LEAD Atlanta On the Move

Leaders in Action

Updated April 5, 2023

Congratulations to the following alumni on their recent career transitions, awards and accolades!

  • Andrea Bilbija LEAD ’22 promoted to Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Sprinklr, Inc.
  • Malik Brown LEAD ’22 received the “Forever 404” award from the Atlanta Hawks and joined the Board of Directors for the Rainbow Railroad.
  • Amy Cheng LEAD ’22 selected as an honoree for Atlanta Magazine’s 2023 Women Making a Mark program.
  • Noelle Corum LEAD ’20 received the Rising Star Award from the Women’s Bond Club, a network focused on advancing women in financial services through development and giving back to communities.
  • Dan Gordon LEAD ’09, LA ‘15 promoted to Principal at Jabian.
  • Alex Ebanks LEAD ’22 started new role as Vice President of Communications at ESSENCE Ventures (Essence Communications Inc, AFROPUNK, Beautycon and Essence Studios).
  • Jai Ferrell LEAD ’17 named to Atlanta Magazine’s Atlanta 500 for 2023, recognized as a 2023 member of the Georgia State 40 Under 40, became an honoree of the 2023 Top Women in Travel and Hospitality.
  • Pierce Hand LEAD ’22 started new job as Co-Director of the Safe and Stable Homes Project at Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
  • Ashley Nealy LEAD ’18 voted Best Self Atlanta Magazine 40 Under 40 Top 10 Inspiring Innovators.
  • Shyam Reddy LEAD ’05, LA ’10 promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer at BlueLinx Corporation.
  • Candice M. Stanciel LEAD ’14 appointed by Mayor Andre Dickens to serve as the City of Atlanta Chief Equity Officer. She also was recently accepted to the University of Central Arkansas Leadership for Inclusion and Equity (PhD) program for the Fall 2023 semester.
  • Brad Stevens LEAD ’13 company, Outsource Access, was a recipient of the Real Leaders Impact Awards, featured on the Inc Magazine Regional Award Winners List, and are on the AJC Pacesetters Awards of the fastest growing private firms in Atlanta.
  • DeShawn Stevenson LEAD ‘19 launched a new startup called BabyFever to help those navigating fertility and family building.

Let us share your good news! Please send your announcements and updates to Sara Reaves, Director of LEAD Atlanta at LEADAtlanta@leadershipatlanta.org.


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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