As an author, entrepreneur, financier, public servant, and social visionary, Sam stands among a handful of leaders helping reshape the Southeast in the 21st Century. Named one of Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians” for multiple years, his expertise in international commerce places him among an elite group of initiators and influencers. As chairman of the Georgia-China Futures Study Committee and founder of the Essential Economy Council, he has in-depth knowledge of global business dynamics and infrastructure.
Co-founder of United Americas Bank NA, president of Zamarripa Capital Inc, and currently serving as CEO of Intent Solutions, a technology company, Sam has spearheaded ground-breaking programs in transportation, the environment, education, healthcare, and the arts. Volunteer roles include trusteeships at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Syracuse University. Having recently served the central business district of Atlanta in the Georgia State Senate, Sam is an advocate for international business development and other progressive economic programs.
He “relaxes” by hiking with his family in the North Georgia mountains.