Fall 2015| Posse Atlanta Quarterly


Atlanta Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

Alston & Bird Partner Angela Payne James.

Holder Construction Company Executive Vice President Beth Lowry.

Posse Atlanta was pleased to welcome two new members to its advisory board, Angela Payne James and Beth Lowry. They bring a range of experiences and interests and a passion for education and youth leadership development.

“Posse Atlanta is thrilled to have Angela and Beth join the advisory board,” says Posse Atlanta Director Zenith Houston. “In addition to their professional experiences, Angela and Beth bring a passion for our Scholars and helping them develop into the next generation of leaders.

Angela is a litigation and trial practice partner at Alston & Bird LLP and serves as chair of the firm’s Atlanta Diversity Committee. She previously served as a member of Posse Atlanta’s Leadership Council and has coordinated Posse engagement and volunteer opportunities for Alston & Bird employees, such as serving as Dynamic Assessment Process volunteer evaluators and sponsoring and attending the Power of 10. Additionally, Alston & Bird has generously hosted the Internship Celebration for the past several years.

“I remember attending my first Posse Power of 10 event and watching the video on Posse’s mission, Dynamic Assessment Process, and amazing results,” says Angela. “I was incredibly moved and impressed by the impact that the Posse Scholarship has on the lives of its young Scholars and, of equal importance, by the impact that Posse Scholars have on their college campuses and communities. I knew then that I wanted to become involved with this organization to help it continue to reach young leaders from diverse backgrounds and equip them not only with college scholarships but with the tools they need to succeed on campus and in life.”

Beth has more than 20 years of experience with Holder Construction Company, where she currently serves as executive vice president. She works across business units to ensure commercial clients’ success across the Southeast and the country. She recently volunteered during the Dynamic Assessment Process alongside some of her Holder co-workers.

“I was drawn to Posse based on the organization’s incredible success at finding and cultivating tomorrow’s leaders,” says Beth. “Posse Scholars, the best and brightest from all neighborhoods, prove opportunity is a key stepping stone for achievement. Each Posse demonstrates the ten-times power from connection and group support. Posse is a great organization to commit my time, talent and treasure.”

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