LEAD is a community education program for young professionals in Atlanta and requires an intensive eight-month series of programs. Through personal and professional development and broad exposure to the community, LEAD Atlanta equips young community leaders early in their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to lead toward the common good.
Upon her acceptance into the program, Gieser noted that, “Given the impressive participants who have gone through the LEAD program in the past, I am honored to have been selected for LEAD. I look forward to learning more about our community from my LEAD classmates, all of whom bring diverse experiences and commitment to making Atlanta an even better community for us all to live. I am also grateful to the Shook Atlanta partners, who have supported me through the rigorous LEAD application process.”
LEAD Atlanta boasts a diverse roster of accomplished alumni. The program notes that those who are selected to participate, and all who follow their example, represent the next generation of Metro Atlanta’s leaders. Shook Partners Colin Kelly and John Lewis, Jr. are graduates of LEAD Atlanta.