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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

President and Chief Executive Officer

Westside Future Fund

Ronald Applin

Chief of Police

Atlanta Public Schools Police Department

Marc Balizer

Managing Director


Cromwell Baun

First Vice President - Wealth Management

UBS Financial Services Inc.

Brian Blake


Georgia State University

Stephanie Blank


The Naserian Foundation

Riley Blount

Vice President


Liz Brown


Alston & Bird LLP

Lalohni Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

Per Se Media Group, LLC

Tyler Courtney

Managing Principal

Cushman & Wakefield

M Todd Croom

Chief Financial Officer

Jackson Spalding

Sheldon Cummings

Chief Operating Officer


Courtney English

Chief Policy Officer and Senior Advisor to the Mayor

City of Atlanta

Russell Falkenstein

Chief Strategy, Analytics & Development Officer

The Aaron's Company

Tiffany Callaway Ferrell

Vice President of Operations

Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas Companies

Alan Ferguson Sr

President and Chief Executive Officer

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Frank Fernandez

President & Chief Executive Officer

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Misty Fernandez

Region Director

Georgia Power

Kevin Gillespie


Red Beard Restaurants

Andrew Goldberg

Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Cox Communications

Fernando Gonzalez

President, CPG Dixie


Derek Goshay

Vice President of Safety, Sustainability, and DEI

Genuine Parts Company

Marshall Guest

Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Public Affairs

Metro Atlanta Chamber

John Hardman

President and Chair / Chief Executive Officer

Untamed Planet / WildArk

Monique Harrison

Head of Brand, North America

Mercedes-Benz USA

Latonda Henderson

Chief Diversity Officer

AMB Sports and Entertainment

Daniele Fallin Herfel

Dean of Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University

Willie Hernandez

General Counsel, International

The Coca-Cola Company

Jen Hidinger-Kendrick

Co-founder, Senior Director of Community Engagement

Giving Kitchen

Betsy Higgins

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Ken Hodges


Court of Appeals of Georgia

Julie Hower

Chief Audit Executive

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Daniel Huynh


Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

JP James

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Hive Financial

Emily Johnson

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Legal


Kristine Jordan

Executive Director

Jabian Consulting

Matt Keith

Senior Vice President of Strategy & Initiatives Executive

Bank of America

Kathryn Lawler

Chief Executive Officer

Saint Joseph's/Mercy Care

Georj Lewis


Clayton State University

Adam Mathes

President and Owner

Prime Power Services

Wangui McKelvey

General Manger, Apps & Endpoints


Ben Miller


Bennett Thrasher

Aprille Moore

Captain | Unit Commander

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Mary Moore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

The Cook's Warehouse

Allison O'Kelly

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Corps Team

Ashani Collins O'Mard

Senior Vice President, Strategic Housing Investments

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

William Pate

President and Chief Executive Officer

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Adria Perez


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Jason Perry

Atlanta Office Managing Partner

Grant Thornton LLP

Bert Reeves

Vice President, Institute Relations

Georgia Tech

Steve Reis

Senior Partner

McKinsey & Company

Amanda Rhein

Executive Director

Atlanta Land Trust, Inc.

DeRetta Rhodes

Executive Vice President and Chief Culture Officer

Atlanta Braves

Chris Rich

Business Development Leader/Founder

Hawque Protection Group

Anna Roach

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Atlanta Regional Commission

David Roemer

Chief Executive Officer

Ideas United

Katherine Saez

Georgia Regional President


Jason Saliba

Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney

Cobb Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office

Zaffer Sange

Chief Transformation Officer


Kenan Sener

Head of School

Fulton Science Academy

Ashoo Sharma

General Counsel and Vice-President

Harry Norman, REALTORS, A Berkshire Hathaway Co.

Mindy Shoulberg

Senior Vice President Leasing

Selig Enterprises, Inc.

Temano Shurland



Matthew Simpson

Equity Partner

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Pradeep Sinha

Physician and Owner

Atlanta Institute for Ear Nose and Throat, PC

Richard Slaton

Executive Director

JP Morgan Chase

Roderick Smith

Fire Chief

City of Atlanta

Matt Sparks

Senior Vice President Airport Customer Service

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Larry Stewart

Chair, Board of Commissioners

Atlanta Housing

Fabiola Charles Stokes

Head of Global Sites Strategy, North America

Google, Inc.

James Summer

Managing Director


Alpa Sutaria

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Sustainability


S. Rob Todd

Senior Vice President and Chief, Acute Care Surgery

Grady Health System

Richard Valladares

Shareholder/Chair of Business Litigation

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kanyatta Walker

Vice President, Cisco IT


Kathryn Walker

Chief Communications Officer


Janelle Williams

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative

Katherine Williams

Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Human Resources

Diaz Foods

Nicole Williams

Portfolio Innovation Partner UCB Pharmaceuticals

UCB Pharmaceuticals


Jill Wilson

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Talent Development and Community Affairs


Thad Wilson


King & Spalding LLP

Tory Winn

Principal, Managing Director


Rebecca Woods

Partner and Chair of Atlanta Litigation Practice Group, Co-Chair Commercial Litigation Practice

Seyfarth Shaw

Nominate a Colleague for Leadership Atlanta

Nominations are now being accepted for the Class of 2025.  Applicants can apply beginning in December 2023.

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