2019 BOMA Show Registration

BOMA Georgia May Luncheon

The 2019 BOMA Show will close from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the May Luncheon sponsored by Gray Contracting.

Member: Free, registration required | Non-Member: $69 | After May 15, add $25
Registration for the May Luncheon does not grant access to the BOMA Show.

Topic: Future Proofing Your Organization


Our panel of experts includes:

  • Angela Covington, managing director for BG Talent
  • Shane Evans, Dean of Economic Development for Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Marc Borelli, Vistage Chair

The luncheon panel will be moderated by Laurie Harper, director of Atlanta operations for Cousins Properties, and BOMA Georgia Board Member.



Marc Borelli
Vistage Advisory Board Chair
Vistage Worldwide
Marc Borrelli is a Vistage Chair. He has over 30 years of executive management; investment banking and strategy experience representing and advising companies and investors in all phases of corporate strategy, business development, origination, valuation, structuring, and closing M&A transactions.
Borrelli assists and coaches CEOs in his Vistage Groups to grow professionally and personally to realize their goals and increase the value of their businesses. The CEOs in his groups have businesses that cover a multitude of industries and range in size from $1MM to $50MM in revenue.
Before becoming a Vistage Chair, he was an investment banker and had completed over 120 transactions with a combined value over $4 billion. Marc has advised on divestitures, private and public acquisitions (both hostile and friendly), and strategic equity and debt restructurings for clients' growth and operations. He has also led corporate development teams completing acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures, and his industry experience includes without limitation, hospitality, financial services, industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, soccer clubs, and professional services.
Angela Covington
Managing Director
BG Talent
Angela Covington currently serves as the Managing Director for BG Talent, a brand of BG Staffing, Inc. Although BG Talent is a newer organically grown division of BG Staffing, Angela has worked for BG for almost 5 years in various sectors. She was an integral part of developing the training program for BG Talents sister division which included bringing new talent into the industry, giving educational training, and partnering with clients to get these entry-level candidates onsite training. She is part of the process to develop that within the Commercial division as well. Prior to working with BG Angela worked in other Management/Recruiting roles that eventually landed her where she is now. With almost 10 years of experience working in staffing, recruiting, and Property Management, she is very passionate about her career path and hopes to do all she can to see a change in the staffing industry.
Shane Evans
Dean of Economic Development
Chattahoochee Technical College
As the Dean of Economic Development at Chattahoochee Technical College, Shane Evans provides support, direction and supervision of business and industry training including outreach to area employers, determining workforce training needs and development and delivery of training. He is active with local and regional workforce boards and committees in Georgia.
Evans began his career in higher education in 2003 as an adjunct faculty with the Technical College System of Georgia and in 2005, he joined the faculty at North Metro Technical College as a full-time instructor in Horticulture.
Evans spent five years in the classroom before assuming the role of Division Chair for technical program after the merger with Chattahoochee Technical College, a position he held until 2012 when he became the Associate Dean of Technical Programs and Engineering Technology. As Chair and Associate Dean, he worked closely with business and industry and program faculty to develop academic training skills to meet current and future workforce needs. Programs under his oversight included Air Conditioning Technology, Automotive, Diesel, Industrial Maintenance, Horticulture and Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Evans received his BSA in Landscape and Grounds Management from the University of Georgia and a Master of Education degree Georgia Southern University. He also earned an associate of applied science in Horticulture from Georgia Highlands and Chattahoochee Technical College.
Laurie Harper (Moderator)
Director of Operations
In February 2019, Laurie Harper joined Cousins as Director of Operations in Atlanta. She has more than 25 years of real estate expertise including property management, finance and business development. As Director of Operations, Laurie is responsible for the property operations of Cousins’ 7 million square foot Atlanta portfolio.
Prior to joining Cousins, Laurie was the Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services group, responsible for growing the firm’s portfolio of properties managed on behalf of owner clients. Additionally, she was responsible for ensuring a smooth transition as new properties and staff were added to Cushman & Wakefield’s growing portfolio, and assisted clients with strategic recommendations on how to minimize operating expenses and risk while protecting and enhancing the value of their asset.
Before joining Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta team, Ms. Harper was a Senior Vice President and Group Manager at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. In this position, she oversaw a portfolio comprised of more than 2 million square feet of office space and 12 million square feet of industrial properties located in Atlanta and Charlotte. She was also responsible for the financial and operational performance of these assets in addition to supervising the on-site teams.
Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle, Ms. Harper was a Regional Director of Finance at Equity Office Properties Trust, where she supervised the financial analysis and accounting functions relating to that firm’s assets. Using her extensive financial reporting skills, Ms. Harper provided regular GAAP financial statements for a 15-million-square-foot portfolio of buildings located in Atlanta, New York and Washington, D.C.
Laurie serves as a Board Member for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).