Café Momentum ATLANTA

Board of Directors

Christian Fischer is the CEO and president of Georgia-Pacific (GP), one of the largest manufacturers of consumer, building, and packaging products in the world.  He has been leading the company since 2017 with over 30 years of company and industry experience. Born and educated in Germany, Christian also lived in Brazil for ten years,  and began his career with GP in 1989 as a market pulp sales manager for Europe, and later served as executive vice president for the packaging and cellulose businesses. 
Celebrating 30 years as a resident of Atlanta, Christian is heavily involved in the forest products industry and serves on the board of The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). He is also a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, The Board of Councilors for The Carter Center, and recently accepted an invitation to join the Board of Trustee for the Georgia Research Alliance. In addition to his board roles, Christian personally supports several charitable organizations in the Atlanta area such as Habitat for Humanity and Café Momentum. 
Christian and his wife Anke, also from Germany, have four children, all born and raised in Atlanta. 

Kevin Greiner serves as President and CEO of Gas South, the southeast’s largest retail natural gas marketer. Gas South provides natural gas to over 470,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and 10 other states. Gas South also engages in wholesale energy trading; supplies natural gas to municipal gas systems, power plants, and LNG terminals; and manages natural gas storage and transportation assets on behalf of its customers.

Staying true to its purpose of being a Fuel for Good, Gas South gives back 5% of its profits to help children in need. Gas South also owns over $60 million of community
solar projects.

Gas South has been recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of Atlanta’s best places to work six times since 2016. In 2024, USA Today recognized the company as one of the top US workplaces. Gas South is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cobb EMC, one of the nation’s largest and most respected electric cooperatives. Gas South is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and also has an office in Gainesville, FL.

Kevin’s community work includes serving on the board of directors of the following organizations: YMCA of Metro Atlanta (board chair, 2021-22); Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (board chair 2016-2017); Select Cobb (board chair 2020-21); Georgia Chamber of Commerce (executive committee 2014-15); Learn4Life; the Atlanta Opera; and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. His hobbies include tennis, baseball, bicycling, music, and travel. He was honored to be named as 2021’s most respected business leader by Georgia Trend magazine, and as one of Atlanta’s most admired CEOs by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2018 and 2021. Prior to joining Gas South in 2006, Kevin
held roles at Southern Company and Enron Corp. He lives with his wife in Decatur, GA.

Cathy Smith-Curry has over twenty-four years of Criminal Justice experience while being employed with two corrections agencies in the state of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). In Ms. Smith-Curry’s current role, she serves as the Director of the Office of Reentry Services with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. She has worked to advance practices proven to be effective in improving outcomes for justice involved youth and reducing recidivism. These strategies and interventions have added value to the transition planning process which have enhanced parental engagement, increased youth post release employment, provided educational opportunities, and stabilized the physical and behavioral wellbeing of youth returning to communities statewide.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Ms. Smith-Curry works to promote social and economic justice for all, equalizing rights and access to services and resources for at risk youth, disenfranchised, and underinvested populations. With a personal mission of facilitating opportunities for change, rehabilitation, and restorative justice, Cathy is a citizen, public servant, and community leader working to enhance processes that create safe environments where people can live peaceably and thrive.

Cathy is committed to her community and serves as Board Chair for S.H.A.R.E. House of Douglas County, a non-profit organization and state certified domestic violence shelter which provides crisis intervention and a continuum of care to address the causes and effects of family violence. She is also serving a second term on the Douglas County Development Authority Board of Directors and is a Charter Member of the West Georgia Chapter of The Links Incorporated. Cathy also serves on several other boards and organizations.

Cathy Smith-Curry is a summa cum laude graduate of Mercer University in the study of Organizational Leadership. Cathy is the proud mother of one daughter, Victory Ty Curry.

Clark Dean helps direct Transwestern’s Tenant Representation & Workplace Solutions business and is the founder of the company’s Transaction Sciences Group, which operates across asset classes and service lines. Clark is a member of Transwestern’s Board of Directors and its National Tenant Representation and Workplace Solutions Steering Committee. He also helps lead the company’s global partnerships with BNP Paribas Real Estate and Encor Advisors.

Career Highlights:
With a background in biomedical engineering, management consulting, and financial structuring, Clark is known for being a disruptive innovator. His Transaction Sciences Group helps build businesses, grow non-profits, and enrich communities by structuring better solutions for real estate occupiers and investors. Over the past decade, his group has provided clients with integrated consulting and negotiation services resulting in over 350 transactions across the country, and in 2021 Clark was recognized as the company’s number one producer. Prior to joining Transwestern, Clark was a founding principal of Studley’s Corporate Services Group where he spent over a decade working on some of the firm’s largest and most complex assignments. Before that, Clark was a management consultant and later chief operating officer for a management consulting firm specializing in strategic and operational consulting.

Professional Affiliations/Recognition:
Clark is a past President and Chairman of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and an active member of the Harvard Clubs of Georgia, New York City, and Boston. He is an elected Deacon in the Baptist Church, a former coach for youth football (PeeWee Coach of the Year 2008), and a frequent contributor to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He serves on numerous boards including, Shepherd Center (Chair-elect), YMCA of Metro Atlanta (Vice-Chair/Chair Elect), Covenant House GA (past-Secretary), and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He currently Chairs the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center and is the former Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Chick-fil-A Foundation. He is a member of the 2012 Class of Leadership Atlanta and was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in its annual “40 Under 40” list in 2005.

Clark graduated cum laude with an A.B. in Engineering and Biological Sciences from Harvard University, where he played varsity football, served as a class officer, and delivered the Harvard College oration as a graduating senior. He furthered his professional development through executive education at Harvard Business School, where he completed the Real Estate Management Program: Developing Future Leaders and Distressed Real Estate: Examining Debt and Equity Structures to Mitigate Losses and Identify Opportunities.