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.

Class of 2024

Josephine Almanzar
Owner and Psychologist
Oasis Psychological Services, LLC
  Audrianna Archibald Lawrence
Director of Strategic Projects
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools
Tyler Ashley
National Director, Strategy Execution
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  Andrew Leipold
Investigator - Office of Ethics and Compliance
Georgia Institute of Technology
Kegan Baird
Senior Consultant
Deloitte Consulting
  DJ Lewis
Associate Director, Google Cloud Practice, Xebia US
Sheila Bilimoria
Morgan & Morgan
  Brent Macon
Chief Executive Officer
Ari Bogotch
McKinsey & Company
  Sarina Marsh
Manager of Volunteer Partnerships & Experience
Junior Achievement of Georgia
Davis Burgess
Executive Director, Business Clinical Intelligence
Grady Health System

Matthew McCurdy
Co-founder, President

Jeffrey Chen
Associate Attorney
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP
  Juan Mejia
Chief Executive Officer
JCM Ventures
Claudia Colichon
Director of Civic and Business Engagement
Ohio River South
  Elizabeth Messick
Chief Programs Officer
HOPE Atlanta
Gerard Dash
Senior Vice President & Practice Leader,
FinTech & Financial Services

Raines International 
  Molly Millard
Office Tenant Representation Lead,
Atlanta Office
Cushman & Wakefield
Kalle Davis
Managing Director, Leadership Development
Teach for America

Emma Palmer-McVey
Director of Operations, Economic Development
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Christina Dupre
Jabian Consulting
  Vett Petty
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Achieve Atlanta
Geoffrey Easterling
Vice President, Strategy and Operations
Centennial Yards
  Gautam Reddy
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Jordan Edwards
Senior Associate
Alston & Bird LLP
  Remington Role
Senior Project Manager
Optum/UnitedHealth Group
Rahul Garabadu
Senior Voting Rights Staff Attorney
ACLU of Georgia Foundation Inc.

Lakeisha Sesay
Public Service Strategy & Consulting Manager

Sierra Green
Global Strategic Initiatives Lead
The Coca-Cola Company
  Tiffany Sithiphone
Senior Manager, Product Analytics
Warner Bros. Discovery - Bleacher Report
Tucker Green
Senior Director
FTI Consulting
  Hannah Spencer
Senior Director of Marketing
Atlanta Dream (WNBA)
Jarvarus Gresham
BakerHostetler LLP
  Richard Taylor
Managing Partner
ARRC Capital Partners, LLC
Irvin Hernandez
Greenberg Traurig
  Julius Thomas
Project Manager & Sales Support Lead
Marsh McLennan
Katie Hoppenjans
Director of Global Experience Programs
  Rebecca Thomas
Director, Partnership Development
Savannah Huddleston
General Manager, CEO Communications
Delta Air Lines
  Nakaiya Turk
Product Marketing Manager
Ashley Hunter
Content Strategy Manager
The Home Depot
  Sasha Ugi
Vice President
Croy Engineering
Jon Ingram
Director of Corporate Relations
The Woodruff Arts Center
  Jacqueline Van De Velde
King & Spalding LLP
Nathan Jester
Jones Day
  Austin Wagner
Deputy Chief of Staff
City of Atlanta
Sterling Johnson
Director, Just Opportunity Portfolio
Partnership for Southern Equity
  Krystin McCauley Watkins
Education Industry Executive
Hannah Jones
Vice President of Programs
The Goizueta Foundation
  Darius Williams
Worldwide Education Specialist
Apple, Inc.
Alexandra Kirk
Vice President, Development and Construction
Jamestown LP
  Ryan Woods
Associate Principal, Commercial Practice Leader
Beck Group
Sylvia Kline
Vice President, Project & Development Services
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)



Applications for the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2024 is has closed. Applications for the Class of 2025 will open in January of 2024.


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