Many of Atlanta’s most accomplished women in business and the professions were honored as “Women of Power and Influence” at a cocktail reception held at Pryor Fine Art Gallery.  Dunwoody resident,Toni McGowan, Executive Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, was an honoree, chosen for her leadership of the largest residential real estate firm in metro Atlanta and her career of real estate achievements.  Guests enjoyed Champagne and Caviar, admired a display of Hublot watches and timepieces, took test drives in Jim Ellis’s Porsches and Maseratis and viewed Pryor Fine Art’s exhibition “25 Years of Fine Art.” 

A North Carolina native, Toni graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in business and followed her own family’s legacy by joining her mother’s firm in Greensboro.  After her marriage, she moved to Atlanta, raised her family of two sons and three grandsons all the while leading her real estate office to the No. 1 position for 10 consecutive years before entering the executive wing.  Joining her at the reception was Dan Forsman, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, who called Toni “one of the most admired, respected and influential leaders in Atlanta’s real estate arena.  She gives generously of her time to mentor agents and brokers alike, and her leadership has been critical to our company’s success and growth.”

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Stephen R. Klorfein of Chaiken Klorfein LLC, has been named as a 2015 Five Star Financial Service Professional by Atlanta Magazine for providing outstanding estate planning legal advice.

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