Contact: Logan Serrano

Duluth, Georgia (June 15, 2022) Leadership Gwinnett has selected the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2023 — the 37th class of the organization’s signature program for established community leaders.  Since 1985, Leadership Gwinnett has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked, and passionate about the success of the county and the region.

These talented leaders will spend nine months immersed in an active learning experience, diving into our community’s history, assets and challenges, emerging ready to create positive change alongside a network of influencers and decision-makers. Equipped with new knowledge, connections, and perspectives, Leadership Gwinnett graduates are prepared to take their places as effective civic leaders. View all Leadership Gwinnett alumni since 1985.

The Leadership Gwinnett program is planned to begin in August 2022 and run through May 2023.

The Class of 2023:

Andrea Alabi, Chief Assistant Solicitor General, Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Greg Armstrong, Assistant Director of EMBA & PMBA Academic Affairs, University of Georgia/Terry College of Business Executive & Professional MBA Programs
Jason Arnold, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Miriam Arnold-Johnson, Attorney at Law, Law Office of Miriam Arnold-Johnson
Angela Banks, Deputy Director, Office of Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jasmine Billings, Community Development Manager, City of Lawrenceville
Kristin Boscan, Managing Director, Office of Workforce Development, Center for Global Health Innovation
Natalie Cho, President, Nature Collection
Eric Christ, Chief Product Officer, Inclusivv (Councilmember, City of Peachtree Corners)
Claire Dees, Executive Director, Spectrum Autism Support Group, Inc.
Bill Diehl, Associate Attorney, Thompson, O’Brien, Kappler & Nasuti, PC
Kevin Dodson, Business Development Manager, Jackson EMC
Christopher Dyar, Manager – Sales & Business Development, Hegwood Automation and Controls
Lyndon Earley, Managing Partner, Purpose Finders
Jennifer Griffin, Associate Director of Annual Gifts, Northside Hospital – GMC Foundation
Talbert Hill, Founder, SolutionForce, LLC
Kim Holland, Director, Early Learning and School Readiness, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Joon Jeong, President / Attorney at Law, The Law Office of Joon Jeong, LLC
Darcie Johnson, Director of Development, Georgia Gwinnett College
Greg Johnson, Director of Development and M­arketing, Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett
Kevin Jones, Branch Manager / AVP, GBC
Ryan Jones, Director of Community Development, Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries
Victoria Jones, Councilmember, City of Lawrenceville
Shelley Koch, Consultant, Koch Orthodontics
Megan Lesko, Vice President of Membership Development, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Brenda Lopez Romero, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office
Daryl Manns, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office
Santiago Marquez, CEO, Latin American Association
Adrienne S. McAllister, Director, Human Resources, Gwinnett County Government
Sabrina McCorvey, Senior Director, Continuous Improvement, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, LLC
Tara McDaniel, Senior Consultant, Physician Outreach Services, Piedmont Eastside Medical Center
Cass Mooney, Chief of Police, City of Suwanee Police Department
Ginger Ragsdale Barber, Owner, G. Ragsdale Builders, LLC
Kamden Robb, Senior Manager of Sales Channels, Gas South, LLC
Carlton Rouse, Attorney at Law, Rouse & Company, LLC
Captain Paul Ryerson, Commanding Officer, The Salvation Army of Gwinnett
Rebecca Shelton, Assistant Director, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
Andrea Sieber, External Affairs Manager (Metro North – Gwinnett), Georgia Power
Nhan-Ai Simms, Juvenile Court Judge, Gwinnett County Juvenile Court
Al Taylor, Associate Superintendent for School Improvement & Operations, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Marline Thomas, Office of the CIO, Chief of Staff, Orbia (Councilmember, City of Duluth)
Chad Wasdin, Communications Director, GNR Public Health
Keyana Washington, MD, MPH, Physician, CEO, Gwinnett Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Jasper Watkins III, County Commissioner District 3, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
Jen Welch, Director of Programs, Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity
Julie Wickman, Assistant Dean of Experiential Education; Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, PCOM School of Pharmacy
Pam Williams, Cluster Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Matthew Yarbrough, District Director of Outreach, Office of US Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux

If you know someone who would be a perfect fit for Leadership Gwinnett, nominate them or yourself for the class of 2024. Applications open in January 2023. Ready to get involved now? Register for our two-and-a-half-day program, Glance Gwinnett, offered November 2-4, 2022.

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 800 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 and the 2021 Outstanding Organization Moxie Award by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.