Featured Speaker: Ryan Wilson
HOPE and The Gathering Spot present Navigating a New Atlanta — a quarterly series and new space for intergenerational dialogue, thought leadership, and action around socio-economic issues tied to Atlanta’s progress.
Ryan Wilson is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Gathering Spot, a private membership club based in Atlanta, Georgia. As co-founder of Atlanta’s premier private membership club, he leads a team that has assembled a diverse community of thinkers, creators, and connectors in one of the country’s most thriving cities. Ryan and his business partner raised north of three million dollars of private capital from investors over the course of two years to open The Gathering Spot. After completing the build-out of a former historic railroad landmark, the club is now home to over 1,000 members and has established itself as a home for Atlanta’s creative class, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. Responsible for the club’s overall management and strategic vision, Ryan was recognized by Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Small Business Person of the Year in 2017 and featured in notable publications such as Forbes and The Huffington Post.
An active participant in several Atlanta civic and community organizations, Ryan most proudly serves on the Changemakers board for Hands on Atlanta and on the board for Peace Preparatory Academy. A native of Atlanta, Ryan graduated from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center.