The idea for Leadership Johns Creek originated in January 2009, just two years after the city of Johns Creek was formed. Ron Jones, Financial Advisor and Franchise Owner of Ameriprise Financial - and a graduate of Leadership El Paso - spearheaded the effort along with a group of members of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce.
After collaborating with other Leadership Programs across the country and assessing the needs of the City of Johns Creek leaders and staff; Leadership Johns Creek was created. Leadership Johns Creek (LJC) will celebrate its thirteenth class of new leaders in August 2021 with a total of over 240 graduates to date.
The success of our adult Leadership program prompted the creation of Student Leadership Johns Creek (SLJC), a collaborative effort of our business and civic community, to provide leadership training to our local youth. SLJC is a two-year program for emerging leaders who are rising sophomore and junior students living in Johns Creek and attending Northview, Chattahoochee, Centennial, Johns Creek High School or Innovation Academy.
Leadership Johns Creek, Inc. operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Both the adult and student leadership programs operate under one corporation as Leadership Johns Creek, Inc.
PAST Board Members (*Past President) include:
Paige Monette Alexander, Optech
Jennifer Chapman, City of Johns Creek
Reagan Curl, Integrated Financial Group
Kelly Dunham, Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth
Cindy Eade, Owner - Evergreen Environmental Education and Consulting
Susan Edson, (former) AlphaGraphics
*Randy Ekerberg, Optech
Scott Gentry, Georgia Power
Tony Green, Consultant
Susan Grissom, Grissom Law
Sue Haggerty, JC Symphony Orchestra
*Grant Hickey, City of Johns Creek
Cindy Jenkins, Ch2m
*Maria Rose, (former) Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce
Lenard Scroggins, Ch2m
*Elizabeth Warren, (former) City of Johns Creek
Jimmy Zoll, Principal JCHS
*Kelli Buchwald, Northside Hospital Forsyth
*Ron Jones, Financial Advisor & Franchise Owner of Ameriprise Financial
*Aarti Nayar, Gwinnett Technical College
*Erica Billiot, Apogee Physicians
*Kathryn Albright, Emory Johns Creek Hospital