The Urban Land Institute of Atlanta is pleased to announce the 35 members of the Center for Leadership Class of 2016.
Now in its seventh year, the ULI Center for Leadership (CFL) is a nine-month program for emerging leaders in the real estate and land-use industries. Individuals will leave the program with the understanding that by bringing together smart people with diverse background and expertise, there is no problem the region can’t tackle.
“The Center for Leadership is an invaluable program for any emerging leader in Atlanta real estate. It brings together the best-of-the-best from every aspect of the industry in an environment of collaboration and honesty.” Michael Phillips, co-chair this year’s class says, “We learn from others experiences in a productive way to not only further our own career goals and aspirations, but also develop Atlanta into a competitive twenty-first century city by adhering to ULI’s commitment to the responsible use of land.”
The program is comprised of eight day-long sessions focused on the issues and leadership required to creating a sustainable Atlanta region. In addition to featured speakers from private, public and non-profit sectors, participants have an opportunity to provide leadership on a critical Atlanta regional issue. Working in teams, participants are responsible for sharing their expertise and advice to develop recommendations for a public sector or non-profit organization. If your organization is interested in being involved with this program in the future, please contact ULI Atlanta.
The applications this year were amongst the strongest the program has ever received and the selection committee had the arduous task of selecting the final 35 candidates that would receive an offer to be included in the class. Thank you to all of the dedicated program alumni who took the time to review the applications and interview the candidates, this program would not be possible without their diligent efforts.
The 35 members of the class include:
- Kevin Bacon Jr, Perkins+Will
- Johnson Bazzel, Wood Partners
- Sarah Butler, Praxis3
- Hadley Creekmuir, The Wilbert Group
- Randall Dragon, JLL
- Alison Drane, Alston & Bird LLP
- Boone DuPree, Cousins Properties, Inc.
- Alan Ferguson, Invest Atlanta
- Matt Friesen, Jacobs
- Pat Gilroy, RPG Holdings, LLC
- Quinn Green, Century 21 Connect Realty
- John Hardman, Internative Investment Group
- Erin Hewitt, Thompson Hine LLP
- Ben Hudgins, Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture
- Heather Hussey-Coker, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
- Chenee Joseph, The Atlanta Housing Authority
- Geoff Koski, Bleakly Advisory Group
- Will Lambe, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- Justin Long, North American Properties
- Laura Moody, Midtown Alliance
- Brent Nitschke, Lusk & Company, Inc.
- James Norris, The Beck Group
- Rob O’Keefe, tvsdesign
- Lou Papera, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP
- Tony Peters, Buckhead Community Improvement District
- Amy Phuong, City of Atlanta
- Kyle Reis, Cooper Carry
- Ade Sanusi, The Integral Group
- Jim Schroder, Tribridge Residential
- Jeffrey Smith, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
- Anne Michael Sustman, Smith Dalia Architects
- Matthew Tester, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors
- Brian Thomas, Isakson Living
- Martha Vega, Winter Construction
- K.B. Yabuku II, Stan Johnson Company