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32nd Class of Leadership Gwinnett invested in Gwinnett’s future

DULUTH, GA – Forty community leaders graduated from the prestigious Leadership Gwinnett program in May. This group not only completed the nine-month program requirement, they also coordinated a campaign to donate nearly $10,000 to the Leadership Gwinnett Scholarship Fund.

32nd Class of Leadership Gwinnett invested in Gwinnett's future

This fund is critical to creating more balanced classes inclusive of race, gender, profession, organization type and diversity of thought. Tuition puts it out of reach for many talented individuals, scholarships draw those in for diversification of class composition and position Leadership Gwinnett for an even greater community impact.
“Leadership Gwinnett aims to be transformative. It certainly has changed me. Even more than the exposure to and the understanding of the many issues affecting Gwinnett County, I found so valuable the connectedness it built between me and a community of dynamic, giving, ambitious leaders.” Tom Lilly, Director of Academic Assessment, Assoc. Professor of English, Georgia Gwinnett College.
Leadership Gwinnett produces a powerhouse of impactful community leaders and a thriving volunteer population that is more likely to serve on boards, volunteer, and give back to our community.
The Class of 2017:

Jessica Andrews-Wilson, Executive Director, GUIDE, Inc.

Jeanne Aulbach, Lead Business Intelligence Developer, Acuity Brands Lighting, Peachtree Corners City Councilmember

Christopher A. Berry, Area Operations Director, Kaiser Permanente

Ryan Bonilla, Business Development Manager, Rocket IT

Shannon Brabner, Senior Account Executive, RecruIT, LLC

Alan Chapman, Director of Transportation, Gwinnett County

Anne Chen, Sales Manager, Explore Gwinnett

Berthine Crevecoeur West, CEO/Owner, The West Linguistic Training Group, LLC

Annie Davis, President, Gwinnett Co. Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

George Dobbins, Distributed Generation Projects Supervisor, Georgia Power

Angela D. Duncan, Attorney/Judge, Gwinnett County Magistrate Court

Kim Gallant, Attorney/Judge, Gwinnett County Magistrate Court

Brandon Hembree, Partner, Massey, Watson & Hembree, LLC, Mayor ProTem, City of Sugar Hill

Jennifer Hendrickson, Director, Institutional Advancement, Gwinnett Technical College
Matthew Holtkamp, President, Holtkamp Heating & A/C, Inc.

Indran Indrakrishnan, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Chris Jones, Deputy Director, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Angilla Jones, Owner & Director, The Schoolhouse Preschool Academy

Terri Kolander, Owner/Consultant, Kolander Consulting

Michael Lee, Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs, PCOM School of Pharmacy

Tom Lilly, Director of Academic Assessment, Assoc. Professor of English, Georgia Gwinnett College

June Lynn, Owner/Attorney, Lynn Law Firm LLC

Joelle Nazaire, Chief Assistant Solicitor-General, Gwinnett County Solicitor General’s Office

Michael Price, General Manager, Nidec Elesys Americas Corporation

Erik Provitt, Senior Fraud Investigator, SunTrust Bank

Kevin Queen, Campus Pastor, 12 Stone Church

Chuck Ross, Attorney, Webb, Tanner & Powell, P.C.

David Schaefer, Director Policy and Advocacy, Latin American Association

Stephanie Sokenis, Director, Small Business Development, Gwinnett Chamber

Jeff Spence, President, AIH Americas

Paul A. Thibodeaux, Pastor, Snellville United Methodist Church

Robert Thomas, Associate, Anderson, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Gordon Tomlinson, Owner/Attorney, Tomlinson Law Office

Tom Trippany, Principal, Shiloh Elementary (GCPS)
Louis Tseng, Network Engineering Manager, Georgia State University

Jorge Vallejo, Executive Director, FCA Soccer

Bernard Watson, Director, Community Relations, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Michael Woodward, President, Woodward Property Group

Sue Wyatt, Director of Retail Banking, BrandBank
Bedri Yusuf, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Physician Executive, Gwinnett Medical Group

Participants greatly understand civic and social issues, how to leverage their connections for Gwinnett’s greater good, how to increase their circle of influence, how to engage in community service opportunities, and how to develop a deep connection to the community. From its founding in 1985, over 1,100 individuals have graduated from Leadership Gwinnett.

About Leadership Gwinnett
Leadership Gwinnett’s vision is to build and sustain a community of effective leaders that will address current and future challenges and opportunities. Their mission is to educate, equip and engage existing and emerging leaders through a diversity of people, thoughts and experiences that lead Gwinnett to a better future. For more information and complete program details, please visit