Honored Guest: Robert "Bobby" McKinney, Chair of Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau

March 10, 2016 - Albany, GA - The Albany Tech Foundation will hold its annual "Roast" event on Friday, March 11, 2016, beginning at 7pm in the Kirkland Conference Center, with a Silent Auction beginning at 6pm in the atrium of the Kirkland Conference Center. This year's honored guest is Robert "Bobby" McKinney, Chair of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"Roasters" for this year's event include: Ben Barrow, President and Co-owner of LRA Constructors; Rashelle Beasley, Director of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau; Ken Boler, General Manager of the Albany Herald; Jim Deal, General Manager of Albany Communications, Inc.; Walter Kelley, Senior Partner, Kelley, Lovett & Blakely, P.C.; and Jim Leek, Chairman and Owner of JLA Global.

Robert "Bobby" McKinney has been a supporter of Albany and Dougherty County for many years. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is also a current member of the Dougherty Rotary Club, Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Stakeholders and the ACF Transition Coordinating Council, as well as a member of the Albany State University Real Estate Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

Retired since 2010, McKinney has served the Albany community as Chairperson of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce in 2005; Interim President and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012; President of the YMCA; and Past Chairperson of the Dougherty County Board of Registrations and Elections.

McKinney received his bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia. He was self-employed in Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting from 1993 to 2010 and was employed by Home/Georgia Federal Bank from 1971 to 1993.

All proceeds from the Roast will go to benefit Albany Tech students in need of financial assistance through the Albany Tech Foundation.

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Robert "Bobby" McKinney and Honored Guest for the Albany Tech Foundation's 2016 "Roast."