LEAD Atlanta On the Move

Leaders on the Move

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

Updated April 3, 2019

  • Dani Ayers LEAD ’15 is now the Chief Operations Officer for me too.
  • Eric Barton LEAD ‘11 was recently promoted to Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 
  • Angela Ballantyne LEAD ’17 joined the board of Moving in the Spirit and is currently in the 2019 class of the ARC’s Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta.
  • Christopher Bruce LEAD ’17 is now the Legislative Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia.
  • William Bryant, Jr. LEAD ‘07 is now the Scout Executive/CEO, Mobile Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Susannah Darrow LEAD ’16, Almeera Jiwa Pratt LEAD ’17, and Jatisha Marsh LEAD ‘14 were named as part of Georgia State University’s 40 under 40 Class of 2019.
  • Erika Hall LEAD ’16 and her husband launched Soccer Shots Atlanta East - a children’s enrichment franchise serving children ages 2 to 8 in the DeKalb County region.
  • James Hammond LEAD ’18, Karim Shariff LEAD ’12 and Raj Shah LEAD ’12 were named as members of Outstanding Atlanta’s Class of 2018.
  • Kimberly Jackson LEAD ’17 was named “Chaplain of the Day” for the Georgia House of Representatives this past legislative session.
  • Dany Koe LEAD ’18 joined the boards of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership’s AB67 and the Robinson College of Business Young Leaders (RCBYL).
  • Daniel T. Lentz LEAD '18 was selected to join the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute Class of 2019.
  • Angel Maldonado LEAD ’14 now serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Atlanta.
  • Jamala S. McFadden ’17, LEAD ’09 was selected to participate in the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program, a catalyst for a diverse network of established leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Norledia Moody LEAD ’14 is now the Senior Managing Director, The Collective & National Programming, at Teach for America.
  • Aprill Moore LEAD ’14, Erin Mitchell Richeson LEAD ’17, and Hilary King LEAD ‘18 are part of the Atlanta 2019 Fellows of the New Leaders Council.
  • Emily Nybo LEAD ’18 is now a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant for Southern Company Gas, responsible for Employee Resource groups across the enterprise footprint.
  • Amy Phuong ’17, LEAD ’09 is the new Vice President of Government Relations for the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena.
  • Dantes Rameau LEAD ’12 received ArtsATL’s 2019 Luminary Award for Arts Education and was named by Musical America as a 2018 Top 30 Music Professional.
  • Amanda Rhein LEAD ’06 was named the Executive Director of Atlanta Land Trust, a nonprofit focused on creating permanent affordable housing around the Atlanta Beltline.
  • Raj Shah LEAD '12 is now Senior Regulatory Attorney at MagMutual Insurance Company. 
  • Slma Shelbayah LEAD ’18 serves as the new Director of Public Relations for the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD).
  • Ryan Shepard LEAD ’15 is now the Executive Director for the Atlanta Global Innovation Hub for CARE.
  • Jim Sturm LEAD ’18 is now Associate Counsel - Privacy & Compliance at Margaritaville Enterprises.
  • Samuel Williams LEAD ’18 now serves as Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

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 2020 are closed. Please check back later for updates on the Class of 2021.


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