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
CEO   Vice President, Southern Division
Southern Power   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
Leslie Hazle Bussey       Vincenzo Piscopo
CEO and Executive Director   President/CEO  
Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI)   United Spinal Association
 Lori Chennault     Daniel Preister  
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement   Managing Director          
Georgia-Pacific Corporation   Coxe Curry & Associates
Charlotte Combre   Joanna Price      
Partner   Chief of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability
Baker & Hostetler LLP   The Coca-Cola Company
Jennifer Dawson   Melissa Proctor
Vice President, Internal Audit & Compliance   Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Genuine Parts Company   Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
Lovely Dhillon      Sara Ray
CEO    President & CEO
Jodevi Consulting   Douglas County Chamber 
Charlie Ebersol   Alieizoria Redd
CEO   Executive Director 
Teddy Bright, Inc   Covenant House Georgia, Inc.
Damon Elmore   Cliff Robinson   
Executive Director    Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer
State Bar of Georgia   Chick-fil-A, Inc.
April Estes   Hugh Rowden   
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)  
    Nabile Safdar    
Sarah Fonder-Kristy   Assoc CMIO, Emory Healthcare; Endowed Professor and Vice-Chair of Informatics – Radiology
Chief Development Officer   Emory University/Healthcare
Atlanta Community Food Bank    
    Regenia Sanders
Heather Fortner   Partner
    Lawrence Sernovitz
George French     Senior Rabbi
President    Temple Kol Emeth
Clark Atlanta University     
    Mini’imah Shaheed 
Jonathan Goins   CEO
Partner & Co-Chair IP & Tech, Entertainment Groups   KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools
Lewis Brisbois LLP     
    Jeremy Silverman
Alex Gonzalez      Partner
Chief Innovation Officer   Alston & Bird LLP
Metro Atlanta Chamber    
    Lisa Smith
Sammy Grant   Senior Vice President of Region External Affairs & Community Engagement
Principal    Georgia Power
    Rian Smith
Vivian Greentree   Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Citizenship   The Integral Group
    Jeb Stewart   
Carl Hanna   Owner  
CEO/Co-Founder   Xana Management, LLC
Evva Health    
    Michael Stewart
Hilliard Hardman    Partner
President & CEO       Bain & Company
Granite Holdings, Inc. / Woodleaf Partners, LLC    
    Marcus Taylor 
 Nikki Tinsley Harland     Market President, Commercial Business GA & LA
Chief Operating Officer   Humana
Paradies Lagardere     
    Travis Townsend
 Shannon Heath- Longino         Co-Founding Partner & Financial Manager
Senior Vice President    Townsend & Lockett, LLC
TRUIST Bank/TRUIST Community Capital    
    Fay Twersky 
Lisa Herring   President  
Superintendent   Arthur M Blank Family Foundation
Atlanta Public Schools    
    Adrian Tyndall  
Jillian Tellez Holub   Dean and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs 
Partner   Morehouse School of Medicine       
McKinsey & Company    
    Lesley Wainwright 
David Howland    
Executive Director   Tammara Warren  
Teach for America - Metro Atlanta    Regional Vice President for Georgia 
    Oak Street Health
Cathy Huyghe               
Co-Founder and CEO     James Calleroz White  
Enolytics LLC   Head of School  
    The Galloway School
Kimberly Jackson                
Executive Vice President, Southeast Region   Cesar Wurm
American Cancer Society   Vice President of Commercial & Revenue Management, CMH
    IHG Hotels & Resorts
Kevin James      
President   Michael Yochelson
Morris Brown College   Chief Medical Officer 
    Shepard Center  
Ted Jenkin    
oXYGen Financial    
Fitz Johnson    
Public Service Commissioner, District 3         
Georgia Public Service Commission    
Tayari Jones    


The application for the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2025 will open in December of 2023.


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