Team Category: Directors

Natasha B. Rice

President & CEO, Chattahoochee Nature Center
Email
n.rice@chattnaturecenter.org

Education: Rutgers College – BA, Georgetown University MBA

Career Start: Started in the non-profit industry at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Years of Experience: 20+

Natasha has had experience as a management consultant, commercial banker, and volunteer to environmental nonprofits, along with running facilities, operations, human resources, and information technology divisions throughout her career.

Kathie B. Gottlieb, CPA

Tax Partner, Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Email
kgottlieb@cricpa.com

Education: University of Delaware, Bachelor of Arts

Career Start: January, 1986 as an accountant

Years of Experience: 35 years

Individual and corporate taxation-consultation and compliance; general business advisory services.

Susan Grubb

Managing Director - Portfolio Finance, Level 5 Capital Partners
Email
susanmgrubb@gmail.com

Education: B.S. Accounting –  University of Alabama; MAcc – University of Alabama

Career Start: August 2000 – PricewaterhouseCoopers – Atlanta GA

Years of Experience: 21 years of experience in Accounting / Finance

Financial planning and analysis, budgets and forecasts.

Allison Bittel

Senior Vice President, Principal, Colliers
Email
allison.bittel@colliers.com

Education: Rhodes College, B.A. Business Administration

Career Start: 1998

Years of Experience: 23

Expert in office space strategy and implementation for occupiers   

LeighAnn H. Costley, CPA

Partner, Frazier & Deeter LLC
Email
leighann.costley@frazierdeeter.com

Education: University of Michigan (Bachelor of Arts – Political Science), Walsh College (Master of Science – Taxation)

Career Start: Audit Associate at Deloitte

Years of Experience: 27

Tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals, complex and charitable trusts, investment partnerships, private foundations, as well as gift and estate planning.

Holly Hughes

VP President & COO, Colliers
Email
holly.hughes@colliers.com

Career Start: Account Leader for Kimberly Clark

Years of Experience: 20+

Real estate services, real estate management, facility management, project management, and real estate solutions.

Elba Pareja-Gallagher

Sustainability Director Stakeholder Engagement, UPS
Email
epareja@ups.com

Education: Master Supply Chain Management, Florida Institute of Technology 

Career Start: UPS International Finance

Years of Experience: 24

Activity-based costing, financial acumen, and gender equality. Founder of non-profit ShowMe50.org focused on improving talent management systems and workplace cultures to achieve 50% women in senior leadership positions.

Kristin Cowart Pierce

Founder/CEO, BRAVE Public Relations
Email
kcowart@emailbrave.com

Education: Boston College, MA

Career Start: Internship at global PR firm Golin in its Atlanta office; hired as an account coordinator for my first job

Years of Experience: 23

Expert in media relations, crisis communications and young leader development.

Angela Payne James

Diversity & Inclusion Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Email
angela.james@alston.com

Education: Harvard College (B.A. cum laude), Harvard University (J.D. cum laude)

Career Start: Associate, Alston & Bird, 1997

Years of Experience: 24 

Diversity & inclusion, and intellectual property/corporate litigation.

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