Lonnie Mimms is the founder and curator of the Computer Museum of America, exhibits featuring selected artifacts from the digital revolution.
From a very young age, Lonnie was interested in electronics. He started playing with Radio Shack kits in the early 1970s. By the age of ten, he gained access to an IBM 360 and was writing programs in APL. In the mid-70s, he and his best friend would go to the Rich Computer Center at GA Tech and spend Saturdays writing programs and playing games on the Cyber 74.
Over the years, Lonnie continued to hone his programming skills graduating from Georgia Tech, where he majored in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he entered the family real estate business where he continues to work as the CEO.
Lonnie has always been a collector and kept all of his early computers, which were the inspiration for him to create exhibits and open the museum. As a co-founder of the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast held in Atlanta, this offered an opportunity to display and share part of his collection. Lonnie feels passionate about preserving computing artifacts and sharing the history of digital revolution can inspire the future.
Karin Mimms is VP of Computer Museum of America.
Thomas Frank is the Managing Partner & Executive Creative Director at FortyFour, a full-service digital consultancy that specializes in designing and building integrated digital solutions.
Thomas has 20+ years of experience in building, guiding, and directing world-class digital teams to envision, pilot, and commercialize innovative digital products, services, and customer experiences.
Prior to founding FortyFour, Thomas was a senior executive at Dell, IBM, Cambridge Technology Partners, and several agencies, where he lead creative teams that work at the intersection of business and culture to deliver transformational work to global clients.
Born in Germany, educated in Japan and living in the US, Thomas holds advanced degrees in Visual Communications and Business Administration. Additionally, Thomas has received numerous certifications and awards for design leadership.
Skye Estroff is the marketing and media manager for Atlanta’s largest food festival, Taste of Atlanta and Southen Wing Showdown. Skye manages all TV, radio and print media relationships as well as strategizing and planning all social media. She is an Atlanta native, a University of Georgia grad and an expert in Atlanta’s best food.