Atlanta is chock full of interesting movers and shakers, some bent on creativity, some on public persona, empire building, activism and/or just plain having fun and living the good life. Lean in to hear some “off the cuff” remarks as to what makes Lindy and Norman Radow tick.
Norman Radow, CEO of The RADCO Companies, started with a passion for improving lives by redeveloping neighborhoods. Hundreds of projects later, he was chosen by the Atlanta Business Chronicle last year as one of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs.
Lindy and Norman are strong believers in philanthropy in the Atlanta Jewish community with its advancement and the security of Israel as family core values. The couple are big supporters of Hillels of Georgia, Kennesaw State University and KSU Hillel.
Norman played a large role in elevating KSU from a commuter school to a university on the way to national prominence. At KSU, he was the foundation chair and endowed the Paul & Beverly Lecture Series on Jewish Life and the Paul Radow Endowment, which provides scholarships for engineering students.
Lindy is a trustee of the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta, a member of Women’s Philanthropy and a founding board member of MACoM, the community mikvah. Both support AIPAC, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Birthright Israel and Congregation Etz Chaim, where Norman served as president.
Get to know them better right here.
Your most exotic trip?
Radows: The Maldives. In one day alone we swam with sharks, pilot whales and a whale shark – all before noon!
I am often mistaken for …
Norm: When I was young, Ben Cross.
Lindy: When I was young, Kathy Ireland.
Which talent would you like to have?
Norm: A gift for languages
Lindy: Skill of a pianist
Norm: Eating too much really good vanilla ice cream.
Lindy: Binge watching Netflix/Prime original shows: “Grace and Frankie,” “The Crown,” “Jack Ryan.”
What are you reading?
Norm: “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett
Lindy: “City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert, a great read, especially for gals who love NYC.
You’ve met a lot of famous folks. By whom were you most awestruck?
Norm: Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the first U.N. ambassador who championed Israel.
Lindy: When I was 16, I sat next to Alan Alda, watching the original cast in “Cats” on Broadway. I loved him!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Norm: “Become a lawyer. The only thing you can’t do with a law degree is practice medicine.” Words of wisdom from Paul Radow, my father.
Lindy: “Work like an octopus,” work every angle of a problem or opportunity. Words of wisdom from Hal Minchew, my father.
If I could change one thing about my spouse …
Norm: To get Lindy to buy coffee in bulk! We certainly have the storage for it.
Lindy: Lose his obsession with outdoor lighting. I am not kidding when I say he can feel a light [bulb] out 100 yards away.