In fall 2016, several Atlanta colleagues convened to confront a shared concern that impact investing was not developing in Georgia at the pace seen elsewhere. We decided to launch a sustained, collective effort to encourage impact investing across the state. Working as an informal collaborative, we formed a Steering Committee that includes representation from key constituencies, identified several initial priorities, and launched the “Georgia Social Impact Collaborative” or GSIC. GSIC’s purpose is to be a catalyst for the development of Georgia’s impact investing ecosystem.

Name Position + Affiliation
Sam Moss (Chair) Executive-in-Residence, Goizueta’s Business & Society Institute
Latresa McLawhorn Ryan Chief Executive Officer, Blackbird Strategy Group
Ron Alston Senior Vice President, Not-For-Profit & Government Banking Leader, Truist
Suzanna Stribling Executive Director, The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
Joey Womack Founder / Chief Executive Officer, Goodie Nation
Ashani O’Mard Senior Vice President, Strategic Housing Investments, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership
Mark Crosswell Principal, Converge Capital
Jeff Woodward Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP
John Hardman Managing Director, WoodLeaf Partners
Yonina Gray Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America
Jonny Newburgh Loan Officer, Community Facilities, Low Income Investment Fund
Sydney Hulebak Impact Investment Manager, GoATL Fund, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Brian Goebel Managing Director, Goizueta’s Business & Society Institute