The 29th Leadership Gwinnett class begins a nine-month experience, in August, bringing to nearly 1,000 the total number trained the past three decades. In addition, the 2014 class will join Leadership Gwinnett alumni in an unprecedented five-year strategic initiative to raise $600,000 for program expansion.
The Key to a Better Gwinnett Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Dan King, retired, King & Spalding, and Tammy Shumate, Brand Mortgage, hosted a kick-off event, at the 1818 Club in June, to outline program goals. Among these are plans to attract a more diverse cross-section of citizen participation for greater community impact.
Early pledges have garnered commitments for 67 percent of the funding goal. “Platinum Investors” are BrandBank, Brand Mortgage, Dan King, Georgia Power, Gwinnett Hospital System and Mike and Sherry Tennant, each with commitments of $50,000 or more. Other early supporters are: Richard R. O”Brien; Accent Creative Group; Alice Cunningham; Allgood Pest Solutions; Peter and Carole Boyce; CAB Incorporated; McFarland Dyer & Associates; Renee Byrd-Lewis; McClellan, Allen & Associates, LLC; J. Michael Levengood; and Precision Planning, Inc.
Leadership Gwinnett, The Leadership Gwinnett Foundation and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce work cooperatively each year to develop a group of leaders that ultimately create a legacy of success by applying their talents to drive positive change for our community. Chosen from a field of 350 nominations, the 42-member 2014 class will embark on a proven path of connectivity among influential leaders that establishes the basis for effective and aligned civic engagement, as well as providing a leadership pipeline.
Learn more at www.leadershipgwinnett.com.
Leadership Gwinnett, Class of 2014
Thomas Barton – Coles Barton LLP
Fredric Bold, Jr. “#Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Kathryn Fletcher “#Draffin & Tucker, LLP
Melody Glouton “#Webb, Tanner Powell, Mertz & Wilson, LLP
Lisa Graddy “#NCM Media Networks
Dr. Jeff Hall “#GCPS-Maxwell High School of Technology
Doug Ireland “#Suwanee City Council Freeland Painting & Construction
Connie Jackson “#Cisco Systems, Inc.
Srinivas Jalla “#CH2M Hill
Joanne Jones “#Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nedra Joyner, M.D. “#Ear, Nose & Throat Institute
Jay Kalke “#Kaltech International
Aaron Kappler “#Thompson, O”Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, P.C.
Zahra Karinshak “#Krevolin & Horst, LLC
Clayborn Knight “#GCPS-Nesbit Elementary School
Katherine Kyle “#Georgia Gwinnett College
Rachel Little “#Merial Limited
Pierluigi Mancini “#CEPTA, Inc.
Kathy Marelle – City of Duluth, Parks & Recreation
Mike Mason “#City of Peachtree Corners and Amerifleet Transportation, Inc.
Dan Mayfield “#Gwinnett District Attorney”s Office
Tom Morris “#Eastside Medical Center
Jay Nebel “#2013 Teacher of the Year, GCPS-Norcross High School
Teresa Osborn “#Hudgens Center for the Arts
Michael Park “#IBI Consulting
Daniel Perry “#Chick-fil-A
Kim Phillips “#Gwinnett Children”s Shelter, Inc.
Dr. Julie Post “#Gwinnett Technical College
Diana Potts “#Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth
Michele Rall “#Heery International, Inc.
Matt Reeves “#Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.
Dr. Shenila Rodriguez “#Fiserv
Lejla Slowinski “#Lawrenceville Housing Authority
Casey Snyder “#Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Ebony Starks “#Gwinnett Village Community Alliance
Jeb Stewart “#Xana Management, LLC
Michael Stewart “#Wells Fargo Bank
Rick Strawn “#Paradigm Security Services, Inc.
Alicia Wehner “#BrandBank
Chris White “#Home South Communities
Kerensa Wing “#GCPS-Lanier High School
Angie Wright “#GCPS-Craig Elementary School