Record Attendance at Spring Soiree as Greater North Fulton Chamber Honors Local Leaders with 2024 North Fulton Regional Awards

Dr. Cannon at Greater North Fulton Chamber Spring Soiree

North Fulton, GA., (May 2024) – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC), serving Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell, and Sandy Springs, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 North Fulton Regional Awards. These awards recognize outstanding local leaders and businesses whose efforts have notably advanced the region’s economic and community development.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Marilyn Margolis, Emory Healthcare

Marilyn began her career more than 35 years ago as a CCU staff nurse at Emory University Hospital and notably led Emory John’s Creek for over 12 years. She enhanced her expertise with studies at Harvard Business School and the Woodruff Leadership Academy. Marilyn’s contributions have been recognized with awards such as the Nursing Management’s Visionary Leader Award and the Georgia Hospital Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also held leadership roles such as Chair of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce and President of the Rotary Club of Johns Creek.

Pioneer Award: Roger Lusby, Frazier & Deeter

Roger, a pioneering figure in the accounting industry, retired as a tax partner and the Managing Partner at Frazier & Deeter’s Alpharetta office. Holding esteemed credentials such as CPA, CMA, AEP, and CGMA, he specialized in complex tax planning across sectors including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and service industries. His visionary leadership is highlighted by his instrumental role in establishing Frazier & Deeter’s presence at Avalon early in its development. Throughout his career, he coordinated tax and accounting services, guiding financial and executive compensation planning. Roger’s forward-thinking decisions and contributions have left a lasting impact on the industry and in North Fulton.

Community Service Award: Dr. Glen Cannon, Gwinnett Technical College

Dr. Cannon became the third president of Gwinnett Technical College (GTC) in 2014 and has led the college to remarkable growth. Under his leadership, GTC’s enrollment increased by 30%, reaching over 22,000 students annually. In 2018, Dr. Cannon launched the Launch Pointe initiative, which significantly expanded opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, and entrepreneurship among students. Additionally, he plays a key role in regional economic and educational development, serving on the boards of the Greater North Fulton Chamber and the Gwinnett Chamber, among others.

Record Attendance at GNFCC’s Largest Ever Spring Soiree

The awards were presented at the GNFCC’s Spring Soiree held on Thursday, April 25th, 2024, at Ameris Amphitheater, which marked a milestone as the largest event to date for the organization with over 550 attendees, more than 75 sponsors, and participation from 15 area restaurants. This grand gathering of community leaders, business professionals, and members of the community not only recognized the extraordinary achievements of the awardees but also celebrated the vibrant spirit and collaborative strength of the North Fulton community.

About Gwinnett Tech: Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia’s largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The College offers more than 140 associate degrees, diplomas, certificate programs, and hundreds of seminars, workshops, and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County’s largest corporate training provider and serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.