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 2023

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


The application for the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2024 will open in December


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