Leadership Atlanta On the Move

Leaders On the Move

Congratulations to Leadership Atlanta alumni on their recent awards, accolades and accomplishments! 

Current as of January 13, 2021:

Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim ‘16 has been appointed by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ’11 to serve as the City of Atlanta’s Chief Equity Officer.

Raheem Beyah ’14, LEAD ’07 was named the new Dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Gary Brantley ’20 is now the Chief Technology Officer for Beazer Homes.

Andy Chang ’19, LEAD ’07 became the Vice President, Digital Marketing and Strategy at Summit CityMD.

Ann Cramer ’77 is one of two honorees for the 2021 Most Influential Hall of Fame for GeorgiaTrend.

Steve Fennessy '17 is the new host of GPB's Georgia Today podcast.

Marty Fleischmann ’12 is now the Chief Client Officer at Response Media.

Kevin Gooch ’19, LEAD ’13 moved to Holland & Knight LLP where he is now Partner.

Patrick Labat ’14 is the new Fulton County Sheriff after winning the election in 2020.

Shawn LaGrua '12 was appointed to Georgia's Supreme Court by Governor Kemp.

Harold Martin ’19, LEAD ’12, CEO of Taco Mac Restaurant Group, recently acquired Mary Mac’s Tea Room.

Jennifer McKeehan ‘20 is now the Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Peloton.

Stefanie Miller ’20 became the President of Kellogg’s Away from Home.

Janine Musholt ’19 is the new President of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.

Ed Patterson ’14 is now Managing Director, Head of Global Public Relations at State Street.

Kerri Sauer '17 is now the Vice President of Transformation for Fannie Mae.

Nzinga Shaw ’19 was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Fisk University.

Pamela Stewart ’15 was promoted to President, West Zone Operations for North America at The Coca-Cola Company.

Rev. Raphael Warnock ’13 is the new Senator-Elect for Georgia for the U.S. Senate.

Chris Womack ’00 is the new President of Georgia Power. He will assume additional responsibilities as Chairman and CEO in April 2021.

Congratulations to the following Alumni on being recognized as honorees in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2020 Most Admired CEOs:

  • Kwame Johnson '20, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
  • Steve Lewis '07, Chair, Troutman Pepper
  • Helene Lollis '08, President and CEO, Pathbuilders
  • Dr. Victoria Seals '18, President, Atlanta Technical College
  • Kyle Waide '15, President and CEO, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Congratulations to our alumni on being honorees for the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards:

  • Board Champion: Lisa Collins '20, Partner, Atlanta IP Team Leader, Chair Black Affinity Group, Firmwide Diversity Council, BakerHostetler
  • Corporate Diversity Champion: John O'Neill '11, President, Central Region, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Outstanding Diversity in an Organization: Goodwill of North Georgia (Keith Parker '14 serves as President & CEO.)
  • Outstanding Voice: Harold Franklin '12, Partner and Diversity Chair, King & Spalding
  • Top Diversity & Inclusion Officers: Lori George Billingsley '08, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Leslie Patterson '06, U.S. Talent Leader for Diversity and Inclusiveness, EY

Congratulations to the following alumni who were named members of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta's Class of 2020:

  • Derin Dickerson '16, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Richard Makerson '20, CEO and Managing Partner, BlueFletch LLC
  • Whitcliff McKnight Jr.'18, Head of Lower School, The Westminster School
  • Douglass Selby '02, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Congratulations to the following alumni who were named as GeorgiaTrend’s 2021 100 Most Influential Georgians:

  • Stacy Abrams ‘04
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms ‘11
  • Gretchen Corbin ‘20
  • Jim Durrett ‘13
  • Jerry Gonzelez ‘05
  • Doug Hooker ‘03
  • Katie Kirkpatrick ‘12
  • Milton Little ‘10
  • Sharon Mason ‘18
  • Bjay Pak ‘17
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice ‘13
  • Ivan Shammas ‘15
  • T. Dallas Smith ‘96
  • Nathaniel Smith ‘09, LEAD '05
  • Chris Tomlinson ‘18
  • Kathleen Toomey ‘02
  • Kyle Waide ‘15

Please share your good news by emailing LeadershipAtlanta2@leadershipatlanta.org.


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


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