The Rotaract Club of Atlanta is a social, professional development, and community service organization for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 30 in the metro Atlanta area. The Rotaract club holds bi-weekly meetings for members and guests to which it invites a variety of speakers, and members frequently get together for community service projects and social events.
Wonya Lucas is President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Atlanta which includes NPR
station WABE, Atlantaâ€™s PBS station, PBA, and several associated online properties including Arts
& Culture site, Atlanta Planit. Prior to this appointment, Lucas led the Lucas Strategic Consulting
Group with a focus on media start-ups. Previously, Lucas was President and CEO for TV One
where she was responsible for all strategic decisions and daily operations. Prior to joining TV
One, Lucas held several positions at Discovery Communications including Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer for Discovery Channel and Science Channel and Global
Chief Marketing Officer with responsibility for marketing in 210 countries and over 130 networks.
Prior to joining Discovery Communications in 2008, Lucas served as General Manager
and Executive Vice President of The Weather Channel Networks, where she was responsible for
daily operations, programming development, corporate strategy and development, strategic
marketing for The Weather Channel and weather.com. Before joining The Weather Channel in
2002 as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Lucas held several positions at Turner
Broadcasting System, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for cnn.com and CNN
Networks Worldwide, Vice President of Business Operations and Network Development for Turner
Entertainment and Vice President of Entertainment Marketing for TNT. Her other experience
includes brand management roles for The Coca-Cola Company and The Clorox Company. Lucas
began her career with Westinghouse Electric as a Product Engineer.
Lucas currently serves on several boards including the Georgia Tech Advisory Board,
Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, National Environmental Education
Foundation, Girl Scouts USA, and the Childrenâ€™s Museum of Atlanta.
Lucas is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Industrial and Systems
Engineering and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A in Finance
If you are a first time guest, attending a club meeting is a great way to get to know the club and its members! As always, you are welcome to bring friends to the meeting.
Dress Code: Professional
Where: All our club meetings are held in the conference room on the 10th floor of the Terminus 2 building on the corner Peachtree and Piedmont roads.Â Click here for detailed directions. Free parking is available in the Rooms to Go lot across the street.
When: See above for date.Â The meeting will start promptly at 6.45pm and will last approximately 1 hour,Â followed by dinner at a restaurant nearby.
Free parking is available in the Rooms To Go parking lot across the street. The entrance is located in between the 2 Terminus buildings (200 bldg on left). Look for a Rotaract rep in the lobby or kindly ask security to let you up to the 10th floor.