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

Felicia Allen          Jon Keen
President of US & SMB Marketing               Head of Business Development  
UPS   Treaty Oak Clean Energy
Amy Ard                Nicholas Ladany              
Executive Director   President
Motherhood Beyond Bars   Oglethorpe University
Nicole Armstrong   Michael Lan       
Chief Executive Officer     Executive Director
TechBridge, Inc.   Jabian Consulting
Shan Arora   Maryum Lewis
Director - Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design   President & CEO
Georgia Institute of Technology   Jerusalem House
Joselyn Baker       Kari Love
President, Grady Health Foundation          CEO
Grady Health System   The Atlanta Women's Foundation
Mohamed Balla   Joy Lybeer
Chief Financial Officer     Chief Revenue Officer
City of Atlanta    Equifax
Trebor Banstetter   Al McRae
Managing Director - Enterprise & Leader Communications   Market President and Diverse Segments Business Development Executive
Delta Air Lines, Inc.   Bank of America
Mark Banta   Katrina Mitchell
President & Chief Executive Officer   Chief Community Impact Officer
Piedmont Park Conservancy   United Way of Greater Atlanta
Robert Benson     Amol Naik
Partner   Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs
King & Spalding LLP   Ting Internet at Tucows
Maurice Blackwood   Camille Naughton          
Vice President of Sales - Americas   President            
IBM   Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School
Annalisa Bloodworth        Christopher Nunn
Senior Vice President, General Counsel    Commissioner   
Oglethorpe Power Corporation   State of Georgia, Department of Community Affairs
Robin Boren   Allison Padilla-Goodman
Senior Vice President Finance & Treasurer   Vice President, Southern Division
Southern Company   Anti-Defamation League
Nelson Boyce   Renee Pearson
Managing Director   Senior Vice President Digital Transformation & Business Engagement
Google   Republic National Distributing Company
Laura Brown         Joiava Philpott  
Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Executive      Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Law & Policy
PNC Bank   Cox Communications, Inc.
Sarah Brown        Kama Pierce
Trustee   Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Communications     
The John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation   The Woodruff Arts Center
Deborah Bruner   Vincenzo Piscopo
Senior Vice President for Research   President/CEO  
Emory University   United Spinal Association
Leslie Hazle Bussey           Daniel Preister  
CEO and Executive Director   Managing Director          
Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI)   Coxe Curry & Associates
Lori Chennault     Joanna Price      
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement   Chief of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability
Georgia-Pacific Corporation   The Coca-Cola Company
Charlotte Combre   Melissa Proctor
Partner   Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Baker & Hostetler LLP   Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
Jennifer Dawson   Sara Ray
Vice President, Internal Audit & Compliance   President & CEO
Genuine Parts Company   Douglas County Chamber 
Lovely Dhillon      Alieizoria Redd
CEO    Executive Director 
Jodevi Consulting   Covenant House Georgia, Inc.
Charlie Ebersol   Cliff Robinson   
CEO   Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer
Teddy Bright, Inc   Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Damon Elmore   Hugh Rowden   
Executive Director    UPS
Wells Fargo
State Bar of Georgia  
    Nabile Safdar    
April Estes   Assoc CMIO, Emory Healthcare; Endowed Professor and Vice-Chair of Informatics – Radiology
Partner   Emory University/Healthcare
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)    
    Courtney Smith
Sarah Fonder-Kristy   Senior Vice President, 
Chief Development Officer   Community Development
Atlanta Community Food Bank   PNC Financial Services Group
Heather Fortner   Regenia Sanders
CEO    Partner
SignatureFD   EY
George French     Lawrence Sernovitz
President    Senior Rabbi
Clark Atlanta University    Temple Kol Emeth
Jonathan Goins   Mini’imah Shaheed        
Partner & Co-Chair IP & Tech, Entertainment Groups   CEO
Lewis Brisbois LLP    KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools
Alex Gonzalez      Jeremy Silverman
Chief Innovation Officer   Partner
Metro Atlanta Chamber   Alston & Bird LLP
Sammy Grant   Lisa Smith
Principal    Senior Vice President of Region External Affairs & Community Engagement
HomrichBerg   Georgia Power
Vivian Greentree   Rian Smith
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Citizenship   Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Fiserv   The Integral Group
Carl Hanna   Jeb Stewart       
CEO/Co-Founder   Owner  
Evva Health   Xana Management, LLC
Hilliard Hardman               Michael Stewart
President & CEO                 Partner
Granite Holdings, Inc. / Woodleaf Partners, LLC   Bain & Company
Nikki Harland       Marcus Taylor   
COO   Market President, Commercial Business GA & LA
Paradies Lagardere    Humana
Shannon Heath- Longino                Travis Townsend
Senior Vice President        Co-Founding Partner & Financial Manager
TRUIST Bank/TRUIST Community Capital   Townsend & Lockett, LLC
Lisa Herring   Fay Twersky      
Superintendent   President            
Atlanta Public Schools   Arthur M Blank Family Foundation
Jillian Tellez Holub   Adrian Tyndall  
Partner   Dean and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs 
McKinsey & Company   Morehouse School of Medicine 
David Howland   Lesley Wainwright          
Executive Director   Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Teach for America - Metro Atlanta   WarnerMedia
Cathy Huyghe       Tammara Warren           
Co-Founder and CEO         Regional Vice President for Georgia 
Enolytics LLC   Oak Street Health
Kimberly Jackson                  James Calleroz White    
Executive Vice President, Southeast Region   Head of School  
American Cancer Society   The Galloway School
Kevin James    Cesar Wurm
President   Vice President of Commercial & Revenue Management, CMH
Morris Brown College   IHG Hotels & Resorts
 Ted Jenkin   Michael Yochelson
CEO   Chief Medical Officer     
oXYGen Financial   Shepard Center
 Fitz Johnson         
Public Service Commissioner, District 3       
Georgia Public Service Commission    
Tayari Jones       


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


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