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WIBN Atlanta


Membership Benefits

  • Opportunity to grow your business and your personal network
  • Access to a concise membership directory with appropriate contact information
  • The next event hosted by the chapter is complimentary
  • Discounted pricing for 4-6 member speaker events
  • Invitations to member-only private events; including cocktail receptions and networking events
  • Preferred access and seating at national wrestling events such as Southern Scuffle and local competitions
  • Dues are fully tax deductible

Join WIBN Atlanta

WIBN Atlanta Events




· 2014 Speakers: Tom Ryan (Ohio State Head Coach), Dan Gable (Wrestling Icon), Joe Galli (CEO),

· 2015 Speakers: Carl Perry (National Champ), Dr. Mark McLaughlin (Predominate Neurosurgeon), John Bardis (CEO), John Smith (OK State Head Coach), Dr. Peter Likins (University President)

· 2016 Speakers: Chris Fussell (Chief of Network Management and former Navy SEAL), Mark Cody (Renowned D1 Coach), Rick Smith (CEO of Equifax), Steve Cannon (CEO of AMB Group and formerly Mercedes-Benz USA), Stan Dziedzic (World Champion, Author, and US Ambassador to the Olympic Committee)

What Prompted An Atlanta Chapter?

The Atlanta wrestling community needs a better way to build business relationships.

  • Hiring the right person is the single biggest success factor in business decisions.
  • We want to surround ourselves with those who have competed at the highest levels.
  • No organization in Atlanta is committed to strengthen the bonds between wrestlers in the business community.

Mission Statement

The mission of this organization is to foster the growth of wrestler-owned or operated businesses across the nation by facilitating business development opportunities and leveraging a talent rich pipeline of wrestling alumni while increasing reinvestment back into the sport.

Unique Value Proposition

While alumni networks, business groups, and industry organizations try to connect professionals, WIBN is uniquely designed to interconnect business leaders across the country who share the values forged by wrestling./p>

Goals of The Atlanta WIBN Chapter

  • To be the most active chapter in WIBN in the country.
  • Support and promote the WIB network locally and nationally.
  • Encourage wrestlers locally and nationally to do business with wrestlers.
  • Encourage wrestlers locally and nationally to hire wrestlers.




The ATL Chapter hosted a 5K event which attracted 150 people for a first year race. This concept is being promoted and spread across other chapters and we look forward to growing the event in 2017. Stay tuned for race details 




We want to thank everyone who attending the NWCA All-Star Classic on November 1st! The event was a big success and the coverage by ESPNU was really special. Special thanks to Hire Heroes USA for being our title sponsor, and the NWCA for their continued support.



Meet Our Board of Directors

Rob Larmore

Rocky Kauffman

Buddy Blaha

Max Dean
Speaker Chair

Cody Hilbun
Membership Chair

T.H Leet
Board Member

Bud Hennebaul
Board Member

Tino Mantella
Board Member

Ottie Pendelton
Board Member
Adam Ganz
Board Member
Thomas Wingfield
Board Member
Theodore Woodward
Board Member

Mike McQuary
Board Member

Ken Shapiro
Board Member

Ron Domanico
Board Member

Joe King
Board Member

Jonathon Barge
Board Member

Michael Harrison
Board Member

Kurt Zuch
Board Member

Melody Domanico
Board Member

John Bardis
Board Member

Stan Dziedzic
Board Member

Jeffrey Lewis
Board Member

Gretchen Golden
Board Member

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