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 2024

John Ahmann       Ben Miller    
President and Chief Executive Officer              Partner
Westside Future Fund   Bennett Thrasher
Ronald Applin              Aprille Moore    
Chief of Police   Captain | Unit Commander
Atlanta Public Schools Police Department   Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Marc Balizer   Mary Moore
Managing Director   Founder and Chief Executive Officer
BlackRock   The Cook's Warehouse
Cromwell Baun   James Nelson
First Vice President - Wealth Management   Head, North America Product Management & Pricing
UBS Financial Services Inc   Invesco
Brian Blake   Allison O'Kelly
President   Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Georgia State University   Corps Team
Stephanie Blank   Ashani Collins O'Mard
President   Senior Vice President, Strategic Housing Investments
The Naserian Foundation   Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership
Riley Blount   William Pate
Vice President   President and Chief Executive Officer
AT&T   Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Elizabeth Brown   Adria Perez
Partner   Partner
Alston & Bird LLP   Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Tiffany Callaway-Ferrell   Jason Perry
Vice President of Operations   Atlanta Office Managing Partner 
Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas Companies   Grant Thornton LLP
Lalohni Campbell       Bert Reeves
Chief Executive Officer    Vice President, Institute Relations    
Per Se Media Group, LLC   Georgia Tech
Tyler Courtney   Steve Reis
Managing Principal   Senior Partner
Cushman & Wakefield   McKinsey & Company
M Todd Croom   Amanda Rhein
Chief Financial Officer   Senior Vice President Digital Transformation & Business 
Jackson Spalding   Atlanta Land Trust, Inc.
Sheldon Cummings    DeRetta Rhodes
Chief Operating Officer    Executive Vice President and Chief Culture Officer
Mailchimp   Atlanta Braves
Courtney English     Chris Rich
Chief Policy Officer and Senior Advisor to the Mayor   Business Development Leader/Founder 
City of Atlanta   Hawque Protection Group
Russell Falkenstein    Anna Roach
Chief Strategy, Analytics & Development Officer   Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
The Aaron's Company   Atlanta Regional Commission
Alan Ferguson Sr.   David Roemer
President and Chief Executive Officer   Chief Executive Officer  
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.   Ideas United
Frank Fernandez   Katherine Saez      
President & Chief Executive Officer   Georgia Regional President
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta   Truist
Misty Fernandez   Jason Saliba
Region Director   Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney
Georgia Power   Cobb Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office
Kevin Gillespie   Zaffer Sange
President   Chief Transformation Officer
Red Beard Restaurants   Novelis
Andrew Goldberg   Kenan Sener
Vice President, Corporate Strategy   Head of School
Cox Communications   Fulton Science Academy
Fernando Gonzalez   Ashoo Sharma 
President, CPG Dixie   General Counsel and Vice-President
Georgia-Pacific   Harry Norman, REALTORS, A Berkshire Hathaway Co.
Derek Goshay   Pam Shipley
Vice President of Safety, Sustainability, and DEI   Regional President
Genuine Parts Company   Kaiser Permanente
Marshall Guest   Mindy Shoulberg
Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Public Affairs   Senior Vice President Leasing 
Metro Atlanta Chamber   Selig Enterprises
John Hardman   Temano Shurland
President and Chair / Chief Executive Officer   Partner
Untamed Planet / WildArk   Deloitte
Monique Harrison   Matthew Simpson
Head of Brand, North America   Partner
Mercedes-Benz USA   Fisher & Phillips LLP
Latonda Henderson   Pradeep Sinha
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer   Physician and Owner
AMB Sports and Entertainment   Atlanta Institute for Ear Nose and Throat, PC
Daniele Fallin Herfel   Richard Slaton
Dean of Rollins School of Public Health   Executive Director
Emory University   JP Morgan Chase
Willie Hernandez   Roderick Smith 
General Counsel, International   Fire Chief
The Coca-Cola Company   City of Atlanta
Jen Hidinger-Kendrick   Fabiola Charles Stokes
Co-founder, Senior Director of Community Engagement   Head of Global Sites Strategy, North America
Giving Kitchen   Google
Betsy Higgins   James Summer
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer   Managing Director
Olgethorpe Power Corportation   EY
Ken Hodges   Alpa Sutaria
Judge   Senior Vice President, Strategy & Sustainability
Court of Appeals of Georgia   WestRock
Julie Hower     S. Rob Todd
Chief Audit Executive   Senior Vice President and Chief, Acute Care Surgery
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta   Grady Health System
Daniel Huynh   Richard Valladares
Partner   Shareholder/Chair of Business Litigation
Morris, Manning & Martin LLP   Greenberg Traurig, LLP
JP James   Kanyatta Walker
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer   Vice President, Cisco IT
Hive Financial   Cisco
Emily Johnson   Kathryn Walker
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Legal   Chief Communications Officer 
UPS   Equifax
Kristine Jordan   Janelle Williams
Executive Director   Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Jabian Consulting   Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative
Matt Keith     Katherine Williams
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Initiatives Executive   Chief Compliance Officer & VP Human Resources
Bank of America   Diaz Foods
Kathryn Lawler   Nicole Williams
Chief Executive Officer   Portfolio Innovation Lead
Saint Joseph's/Mercy Care   UCB Pharmaceuticals
Georj Lewis   Jill Wilson
President   Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Talent Development and Community Affairs
Clayton State University   Carter's
Adam Mathes   Thad Wilson
President and Owner   Partner  
Prime Power Services   King & Spalding LLP
Wangui McKelvey   Tory Winn
General Manger, Apps & Endpoints    Principal, Managing Director
Microsoft   Gensler
    Rebecca Woods
    Partner and Chair of Atlanta Litigation Practice Group, Co-Chair Commercial Litigation Practice
    Seyfarth Shaw


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


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