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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
Morgan & Morgan


Ari Bogotch
McKinsey & Company


Davis Burgess
Executive Director, Business Clinical Intelligence
Grady Health System


Jeffrey Chen
Associate Attorney
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP


Claudia Colichon

Colichon & Associates LLC


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


Kalle Davis
Sr. Experience Lead, Staff Learning


Christina Dupre
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
BakerHostetler LLP


Irvin Hernandez
Thompson Hine


Katie Hoppenjans
Director of Global Experience Programs


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
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 



Brent Macon
Chief Executive Officer


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


Matthew McCurdy
Co-founder, President


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
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Remington Rolé
Deputy Program Manager


Lakeisha Sesay
Public Service Strategy & Consulting Manager


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


Nakaiya Turk
Product Marketing Manager


Sasha Ugi
Vice President
Croy Engineering


Jacqueline Van De Velde
King & Spalding LLP


Austin Wagner
Deputy Chief of Staff
City of Atlanta


Krystin McCauley Watkins
Education Industry Executive


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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