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Investor Relations Team Members


Janice Rys

Chief Development Officer

Janice Rys serves the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) as chief development officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all revenue generation for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. This includes growing the investor base; cultivating relationships with investors, Board of Directors, and prospective investors; providing strategic leadership and planning for future development needs.  MAC represents the 29-county region with a $15 million annual budget.

She is acknowledged for her leadership capabilities, strategic visioning and negotiating strengths as well as her ability to build partnerships with individuals at all levels in corporate organizations. Her sales skills combined with her intuitiveness, responsiveness and talent for executing on strategies has benefited the organization by providing ever increasing results for Chamber leadership and over 20 plus Chamber Chairs.

She has traveled the world, including Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Georgia, and Romania serving as a Board Member for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). She has been active in the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association (ACCE) and serves on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta and the Grady Hospital Ambassador Force.

Prior to coming to MAC, Rys served as Territory Manager for Kellogg’s. She attended the University of Florida and has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Rys served on the Boards of Clayton State University College of Business Advisory Board, and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).  

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy

Senior Account Executive

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Jack Murphy joined the Investor Relations team of the Metro Atlanta Chamber in 2003. His current role is helping new investors determine the best membership fit for their companies. He has over 30 years of experience, working in higher education, operations, sales, human resources, organizational development, and change management roles, for McGraw-Hill and SunTrust Bank. He also spent time as an entrepreneur, consulting with Delta Air Lines, Charter Communications, and others.

He serves on both the National and Georgia Boards of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, responsible for Diversity, Advocacy, & Systemic Change. He chairs the North Fulton Poverty Task Force.

Jack received a BA in psychology from Belmont Abbey College and a MEd. from the UNC-Greensboro.  Jack and his wife Nancy, a retired elementary school principal, have two grown daughters, two grandchildren.  They live in Alpharetta, GA.


Joel Perkins

Senior Director, Investor Relations

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Joel originally joined the team in 2007 as an intern and now serves as Director of Investor Relations for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). In this role, Joel is focused on growing new investment revenue to the Chamber, while supporting our current investor level members.  

After a successful career in real estate and time spent working in membership for a chamber in Virginia and the Georgia Chamber, Joel is thrilled to be back in the city he loves. He currently sits on the board of directors for the Frazer Center.

Joel's original roots are in central Illinois and is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. Joel currently lives in downtown Decatur with his dog Samson and is big fan of global travel, time with his friends and family, running on the BeltLine with his dog and all things ATL.

Kathryn Putnam

Kathryn Putnam

Chief of Staff

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Kathryn serves in a multi-faceted role: she organizes and executes the monthly Board meetings and events and the daily communications for the 175 Board of Director companies. She also assists with a multitude of special projects including assisting the Economic Development team with companies relocating to Atlanta. Kathryn manages the invoicing process for the entire Metro Atlanta Chamber membership.

An Atlanta native, Kathryn graduated from the Lovett School and from Furman University with a business degree. 

Kathryn is a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Junior League of Atlanta, Capital City Club, and a volunteer for Atlanta Charity Clays. Kathryn and her husband, Jeff, live in Buckhead.



Allie Booth

Senior Project Coordinator

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Allie originally joined the team in 2019 as an events intern and now serves as Senior Project Coordinator. She manages the logistics for all investor events.

Allie received a BS in Business with a concentration in Hospitality Management from Florida State University. She is a metro Atlanta native, growing up in Woodstock, and now residing in West Midtown. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants, attending Atlanta sporting events and walking the BeltLine with her dog, Ruby.

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