Monday, December 11, 2023

Hall of Fame 2016

Mark Banta, Class of 1977mark-banta-test1

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Piedmont Park Conservancy, 2014 – present
  •  General Manager, Centennial Olympic Park, 1996 – 2012
  • Instrumental in establishing Centennial Olympic Park as the centerpiece of the Olympics and a beloved Atlanta attraction
  • Initiated free community events at Centennial Olympic Park; Music@noon, Wednesday Winddown Concert Series. Saturday Family Fun days
  • President, Woodell Rogers Park Foundation, Dallas Texas,2012 –2013
  • S., Agriculture and Industrial Technology – Berry College
  • Chamblee High School: Football, Wrestling, Track and Field


 Penny Bubenheim, Former FacultyEducator for 31 yearsimg_0002

  •  English Teacher, Chamblee High School, 1972 – 2000
  •  Chairman, English Department
  •  Chamhian Yearbook Dedication, 1998
  •  Voted by her colleagues as Most Dependable, 1997
  •  Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator, Language Arts Lab Coordinator, Computer Writing Center Coordinator
  •  Sponsor of Junior Class, Junior Varsity Drill Team, and Literary Digest
  •  A., English – West Georgia College; M.Ed., English – Georgia State University

Marc Gorlin, Class of 1991gorlintest

  • Business Entrepreneur
  •  Founder and CEO, Roadie, Inc., “On the Way” delivery network
  • Marketing Award of Excellence, presented by Georgia State University, 2016
  •  Founder, Kabbage, Financial Technology Company
  •  University of Georgia Alumni award for the fastest – growing company owned by a UGA alumni, 2015
  •  Co–Founder and Chairman, Lanta Technology Group
  •  Co–Founder, Vertical One Company and Pretty Good Privacy Company
  •  A., Journalism – University of Georgia (magna cum laude)
  •  Chamblee High School: Chamhian Yearbook – Editor, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Tennis

Marti Macon – Gee, Former Facultymacongee-plaque

  • Educator for 43 years
  •  Reading and SAT Specialist at Chamblee Charter High School, 2000 – 2015
  •  Director, DeKalb County School SAT/ACT workshops
  •  Chamblee Charter High School Teacher of the Year, 2003
  •  Stone Mountain High School Teacher of the Year, 1993
  •  Started Chamblee Charter High School’s first SAT reading class and implemented the SAT word of the day
  •  Sponsor, Christians in Action
  •  Trusted friend and guide to countless students, teachers and parents
  •  A, English and History – Brooklyn College (magna cum laude); M.A., Reading Specialization – Kean University

Aaliyah Shafiq, Class of 1996  aaliyah-shafiq-coke-ambassador

  • Senior Brand Manager, Gold Peak Tea, The Coca – Cola Company, 2014 – present
  • Brand Manager, The Coca – Cola Company, 2010 – 2011
  •  Senior Associate Marketing Manager, General Mills, 2007 – 2009
  •  Captain, Harvard University Cheerleading Squad
  •  Accepted the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from President Bill Clinton on behalf of Chamblee High School, 1996
  •  A., German Cultural Studies – Harvard University (magna cum laude); MBA – Harvard Business School
  • Chamblee High School: Cheerleading (Captain), Concert and Marching Band,  Track, National Honor Society (President), Keyettes, Nia Umoja (Co-Founder), Student Government


Dottie Drummond Smith, Class of 1957   dslisa

  • Business Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  •  Co-Founder, Classic Laboratories, Inc., manufactured and marketed worldwide beauty products.
  •  Created the first brush–on nail lengthening product
  •  Co–Founder and Chief Executive Officer of seven Apparel, Wigs and Nail Salons/Stores
  •  Co–Founder, Executive Director, “Santa For Seniors”, gifts for needy Seniors in greater Atlanta area, 2000 – present.
  •  Children’s Health Care of Atlanta’s Women of Style and Substance Award for Contributions to Community, 2016
  •  Senior General Partner, Pierce Oil Company – Chamblee’s oldest business
  •  Chamblee High School: Football and Basketball Cheerleader (Co-Captain), Senior Superlative, Glee Club, Operetta, Drama Club, Varsity Club

Business Champion: Frosty Caboose
Lifetime Volunteer Award: Fran Memberg

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