Duluth, Georgia (July 15, 2021) Leadership Gwinnett announces the appointment of four new members of its Foundation Board, Scott Haggard, Director of Government and External Affairs, ATL/SRTA/GRTA, Lanier Levett, Chief Operations Officer, Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Charlotte Nash, Retired, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, and Stephen Pereira, Partner, Thompson, Sweeny, Kinsinger and Pereira, P.C., joined the team on July 1, 2021. 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 is recognized as a model across the region, state, and nation for its innovative and effective approach to engaging leaders in the community, and rightly so,” said Scott Haggard. “Being involved with Leadership Gwinnett has been one of the highlights of my professional life.”

Scott Haggard, Scott Haggard is a Gwinnett County native with deep experience and relationships across the region and state. He currently serves as Director of Government and External Affairs for three state transportation authorities: the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL), State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), where he manages government affairs and external strategic relationships of the state’s mobility organization.
Lanier Levett, T. Lanier Levett is a fourth-generation funeral home and crematory owner operator. He serves as the Chief Operations Officer for the largest independently owned and operated African American funeral home in the Southeast. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home is a family business that was founded in Scottdale, Georgia in 1980 now with seven locations to serve from. The family legacy continues to serve families throughout the metro Atlanta areas, the United States, and international countries.
Charlotte Nash, Charlotte J. Nash’s career with Gwinnett County spans almost four decades, first as a staff member and, most recently, as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. She has been active in multiple civic and governmental organizations at the local, regional, and state level. Her roles have included board member for the Atlanta Regional Commission, board chair for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, and President of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). She currently serves on the board for the ATL, the regional transit authority. Charlotte graduated from Leadership Gwinnett’s first class in 1986.
Stephen Pereira, Stephen Pereira is a partner at the law firm of Thompson, Sweeny, Kinsinger & Pereira, a firm built on its commitment to and relationships with the Gwinnett County community. Representing the Gwinnett County Board of Education, The Gwinnett Water and Sewer Authority, the Gwinnett Hospital Authority and the Cities of Duluth, Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill and Grayson, the firm has long history of helping local governments with their legal needs.

The list of board members for Leadership Gwinnett Foundation, Inc. is below.

Renee Byrd-Lewis, Chairman, Executive Director, Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services
Alisa Toney, Chair-Elect, Senior Director of Development, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
John Schraudenbach, Treasurer, Retired, Ernst & Young
Paul Sansone, VP Administration, CFO Partner, TechCXO
Ginger Powell, Secretary, Director of Development, Northside Hospital – GMC Foundation
Scott Haggard, Director of Government and External Affairs, ATL/SRTA/GRTA
Srinivas Jalla, Senior Vice President, Gresham, Smith & Partners
Lanier Levett, Chief Operations Officer, Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home
Charlotte Nash, Retired, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
Michael Park, Business Development/Agent, The Whitlock Group
Marina Peed, Executive Director/CEO, Mosaic Georgia
Stephen Pereira, Partner, Thompson, Sweeny, Kinsinger and Pereira, P.C.
Andrew Pourchier, Partner, CPA, Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan
Kendra Washington-Bass, Director, Leadership Development, Gwinnett County Public Schools

About Leadership Gwinnett
Leadership Gwinnett is an award-winning community impact organization that has been a part of the fabric of the Gwinnett community for 36 years. Our mission is to educate, equip, and engage diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement. We do this through innovative programming including the signature nine-month Leadership Gwinnett cohort, Glance Gwinnett, a two-and-a-half-day snapshot event, and a robust Alumni network comprised of over 2,000 program graduates. Leadership Gwinnett is a proud recipient of the 2018 IMPACT Regional Business Award, Nonprofit Sector, by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.