Steve Selig, President and Chairman of the Board of Selig Enterprises, Inc. has been active in the commercial real estate arena since 1968. Steve knows the importance of economic development. From 1976 to 1980 he served as President Carter’s Chief Liaison with the business community. His family endowed the Selig Center of Economic Development at the University of Georgia. He served on the Board of Commissioners of the Atlanta Housing Authority, and he received the 2014 Four Pillar Tribute from the Council for Quality Growth. With extensive holdings in Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown, Selig’s current development initiatives include two of the largest projects underway in the City of Atlanta — The Works on Atlanta’s Upper Westside and 1105 West Peachtree in Midtown.
In addition to real estate, Steve has a passion for education in the State of Georgia. He currently serves on the Board of Westminster Schools, Alliance Theatre and Woodruff Arts Center. He previously served on the Boards of: The University of Georgia Foundation, the Georgia State University Council, Spelman College, the Lovett Schools, and the Atlanta Ballet. In 1996 Steve was presented with the Salute to Excellence Award for his involvement at Morehouse College.
Steve has also championed important healthcare research and advancement. Steve has served on the Advisory Boards of: the Shepherd Center, Camp Sunshine, and the Leukemia Society. Steve has also served as a Founding member of Camp Twin Lakes and as the President of the National Kidney Foundation.
Both through financial support and leadership roles, Steve is active in the Jewish community. From 1995 to 1998 Steve was President of the Atlanta Jewish Federation. Additionally, he was National Campaign Chair for The Jewish Federation of North America from 2002-2004; he is the Past President of The Temple and the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Steve was awarded the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the 1992 Distinguished Service Award by the American Jewish Committee.
Steve received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.