Are you the right candidate for IGEL?

Strong leadership abilities, passion for problem solving, collaborative skills and willingness to embrace new ideas are just a few of the qualities shared by our network of 500+ influential alumni.

Each IGEL class consists of 30-35 participants selected through an application review. Participants are proven leaders who represent Georgia’s economic, ethnic, geographic and institutional diversity. We seek individuals from a wide range of professions, interests, political viewpoints and experiences.

Who Should Apply to IGEL?

IGEL encourages applications from individuals with a proven leadership track record in the following sectors: agriculture, business, civic groups, conservation groups, elected office, government, forestry, industry, non-profit organizations, state and regional agencies, universities and other educational institutions.

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IGEL Class of 2022: 

Joshua Andrews; Georgia Power
Asli Aslan; Georgia Southern University
Robbie Astrove; Dekalb County
Valerie Bennett; Ray C.Anderson Foundation
Mikita Browning; City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
Kathleen Butler; Geo Literacy LLC
Randy Butterfield; Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Jeffery Cannon; Jones Center at Ichauway
Jim Cooley; GA DNR/Environmental Protection Division

Kurt Ebersbach; Cherry Street Energy
Kelsi Eccles; The Conservation Fund
Kimberly Estep; South Fork Conservancy
Christiana Fuller; Georgia State University
Jeaneanne Gettle; United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4
Terrell Gibbs; Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM)
Altarral Hagen; R2T Inc
Michelle Hamner; Georgia Audubon
Candi Hampton; Shaw Industries
Clarence Jackson; Cox Enterprises
Betty Jean Jordan ; Polyscape, LLC
Frances Killeen; The Coca-Cola Company
Hilary King; Emory University
Monique Latalladi; Company 1: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions / Company 2: Wood Puerto Rico, PSC
Joanne Mello;
Southern Company Gas
Yank Moore ; Jekyll Island Authority
Katrina Morris; Georgia Department of Natural Resources
John Mulcahy; Georgia-Pacific LLC
Chris Saranko; Geosyntec Consultants
Sarah Skinner; Atlanta Regional Commission
Derek Stanfield; Ingka Investments
Alicia Thompson; Chattahoochee Nature Center

How Are Participants Selected?

A selection committee, comprised of IGEL graduates and members of its Board of Directors, carefully review the applications to select 30-35 individuals with proven track records in environmental leadership, and represent Georgia’s economic, ethnic, geographic and institutional diversity.

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