Leo Wiener is Chair of the Gwinnett Place CID Board of Directors and President of Ackerman Retail. His industry experience spans more than 25 years. Prior to joining Ackerman & Co., he was a Principal and Partner of Glenwood Development Company, concentrating on retail development and re-development in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, directing many of its key acquisitions, dispositions and financing. He was also Managing Director at a boutique real estate firm in Atlanta that focused on buying value-add retail and office properties for high net worth family partnerships. Mr. Wiener’s earlier career included various management positions at Eastern Airlines, Florida High Speed Rail Corporation and Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO).
James Song is Vice-Chair of the Gwinnett Place CID Board of Directors. He is President of CRJ, Inc. Mr. Song has more than 30 years of experience in small business start-ups and management.
Mark Williams is Secretary/Treasurer of the Gwinnett Place CID Board of Directors. He is the owner of Printing Trade Company- a full-service print company his family started 39 years ago. He has served in appointed and volunteer roles with numerous civic efforts countywide and in the cities of Norcross and Duluth. