Aug. 3, 2021
Atlanta partner Marquetta Bryan has been elected as chair of the Board of Directors for Leadership DeKalb. She will head the Board initially from August 2021 to August 2022.
Bryan has been on Leadership DeKalb's Board of Directors since 2018 and as chair will guide the facilitation of the nonprofit's strategic initiatives, which are aimed at making DeKalb a premier place to live, work, and enjoy life, according to its website. Leadership DeKalb is an independent nonprofit organization and leadership development program in DeKalb County that was founded in 1986 by the county's Chamber of Commerce.
More than 1,000 leaders have completed the Leadership DeKalb program, including Bryan in 2016. Class members learn about history, diversity, government, justice, arts and culture, education, health, and economic development in the county. Graduates of the class bring their talent, knowledge, and enhanced leadership skills back to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the area.
Bryan is the immediate past chair of the American Cancer Society’s Georgia Board of Directors and also serves on the Board of Directors for Georgia Legal Services Program, Emory University Alumni, and the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. She has been involved in the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project, Junior League of Atlanta, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and several committees of the State Bar of Georgia. Bryan has been recognized with the Justice Robert Benham Community Service Award and three Outstanding Service Awards by the State Bar of Georgia. She focuses her practice on litigation in the areas of education, employment, and general litigation.
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