Program Overview

The Leadership Georgia Program is an educational experience rather than a program of advocacy.  It deals with issues confronting our state.

Five programs are scheduled at different locations in the state and consist of two days each in January, March, May, September, and November.

The current Leadership Georgia President is responsible for selecting the locations, theme, and program chair team for the year.  The program chair team consists of alumni who are responsible for a certain program during the year.

Nomination Process

Participation in Leadership Georgia is an honor and a privilege. For a participant, with that privilege comes a serious responsibility to take home the learnings of the Leadership Georgia class year and convert them to action. 

The process by which a class is chosen is rigorous.  Each year, the Leadership Georgia Selection Committee is faced with assembling a class for the coming year using criteria that is based not only on demonstrated leadership of the applicants, but a class that is also representative of our state on the basis of geography, age, gender, and race. With hundreds of applications to choose from every year, the Committee selects only 63 participants.

Each class year runs from January to December and exists of five two-and-a-half day programs.  Leadership Georgia’s programs are designed for spousal participation, and spouses are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Nominations open in Spring each year. 

After Leadership Georgia receives information for nominees, it mails applications and application instructions. The nominees complete and submit their applications in June, and by late September the Selection Committee decides upon the class and notifies each applicant. 

If you are interested in applying for a future Leadership Georgia class, please contact one of the following people in your area to nominate you:

  • Leadership Georgia Alumni
  • President of your local Chamber of Commerce
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board Members
  • President of your local leadership program

Tuition is $3,500 and is due prior to the start of your class year.  Limited tuition assistance may be available upon request. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office at 404-223-2294

2020 Program

2020 Leadership Georgia Program  

Announcing the 2020 Program Chairs, cities and dates!

Jessica and Arthur Tripp (2019)
Brasstown: Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Andrea and Brent Bell (2017)
Athens: March 5-7

Mary and Matt Sawhill (2014)
St. Marys / Jekyll Island: TBD

Jaclyn and Jake Ford (2018)
Bainbridge: TBD

Tashia and Chris Twyman (2004)
Savannah: TBD

LG Play: Kari and Derek Chitwood (2018)
Alumni: Jenny and Jimbo Floyd (2017)
Hospitality: Courtney and Tom Swift (2019)
Gala: Kendall and Jamie McCurry (2005)

2020 Class

  • Amanda Harden
  • Amy Rich
  • Ana Maria Martinez
  • Angel Jackson
  • Ashley Palmer
  • Barun Brahma
  • Bert Reeves
  • Brad Bohannon
  • Brian Knighton
  • Bryan Scott
  • Camelia Ruffin
  • Catherine Stewart
  • Cecilia Arango
  • Charlie Culverhouse
  • Chip Ferguson
  • Corey Dortch
  • Danita Hayes
  • David Cromley
  • David Dove
  • Deanna Mathis
  • Don Grimsley
  • Garnett Johnson
  • Glianny Fagundo
  • Greg Hudgins
  • Heather Catlin
  • Jake Carter
  • Jake Reese
  • Jana Dyke
  • Jennifer Upshaw
  • Jessica Little
  • JJ Johnson
  • Jonathan Snow
  • Julia Wood
  • Kelley Balkcom
  • Kendria Lee
  • Laurie Fleck
  • Leslie Gardner
  • Lindsay Bridges
  • Mandy Marable
  • Marcello Banes
  • Marcus Margerum
  • Mark Wilcox
  • Michele Pearson
  • Molly Ferrier
  • Nick Dickinson
  • Raveeta Addison
  • Rizza O’Connor
  • Roswell Lawrence
  • Sally Echols
  • Santana Flanigan
  • Scott Holcomb
  • Stephen Everett
  • Steve Grimberg
  • Steve Hong
  • Stuart Rayfield
  • Tate O’Rouke
  • Thomas Coogle
  • Tiffany Moore
  • Tony Gonzalez
  • Trey Kilpatrick
  • Vernard Hodges
  • Vernon Strickland

Program Details

Nominations:

Open April 1st
Close May 9th
Selections Announced around October 1st

Time Commitment:

1 year beginning January and runs through December
Five 2.5 day programs

Locations:

Various locations across the state to showcase our different regions.

Tuition:

$3500/year