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January 28th, 2013
Former UN ambassador to speak at chamber breakfast


Andrew Young.


Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young will be the featured speaker at the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) breakfast on Feb. 1

The breakfast will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. at Quail Creek Country Club. The cost is $15 if an RSVP is received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 30, and $25 after the RSVP deadline and at the door.

Young is chairman of Goodworks International, a specialty consulting group based in Atlanta that provides strategic services to corporations and governments operating in the global economy. He serves on the boards of directors of numerous organizations and businesses, including Delta Airlines, Argus, Host Marriott Corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, Cox Communications, and Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Young served as NCC President — a part-time, non-salaried leadership post — in 2000-2001. His NCC presidency brought him full circle, as he had served as associate director of the Department of Youth Work of the NCC’s Division of Christian Education from 1957-61.

Young is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has published two books, A Way Out of No Way, and An Easy Burden. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees.

He served three terms in the US Congress from the fifth district of Georgia. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter named him Ambassador to the United Nations. He served two terms as Mayor of Atlanta and was Co-Chairman of the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact the chamber at (512) 393-5900 or by email at

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