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

The 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. 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

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List of Board of Directors:


Stacey Isaac Berahzer, Chair  I B Environmental

Scott Laseter, Vice Chair  Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter, LLP

Bo Davis III, Treasurer  Integrated Science & Engineering

Mary Anne Lanier, Secretary  Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Jamie Henderson, Past Chair  truGround Environmental LLC

Stephen Bailey  Pond Co.

Mark Berry  Georgia Power Company

Roger Bowman  Gulfstream Aerospace

Steve Bradley  Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Alton Brown  Resource and Land Consultants

Pam Burnett  Georgia Association of Water Professionals

Dustin Heizer  Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions

Bruce Karas  The Coca-Cola Company

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 

Richard Wingate – Hallman & Wingate LLC