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 2020/2021: 

Michael Alexander; Atlanta Regional Commission
Kellie Ballew; Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
David Blalock; Department of the Army
Kathleen Bowen; ACCG (Association County Commissioners of Georgia)
Steven Brantley; Jones Center at Ichauway
Perri Cooper; Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District
Jac Capp; Georgia EPD
Amanda Carroll; Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Clint Courson; Hodges, Harbin, Newberry & Tribble, Inc.
Brooke Dickerson; Arnall Golden Gregory
Caroline Freeman; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Darryl Haddock; West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
John Hardman; WildArk / WoodLeaf Partners / Dot and Lam Hardman Family Foundation
Suki Janssen; Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County
Glenn Martin; Pond & Company
Mark McClellan; Georgia Forestry Commission
Hallie Meushaw; Troutman Sanders LLP
Russell Parr; Resource + Land Consultants
Matt Pruitt; University of Georgia
Timothy Richards; Pond & Company
Shereitte Stokes IV; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Hazem Tamimi; Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power)
Krisztian Varsa; Athens Land Trust
Lindsay Wilkinson; Cox Enterprises
Amanda Woomer;
Habitat for Humanity International

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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