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ZELL MILLER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE CLASS OF 2020

October 21, 2019

ZELL MILLER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE CLASS OF 2020

Atlanta, GA–The Zell Miller Foundation has announced the members of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute Class of 2020. The Leadership Institute is a year-long leadership development program designed to explore the life, legacy, and core values Zell Miller believed were essential to becoming a more effective leader.

“I am very impressed with the caliber of this incoming class. Together, they represent a diverse cross section of the public and private sector in our state.” said Bryan Miller, executive chairman of the Zell Miller Foundation. “In three years, we have accepted 150 people into this program. They are all proven leaders who use their skills and talents to make a positive difference in their communities.”

The Zell Miller Leadership Institute includes five weekend summits in Athens, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, and Savannah. Participants are able to network with like-minded people, hear from leading industry experts on issues of significant relevance in Georgia, and learn how Zell Miller became one of Georgia’s most respected public servants.

Participants are chosen from a pool of applicants who generally range in age from late twenties to late forties. Launched in 2018, each class is made up of roughly fifty participants every year.

The Zell Miller Foundation was established in 2016 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The mission of the organization is to preserve the legacy of former governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller through programs that promote education, leadership, and service.

The members of the Class of 2020 are listed below. Please visit www.millerfoundation.com for more information.

Tom Beyer
Marietta

Stacy Blakley
South Fulton

Quentin Blakley
South Fulton

Elise Blasingame
Atlanta

John Bowden
Atlanta

Stephanie Bowen
Atlanta

Barbara Bradfield
Atlanta

Janene Browder
Atlanta

Slayten Carter
Macon

Ben Cowart
Atlanta

Charlotte Davis
Atlanta

David Denison
Atlanta

Joy Dyess
Marietta

Carli Echols
Gainesville

Alexandra Edquist
Atlanta

Nick Fernandez
Tucker

Arthur Fisher, Jr.
Birmingham

Artica Gaston
Jonesboro

Stephen Harris
Tucker

Anna Hensley
Atlanta

James Hogan
Warner Robins

Kate Hogan
Warner Robins

Andrew Isenhour
Smyrna

Logan Jones
Gainesville

Angie Kennedy
Gainesville

Joe Kennedy
Gainesville

Margaret Keyes
Macon

Will Keyes
Macon

Morgan McCombs
Atlanta

Alyse Murray
Marietta

Coleman Perry
Smyrna

Daniela Perry
Smyrna

Graham Perry III
Atlanta

Sarah Jane Perry
Atlanta

Michael Polacek
Atlanta

Dawn Price
Riverdale

Christopher Sanders
Dunwoody

Adam Sparks
Atlanta

Adele Stewart
Atlanta

Nicole Stewart
Dawsonville

Jason Thomas
Villa Rica

Rosaline Tio
Atlanta

David Torello
Atlanta

Robert Turner
Gainesville

Maithri Vangala
Atlanta

Melany Ward
Alto

Hussene Youssouf
Atlanta

About Zell Miller

Zell Miller served as the 79thGovernor of Georgia from 1991-1999. While a candidate for governor, Miller developed a plan to create a statewide lottery exclusively for the purpose of funding his education initiatives. As governor, he created the HOPE Scholarship and Georgia’s Prekindergarten program.

Today, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has raised more than $20 billion to fund the HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Pre-K. This money has allowed more than 1.8 million students to go to college in Georgia on HOPE Scholarships, and more than 1.6 million four-year old children to begin their education early.

In 2000, Miller was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Roy Barnes to fill an unexpected vacancy created by the death of Senator Paul Coverdell. He was later elected to serve the remaining four years of that term. Miller chose not to seek reelection and retired from the U.S. Senate in January 2005.