Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell will be honored with the Man of Distinction Award at the international convention of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity this July in Atlanta.

Photo by Ben Rollins, Georgia State University Magazine Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell

Photo by Ben Rollins, Georgia State University Magazine
Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell

Massell, Atlanta’s only Jewish mayor, was a member of the ZBT chapter at the University of Georgia, from which he graduated in 1948.

“When you look up the definition of ‘man of distinction,’ you should find a picture of Sam Massell. Sam exemplifies leadership, commitment and involvement. Atlanta saw unbelievable growth during his time as mayor. He has set new standards for accomplishment as head of the Buckhead Coalition,” said ZBT Foundation President Bruce Weinstein, a University of Alabama graduate. “The amazing thing about Sam is how available he is to lend anyone a helping hand. He is the ultimate mentor, and he has been my role model, as well as for others, since I have lived in Atlanta.”

ZBT will hold its convention from July 21 to 24 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead (bit.ly/1YRsQz0). Massell will receive the award during the grand banquet July 23.

“One only needs to consider the source to realize how honored I am to be selected for this recognition,” Massell said. “I’ll strive to live up to its title.”