Leadership & Team

Leading the Future Environmental Leaders of Georgia

The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation that acts as IGEL’s governing body. 

Board of Directors

2019-2020_Board_of_DirectorsThe Board of Directors establishes IGEL’s vision and goals, and develops the broad policies that guide the organization. The Board of Directors develops the resources needed to support IGEL, including subsidized tuition, provides fiduciary oversight and evaluates program success.

The Board of Directors consists of no fewer than nine and nor more than 25 members. It must always include the Board Chair and recent IGEL program graduates. The Board fixes a precise number of directors by resolution, set by a majority consensus of all current directors.

IGEL’s Board members, who are all program alumni, bring exceptional, unique knowledge, hands-on experience and leadership skills to the organization’s management, mission implementation and programs. Our people are leaders in government, non-profit organizations and industry in every part of our state. They are passionate about the work we do: developing and challenging the future environmental leaders of Georgia.

For a list of the current Board of Directors, see below.

Georgia State University Partnership

IGEL, Inc. has partnered with the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business to develop and operate the curriculum and leadership program, as well as the administrative support for the Board. IGEL qualifies as an elective program for the Certified Commissioner for Advanced Training Program for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.

Program Team & Facilitators

Our dedicated team brings the highest-quality programs to our class participants each year. IGEL, Inc. partners with the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business to develop and operate our carefully designed curriculum and leadership program. Meet the program team

Board of Directors Support

Diondra Powers is the administrative specialist for the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Her primary areas of responsibility are providing executive assistance in support of the board of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL), including data management, resource development, and communications.

Prior to joining the center, Ms. Powers worked at the City of Atlanta Office of Resilience as a Communications Fellow and Southface Energy Institute as an Associate Fellow/Intern. Ms. Powers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia.

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List of Board of Directors:

Scott Laseter, Chair  Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter, LLP

Mary Anne Lanier, Vice Chair  Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Bo Davis III, Treasurer  Integrated Science & Engineering

Richard Wingate, Secretary Hallman & Wingate LLC

Stacey Isaac Berahzer, Past Chair  I B Environmental

Stephen Bailey  Pond Co.

Mark Berry  Georgia Power Company

Rodney Brooks United States Department of Agriculture

Alton Brown  Resource and Land Consultants

Pam Burnett  Georgia Association of Water Professionals

Ryan Burtt  Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Ric Felker Felker Advisors LLC

Dustin Heizer  Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions

Howard Lalli – HL Strategies

Mark Masters  Albany State University

Tyronda Minter Urban Strategies

Robert Ramsay  Georgia Conservancy

Katherine Zitsch  Atlanta Regional Commission 

Andrea Pinabell  Southface