Angela Z. Allen is the founding chair and former chief executive officer of GLOBALT, Inc., a diversified growth investment management firm, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus. Previously, Allen was the president of Southeastern Advisory Services, Inc., where she was responsible for developing investment strategies, asset allocation analyses, investment performance systems and portfolio diagnostics. Prior to that, she was a vice president of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding and was responsible for institutional equity services in the southeast region. She has appeared on CNN/fn and Georgia Public Television financial programs, written an investment feature for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and participated in investor roundtables for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In 2000, after 29 years of career focus in the investment field, Allen founded Full Circle Living, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation fueled by a passion to help level the playing field of opportunity, locally and globally. Full Circle Living’s vision is a world where people are of equal value as reflected in quality of life. In 2009 Full Circle Living published 50-50 Gender Balance: Why We Have To “Get” It and Get It Now because, as a primary focus, Full Circle Living promotes the benefits of gender balanced leadership.
Allen completed her undergraduate work at Northern Illinois University, and received her MBA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and is a former advisory board member for the college. She serves on the advisory board for Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and is the former Chair of the Georgia State Foundation Board and of the GSU Foundation Investment Committee. Allen's dedication to GSU is rooted in the diversity of the student enrollment and, through their scholarship fund, she and her husband have helped first generation students, in particular. Equipping graduates for leadership in their careers is the reason for her keen interest in the Women Lead program in the Robinson School and the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance in the Andrew Young School. Allen is a member and has served on the board of the International Women’s Forum, Georgia.
Sam Allen began his investment career after receiving an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, serving in the U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corp and graduating with a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Working for several investment management firms led Allen to co-found Allen & Associates, which was subsequently acquired by United Asset Management, a publicly traded company.
In 1990 he co-founded GLOBALT, Inc., an investment management company focusing on U.S. companies with significant global operations. GLOBALT was acquired by Synovus Financial Corporation in 2002.
Mr. Allen has held several corporate board positions and continues to be involved in the Atlanta community through his service on not-for- profit boards including The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Annandale Village, YearUp and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
Enid Draluck began her professional career with a national telecommunications company where she worked with Fortune 100 companies around metro Atlanta. In 1987 Enid left to create The 14th Streatery and a full service catering business, The Catering Connection, Inc. with her husband. After selling the restaurant and catering company, she established An Extra Hand, a personal concierge service where she worked with Atlanta executives and corporations. Currently, Draluck is a partner in the not-for-profit entity, Full Circle Living, designed to “level the playing field”, specifically supporting women and girls locally, nationally and globally.
Draluck has been involved on various levels with many not-for-profits in the Atlanta community. Enid serves as the Silent Auction Chair for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence Champions for Change lunch. Enid was the Co-Chair of the CHRIStal Ball for CHRIS180 for four years, Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the LGBTQ Institute at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and a Trustee of the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta. Enid has recently been appointed to the IGNITE Across America steering committee. Draluck and her husband Jerry have co-chaired the Atlanta’s Special Citizens Holiday Party for the past 25 years, having been recognized with awards from A.A.D.D. and Right in the Community for their efforts in providing entertainment for mentally and physically handicapped adults during the holiday season. For the past 7 years Enid had served as a mentor at Georgia State University in addition to being a catalyst behind the WomenLead program at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State..
In 2013, Enid was presented with the BOLD Award from Girls, Inc. and in 2014 received the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award. In 2017 Enid proudly accepted the Community Service Award from CHRIS180 and was named an Honorary Alumna of the
J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.