This Week's Speaker
Hans Appen, General Manager of Media Operations, Appen Media Group

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Economics from the Terry College of Business, Hans Appen joined Appen Media Group (AMG), a family -owned multi-media company, in May of 2011. He was promoted to General Manager overseeing all operations in August of 2013. In 2018 he launched the Appen Podcast Network, a division of AMG comprised of 17 different podcast channels. The Appen Media Group is the new owner of the Dunwoody Crier.

In 2013, Appen also founded the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce, and ran the organization until 2017. Appen is a 2013 graduate of Leadership North Fulton and a 2014 graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. He is also an active member of the Alpharetta Rotary Club.

In addition to his position with AMG, Appen sits on the board of directors for the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA (Chair), North Fulton Community Charities Advisory Board (Chair), Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Previously Appen also served on the boards of the Alpharetta Business Association, Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce, Association of Free Community Papers, North Fulton Alliance of Young Professionals, and the City of Alpharetta Board of Zoning Appeals.

A native of Alpharetta, Appen is married to his high school sweetheart and both enjoy getting involved in the community and spending time with family and their two toddlers.

Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
October 9, 2019


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