Young Professional Leaders Moving the Vision Forward

AB67 is comprised of leading young professionals (under 45) who have shown an interest in serving as advocates for the Atlanta BeltLine in support of the mission of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

Join AB67 to Make a Difference

Membership is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who represent various industries, organizations, and communities interested in the success of the Atlanta BeltLine vision, including artists, philanthropists, partners, sponsors, and educators, as well as health and wellness, nonprofit and business professionals

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Member Commitments and Responsibilities

  • Attend quarterly meetings to be briefed on the progress of the organization as well as current events and activities. (These meetings will contain a networking component)
  • Regular committee meetings as needed by each committee and members will assist with various projects and events which may require an additional time commitment.
  • Within the first 3 months of service, members will be required to complete an Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tour.
  • AB67 members are required to participate in at least 2 ABP events each calendar year.
  • AB67 members commit to giving or sourcing an annual personal contribution.

Selection Process

  • Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership at, with a professional bio for review.
  • Recruitment begins in late summer for the following calendar year’s AB67 class.
  • All candidates will be evaluated by the Recruitment Committee based on current capacity, as well as the current make-up of the group. It is important that a variety of individuals across various sectors and communities are selected to achieve a diverse, balanced membership.
  • Candidates will be required to submit a formal application with a statement of purpose and to participate in an interview with a member of the Recruitment Committee and/or Atlanta BeltLine staff member.

Terms of Service

Members agree to serve a two-year term. Those seeking to renew their term may be eligible for re-nomination pending current capacity.

Submit Nomination

If you are interested in joining the AB67 leaders, submit nominations (including self-nominations) and a professional bio for review to:

Tel: (404) 446-4404


Member Spotlight

Building Social Equity Into the BeltLine: An MBA Student Reflects on a Year of AB67 Service

Stephen Spicher (far right) helps facilitate a 2018 property tax appeal workshop.

Stephen Spicher is in his second year serving on the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s AB67 young leaders group. Spicher is also in his second year as a student in the full-time MBA program at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Spicher recently wrote a blog about his experience as an AB67 member that was posted to the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business’s website and we’d like to share his words with you.

The Partnership is proud to have Spicher as an AB67 member and we applaud his passionate support of our mission to help create a more equitable and sustainable Atlanta BeltLine.

“I did not want to join AB67 just because the BeltLine has a bunch of good hangout spots (although it does). What drew me to the BeltLine was its foundation on all three pillars of sustainability: social equity, economic viability, and environmental protection. During my time in the Marines, I had learned about the importance of all three pillars without even realizing it. In Afghanistan, for instance, one of my responsibilities was to negotiate with local landowners for the use of their land for our various bases. The idea that both parties were equally reliant on each other for economic and physical safety made me realize the importance of connecting with your neighbors in order to develop a community that can benefit everyone. The BeltLine’s mission of creating equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life aligns perfectly with values that were instilled in me on my deployment.”

Read full article for more on Stephen's Experiences

AB67 Members

Katharine Wilcox Strahan

AB67 Chair

Resource Mosaic

Director, Executive Search

Danielle Ayers

Me Too International

Chief Operations Officer

Grace Baranowski

Atlanta Department of City Planning

Program Manager

Johnson Bazzel

Middle Street Partners

Senior Partner

Yterenickia (YT) Bell

City of Clarkston

City Councilmember

Brittany Boals

At Large Member

Goldman Sachs

Southeast Region Head, Managing Director, Investment Management Division

Sofia Bork

SunTrust Bank

Engagement Readiness Consultant

Adam Bowen

BlueLinx Corporation

Director of Internal Audit

Alyssa Botts


Senior Public Affairs Manager

Sara Brochstein

Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP

Associate Attorney

Julie Brown


Vice President of Sales

Ellen Bruenderman

Park Pride

Director of Community Building

Manana Cain

Bridge Boutique

Business Owner

Lindsey Caldwell

Coxe Curry & Associates

Senior Campaign Manager

William Callahan

Cooper Carry


Roshni Chengappa

Generation: You Employed

Program Lead

Lea Clanton

Georgia Power

Region External Affairs NW

Symone Davis

Keller Williams Cityside


Peter Dietz

New South Construction

Project Manager

Brent Eden

At Large Member

Nease Lagana Eden & Culley


Johnny Ellis

King & Spalding


Julius Farrington


Head of Marketing, SE & Mid-Atlantic Region

Evangeline George


Public Affairs Manager, Southeast

Neil Gilbert

Delta Air Lines

Program Manager

Yael Golan

Israel Ministry of Tourism

Director, Southern Region, U.S.

Gina Gondron

AB67 Vice Chair

Frazier and Deeter


Erin Green

Georgia Institute of Technology, Ivan Allen, College of Liberal Arts

Development Associate

Heather Rogers Halcik


Corporate Strategy Manager

Russell Hardin

Cousins Properties

Associate, Investments

Ginny Hodges McLendon

Wells Fargo

Community Support Representative

Russell Hopson

Amedisys Home Health

Medical Sales Professional

Natalie Jones

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Manager, Global Programs

Sheoki Jones

Invest Atlanta

Program Manager

Ford Kinzey

Georgia-Pacific Building Products

Product Manager

Kasey Kiser

Imagine Media Consulting

Partner Relationship Specialist

Zach Nikonovich-Kahn

AB67 Vice Chair

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

Director of Volunteer Recruitment

Coby Nixon

Taylor English Duma LLP


Doug Ohlstrom


Success Specialist

Kristin Olson Shearer

Foundry Commercial

Director, Property Management

Sarah Pierre

3 Parks Wine Shop

Owner/Managing Partner

Sonja Roberts

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Director of Communications

Jonathan Robinson

Oppenheimer & Co.

Director – Investments

Shrinka Roy

Georgia Tech

MBA Student

Jonathan Smith

Atlanta Braves

Associate General Counsel

Stephen Spicher

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Assistant Program Manager

Quincy L.A. Springs

At Large Member


Owner Operator

Sarah Stein

Atlanta Legal Aid Society


Anna Ruth Williams



Quinten Wilson

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Associate Attorney

Maury Wolfe

Cox Enterprises

Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility