurial and professional development through career networking, relationship-building and education for Atlanta’s LGBT professionals and our allies. AEN currently has a connection network of over 2,000 professionals as well as 6 corporate business partners and 3 non-profit partners.

    View the PDF Version of this Press Release.

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