Current Leadership Atlanta Class


The core of Leadership Atlanta's programming is our signature nine-month, executive-level series. We choose approximately 80 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 2022

Morcease Beasley   Frank Jones
Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer   President
Clayton County Public Schools   Atlanta Medical Association
Mark Bell   Judy Kruger
Head of Family Office and Head of Private Capital   Deputy Chief
Balentine   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Junior Bernadin   Maggie Mers
Dean of Students & Director of Information Technology   Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Ron Clark Academy   MBM International Logistics
Kamau Bobb   Lars Minns
Global Lead, Diversity Research and Strategy   Chief Human Resource Officer
Google   Mercedes-Benz, USA
Terri Bonoff   Pooja Mishra
Chief Executive Officer   Executive Director, Cancer Center
Jewish Family and Career Services   Grady Health System
Erik Bryant   David Nour
Senior Vice President   Author, Advisor, Adjunct Faculty
Cadence Bank   The Nour Group, Inc.
Ryan Buchanan   Whitney Ott
Assistant United States Attorney,    Partner
Deputy Chief of the Violent Crime and National Security Section   Jackson Spalding
United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia    
    Adam Pannell
Peter Bunarek   Executive Vice President, 
Managing Director   Corporate Development
BBDO Atlanta   OneDigital
Tiffany Burns   Ebbie Parsons
Partner   Managing Partner
Mckinsey & Company   Yardstick Management
Annie Hunt Burriss   Cody Partin
President   Senior Vice President, 
AHB Solutions, LLC   Total Rewards & People Operations
    Cox Enterprises
Gayle Cabrera    
Business Banking Leader, Senior Vice President   Audra Pittman
Truist Financial Corporation   Vice President for SCAD Atlanta
    Savannah College of Art and Design
Arefa Cassoobhoy    
Senior Medical Director   Asif Ramji
WebMD   Chief Product Officer
    FIS (Worldpay)
David Chaiken    
Founder   Chris Reinking
ChaikenLaw, Ltd., White Collar Litigation & Investigations   Founding Partner
    Jabian Consulting
Danielle Cheung    
Senior Vice President and Market Executive   Grant Rivera
Bank of America   Superintendent
    Marietta City Schools
Lisa Clarke    
Founder & Chief Executive Officer   Anthony Rodriguez
ATL Search Group   Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
    Aurora Theatre
Denise Cleveland-Leggett    
Regional Administrator Region IV   Anurag Sahu
The Department of Housing and Urban Development   Associate Professor of Medicine, 
    Division of Cardiology
Greg Cole   Emory Healthcare
Executive Director    
Emmaus House   Suhail Seth
Joli Cooper   Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Founding Executive Director    
GreenLight Fund Atlanta   Alonzo Sexton
    Orthopedic Surgeon
Todd Coyt   Northside Hospital Sports Medicine
Assistant Chief    
Atlanta Police Department   Lain Shakespeare
    Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship
Nedra Dickson   Mailchimp
Managing Director, Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead    
Accenture   Sophia Shoate
    President U.S. Sales
Brendan Doherty   UPS
Cofounder & Managing Partner    
KNGDM Group   Courtney Showell
Monica Douglas   PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
General Counsel, North America    
The Coca-Cola Company   Courtney Smith
    Senior Vice President, 
Christy Eikhoff   Community Development
Partner   PNC Financial Services Group
Alston & Bird    
    Nellie Sullivan
Ryan Esparza   Partner
Chief Information Officer   Womble Bond Dickinson
Jackson Healthcare    
    Aaron Swain
Jason Esteves   President
Vice President, Legal   Columbia Residential Property Management LLC
Equifax Inc.    
    Kenneth Taylor
Jesse Evans   Physician/Cardiologist
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney   Piedmont Heathcare
Cobb County District Attorney’s Office    
    Kristen Manion Taylor
Angeline Fife   Vice President
Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer   Delta Air Lines
    Melissa Taylor
Craig Frankel   Partner; Strategy, Insights & Learning
Attorney; Shareholder   Porter Novelli
Gaslowitz Frankel LLC    
    Nadia Theodore
Ariel Fristoe   Consul General
Artistic Director   Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta
Out of Hand Theater    
    Linh Tran
Terrica Ganzy   Founder/Chief Executive Officer/President
Deputy Director   Advanced Commercial Group
Southern Center for Human Rights    
    Depriest Waddy
Maria Thacker Goethe   Chief Executive Officer
President & Chief Executive Officer   Families First
Georgia Bio    
    Kathy Waller
Andre Greenwood   Community Volunteer, Retired,  
Vice President, Field Network Management   Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer
WellCare Health Plans   The Coca-Cola Company
Cheryl Haas   Jim Wehner
Chair of Financial Services Litigation Department and Partner   President
McGuireWoods LLP   Focused Community Strategies
John Hancock   Joy White
President & Chief Executive Officer   Founder and CEO
Junior Achievement of Georgia   Three Fourteen Eighty LLC
Cathy Hasbrouck    
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel   Dave Williams
Southwire Company, LLC   Senior Vice President- Public Policy, 
    Infrastructure and Government Affairs
David Hefner   Metro Atlanta Chamber
Vice President, Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness     
Morehouse School of Medicine   Joshua Williams
    Chief Operating Officer
Tonya Hicks   City of Atlanta
President and Chief Executive Officer    
Power Solutions, Inc.   Peter Williams
    Head of Community Strategy & Operations
Tamaron Houston   BlackRock
National Chair, Inclusion & Diversity Affinity Group and Partner    
Seyfarth Shaw LLP   Bradley Wilson
    Chief Financial Officer
Anne Isenhower   Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
Anne Isenhower Communications LLC   Tyler Woolson
    Chief Financial Officer
Alicia Jones   Georgia-Pacific LLC
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP    


The application for the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2023 will be available in December 2021.


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