Current LEAD Atlanta Class


LEAD Atlanta is an intensive eight-month leadership development and community education program targeted at promising young professionals in Metro Atlanta.  Starting with the Class of 2018, class participants will range between the ages of 27 and 34. Through personal and professional development and broad exposure to the community, LEAD Atlanta aims to equip young leaders early in their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader committed to the common good. Established in 2004 as an initiative of Leadership Atlanta, the program is distinguished by its unique integration of personal, professional, and community education.

LEAD Atlanta boasts a diverse roster of accomplished alumni. These young leaders, and all who follow their example, represent the next generation of Metro Atlanta's leaders.

Current Class

Jaren Abedania   Hunter Lainhart
Vice President of Real Estate   Development Associate
Westside Future Fund   Selig Enterprises
Benjamin Andrews   Alina Lee
Statewide Program Manager   Senior Corporate Counsel
Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)   Mailchimp
Aliya Bhatia   Linda Luczynski
Consultant   Manager, Resource Planning, Reservation Sales
Impactive   Delta Air Lines
Gregory Boler, Jr   Ashley Mackel
Vice President, East Region   Regional Marketing Manager, Southeast
Transwestern Development Company,    Shake Shack
Logistics Group    
    Stefan Miller
Stanislas Bouckaert   Director of Marketing
Co-Founder   Red Bull North America
Kingston Downs    
    Azhar Mithaiwala
MacKensie Brandt   Senior Process Improvement Consultant
Senior Campaign Manager   Piedmont Health System
Coxe Curry & Associates    
    Katie Mooney
Melissa Brogdon   Community Benefit Manager
Director of Development and Communications   Grady Health System
Emmaus House    
    Allison Ng
Maranie Brown   Associate Attorney
Digital Program Manager   Greenberg Traurig
You Are Here    
    Zachary Nyein
Zerita Buchanan   Associate Rector
Owner/General Dentist   All Saints' Episcopal Church
Dental Dreams, LLC    
    Tari Owi
Anna Cable   Administrator, Neurology, Grady and 
coLABS Global Portfolio - Business Development   Program Director, Marcus Stroke Network
Gray Matters Capital, Inc.   Emory Healthcare
    Pamela Palmer
Merry Hunter Caudle   Attorney 
Program Manager for Economic Development   Elarbee Thompson
Georgia Institute of Technology    
    Joshua Penny
Shira Concool   Corporate Citizenship Program Associate
Psychotherapist   Mailchimp
Thriveworks-Marietta/Attento Counseling Practice, LLC    
    Lakeesha Ramdhanie
Noelle Corum   Principal
Associate Portfolio Manager   KIPP Metro Atlanta
    Bethany Rupert
Rachel Evans   Associate
Director, SCAD Art Sales   King & Spalding
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Atlanta    
    Bilal Saafir
Britney Eyster   Engagement Manager
Patient Teaching Coordinator, RN, BSN, CPN, CPHON   McKinsey & Company
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta    
    Amber Scott
Christian Fuller   Executive Director
Assistant Attorney General   Leap Year
Office of the Attorney General    
    Anupama Shetti
Neichelle Guidry   Omni Business Project Manager
Dean of Sisters Chapel/Director of the WISDOM Center   SunTrust
Spelman College    
    Kim Shriver
Keocia Howard   Strategy & Corporate Development Manager
Senior Producer   Cox Enterprises
Georgia Public Broadcasting    
    Matthew Terrell
Sebastian Ibarra   Communications Director
Capital Technology Project Manager   Dad's Garage Theatre
UPS Capital    
    Clara Totenberg Green
Yeou-Rong Jih   Social Emotional Learning Coach
Director, Urban Initiatives   Atlanta Public Schools
The Greenlink Group    
    Darryl Tricksey
Adam Johnson   Brand Manager - Bourbon - RNDC 
Manager   Beam Suntory
Jabian Consulting    
    Juanita Velez
Natalie Jones   Lead Manager of International Social Media Strategy
Senior Manager of Marketing   Delta Air Lines
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce    
    Rodrigo Visbal
Adam Kaye   Manager - Consulting
Associate   Cherry Bekaert
Baker & Hostetler LLP    
    Jonathan Weidman
Laura Kelly   Senior Program Specialist
Strategy & Analytics Consultant   UrbanTrans North America
Deloitte Consulting LLP    
Erin Keyes    
IT Project Manager    
GoHealth Urgent Care    


Applications for the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2021 are now closed. 


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