Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO of The 100 Companies and The Atlanta 100, Chris previously founded PR firm SPR Atlanta in 2002, selling it in November 2017. He established and served as publisher of his own chain of Atlanta neighborhood newspapers in 1994, selling them to real estate developer Tom Cousins in 2002. Prior to that, he worked for six Southeastern daily newspapers, serving as advertising director, creative director, promotions director, editor and reporter – winning awards in several states for his reporting and print advertisement design.
A fifth-generation Atlantan, Chris is a graduate of Westminster and the University of Virginia and the creator and producer of Moments on SaportaReport.com where he was a founding member. He continues to serve clients through Schroder PR, when he’s not riding his bike, traveling the country attending music festivals, meeting potential members of The 100 Companies or visiting with his children, his granddaughter, family and friends.
Editor-in-Chief of The Travel 100
As editor-in-chief of The Travel 100, Jan Schroder develops and produces content for The Travel 100 monthly eNewsletter, which features stories and videos on destinations near and far. She is an award-winning writer and editor, and the author of several books.
She has several years of editorial and social media experience at magazines and newspapers and was formerly managing editor at Travelgirl magazine. Her corporate work includes the writing and editing of columns, eNewsletters, magazines, blogs and books for a variety of clients.
Her travel writing also appears in Fodor’s Travel, Orbitz, ShermansTravel, Global Traveler and other national magazines as well as on her Girl on the Go site. Jan appears on nationally syndicated radio shows as a travel expert. She is a native of Atlanta, a graduate of Westminster and the University of Virginia and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
As The 100 Companies’ Co-Managing Editor, Margot Calmar manages editorial duties and coordination with members in preparation of the eNewsletters and websites. Prior to joining The 100 Companies, Margot attended the University of Cambridge for a master’s degree in political philosophy.
Margot is a Connecticut native and graduated from Duke University with a double major in Philosophy and Art History. During her time at Duke she gained writing and research experience through her work with the Art History Department. Outside of the classroom, she competed as a member of the Duke Women’s Rowing team. In her spare time you can find her cooking, collecting vinyl and working on photography projects.
Sally Schroder manages distribution services for The 100 Companies, working with members to develop recipients for the eNewsletters, monitoring reader participation and working to increase engagement with The 100 platform in all markets. She also assists with production and proofing of The 100 eNewsletters.
Sally is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, a graduate of the Carolina Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a resident of Gastonia, North Carolina. In her spare time, Sally manages an eBay store, Newish, and also has designed a software platform for other eBay store owners to help improve their productivity when listing items for sale called Efficilist.
As operations manager for The 100 Companies, Savanna oversees processes, onboards new members and helps with editing, production and distribution of the various eNewsletters. Previously, Savanna worked in account management and logistics for a cosmetic brush manufacturer. She also previously worked part time for Schroder Public Relations, original publisher of The Atlanta 100, after completing an internship with the firm a couple years earlier.
Savanna received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University. She gained writing and editing experience interning for Gov. Nathan Deal’s communications office, as well as through her contributions to the shopping portion of The Atlanta 100 in its early stages.
Savanna was born and raised in Atlanta, where she currently resides.
As The 100 Companies’ Co-Managing Editor, Kristie Coggins manages editorial duties and coordination with members in preparation of the eNewsletters and websites. Before joining the team, she worked in higher education, public libraries, freelance journalism, and, most recently, with PR Newswire in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a content specialist.
A native of Franklin, North Carolina, Kristie received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in literature and professional writing from Western Carolina University. She now resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and their dog. She enjoys going to concerts and plays, doing crossword puzzles, traveling and hiking in her spare time.
Content Partnership Sales
As Content Partnerships Specialist, Greg Clements helps engage corporations, ad agencies and marketing executives with custom content marketing and custom publishing opportunities to become thought leaders with The 100 Companies platform.
Greg has decades of sales experience, running his own firm, Clements Media, representing digital brands across the U.S. Previously, he was a sales executive with H.O. Zimman, where he represented NFL Super Bowls, US Open Tennis and the MLB Hall of Fame, as well as previous sales roles with BTC Inc., The Daily Meal, National Geographic, Worth Magazine, TV Guide and OpenSlate.
Greg is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio.