ATLANTA, Ga – (June 25, 2018) --- The Inaugural Captains of Industry Awards presented by The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation (CACAF) on Saturday, June 23, 2018 raised more than $25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane recovery efforts and educational mentorship programs for deserving young people. The successful sold-out event took place at the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta and welcomed more than 200 guests.
The evening delivered on the vitality, culture and elegance of the Caribbean and highlighted the excellence displayed across the diaspora. The Foundation honored six Captains of Industry recipients, all of which are of Caribbean descent. They included;Alrene Richards-Barr, Director of International Business Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Andrew R. Davis, Chief Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Coca Cola, Egbert L.J. Perry, CEO, Integral Group LLC, Erika Y. Mitchell, Atlanta Board of Education District 5, Simone Edwards, Author & First Jamaican WNBA Player & Yvette Thomas-Henry, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. "The event was a complete success on many levels, the Caribbean community stood united on Saturday, it was the beginning of a new revolution for the Caribbean American community, said Michael Thomas, CACAF Chairman."