Current Leadership Atlanta Class


The core of Leadership Atlanta's programming is our signature nine-month, executive-level series. We choose approximately 85 established leaders each year to represent a broad cross-section of metro Atlanta. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.

Class of 2019

Emily Acker   Josh Hirsh
President and Chief Executive Officer   Senior Managing Director
Hillside, Inc.   Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Latanza Adjei   Elizabeth Holmes
Sales & Marketing Vice President   Senior Vice President - IT Strategy 
Georgia Power   & Global Business Services
Chris Appleton   Jeff Hullinger
Executive Director   Weeknight News Co-Anchor
WonderRoot   11Alive/Tegna/WXIA TV/ NBC
Marva Bailer   John Hutchins
Global Director Leadership and Executive Engagement   Partner
Splunk   BakerHostetler
Deisha Barnett   Lolita Jackson
Senior Vice President, Brand Communications   Director, Government Affairs
Metro Atlanta Chamber   Comcast
Amy Baxter   Sharla Jackson
Founder + Chief Executive Officer   Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 
MMJ Labs   Resource Prosecutor
    Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
Susan Bell   Colin Kelly
Americas Power & Utilities Sector Leader   Partner
EY   Alston & Bird LLP
Shirley Borghi   Jenna Kelly
Executive Director   Georgia Division President & Chief Executive Officer
Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Inc.   SunTrust Bank
Frank Brown   Carol Kissal
Chief Executive Officer   Chief Financial Officer - Vice President Finance
Communities In Schools of Atlanta   Emory University
Christopher Burke   Elisa Kodish
Director of Community Relations   Partner
Georgia Institute of Technology   Nelson Mullins
LaKeitha Carlos   Debra Lam
Chief of Staff to Chief Executive Officer   Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation 
DeKalb County Government   Georgia Institute of Technology
Meria Carstarphen   Rebekah LeMon
Superintendent   Executive Pastor
Atlanta Public Schools   First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
Deke Cateau   Pascal Lewis
Chief Executive Officer   Senior Vice President
A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab   Delta Global Services
Christopher Chan   Michael Lipton
Partner / Intellectual Property Group   Senior Vice President
Eversheds Sutherland US   Colliers International
Andrew Chang   Juanika Mainor Harper
Executive Director, Marketing and Physician Outreach   Deputy Chief/Captain 
Piedmont Healthcare   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/
    U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Edwin Chang    
Executive Director   Rohit Malhotra
redefinED atlanta   Executive Director
    Center for Civic Innovation
Robiaun Charles    
Vice President for College Advancement   Marcus Margerum
Agnes Scott College   Vice President of Government & Community Affairs
    Atlanta Convention & Vistors Bureau
David Cole    
Managing Director and Senior State Executive   Harold Martin
IBM   Chief Executive Officer
    Taco Mac
Donna Coleman-Stribling    
Solicitor-General   Celena Matlock
DeKalb County   Executive Director, Financial Compliance
    Time Warner, Inc.
Carol Collard    
President & Chief Executive Officer   Willie Mayberry
CaringWorks, Inc.   Senior Vice President, Head of Business Banking
    PNC Bank
Victoria Collier    
Owner, Chief Executive Officer   Gerald McDowell
The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L Collier PC   Executive Director
    Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs
Ted Cummings    
President/Chief Executive Officer   Addison Meriwether
Onyx MS Group   Executive Director
    Cushman & Wakefield
Chad Cunningham    
Consumer Banking Region Executive   Josh Moffitt
Bank of America   Founder/Chief Executive Officer/President
    Silverton Mortgage
Tye Darland    
Senior Vice President/General Counsel   John Morrow
Georgia-Pacific   Chief of Staff & 
    Vice President of Business Operations, Software Solutions
    NCR Corporation
Alma Davis    
Founder/Chief Executive Officer   Kevin Murriel
Alma G. Davis Foundation   Senior Pastor
    Cascade United Methodist Church
Diana Davis    
Vice President, Capacity and Chief Financial Officer   Janine Musholt
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta   Senior Vice President, Advancement & External Affairs
    Woodruff Arts Center
Narinder Dhaliwal    
Vice President, Distribution Support   Jessica Nunan
Americold   Executive Director
    Caminar Latino
Catherine Downey    
Chief Executive Officer   Brigitte Peck
CATMEDIA   Principal and Founding Partner
    Capstone Advancement Partners
Eric Dunaway    
Judge   Juliette Pryor
Superior Court of Fulton County   Senior Vice President, General Counsel &
    Corporate Secretary
    Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Michael Eriksen    
Dean and Regents' Professor   Mitchell Reiner
Georgia State University   Partner, Chief Operating Officer &
    Senior Investment Advisor
    Capital Investment Advisors
Adwin Irwin    
Chief Operating Officer   Jerome Roberts
The Fox Theatre   Vice President of Marketing
Edward Eschleman    
Partner   Antonio Robinson
FFO, LLC   Vice President & Associate General Counsel
    Carter's, Inc.
Jimmy Etheredge    
Southeast Region - Senior Managing Director    Heather Rocker
Accenture   Business Development Executive
    SEI-Atlanta, LLC
Paul Fancher    
Partner   Wanda Rodwell
Troutman Sanders LLP   Director, Community Partnerships, 
    Global Community Affairs/The Coca-Cola Foundation
Sandra Elizabeth Ford    
District Health Director/Chief Executive Officer    Hedy Rubinger
DeKalb County Board of Health   Partner and Chair, Healthcare Practice Group
    Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Jeff Glazier    
Field Operations Division Deputy Chief   Molly Salatich
City of Atlanta Police Department   Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
    North American Properties
Kevin Gooch    
Partner – Finance   Alexander Scollon
DLA Piper LLP (US)   Managing Director
    Actor's Express
Jamie Graham    
Partner   Nzinga Shaw
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP   Senior Vice President, Community and 
    Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
    Atlanta Hawks
Ryan Grant    
Vice President & Managing Director   Meredith Sidewater
Parker Executive Search   Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.
Chad Gregory    
Region Bank President   Chris Sizemore
Wells Fargo Bank   Chief Executive Officer
    Creative Mischief
Joseph Handy    
President & Chief Operating Officer   April Speed
Georgia Aquarium   Owner/Chief Executive Officer
    Just Breast, LLC
Adam Harrell    
Founder   Christina Szczepanski
Nebo   Managing Director, Southeast
    Reinvestment Fund
Will Herman    
Partner-in-charge - Audit Practice   Vasanne Tinsley
Deloitte   Deputy Superintendent
    DeKalb County School District
Keisha Hines    
Director of Technology   Paula Tkac
3Ci   Senior Vice President and
    Associate Director of Research
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    Paul Zurawski
    Senior Vice President, External Affairs





The application for the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2020 is now closed. Please consider nominating someone for the Class of 2021.


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