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. The timeline for the 2022-2025 application process is tentatively as follows:

March 15th Launch Applications

April 31st Applications Due

Mid-May Interviews

May 31st Notify Applicants

To learn more about this organization or to get involved, contact Board Chair Grant Thomas.

  • Kevin Abernathy (AB ’99)
  • Francesca Amodeo (AB ’13)
  • Alex Baker (AB ’07)
  • Betsy Bradfield (AB ’17)
  • Leanna Brown (AB ’10, MIP ’12)
  • Clayton Cox (AB ’10)
  • David Dove (AB ’09, JD’ 14)
  • Jaren Dunning (MPA ’13, JD ’13)
  • Wells Ellenberg (AB ‘13)
  • Houston Gaines (AB ’17)
  • Vivian Greentree (ABJ ’00, AB ’01)
  • Scott Haggard (ABJ ’94, AB ’95)
  • Caulder Harvill-Childs (AB ’12)
  • Rebecca Howell (AB ’13)
  • Josh Kivett (AB ’95)
  • Jordan Layson (AB ’09)
  • Larissa Martinez (AB ’04, AB ’04)
  • Taylor Murray (AB ’17)
  • Katherine Knight Patterson (AB ’12)
  • Hadas Peles (AB ’09)
  • Matt Ralston (AB ’12, MPA ’14), Past-Chair
  • 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), Chair
  • Meg Turlington (AB ’09)
  • Coia Walker (MPA ’15)
  • Sean Walker (MPA ’18)
  • Shawn Walrath (AB ’97)