LEAD Atlanta On the Move

Leaders on the Move

Congratulations to the following LEAD Atlanta alumni on their new jobs, awards, and accolades! 

Updated March 10, 2020

  • Antwan Aiken LEAD ’18 is the new Owner & Operator of the Subway located in the Camp Creek area of Atlanta.
  • Dani Ayers LEAD ’15 has joined two nonprofit boards, the Atlanta Beltline's AB67 and Star-C.
  • Rickey Bevington LEAD ’09 recently joined the board of the Georgia Council for International Visitors. She also won "Best On-Air Personality" from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
  • D. Barret Broussard LEAD '18 was elected President of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia. Barret also was named one of Atlanta’s 500 most powerful people by Atlanta Magazine.
  • Alexis Cohen LEAD ’12 has taken on a new role at UPS and is now a Strategy and Innovation Catalyst.
  • Whitney Deal Marshall LEAD '09 is the Chair of the Hands on Atlanta Advisory Council. 
  • Elizabeth (Jones) Dowdell LEAD ’19 is the Product Strategy & Development Manager at Invesco.
  • Saira Draper LEAD ’19 has become the Voter Protection Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. 
  • Lynne Espy-Williams LEAD ’13 was elected as a Shareholder for Cozen O’Connor.
  • Jake Evans LEAD ’18 joined the Atlanta Ballet’s Advisory Council and was named as one of the Most Influential Georgians of 2020 by James Magazine.
  • Julius Farrington LEAD ’18 serves on the board of the Atlanta Beltline’s AB67.
  • Brien Faucett LEAD ’19 was promoted to Manager, CSR Corporate Giving and Public Affairs at Cox Enterprises.
  • Joel Feldman LEAD '14 has been promoted to Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Trademark & Brand Management practice group.
  • Dan Gordon LEAD ’09, Leadership Atlanta ’15 is now an Executive Director at Jabian Consulting.
  • David Hern LEAD ’19 just celebrated his one-year anniversary of his business, Sofer Advisors, LLC.
  • David Jernigan LEAD ’07, Leadership Atlanta ‘13 was named the new President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.
  • Hilary King LEAD '18 is the Assistant Director of the Master's in Development Practice at Emory University. 
  • Justin Kirnon LEAD ’16 is now a Manager of State Affairs at Troutman Sanders Strategies.
  • Andrew Q. Leba LEAD ’19 is now the Intellectual Property & Marketing Counsel for Change Healthcare.
  • Labriah Lee Holt LEAD ‘18 was promoted to National African American Constituency Director at AIPAC.
  • Lauren Linder LEAD '15 is now the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Parallel (formerly Surterra Wellness).
  • Olivene Makerson LEAD ’17 is on the board of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, an organization led by Executive Director, Elise Blasingame LEAD ‘19.
  • Angel Maldonado LEAD ’14 joined the board of the United Way of Greater Atlanta.
  • Maegan Moguel LEAD ’19 serves on the Young Professionals Board of Meals on Wheels Atlanta.
  • Micah Moon LEAD ’19 joined the Board of Jerusalem House. Micah also now serves as the President for Georgia Appleseed’s Young Professionals Council.
  • Adam Parker LEAD ’19 was appointed to the City of Atlanta Stadium Neighborhoods Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee and was also elected Chair-Elect of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation Young Executives Board.
  • Chris Perlera LEAD ’15 is the Vice Chair of the newly formed GALEO Impact fund, the C4 arm of GALEO, and will be overseeing its political action committee.
  • Meghan Pietrantonio LEAD ‘14 is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Truist Foundation.
  • Suneet Sidhu LEAD ’19 was recently promoted to Partner at Dentons US LLP.
  • Stephen P. Smith LEAD ‘17 is in the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2020 and is also the Chair of the Avondale Elementary School Education Foundation.
  • EJ Stern LEAD '11 is a Senior Business Development Coach at Novateur Partners LLC and on the board of Leadership Buckhead.
  • Karli Swift LEAD ‘18 was appointed to the Atlanta Commission on Women and joined Southern Company Gas as Senior Counsel.
  • Shyam K. Reddy LEAD ’05, Leadership Atlanta ’10 was appointed Chairman of the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center.
  • Jessica Toal LEAD ’17 joined Georgia Tech’s College of Design Advisory Board.
  • Donald Washington LEAD ’19 is a Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager at Regions Bank.  
  • John Walker LEAD ’05 was appointed to the Executive Committee for Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Counselors Academy.
  • Congratulations to the following alumni who are in the 2020 Class of 40 under 40 for Georgia State University’s Alumni Association:
    • Fabiola Charles Stokes LEAD ‘09
    • Julius Farrington LEAD ‘18
    • Dany Koe LEAD ‘18
    • Emma Lacey-Bordeaux LEAD ‘14
    • Lillie Madali LEAD ‘18
    • Cedric Matheny LEAD ‘19

Let us share your good news! Please send your announcements and updates to Christie Sithiphone, Director of Programs, at LEADAtlanta@leadershipatlanta.org.


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


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