Ryan Wilson (C'12, L'15)

Ryan Wilson is co-Founder and CEO of TGS Holdings, a consumer lifestyle and hospitality company based in Atlanta, whose holdings consist of The Gathering Spot, a next-generation members-only club; The Gather, a subscription-based media platform; and A3C, a music, tech, and film conference.

At 24, Wilson and his business partner raised over $3 million of private capital from investors to open their first Gathering Spot, now home to over 2,000 members from Atlanta’s creative class, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. He is leading the club’s physical expansion to Washington D.C., LA and elsewhere.

Wilson has been recognized as the Small Business Person of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, named as one of the country’s most influential African-Americans in The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100, and listed among “Atlanta’s 500 most powerful leaders” by Atlanta Magazine. He is currently active in several Atlanta civic and community organizations.

Wilson is a 2012 graduate of Georgetown University, where he majored in government and sociology, and was the recipient of many awards and recognitions, including the Coakley Medal and the Landegger Community Service Award. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015 and served as the president of Black Law Students Association.

Wilson will be featured on the panel entitled Creating Wealth, Building Legacies with Kirk Blackman (B’89), Willie D. Tate (B'94), Lillie Nkenchor (L'18), and Rohan Williamson (Parent'14, '18)