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 granddaughters and grandson, family and friends.
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 Editor, Kate manages relationships with all our members and their teams to publish timely newsletters, as well as supervises our Writers Table. She edits all content and administers our proprietary editorial engine and other software platforms to ensure quality in all The 100 Companies newsletters, websites and social media channels around the nation.
A native of Orange County, CA, Kate has extensive experience as a K-12 educator, editor and proofreader. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology, and has applied her editing skills to a variety of businesses from Microsoft Research to real estate. In her free time, Kate loves to go camping and travel to new places far and wide.
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.