Sherwood Forest resident Michael A. Sullivan testified last month at Georgia legislative hearings as members voted to better help the state combat fraud.
Tax Day has come and gone, but honest taxpayers might be upset to learn that some of their hard-earned tax dollars may fall into the hands of criminals, rather than funding Georgia government services. To help the state combat fraud and to encourage whistleblowers to report illegal activity, Midtown private attorney and whistleblower advocate Michael A. Sullivan testified recently at Georgia legislative hearings as members voted to enact the nation's newest State False Claims Act. Sullivan, a Sherwood Forest resident who has worked with the Federal False Claims Act since 1988, was the only private attorney asked to testify. The new act was signed into law by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal April 16 after passing unanimously in both houses of …
Broadcast media veteran among a dozen Atlanta women recognized as self-motivated trailblazers who "see through the clutter and embrace a constantly evolving terrain, paving the way for others."
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Teya Ryan, president and executive director of Midtown’s Georgia Public Broadcasting Media, was among a dozen women honored last week at the Womenetics 2012 POW! Awards held at the Georgia Aquarium. Womenetics, an online media company for and about women, honored the group of female leaders from the Atlanta area “who forge new paths and create leadership models for the women who follow.” Ryan, a Virginia-Highland resident, is a 30-year broadcast media veteran whose innovative ideas and passion for storytelling have earned her leadership roles at PBS, CNN and TBS. As executive vice president and general manager of CNN/US, she was in charge of all network programming, daily editorial, breaking news, on-air graphics and new program …