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Oden named 'Man of Influence'
County Chairman one of 29 black men honored
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Rockdale County Chairman and CEO Richard A. Oden was named one of the 50 "Men of Influence" in 2009 by the Atlanta Business League. He was among the 29 African-American men recognized during a reception and induction ceremony on July 14 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

"I am humble and honored to have been named one of Atlanta Business League's Men of Influence," said Oden. "I don't take this title or responsibility lightly. It is with great pleasure to be recognized by the Atlanta Business League and to be among the many prestigious African-American leaders that I look up to."

The Atlanta Business League's "50 Men of Influence" was also recognized in a list that reflects African-American men in metro Atlanta communities who have reached senior level positions within their profession, are leading entrepreneurs in their industry, have proven history-making feats or have attained the ability to influence large public bodies politically and in government.

Oden became the first African-American Chairman and CEO of Rockdale County this year when he took office January 1.