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Current LEAD Atlanta Class 

LEAD Atlanta is an intensive eight-month leadership development and community education program targeted at promising young professionals in Metro Atlanta.  Starting with the Class of 2018, class participants will range between the ages of 27 and 34. Through personal and professional development and broad exposure to the community, LEAD Atlanta aims to equip young leaders early in their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader committed to the common good. Established in 2004 as an initiative of Leadership Atlanta, the program is distinguished by its unique integration of personal, professional, and community education.

LEAD Atlanta boasts a diverse roster of accomplished alumni. These young leaders, and all who follow their example, represent the next generation of Metro Atlanta's leaders.

LEAD Class of 2024

Josephine Almanzar
Owner and Psychologist
Oasis Psychological Services, LLC

 

Tyler Ashley
National Director, Strategy Execution
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
 

Kegan Baird
Senior Consultant
Deloitte Consulting

 

Sheila Bilimoria
Partner
Morgan & Morgan

 

Ari Bogotch
Associate
McKinsey & Company

 

Davis Burgess
Executive Director, Business Clinical Intelligence
Grady Health System

 

Jeffrey Chen
Associate Attorney
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP

 

Claudia Colichon
Founder

Colichon & Associates LLC

 

Gerard Dash
Senior Vice President & Practice Leader,
FinTech & Financial Services
Raines International 

 

Kalle Davis
Sr. Experience Lead, Staff Learning
Chick-Fil-A

 

Christina Dupre
Director
Jabian Consulting

 

Geoffrey Easterling
Vice President, Strategy and Operations
Centennial Yards

 

Jordan Edwards
Senior Associate
Alston & Bird LLP

 

Rahul Garabadu
Senior Voting Rights Staff Attorney
ACLU of Georgia Foundation Inc.

 

Sierra Green
Global Strategic Initiatives Lead
The Coca-Cola Company

 

Tucker Green
Senior Director
FTI Consulting

 

Jarvarus Gresham
Associate
BakerHostetler LLP

 

Irvin Hernandez
Associate
Thompson Hine

 

Katie Hoppenjans
Director of Global Experience Programs
UPS

 

Savannah Huddleston
General Manager, CEO Communications
Delta Air Lines

 

Ashley Hunter
Content Strategy Manager
The Home Depot

 

Jon Ingram
Director of Corporate Relations
The Woodruff Arts Center

 

Nathan Jester
Associate
Jones Day

 

Sterling Johnson
Director, Just Opportunity Portfolio
Partnership for Southern Equity

 

Hannah Jones
Vice President of Programs
The Goizueta Foundation

 

Alexandra Kirk
Vice President, Development and Construction
Jamestown LP

Sylvia Kline

Vice President, Project & Development Services

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Audrianna Archibald Lawrence
Director of Strategic Projects
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools

 

Andrew Leipold
Investigator - Office of Ethics and Compliance
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

DJ Lewis
Director, Strategic Partnerships 

Evergreen

 

Brent Macon
Chief Executive Officer
Daymaker

 

Sarina Marsh
Manager of Volunteer Partnerships & Experience
Junior Achievement of Georgia

 

Matthew McCurdy
Co-founder, President
BLKHLTH, Inc

 

Juan Mejia
Chief Executive Officer
JCM Ventures

 

Elizabeth Messick
Chief Programs Officer
HOPE Atlanta

 

Molly Millard
Office Tenant Representation Lead,
Atlanta Office
Cushman & Wakefield

 

Emma Palmer
Director of Operations, Economic Development
Metro Atlanta Chamber

 

Vett Petty
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Achieve Atlanta

 

Gautam Reddy
Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 

Remington Rolé
Deputy Program Manager
Optum

 

Lakeisha Sesay
Public Service Strategy & Consulting Manager
Accenture

 

Tiffany Sithiphone
Senior Manager, Product Analytics
Warner Bros. Discovery - Bleacher Report

 

Hannah Spencer
Senior Director of Marketing
Atlanta Dream (WNBA)

 

Richard Taylor
Managing Partner
ARRC Capital Partners, LLC

 

Julius Thomas
Project Manager & Sales Support Lead
Marsh McLennan

 

Rebecca Thomas
Director, Partnership Development
NPower

 

Nakaiya Turk
Product Marketing Manager
LinkedIn

 

Sasha Ugi
Vice President
Croy Engineering

 

Jacqueline Van De Velde
Associate
King & Spalding LLP

 

Austin Wagner
Deputy Chief of Staff
City of Atlanta

 

Krystin McCauley Watkins
Education Industry Executive
Microsoft

 

Darius Williams
Worldwide Education Specialist
Apple, Inc.

 

Ryan Woods
Associate Principal, Commercial Practice Leader
Beck Group
 

Nominate a Colleague for LEAD Atlanta

Nominations are now being accepted for the Class of 2025.  Applicants can apply beginning in January 2024..

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