Sunny K. Park

3835 Presidential Parkway, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30340

Telephone: 770-457-9019
Fax: 770-452-9039
Email: SPark@GBMweb.com

 


 


Sunny Park, USO Patriot Award recipient and one of Most Influential Atlantans (JAMES Magazine and Atlanta Business Chronicle) in 2005, 06, 07 and 08 is CEO of General Building Maintenance, Global Sun Investments and founder of One Georgia Bank. Mr. Park, native of South Korea arrived in the United States in 1974 with no money who now, as an indicator of his business acumen, has successfully achieved his goal of paying $1 million in annual income tax.

General Building Maintenance (GBMweb.com), founded by Mr. Park in 1983, is a nationwide building maintenance services provider with branch operations in 18 major U.S. cities. Since 1986, Mr. Park¡¯s Global Sun Investments has been investing in and developing land in Georgia and Florida for retail shopping centers, a residential subdivision, and an office complex. He successfully assisted Morgan Stanley Real Estate in investing in Asian real estate, and has also invested in Japanese real estate with Aetos Capital Fund of New York.

Mr. Park is vice chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority (GaPorts.com), he is a presidential elector of Georgia, as well as serving on the White House Commission on Asian Americans. Mr. Park is former president of the National Korean American Federation and chairman of the 1991 Overseas Korean Conference in Berlin, Germany. In 1996, he founded the America Korea Friendship Society to increase understanding between the two nations.

To encourage fellow immigrants to become active in community affairs, Mr. Park founded the Good Neighboring Foundation (GoodNeighboring.org). With the program ¡°If Sunny Can, I Can,¡± he mentors high school dropouts at National Guard¡¯s Youth Challenge Programs (NgYcp.org) and the Youth Foundation presented him the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. He presented the commencement speeches to Class 2006 of Kennesaw State University and Class 2007 of Berry College.

The Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Mr. Park¡¯s volunteer work with the Americanism Medal (2006), and the National Guards Association presented Mr. Park with the distinguished Patrick Henry Trophy (2006) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) for his decade-long efforts for high school dropouts in six states. The president of Korea has presented Mr. Park with the National Peoples Merit medal (1998). Other accolades include the Small Businessman of the Year award from the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (1992) and the Entrepreneur of the Year award (2000) from Women Looking Aheadmagazine. He is a laureate of the Atlanta Business Hall of Fame, inducted in 2004 by Junior Achievement of Georgia and received VanLandingham Commitment to Education Award from Georgia Council on Economic Education.

Mr. Park¡¯s current board memberships include Berry College (Berry.edu), Good Neighboring Foundation (GoodNeighboring.org), Georgia Ports Authority (GaPorts.org), Junior Achievement of Georgia (Georgia.JA.org), Georgia Public Policy Foundation (Gppf.org), National Museum of Patriotism (MuseumofPatriotism.org), PBA-Public TV/Radio (wabe.org), Shepherd Center (Shepherd.org), and USO Council of Georgia (USO.org), UNICEF-US-Southeast (unicefusa.org), Emory University and Kennesaw State University.

Mr. Park attended Indiana University Perdue University at Indianapolis, the Kellogg School of Management, and the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminars.