ATLANTA (Nov. 13, 2023)  – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s largest tech-focused industry association, will honor Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, John Yates with Morris, Manning & Martin and Jeff Buzzelli with Comcast at its inaugural TAG Chairs’ Gala on November 29th. This exclusive black-tie event will be the place for the who’s who in Georgia technology leadership to gather for an extraordinary night of elegance and celebration.  

The Mayor will be honored for his innovative leadership with the city and his work with TechBridge, supporting nonprofits. Yates, who chairs Morris, Manning & Martin’s Corporate Technology Group, will be the first-ever recipient of TAG’s Georgia Technology Lifetime Achievement Award. Jeff Buzzelli will be honored with the first-ever Outstanding Board Leadership Award. 

The event Illuminate Innovation: A Gala Celebrating Georgia’s Technology Excellence, will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the High Museum of Art. This elegant affair will be a gathering that celebrates the driving force behind technological advancement in Georgia and lets attendees connect with others dedicated to shaping the future.  

“These three honorees have been instrumental in bringing together leaders in support of our city and state’s technology community,” said TAG President & CEO Larry K. Williams. “Their tremendous reach and influence connects large corporations to tech startups and our country’s leading tech investors. Their leadership in the tech, business and nonprofit communities has helped put Atlanta and Georgia on the technology map in the U.S. and globally.”  

In addition to honoring these three outstanding leaders, the Gala will kick off a celebration of TAG’s 25th Anniversary which will take place next year. TAG will also recognize its past board chairs for their leadership through the years. 

Join us as we illuminate the path to progress, honor excellence, and foster new connections in the world of technology. For tickets and more information about the TAG Chairs’ Gala, visit TAG Chairs’ Gala. 

About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG drives innovation among Georgia’s technology community, inspires tech leaders, and fosters inclusivity through four foundational pillars: connect, promote, influence and educate.

TAG serves more than 30,000 members statewide through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG hosts more than 100 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 20 professional societies.

TAG provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies, and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit