Thirty-six established and emerging leaders have been selected to participate in Leadership DeKalb’s Class of 2021.

The Leadership DeKalb Board of Directors is extremely excited about the quality, diversity, and professional experience the Class of 2021 will bring to the organization. We are certain the relationships created, and knowledge gained while going through the Leadership DeKalb Program will not only further prepare the Class of 2021 for leadership in DeKalb County, but regionally, as well.

Members of the Class of 2021 includes:

  • Kimberly Alexander, State Court Judge, Traffic Division, DeKalb County State Court, Traffic Division
  • Jesse Alsobrook, Financial Representative, Country Financial/Alsobrook Insurance Agency
  • Kimberly Anderson, Judge, Division 2 (Jury), DeKalb County State Court
  • James Bray, Region Director - Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Gas Light
  • Edwina Clanton, Broker/Owner, Self-Employed
  • Ellyn Cochran, Senior Director, Early Learning & Development (Smart Start), United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • Omari Crawford, Assistant County Attorney - Public Safety Team, DeKalb County Law Department
  • Leah Davis, Chief of Staff, District 7, DeKalb County Board of Commissioners
  • Brittany Forbes, System Engineer IV, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
  • Erika Griffin, Chief Deputy Clerk, State Court DeKalb County, Traffic Division
  • Jonathan Hawkins, General Counsel, Village Park Senior Living
  • LaSonya Hendrix, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
  • Jillian Jack, Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech
  • Ali Jamal, CEO, Stablegold Hospitality
  • James Kynes Jr., Broker, Rushman Moore Real Estate Group
  • Michelle Long Spears, President and CEO, NP Voice
  • Yolanda Mack, Deputy Chief of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit, DeKalb County District Attorney's Office
  • Rosemary Mafe, Planner II, Jacobs Engineering (City of Tucker)
  • Randi Mason, Vice President, Economic Development, Decide DeKalb
  • Gary Menard, Captain, City of Decatur Fire Rescue
  • Charcia Nichols, Head of Schools, Ivy Preparatory Academy
  • Dr. Mary Pike, Director, Learning and Org. Effectiveness, Kaiser Permanente
  • Philip Polk, President, Founding Partner, Polk and Associates
  • Gabrielle Rogers, Marketing & Sales Manager, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • Christopher Seabrook, Agency Owner, COUNTRY Financial
  • Greg Sims, Director of Individual Giving, Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Holly Smith, Director of Filing & Compliance, Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission
  • Carolyn Smith, Director of Communications, DeKalb County Solicitor-General
  • Natalie Updike, Director, Foundation & Corp. Relations, Grady Health Foundation
  • Troy Vincent, Owner, The Engraving House
  • Bill Voorhies, Chief of Staff, DeKalb County Fire Rescue
  • Adria Welcher, Director of General Education, Academic Program; Director/Assistant Professor of Sociology, Morehouse College
  • TiJuana Williams, Professional School Counselor, DeKalb County School District
  • Markeith Wilson, Partner, Fox, Legal LLC
  • Christen Wright, Sr. Product Manager, Customer Service, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Erica Wyatt, Safety Officer, Thyssenkrupp Materials, North America

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