Board of Advisors


Cortland Russell, Atlanta Local Market Lead

AJ Terrel JR Foundation

Dee Thompson, Director


Shay Foley, General Manager – Atlanta Manufacturing

Alliant Health Solutions

Dennis White, President & CEO

American Cancer Society

Chris Thomas, Vice President, Georgia

American Heart Association

Carla Smith, Senior Vice President and Executive Director

American Red Cross of Georgia

Terri Badour, Executive Director

Aon Risk Solutions

Jennifer Rutecky

Aprio, LLP

Adam Rimes, CFO


Tosha Perkins, Chief People and Partnership Officer

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Brett Jewkes, EVP

Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena

Andrew Saltzman, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer


Allison Rose, Senior Director

Avison Young

Steve Dils, Principal


Dave Cohen, Sr. Director, Business Development

Banyan Street Capital

Taylor White, Principal & Chief Investment Officer

Baumueller Nuermont Corp.

Brad Fowler, President

BBDO Atlanta

Peter Bunarek, CEO


Anthony Reh, Managing Partner

Beazer Homes

Laura Frazzetta, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer


Luke Marklin, CEO

Bennett Thrasher

Adam Klein, Chief Growth officer

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia

Kathy Connelly, Chief Operating Officer

Blended Solutions Group

Dorothy Coker, CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Inc.

David Jernigan, President & CEO

Brysan Utility Contractors

Chris Barber, CEO

Business Wise Incorporated

Debra Kline, President

CA South LLC

Jennie Rusciano, Project Executive

Caldwell Partners

Rich Perkey, Partner


Jason Anavitarte, Director of Community Relations

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA

Greg Null, Atlanta Office Managing Shareholder

CBRE, Inc.

David Lanier, Senior Managing Director

Centennial Yards Company

Brian McGowan, President

Choate Construction Company

Davis Myers, Director of Business Development


Kathy Colbenson, President & CEO


Mark Veach, Atlantic Region Head

City of Alpharetta

Lance Morsell, Economic Development Manager

City of College Park

Michelle Alexander, Economic Development Director

Clark Construction Group, LLC

Pamela Monastra, Acquisition and Development

Clayton State University

Georj Lewis, President


Jarryd Davis, Director of Public Affairs


Rick McDonald, Chief Supply Chain Officer


Mark Elgart, President / CEO


Andrew Waguespack, SVP, Principal Atlanta

Concentrics Restaurants

Robert Amick

Cooper Carry Incorporated

Kyle Reis, President & CEO

Corps Team

Allison O’Kelly, CEO and Founder

Cox Enterprises

Craig Hodges, SVP, Corporate Affairs

Crackerjack Marketing

Lynn Hood

CRH Americas

John Hay, SVP, Government Relations

Crowe LLP

Andrea Castle, Office Managing Partner

Cushman & Wakefield

Tyler Courtney, Managing Principal

CVS Health

Katherine Raynor, Regional Director, State Government Affairs

Delta Air Lines Inc.

Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director Community Engagement


Roy Neill, Corporate and Community Affairs


Sam Olens, Partner

DPR Construction

Chris Bontrager, Business Unit Leader

Edge Solutions

Michael Haley, Co-Founder, Partner

Emory Healthcare

Joon S. Lee, Interim CEO and President & Chief Operating Officer


Burak Ozgunay, General Manager

Fifth Third

Michael Knowles, SVP, Senior Relations Manager

Four Seasons Hotel

Nancy Chacon, General Manager

Freud America, Inc.

Russell Kohl, President & CEO

Fulcrum Ventures

Jeffrey Muir, Partner

Fulton County Governement 

Samir Abdullahi, Director, Select Fulton

Georgia Aquarium

Christina Robinson, CFO

Georgia Natural Gas

John Jamieson, Senior Vice President – Retail Op

Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Frank Poe, Executive Director

Gilbane Building Company

Carlos Torres, Director of Corporate Markets

Goldman Sachs & Company

Brittany Boals Moeller, Southeast Region Head of Private Wealth Management & Institutional Client Services

Grady Health Foundation

Joselyn Baker, President

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

Scott Snipes, General Manager

Grant Thornton LLP

Brittany Barbosa, Strategic Assurance and SOC Services – Partner

GreyStone Power Corporation

Wayne Glover, Manager, Commercial Marketing & Economic Development

Guided by Good

Christy Cross, Trade School SVP, Head of Growth

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp

John Neely, VP, Law & Public Affairs

Gwinnett Chamber

Nick Masino, CEO

Harry Norman Realtors

Karen McRae, SVP, Managing Broker

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Balram Bheodari, General Manager

