Natalye Paquin

Column: Atlanta’s Points of Light uses Trump comment to raise awareness

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on July 20,2018

In her role as president and CEO of the Atlanta-based Points of Light, Natalye Paquin has found herself in the company of former U.S. presidents.

But her biggest challenge was responding to President Donald Trump earlier this month when during a speech at a rally in Great Falls, Montana, he mocked Points of Light — a phrase used by former President George H.W. Bush in his 1989 inauguration speech.


Literacy for All

Column: Unprecedented effort underway to fight low literacy

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on August 18, 2017

Low literacy — whether it’s among youth or adults — hurts the state’s economic potential and is a leading cause of poverty.

Now an unprecedented collaboration is underway in Georgia to address low literacy with a multi-generational approach.

The Georgia Literacy Commission, which held its third public meeting in Tifton on Aug. 14, reflects that collaboration. Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal is one of the commission’s co-chairs along with Wendell Dallas of Atlanta Gas Light; Phil Jacobs, a retired AT&T Georgia president; and Teya Ryan of Georgia Public Broadcasting.