Leadership Gwinnett Defines a Vision for Community Impact

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RAS_3870 - 300x250The Business Pages: July/Aug 2013
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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.

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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

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