Lisa Zaken, Executive Director

Brooke Waters, Program Manager

Logan Stubbs, Marketing & Communications Coordinator


The Foundation Board of Directors are responsible for the overall governance and well-being of the organization. This working board maintains the organization’s vision, mission and core values as well as provides strategic direction and fiscal health.


Leadership Gwinnett Board of Trustees are the keepers of the foundational tenets of the program. This board serves as the Nominating Committee for the Leadership Gwinnett Foundation Board of Directors, provides input regarding strategic direction, supports the board and staff and serves as ambassadors, consultants, mentors and financial supporters.

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T. Michael Tennant, Esq., - Chairman
Alston & Bird LLP (retired)

Connie Wiggins – Vice Chairman
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful

Tammy Shumate – Secretary
Brand Mortgage, Corporate Development

Thomas Mitchell - Treasurer
Carothers & Mitchell, LLC

Larry Askew

Beauty Baldwin
Hopewell Christian Academy

Carole Boyce
Gwinnett County Board of Education

Peter Boyce
Peter Boyce, PC

Elliott Brack
Gwinnett Forum & Georgia Clips

Renee Byrd-Lewis
Georgia Gwinnett College

Chuck Button
Jacobs Engineering Group

Richard Carothers
Carothers & Mitchell, LLC

Carla Carraway
Precision Planning

Carolyn Collins
CMC Consulting

Art Dana
Deemer, Dana & Froehle, LLP

Betty Dominy
Gwinnett County Public Schools (retired)

Larry Edmondson
U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

Bernard Ethridge
Edward Jones

Angelo Harris
Staffing Resources, Inc.

Patty Heitmuller
Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement

John Johnson
Interstate Auction Company

Dan King
King & Spalding (Retired)

J. Michael Levengood
Law Office of J. Michael Levengood LLC

Dan Kaufman
ex officio
Gwinnett Chamber

Tom Mitchell

Rick O'Brien
TPA Realty Services (Retired)

Marina Peed
Insights Plus, LLC

Bobby Robbins

Raymer Sale
E2E Resources, Inc.

Robbie Stedeford
Re/Max Suburban Atlanta

Jim Steele
Gwinnett County Public Schools (Retired)

June Sweat
Gwinnett County Public Schools (Retired)
LEED AP BD+C / GreenPointUSA

Sherry Tennant

George Thompson
Schlecty Center for Leadership in School Reform

Phylecia Wilson



The overall strategic and fiduciary support for Leadership Gwinnett is given by the LG Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. Program operations for Leadership Gwinnett, Glance Gwinnett and all alumni activities are conducted by the Management Team.

Leadership Gwinnett Organizational Chart 2017-18