2016 Selig Distinguished Service Award
30th Annual Selig Distinguished
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6pm - Cocktails
HOST COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
After meeting as students at Cornell University, Tom brought Spring, his Connecticut bride, home to Atlanta.
They have long-standing ties to AJC. Tom is past president of the Atlanta Chapter and a former national board member. Spring has been active with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival since its beginning. Their son Hugh was co-president of Access with Mindy Selig, daughter Juliet was co-chair of the Black-Jewish Coalition with aspiring Mayor Kasim Reed, and son Joey was on the Board of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival in its early years.
Tom spent his career in the investment business, primarily with Robinson-Humphrey and Smith Barney. He served on the board of the NASD (now FINRA) and was a charter member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. A past chair of The Howard School, the Breman Museum, MedShare International, AADD, and Georgia Community Support, Tom received the WXIA-TV Community Service Award for his work with intellectually disabled citizens. He is currently president of The Rich Foundation and a trustee of the Atlanta History Center and the Woodruff Arts Center.
Spring is past co-chair of the Breman Museum and currently a board member of The Temple, the High Museum, and is vice-chair of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. With her partner Wicke Chambers, they received The Best of Gannett Award and six Emmy Awards as producers at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. They are co-authors of “The Lip-Smackin’ Joke-Crackin’ Cookbook for Kids” and founders of Speechworks, now owned by son Joey Asher.
Spring and Tom are the grandparents of Benjamin, Elliott, Annie, Andrew, Kallie, and Aaron Asher plus Samantha and Jackie Golden, all illustrators of a new national publication, “Our Family Haggadah.”