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Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3584
Fax: (404) 658-6073
Finance Executive (Chair)
Alex Wan has been proudly serving as a Council member since 2010. Educated
at Georgia Institute of Technology, he earned a Bachelor of Industrial
Engineering there in 1988. In 1993, he went on to attend the Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Master of Business
Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. Since then, he also
attended the Minority Business Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business
at Dartmouth College in 2001.
After attending Georgia Tech, Councilmember Wan began his career with the
Prudential Investment Corporation’s Corporate Finance Group in Newark, New
Jersey from 1988-1989. In 1990, he relocated to Atlanta and joined
Prudential’s Real Estate and Acquisitions team as an Investment Analyst.
From 1993-2009 he served as President of Optima, Inc., an
architecture-engineering consulting firm. From 2009-2012, he has served as
Director of Development for Jerusalem House, Inc., one of Atlanta’s oldest
housing providers to homeless and low income families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Since 2012, Alex serves as the Director of Development for Emory University
Councilmember Wan’s public service hardly began with his election as the
representative of District 6 in 2010. Two causes that have always been
particularly close to his heart are disadvantaged children and the community
affected by largely invasive illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS.
Councilmember Wan is a man who lends his talent and time to eradicating these
illnesses and easing the burden on the families and children affected by them.
As early as 1994 Councilmember Wan began showing his passion for helping others
when he volunteered with Project Open Hand, which provides meals for those
living with a chronic disease. From 1995-1997 Councilmember Wan served as
the Board Secretary for Our House, Inc., a daycare center for homeless children.
From 1997-2003 Councilmember Wan served on the Joining Hearts Host Committee
which produces an important fundraiser for people living with HIV/AIDS. In
2003, Councilmember Wan formed For the Kid in All of Us, Inc., which hosts an
annual toy and school supply drives for socio-economically disadvantaged
children in Georgia.
He began working with Leadership DeKalb, serving twice as Board Secretary
(1995-1997 and 2002-2003), and Chair-Elect (1998) and Chair (1999). In
2003, he served Leadership Atlanta as part of Asian Latino Task Force and the
Program Committee. In addition to all of the above memberships, he has
been an active member of many Asian leadership groups including but not limited
to: National Association of Chinese Americans, Asian American Heritage
Foundation, and the Asian America Coalition Board of Directors.
Councilmember Wan has been presented with numerous awards for his service
including: Outstanding Federal Club Co-Chair Team of a Large Federal Club, Human
Rights Campaign (2008), Georgia Asian Times “25 Most Influential Asian
Americans in Georgia (2007, 2010-2011)”, and Best Up & Coming
Activist, Southern Voice Best of Gay Atlanta (2004). Georgia Trend
Magazine’s “Forty Under 40” named him as a rising star in 1997. In
2005, he was given the Philip Rush Award by YouthPride for his exemplary support
of youth in Georgia.
Wide breadth of long-time community service
of the Morningside Lenox Park Neighborhood Association; 15+ year Morningside
Lenox Park Association Business Liaison for 2008
of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership DeKalb, and chaired the latter
on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Development Authority (Treasurer
and Finance Committee Chair)
Atlanta Volunteer Chair and Atlanta Federal Club (donor circle) Co-Chair for
the Human Rights Campaign
and served as the first president of an all-volunteer non-profit benefiting
socio-economically disadvantaged children
the board of the Asian American Heritage Foundation
served on the Insurance Commissioner’s Better Georgia Executive Round
Table and the Governor’s Small Business Advisory Council
Accessible leader, neighbor, friend
temperament you want in a trusted leader – a natural listener and
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in Atlanta from the age of three (Morningside homeowner for 19 years)
accolades, including Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Forty Under 40” and the
Georgia Asian Times “25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia”
fitness enthusiast who is a certified SCUBA diver, and has completed
marathons and half marathons