The mission of the SPIA Alumni Board of Directors is to serve students and graduates of SPIA through its support of the School’s programs and activities in order to cultivate and encourage a continuing affiliation between and among graduates and the School.

The Board hosts the annual Georgia Legislative Outlook event in Atlanta which raises money for undergraduate study abroad scholarships, MPA student support, and additional funding priorities set annually by the dean. Download the SPIA Alumni Board application to apply for the 2021-2024 term. The timeline for the application process is tentatively as follows:

March 3 Launch Applications

April 14 Applications Due

May 3-7 Interviews

May 11-12 Notify Applicants

To learn more about this organization or to get involved, contact Board Chair Matt Ralston at md.ralston@gmail.com.

  • Kevin Abernathy (AB ’99)
  • Francesca Amodeo (AB ‘13)
  • Alex Baker (AB ‘07)
  • Ashley Bertani (AB ‘07)
  • Leanna Brown (AB ’10, MIP ’12)
  • David Dove (AB ’09, JD’ 14)
  • Wells Ellenberg (AB ‘13)
  • Houston Gaines (AB ’17)
  • Vivian Greentree (ABJ ’00, AB’01)
  • Scott Haggard (ABJ ‘94, AB ‘95)
  • Rebecca Howell (AB ’13)
  • Jordan Layson (AB ’09)
  • Katherine Knight Patterson (AB ‘12)
  • Taylor Murray (AB ’17)
  • Doug Matties (MPA ‘01), past-Chair
  • Hadas Peles (AB ‘09)
  • Matt Ralston (AB ‘12, MPA ‘14), Chair
  • Dan Regenstein (AB ‘06)
  • Tyler Reinagel (MPA ’09)
  • Miller Robinson (AB ’16)
  • Wes Robinson (AB ‘12)
  • Amanda Ruckel (AB ’09, MA ’12)
  • Michael “Sully” Sullivan (AB ’97)
  • Casey Tanner (MPA ’19)
  • Grant Thomas (AB ‘15, MBA ’20)
  • Meg Turlington (AB ‘09)
  • Coia Walker (MPA ’15)
  • Sean Walker (MPA ’18)
  • Shawn Walrath (AB ’97)