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.


Immediate Past Chair



  1. Board Emeritus

    T. Michael Tennant

  2. Board of Trustees


    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

    Tammy Shumate – Secretary
    Capital City Home Loans, 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
    POWER 10

    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

    Scott Haggard
    Atlanta Transit Link Authority & State Road and Tollway Authority

    Angelo Harris
    Staffing Resources, Inc.

    Patty Heitmuller
    Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement

    Phil Hoskins
    Gwinnett County

    John Johnson
    Interstate Auction Company

    Dan King
    King & Spalding (Retired)

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

    Nick Masino
    President & CEO
    Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

    Rick O’Brien
    TPA Realty Services (Retired)

    Marina Peed
    Insights Plus, LLC

    Ginger Powell
    Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation

    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
    First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville

  3. Founding Steering Committee

    Founding Steering Committee

    Led by Gwinnett Chamber CEO, John F. Jack Sawyer, a group of existing leaders, all graduates from either Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia or other recognized leadership programs, came together to discuss the need and formation of Leadership Gwinnett.

    The original group, who became the Founding Steering Committee, was comprised of: Beauty Baldwin, Superintendent of Buford City Schools; Elliott Brack, Publisher of the Gwinnett Daily News; Carolyn Collins; Art Dana, partner with Price Waterhouse; John Johnson, President of Investors Trust Bank; George Thompson, Superintendent of Gwinnett County Schools; Tom Mitchell, Gwinnett Hospital System; Mike Pope, Williams Industries and Larry Edmondson and me, partners with Tennant, Andersen, Davidson & Edmondson P.C.. Elliott Brack was chosen as General Chair. Jann S. Moore was the Chamber staff liaison who kept us organized and on target. She also administered the logistics of the entire program.

  4. Organizational Chart

    Organizational Chart

    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. Our organizational chart dictates the structure of Leadership Gwinnett as well as the members responsible for each component.

    View the 2022-23 Organizational Chart