Pathways To Leadership

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Pathways to Leadership provides a unique opportunity for ambitious young professionals to learn directly from industry experts and executives. For these future C-Suite professionals and TAG leaders, this program doubles as a valuable learning experience and a diverse networking opportunity. The graduating class of 2022 will have the necessary skills to not only succeed but thrive in their careers.

Have the opportunity to work with the Atlanta Zoo!

The inaugural cohort will collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions to solve challenges relevant to Zoo Atlanta. Together, the cohort will leverage their expertise to demonstrate what’s possible when we all work together to strengthen our society and our lives. As part of the inaugural cohort, YOU will make a difference!

Please nominate an individual who demonstrates a desire to connect with the Georgia Business community, and to strengthen his/her career growth path. The nominee if selected will gain experiences, knowledge, relationships, and outcomes that will create value for themselves, their organization, and the state of Georgia.

They will be part of a Inaugural Member Cohort that is a diverse and inclusive class and represents different backgrounds in Georgia, including various industries, cultures, ages, and experiences. This will result in personal and professional growth for all involved.

Cohort Content

Through attending these sessions, participants who are starting their career will receive tailored advice from industry expert instructors and commentary from executive team leaders. Some of the issues which will be discussed include creative problem-solving, strategic agility, conflict management, navigating change, etc. Participants will also be given the opportunity to work with the Atlanta Zoo, who has partnered with Pathways to Leadership.

Open discussion style sessions will take place one Tuesday a month, from 4-6pm. Executive team leaders include Jeffrey Buzzelli, Senior VP of Comcast Business, Kyle Tothill, Co-Founder & Managing Director of eHire, Phyllis NewHouse, CEO of Xtreme Solutions Inc. and Founder of Athena Technology Corp., and many other talented and experienced individuals as well.

Apply for Class of 2022-23 coming soon

The Cohort members for the twelve-month program are chosen based on their nomination by an executive within their organization or community. Nominations are accepted from community organizations, businesses, and in the future – PTL alumni. Interested individuals may also self-nominate. Cohort Classes are supplemented with small group conversations and projects to encourage relationship building, experiences and outcomes.

Program Contact

Heather Maxfield Executive Director, TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed)


Jeffrey Buzzelli

Senior VP and General Manager

Christina Critzer

Head of Technology / CIO

Takiyah Gross-Foote

Talent Strategist / Global Leadership / Dev. Executive

Quincy Johnson

VP, Distribution Partner Operations


Stacie Hagain

Human Resources /Operations Executive

Formerly with Secureworks

Mike Neumeier


Arketi Group

Program Overview 2021-2022

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