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Leaders on the Move

Congratulations to the following Leadership Atlanta alumni who have been honored, nominated, or received a new job. We celebrate you and your successes!

As of July 18, 2024

Marva Bailer ‘19 received a Certificate in Private Company Governance from the Private Directors Association® and the WHY Institute Executive Certification

Thua G. Barlay '18 elected to the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors

Cromwell S. Baun ’24 elected as Treasurer to the Board of the Georgia Society of CPAs

Sarah Brown ‘23 completed the OnBoard Accelerator Program

David Burge ’13 appointed by Governor Kemp to a second term on the Georgia Board of Community Affairs

Carmen Chubb ‘22 appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Kennesaw State University Foundation

Lisa Guadalupe Clarke ’22 joined Gwinnett Chamber Foundation Board

Todd Coyt ‘22 named Chief of Police of the Jonesboro Police Department

Chad Duncan ’15 joined Hands On Atlanta Governing Board

Greg Cole ’22 now President and Chief Executive Officer BCM Georgia Inc.

Ann Cramer ‘77 awarded the “Mary Harriman Award” by the Association of Junior Leagues International

Bryant Cornett ’20 won the “Alvin B. Cates Award” from the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors

Jason Esteves ’22 joined the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Board of Directors

Duriya Farooqui ‘18 elected to the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Board

Alan Ferguson ’24 now the Chief Housing and Real Estate Officer for Atlanta Housing

Marion Ross Fedrick ’13 started her new role as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff to the President at Georgia State University

Chris Freer ’14 appointed as the President of Woodward Academy

Ariel Fristoe ‘22 now Innovator in Residence at The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation

John Fuchko ’18 sworn in as the sixth President of Dalton State College

Jo Ann Herold ‘12 appointed as an Advisory Board Member at The Daisy Edit, Inc., Inc as well as Interim Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Communications for Georgia State University

Peggy Johnson '13 now Senior Manager, Development – Southern Region at Per Scholas

Ron Johnson ‘16 named Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff at Georgia Tech

Tharon Johnson ‘16 named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Atlanta Business League

Tayari Jones ‘23 novel, An American Marriage, was chosen by the New York Times as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century

Soumaya Khalifa ’15 joined the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's Board of Directors and The Carter Center's Board of Councilors

Laura Kurlander-Nagel ‘02 was the first recipient of the Sherry Z. Frank Leadership award

Paulette Norvel Lewis ’81 published the book My Mother’s Daughter: A Heritage of Faith, Service, Wisdom, and Love

Allison O’Kelly ’24 named Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alliance Theatre
Dadisi Olutosin '09
started a new company, Veterans Technology Solutions – USA

DeRetta Rhodes ’24 published the book Courage of Voice: Empowering Women to Open Professional Doors

Hugh Rowden ’23 named Chair of the Board for the 2024-2025 term of the American Red Cross - Metro Atlanta Chapter

Kenan Sener ’24
now Chief Executive Officer at Premier School Management and Education Services

Nzinga Shaw ’19 joined the Bennett College Board of Directors

Henri Treadwell ‘06 was honored by The University of South Carolina with a monument commemorating her as one of the first Black students admitted since Reconstruction

Gil Wolchock ‘09 now Vice President of Outside Sales for Steno
PJ Bain ’20
now Vice Chair of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School Board of Directors. Willie Hernandez ’24 and Chris Tomlinson ’18 recently joined the Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School Board of Directors. 
Chad Duncan ‘15 and Burt Fealing ‘18
elected to the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Area Council, BSA  

Julia Houston ’18 and Whitney Ott ’22 elected to the Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees

Kimberly Jackson ’23 and Keith Millner ’18 awarded a Pinnacle Leadership Award by Fortitude Educational and Cultural Development Center
Alie Redd ‘23, Dan Preister ‘23, David Roemer ‘24, Julio Carrillo ’16, and Nicole Williams ’24
named to the Mayor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board

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