Heidrick & Struggles Incorporated

Ellen Landers, Senior Advisor

Hines Interests Ltd Partnership

John Heagy, Senior Managing Director – Southeast Region

Holder Construction

Greer Gallagher, SVP

Holder Properties Incorporated

Robert Holder, Managing Director


Daniel Powel, Energy Solutions – South Region Sales Manager

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Derrick Morrow, General Manager

iHeart Media

Chris Jones, Senior Vice Presidnet of Sales

InComm Payments

Robert Skiba, Executive Vice President

Inspire Brands

Nils Okeson, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer


Dammy Olopade, Site Manager


Jamila Pope, State Government Affairs Lead

Jackson Spalding Incorporated

Eric O’Brien, Principal

Johnson & Johnson

Ashley Groome, Director, U.S. State Government Affairs

Kaiser Permanente

Shea Ross-Smith, Director, Government Relations

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Michael Turton, Partner

Kimberly-Clark Professional

Ehab Abou-Oaf, President of K-C Professional

King & Spalding

Michelle Stewart, Counsel

Lincoln Financial Group

Josh Robertson, Senior Account Executive, Large Group Sales

Lincoln Property Company

Michael Howell, Executive Vice President

Lockton Companies, Inc.

Doug Hutcherson, CEO – Southeast Series


Lain Shakespeare, Sr. Director of Corporate Citizenship

Manhattan Associates Incorporated

Eddie Capel, President & CEO


Collie Greenwood, Interim General Manager / Chief Executive Officer


Keisha Olinger, Atlanta Office Leader

Mercer University

Kellie Appel, SVP for Strategic Initiatives

Miller & Martin PLLC

Michael Marshall, Bank Attorney

Miller Zell Incorporated

Chip Miller, CEO

Monarch Private Capital LLC

Robin Delmer, CEO

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Michael Hollingsworth, Managing Partner, Atlanta

The Networks of 11 Alive

Kristie Gonzales, President

North American Properties

Tim Perry, Managing Partner, Atlanta

Northside Hospital

Lee Echols, Vice President of Marketing

Novare Group

James Borders, President

Novelis, Inc.

Ashley Gravlee, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Oglethorpe Power

Betsy Higgins, EVP and CFO

Operation Hope

Brian Betts, President and CFO


Jeff Bailey, CEO

Porsche Consulting, Inc.

Gregor Harman, President and CEO

Portman Holdings

Travis Garland, Managing Director

Primerica Financial Services

Kathryn Kieser, Chief Reputation Officer and Chair of The Primerica Foundation


Stuart Wilkinson


David Brand, East Region Managing Director


Emma Pitts, CEO and Founder

QUIKRETE Companies, The

John Winchester, Co-Chairman


Andrew Capezzuto, Director, Corporate Affairs

Rooms To Go

Elliot Kalick, VP of Sales, Southeast division 

Sage Software

Tracy Owens, Director US Public Affairs


Kristen Casimer, Manager US State and Local Government Affairs


Judith Service

Savannah College of Art & Design

John Buckovich, Vice President

Scientific Games

Phil Bauer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Sciera, Inc.

Rory Robichaux, Senior VP/Chief Marketing Officer

SHRM- Atlanta

Jason Cline, Chief Executive Officer

Sirius XM/ Pandora

Eric White, Government Relations

SK Battery America

Southwest Airlines

Alison Hoefler Sr., Regional Manager, Community Outreach

Square, Inc. 

Martin Guerrero, Community Affairs & Small Business Advocate

Sterling Hospitality/ Marlows

John Metz, CEO/Executive Chef/Co-Founder

Stride Learning

Caroline Casagrande, Executive Director

Sunny River Management

John Cote, Managing Partner

The Dilweg Companies

Jerry Banks, Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Lisa Pitney, VP, Government Relations 

The With Agency

Blair Brady, CEO & Co-Founder

TOUR Championship

Alex Urban

Transportation Insights

Nira Gale, VP Communications

Transwestern Commerical Services

Bruce Ford, President Eastern US

TRC Professional Solutions

Travis Almy, SVP, Chief Growth Officer

Trilith Studios

Frank Patterson, CEO


Janet Simpson, President & CEO

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Milton J. Little, Jr., President & CEO


Julie Smith, External and Government Affairs

Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP

Joe Foltz, Partner


Webb Armentrout, GVP, Global Partners


Claudia Bilotto, SE District Leader


Nichelle Daulby, Georgia / Alabama Market Leader


Steyn Heskes, Director of Cloud Services

YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.

Lauren Koontz, President & CEO

Zillow Group

Ryan Patmintra, Government Relations and Public Affairs, SE Region