Above: David Samson delivers off-the-record remarks at Entrepreneur’s Night. The Miami Marlins president gave advice to young professionals on building and developing relationships in business and shared a few anecdotes from his career.

American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS young professionals group held its 26th annual Entrepreneur’s Night on Tuesday, May 17, in Buckhead at 103 West with featured speaker David Samson, the president of the Miami Marlins, whose comments were off the record.

Speakers at ACCESS Entrepreneur’s Night have traditionally been Jewish Atlantans, but Samson, who lives in Miami, was invited to speak by event co-chair Arielle Eisenberg, who shares a family connection. It turned out to be interesting timing: Earlier on May 17, the Atlanta Braves announced the firing of Manager Fredi Gonzalez, whose previous managerial job ended with his firing by the Marlins in June 2010.

ACCESS Atlanta is the original ACCESS chapter, launching in 1990. AJC’s young professional wing now has 10 locations in the United States and one in Israel.