Dr. Alice White Bussey
Co-Owner, Bussey Florist & Gifts
First Female President Atlanta Business League
Our Tribute to Dr. Alice White Bussey will recognize and honor her 32 years of groundbreaking contributions to the development of Pan African International Trade and Commerce with Africa and the Caribbean and her ability to educate and inspire small business owners.
Dr. Bussey was the organizer of Atlanta’s first Black Trade Mission led by Ambassador Andrew Young. She was the first federal representative for the Georgia Department of Labor, developing programs for seniors, welfare clients, high school dropouts and more. She was also responsible for the Federal Women’s Program for the Southeast Eight States region.
In 1985, she became the first woman elected president of the Atlanta Business League. She then moved on to the flower industry when she married florist James Bussey, becoming the first African-American FTD florist in Atlanta. The once local retail operation now does business internationally.
In addition, Dr Bussey sits on the board of directors of the International Association of Florists, the Georgia Visitors Council, the Atlanta Private Industry Council