Duluth, Georgia (August 6, 2021) Leadership Gwinnett is proud to announce the selection of the 36th annual class, the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2022. Forty-two applicants were chosen through a competitive application process to represent Gwinnett’s public, private, non-profit, business, health, education, legal, and government entities.
The nine-month Leadership Gwinnett program provides a forum for candid discussions, a safe environment for differing perspectives, and the opportunity to explore complex issues and solutions. Beginning with orientation in August, these individuals will dive deep into the many facets of Gwinnett County, increase their circle of influence, build powerful relationships with leaders who are active connectors in Gwinnett, and ultimately drive civic engagement for the betterment of Gwinnett County.
“I am super excited about welcoming this new class! Year after year, we strive to ensure each new cohort is knowledgeable about community issues, well networked and passionate about the success our region,” said Lisa Zaken, the Executive Director of Leadership Gwinnett.
The Class of 2022:
Director of Financial Services, Gwinnett County Government
Judge, Recorders Court, Gwinnett County Government
Director of Community Relations, Greater Atlanta Christian School
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Regions Bank
Assistant City Manager, City of Peachtree Corners
Senior Assistant District Attorney, DeKalb County District Attorney's Office
Vice President for Public Policy, Georgia Center for Opportunity
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Business Owner, McKinley Alliance Group, LLC
Dr. Crystal Cooper
Principal, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Sycamore Elementary School
Allona Lane Cross
Executive Director, The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity - Office of the Governor
Dr. Mike Daniels
Executive Pastor, Cross Pointe Church
Dr. Michael Davis
Associate Executive Director, GUIDE, Inc.
Dr. Robert Downs
Superintendent of Schools, Buford City Schools
Business Development Officer, Georgia United Credit Union
Clerk of Superior Court, Gwinnett County Government
Dr. Margie Gill
Executive Director, Tabitha's House, Inc.
Managing Director, True North Holdings
Director - External Affairs, AT&T
Partner, Thompson, Sweeny, Kinsinger & Pereira P.C.
Director of Sales, Explore Gwinnett
Dr. Rodriguez Johnson
Principal, North Metro Academy of Performing Arts
Deputy Department Director, Community Services, Gwinnett County
Certified Professional Life Coach & Career Coach, Thrive Unlimited, LLC
Facilities Director, PCOM Georgia
Owner/Attorney, The Kirk Law Firm, P.C.
Director of Alumni Engagement, Georgia Gwinnett College
AVP, Commercial Banking Group, Renasant Bank
Human Resources Business Partner, Heraeus
Dr. J.W. Mozley
Principal, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Coleman Middle School
Managing Partner, MS Global Partners, LLC - Government Affairs
City Council Member, City of Norcross
Community Engagement Coordinator, Gwinnett County Government (Community Outreach Department)
Judge, Gwinnett Magistrate Court
President, 1st Sight, Inc. (Councilmember, City of Suwanee)
Vice President, Porter Steel, Inc.
Partner, Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan
Jaletta Long Smith
Associate, Andersen, Tate & Carr
Risk Advisor/Insurance Counselor, Chastain & Associates Insurance Agency
Vice President, Customer Experience, Russell Landscape Group
Manager of Operations & Emergency Management, Northside Hospital Gwinnett
Lindsay Woon Ferreira
Managing Director, Mosaic Georgia
If you know someone who would be a perfect fit for Leadership Gwinnett, nominate them or yourself for the class of 2023. Applications open in January 2022. Ready to get involved now? Register for our two-and-a-half-day program, Glance Gwinnett, offered November 3-5, 2021.
About Leadership Gwinnett
Leadership Gwinnett’s vision is a thriving community sustained by an inclusive network of empowered leaders. Our mission is to educate, equip, and engage diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement. Over 1,200 have graduated from the flagship program, over 700 have graduated from the snapshot program, Glance Gwinnett, and hundreds continue their leadership enrichment every year through our alumni programming. Leadership Gwinnett is a proud recipient of the 2018 IMPACT Regional Business Award, Nonprofit Sector, by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.