Alumni Class of 2019

Our newest alumni holding their crystal gifts at graduation where Brandi Hoyos offered a fun and inspiring tribute to the memories made and unique contributions of each of her classmates.


YLSS Starts in August

Youth Leadership Sandy Springs has accepted their largest class ever of rising high school sophomores and juniors. Here's to a great summer and see you in August. 


Movie Lineup Announced!

SAVE THE DATES! Friday, Aug. 9, 23, & Sept. 9 for our FREE summer movie series under the stars at City Springs! Click details to see what's showing on the big screen on the green!


Event Spotlight

LSS Wins 2019 National ALP Excellence in Innovation Award!

On April 30th, Leadership Sandy Springs submitted an application showcasing our signature Live Learn Lead event to the Association of Leadership Programs (ALP) for consideration for their national Excellence in Innovation award. Per the ALP website, the award is "designed to recognize outstanding innovation in Leadership Programs. To be considered, the innovation must be creative, unique and impactful." And ours is all three! We are proud to announce that Leadership Sandy Springs has won this national award for innovative programming! The award was accepted by Program Director Catherine Lautenbacher, representing LSS, at the invitation-only awards ceremony at the national ALP conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday, June 20, 2019.


welcome class of 2020

After a very competitive process with the most applications we've received in one year, Program Director Catherine Lautenbacher and her committee are pleased to announce the following candidates have been selected to the Class of 2020:

  • Noel Barnes, Woodruff Arts Center
  • Laura Benson, Emory Saint Joseph
  • Sequana Blondell, Cox Enterprises, Inc.
  • Meredith Bramlett, State Farm Insurance
  • Chrys Bruno, Bruko, LLC
  • Caroline Davis, City of Sandy Springs
  • Sarah Dekutowski, Draffin & Tucker, LLP
  • Richard DeRossett, Coldwell Banker
  • Bethany Diamond
  • Maury Shapiro-Ferguson Shapiro LLC
  • Kim Gay, iGuard PPC
  • Beth Gilchrist, Norris Legal Atlanta Law Group, LLC

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The 17th annual Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs is a community-wide day of service sponsored by Leadership Sandy Springs (LSS)

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Thank you to our sponsors

We are grateful to all our financial and in-kind sponsors. Your donations to Leadership Sandy Springs make it possible to develop, educate and connect leaders and inspire them to make positive change in our community.

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