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ABL Honors Clyde Mize Among 2020 Men of Influence


Atlanta (August 2020) — The Atlanta Business League (ABL) has recognized Clyde Mize, a Partner in the Residential Real Estate Practice of Morris, Manning & Martin, as one of its 2020 Men of Influence. The ABL says the list honors Black men who have reached senior-level positions, are leading entrepreneurs, have proven history-making feats or have attained the ability to influence large public bodies politically and in government. They have also maintained significant involvement and participation in community and civic activities.

Mize is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2020. He is actively involved with the Gate City Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., and the SEEDS Ministry of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He spent several years on the board of MMMPact, Morris Manning & Martin’s corporate social responsibility program, where he chaired its Diversity Committee. Two mentoring programs he is involved with, including one he founded at MMM, educate diverse high school students about careers in law.

The Daily Report awarded him its 2018 Best Mentor award in the midsize law firms category. He was also the 2018 Presidential Award Recipient from the National Bar Association. Atlanta magazine included him in its inaugural issue of “The Atlanta 500 – Our City’s Most Powerful Leaders,” spotlighting the area’s most influential, powerful and impactful leaders. In 2016, the Georgia Leadership Conference honored him with the Multicultural Leadership Award.

“We’re extremely grateful to Clyde for everything he’s done for the community and are proud that the Atlanta Business League recognizes his contributions,” said MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko. 

Mize shares the honor with 14 leading leaders from the world of business, public service and nonprofits. One will receive the Legacy Award, whose efforts, good deeds and impact will outlast the test of time and positively impact the community for generations to come. Previous Legacy honorees include Cong. John Lewis, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery and Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian.

The ABL fosters the growth, creation, and development of successful business enterprises owned, operated and managed by African-Americans in metropolitan Atlanta. It seeks to provide economic empowerment and business development opportunities for minorities throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area with specific emphasis on the development of African-American businesses. The Atlanta Business League was established in 1933 as an affiliate of the National Business League, which was founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington.

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