Gallo Recognized for Outstanding and Dedicted Service to IGEL
Barbara Gallo was presented a plaque, by incoming Chair, Judy Adler, in recognition of her outstanding and dedicated service as Chair of IGEL 2012-2013 during the April IGEL Board Retreat at Amicalola Falls.
IGEL Alumni Named Georgia 2012 Legal Elite in Georgia Trend’s December 2012 issue.
Margaret Campbell (Class 4), Troutman Sanders, LLP, Atlanta; Barbara Gallo (Class 6), Krevolin & Horst, LLC, Atlanta; Doug Henderson (Class 6), Troutman Sanders, LLP, Atlanta; Scott Hitch (Class 2013), Burr & Forman, LLP, Atlanta; Rick Horder (Class 2011), Kazmarek, Geiger & Laseter, LLP, Atlanta; Skip Kazmarek (Class 5), Kazmarek, Geiger & Laseter, LLP, Atlanta; Scott Laseter (Class 2013), Kazmarek, Geiger & Laseter, LLP, Atlanta; Craig Pendergrast (Class 2010), Taylor English Duma, LLP, Atlanta; Susan Richardson (Class 2009), Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, Atlanta; Todd Silliman (Class 2), McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP, Atlanta; Andrew Thompson (Class 2012), Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta; Stacey Turner (Class 2013), Georgia Power, Atlanta; and, William Droze (Class 2013), Troutman Sanders, LLP, Atlanta.
Johnny Bembry (Class 2010 and IGEL Board Member) who has been selected as Georgia’s Tree Farmer of the Year – 2012.
Will Harris (Class 2011), Owner of White Oak Pastures, who will be honored as Georgia’s 2012 Distinguished Conservationist at the Georgia Conservancy’s eco beneféte to be held on Thursday, October 11.
Marci Reed (Class 4) and Jim Durrett (Class 1) Selected to Participate in the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2013
Marci is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association and Jim is the Executive Director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District.
Leadership Atlanta is the oldest sustained community leadership program in the nation. Participants explore community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours during their program year.
IGEL Board of Directors
Barbara Gallo (IGEL Class VI), a Partner in the firm of Krevolin and Horst, LLC is now Chair of the IGEL, Inc. Board, with Patty McIntosh (IGEL Class II), Melaver-McIntosh, becoming Past Chair. Judy Adler (IGEL Class VII), Program Officer with the Turner Foundation, is Vice Chair. Rounding out the IGEL executive committee is Adam R. Saslow (IGEL Class IV), RESOLVE, Secretary and Susan Richardson (IGEL Class 2009), Partner with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, Treasurer.
Spud Woodward (IGEL Class V) Director of the Coastal Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Ron Shipman (IGEL Class 2010) Environmental Affairs Vice President with Georgia Power
have both joined the IGEL Board.
3rd ANNUAL IGEL SUMMIT
Over 115 IGEL alumni and guests took part in the IGEL 2012 Summit held on January 19 at Agnes Scott College.
Charles Stripling Elected Chair of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders
Charles Stripling of Camilla has been elected Chair of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders (ACFS). Charles, a graduate of IGEL’s Class 6, is also a member of the IGEL Board of Directors.
ACFS was incorporated in 2009 when a diverse group of cities, counties, industries, businesses, fishermen, farmers, historic/cultural, environmental, conservation and recreation groups from the three states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia started working together for the first time to achieve a common goal.
Their mission is to change the operation and management of the ACF Basin to achieve:
- Equitable solutions among stakeholders that balance economic, ecological, and social values.
- Viable solutions that ensure that the entire ACF Basin is a sustainable resource for current and future generations.
For additional information please visit their web site: http://acfstakeholders.org/
IGELians Honored in Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40
Two of IGEL’s own were honored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle when they were highlighted among Atlanta’s rising leaders in their 40 Under 40 Awards section. Katie Kirkpatrick (Class 6), Vice President-Environmental Policy, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Jami Buck- Vance (Class 2011), Senior Manager-Corporate Responsibility with Cox Enterprises, were both named to this year’s list for their contributions and achievements in the Atlanta business community. Read full article
Atlanta’s Tree Lady, Marcia Bansley, (IGEL Class VI) Retires as Executive Director of Trees Atlanta
Marcia Bansley, IGEL Class VI, has recently retired as Executive Director of Trees Atlanta. In the press release provided, Marcia received due credit for her position of the past 26 years as Atlanta’s “Tree Lady”, an unlikely urban forester with world credentials.
Planning ahead in her career, she plans to undertake the formal study of architecture and the development of her growing, but largely invisible, practice as an international non-profit consultant and “Appleseed” advocate to the world. She will also continue to be involved with Trees Atlanta as an advocate and fundraiser.
During her tenure with Trees Atlanta, they built a LEED Platinum headquarters building, planted and cared for over 81,000 trees and the organization raised over $9 million for planting trees in the urban core of Atlanta.
Katie Kirkpatrick, IGEL Class VI, Elected Vice Chair of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Board
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s governing board recently elected Mayor Boyd Austin of Dallas as its new chairman. Citizen member Katie Kirkpatrick was elected vice chair. Both will serve three-year terms.
Katie has served as vice president of environmental policy for the Metro Atlanta Chamber since 2007. In that capacity she oversees the chamber’s work on water, air and quality growth issues, playing a key role in bringing the region’s environmental stakeholders together to find long-term solutions to pressing sustainability issues.
Prior to joining the Chamber, she served in various positions at GoldKist Inc., where she designed wastewater treatment and air quality control systems, oversaw environmental compliance and site remediation, worked with regulators and media and advised the company’s board and chief executives. A 2008 graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, she is a former chairman of the Georgia Industry Environmental Coalition and the National Chicken Council’s environmental committee. She is also past chairman for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL).
IGEL Mourns the Death of Dr. Marlin Gottschalk – Class III
Georgia lost a treasured environmental leader in the passing of Dr. Marlin Gottschalk. A member of IGEL Class III, Marlin was an ecologist who spent much of his career at Georgia EPD, leading programs that involved land use, energy use, environmental policy and transportation planning. Most recently, Marlin led DNR’s Sustainability Division, which focuses on resource conservation and waste-reduction. He was a friend and mentor to many who worked to improve Georgia’s environment, and his absence will be felt profoundly.