A.J. Robinson, Doug Shipman Guests on "Let's Talk Business" Live!

October 12,2011

"Let's Talk Business" is dedicated to entrepreneurship, small business, innovation and youth empowerment. Through his radio show and other Let's Talk Business Live! events, founder Mitch Schlimer has interviewed noted entrepreneurs such as Sir Richard Branson, Ben & Jerry, Fred DeLuca (founder of Subway), the late Anita Roddick (founder of the Body Shop), Earl Graves and more than 400 other entrepreneurs, business leaders and authors from around the world.

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., Mitch will host another "Let's Talk Business" Live! at Georgia Tech’s College of Management. This live show will feature Doug Shipman, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and A.J. Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID). The show is recorded live at the LeCraw Auditorim on Georgia Tech's campus, and listeners can tune in online.

Mitch Schlimer has been a serial and social entrepreneur for the past three decades. He is the founder of the EPICENTER (which is the home of the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame) and is also the host of “Let’s Talk Business,” an award winning radio show that now airs every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. on Georgia Tech's 100K Watt WREK, 91.1 FM and on the web at

Doug Shipman is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR). Prior to this position, Doug was a Principal in the Atlanta office of the Boston Consulting Group. He has been featured in articles in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Business To Business, and Southern Voice. He was named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40” in 2008, one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” in 2009, and he received the New Leaders Council 40 Under 40 award in 2010.

Mr. Shipman has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a master’s of Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School with an emphasis on religion in public situations and politics, and a bachelor’s degree from Emory University with majors in Economics and Political Science.

A.J. Robinson is the president of Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID). CAP has created and spun off a number of organizations such as Trees Atlanta, Research Atlanta, COPA, Inc. and the Midtown Alliance. In 1995, CAP created the ADID and the Ambassador Force® of downtown to address public safety and cleaning concerns. Mr. Robinson has guided the organizations in accomplishments that include the passage of public space vending legislation, the creation of a City wide anti-panhandling program, the continuing revitalization of Woodruff Park, the successful passage of new legislation involving tax allocation districts Statewide, and the creation of the Atlanta Dream, a WNBA team.

The former President of Portman Holdings, he was responsible for all activities of this multi-dimensional real estate company with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Shanghai and Warsaw. Mr. Robinson is a graduate of Harvard School of Business, where he received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Emory University.