The Center is led by a dynamic group of local and national civic and business leaders.  Together, they monitor our growth and progress.

The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin
(Board Chair)
Purpose Built Communities
Atlanta, GA
Ernest Greer
Managing Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Atlanta, GA
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
(Chair Emeritus)
Senior Managing Director
Lazard Freres & Company, LLC
New York, NY
The Honorable Kwanza Hall
Council member
Atlanta City Council
Atlanta, GA
Edward Ned Montag
(Treasurer)
CEO
A. Montag & Associates
Atlanta, GA
James Hannan
CEO and President
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Atlanta, GA
A.J. Robinson
(Vice-Chair, Secretary)
President
Central Atlanta Progress
Atlanta, GA
Ingrid Saunders Jones
Chairperson
National Council of Negro Women
Atlanta, GA
R. Lawrence Ashe, Jr.
Senior Counsel
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
Atlanta, GA
Dr. Walter E. Massey
President Emeritus
Morehouse College
Chicago, IL
Barbara B. Balser
Owner
Balser Enterprises
Naples, FL
Egbert L. J. Perry
Chairman and CEO
The Integral Group, LLC
Atlanta, GA
Tom A. Bernstein
President and Co-Founder
Chelsea Piers Management
New York, NY
John Rice
Founder and CEO
Management Leadership for
Tomorrow
Washington, D.C
Coleman Breland
Chief Operating Officer
Turner Network Sales
Atlanta, GA
Glen W. Rollins
Investor, Philanthropist
Atlanta, GA
Edith Dee Cofrin
Community Volunteer
Atlanta, GA
Chris Womack
Executive Vice President and
President, External Affairs
Southern Company
Atlanta, GA

Virgis Colbert
MillerCoors
(Retired)
Mequon, WI
Andrea Young*
Executive Director
Andrew Young Foundation
Atlanta, GA
The Honorable Andre Dickens
Council Member
Atlanta City Council
Atlanta, GA
Paul Viera
CEO
EARNEST Partners
Atlanta, Georgia
Dean Eisner
Principal
Fountainhead Resources
Atlanta, GA

 *Currently on leave of absence from the Center's board.