Joe Massaroni is a Director in SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Asset Based Lending (ABL) Group, working as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Massaroni has over 20 years of experience in Asset Based Lending working for Key Bank, Wells Fargo and SunTrust primarily. Mr. Massaroni has worked in many capacities including field exam, management, underwriting, portfolio management and business development. Currently, Joe is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and is serving as President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA).
The Commercial Finance Association is the international trade association dedicated to the asset based lending and factoring industries. Founded in 1944, the CFA has nearly 300 member companies and 16 chapters throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. CFA members include a diverse collection of lending institutions that range from international banks to independent entrepreneurial finance companies. CFA offers several publications, including the Secured Lender, a bi-monthly magazine devoted exclusively to the asset based financial services industry.
Mr. Massaroni has established the Atlanta CFA’s annual educational program, organizing and speaking at 3 educational panel discussions annually for the past 4 years. He has been a speaker/moderator on both TMA and CFA panels in Georgia and Florida and was previously an instructor for the National CFA Field Examiner School in Atlanta.
Amir Faroki is the Executive Director of GeorgiaForward, an independent, non-partisan organization working to improve the state of Georgia by engaging business, political, academic and civil leaders to collaboratively shape a statewide policy agenda. GeorgiaForward works to bring leaders together to articulate a common vision for the state, respective of regional strengths and needs and focused on smart, bold actions.
Ashley Meggitt/Georgia Municipal Association
Ashley Meggitt has been hired as the newest member of the team in the governmental relations associate position at the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). Ashley helps to develop and advocate for, environment and natural resources policies of vital interest to municipalities in Georgia. By engaging members of the Georgia General Assembly and the Executive Branch Ashley helps to shape public policy. Ashley was also been named a 2012 Young Gamechanger with GeorgiaForward.
Ashley worked for three years in the governmental relations office of ACCG both in the research department, and as a lobbyist handling a variety of policy issues, including health and human services, public safety and the courts, local government services, and revenue and finance. Prior to Ashley’s local government work with Georgia’s counties, she worked at the state capitol during Governor Sonny Perdue’s administration. Ashley attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia where she attained a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Evaluation. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs.