Dr. Bridget Blake
First Lady, Office of the President, Georgia State University
Scott D. Brown
Community Affairs, Georgia-Pacific, LLC
Dr. Curtis Byrd
Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Senior Director of DEI for Faculty Affairs, Georgia State University
W. Imara Canady
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Secretary, Rialto Advisory Board and Owner, El Patio Pop-Up Shop
Rita Tené Ellison
Commercial Real Estate Advisor, T. Dallas Smith & Company, LLC
Executive Director, Atlanta Film Society
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution senior director of strategy and innovation, through which he created the AJC Live events program and leads its newsletter, video and podcasting efforts.
Jo Ann Haden-Miller
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Director, Partner Activation and Engagement and ACVB Foundation, again named Rialto Advisory Board Vice-Chair. (Haden-Miller has served on the board for 15 years).
CFO of Georgia’s Own Credit Union, where she was previously senior vice president of finance and credit. She previously held leadership roles as vice president and corporate banking portfolio manager with Regions Bank and Synovus, respectively.
Randy Hyman Shapiro
Retired Regional Counsel of the FAA Southern Region Headquarters (her 14th year)
Morima “Mo” Ivory
Professor and Director of Center for Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property, Georgia State University’s College of Law; Director, Popular Culture Collective at Georgia State, and newly named Rialto Advisory Board Chair (her second year)
CEO of Mauldin Brand, Inc., AC/VC, the Black American Music Association chairman and Co-Founder of the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.
A former president of Columbia Records, he directed the early careers of Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys and the Fugees. He also helped his son, Jermaine Dupri, to establish Atlanta-based So So Def Recordings.
Judith Service Montier
COO, Chez Montier (her 14th year)
Dr. Said Sewell
Chief Academic, Research and Success Affairs Officer, Atlanta University Center Consortium (his second year)
Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado
CEO, Preserve Black Atlanta/Historian
Dr. Gordon Vernick
Professor & Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Georgia State University
Principal, Zeller Realty Group