Linda A. Collett, a GABB affiliate member, passed away unexpectedly at home on October 19, 2020. She was 60 years old.
Linda was born on April 14, 1960 in Los Angeles, California to Cyril Reed and Audrey Collett and grew up in Thousand Oaks, California. She attended Thousand Oaks High School, the University of California, San Diego and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Business Administration.
Linda entered the business world after college and worked at several firms in Sacramento until she was transferred to Chicago in 1996 and then to Atlanta in 1998, where she fell in love with the city and made it her permanent home. In 2003, after 17 years in the corporate world, Linda left her position as Assistant Vice President of Risk Management Technologies at Marsh, LLC, a global insurance brokerage firm, to attend law school full time. She graduated cum laude from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2005 and opened The Collett Law Firm, a boutique law firm in Marietta specializing in starting, growing and selling businesses in the Atlanta area.
Linda was passionate about helping others and invested over 300 hours in training and study to become a certified professional coach. She was also a very active volunteer in the Professional Women’s Information Network (ProWIN) and served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for many years, in addition to serving two terms as the organization’s president. Linda enjoyed public speaking and spoke regularly at business groups in the Atlanta area and taught “Legal Issues for Small Businesses” at the Kennesaw State University Small Business Center for several years.
In her limited free time, Linda enjoyed yoga, taking courses on spiritual and personal growth, and recently began kayaking on Georgia’s beautiful lakes and rivers.
Linda is survived by her parents, Audrey and Reed (Cy), her brother, Dave, and by several cousins, nieces and nephews. She would not want her family, friends and colleagues risking their health at a public service during these difficult times, but condolences may be sent to CondolencesForLinda@yahoo.com and donations may be made to ProWIN or to the Georgia State University College of Law.
GABB November 24, 2020, Meeting Agenda Overview
To attend this meeting, to be held via Zoom link, you must register online.
2021 GABB Board Of Directors Vote today:
- GABB President: Judy Mims
- Vice President: Matt Wochele
- Treasurer: Jon Roman
- Secretary: Greg DeFoor
- Past President: Dean Burnette
- Historian: Pam Walker
- Board Member At Large: Tanya Nebo
- Board member at Large: George Hilliard
- Affiliate Board Member (non-voting): Kim Eells
Updates on Membership, listings, website traffic
Member Introductions: 30 seconds or less
- Broker Members
- Affiliate Members
Dean will talk about the GABB’s Million Dollar Club. Our 17 Million Dollars Club members for 2020, who will be recognized at the Dec. 10 Holiday Gala, represent more than $58 million in sales transactions during the qualifying period; this was up by $3 million in spite of COVID-19 and all of the turmoils of 2020!
Dean will update members on plans for the GABB Holiday Gala on Dec. 10. Please contact Dean to RSVP, if you have not gotten your invitation, or if you have any questions about the event.
Please log in to your GABB.org member page, go to Dashboard, then Forum, then Subscriptions. (Hint, if you don’t remember your password, you can reset it. Be sure to check your SPAM folder for the email to reset the password.) This is the place where you can subscribe to the forums to get notices when people post. It is a great way to hear the latest news, possible referrals, and contribute to helping other members! You can also post here and ask questions.
Our sponsors and affiliates are important to us, not just for providing financial support and meals for our meetings. They are our best resources to close deals quickly and smoothly. Find all of our affiliates on our Professional Resources Search on the GABB.org homepage.
Posting and updating your listings to the GABB site will help our SEO a LOT! It is a cooperative effort that will benefit us all.
Vision – Our vision is to be globally recognized as one of the most credible business brokerage associations. This recognition will be earned through providing education and resources along with setting high standards for our Brokers and Affiliates.
Adjourn: If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for our meetings or the Board of Directors please contact Dean Burnette, firstname.lastname@example.org 912-247-3209 or Diane Loupe, email@example.com 404-374-3990
One of the purposes of the GABB is to provide leadership and resources to promote professional business brokerage and to provide education and resources to improve our profession. To establish a multi-faceted communication system to among members, buyers, and sellers and the resource industries needed to accomplish the sell and purchases of businesses in Georgia. To facilitate interaction among industry professionals to foster abetter understanding of business brokerage.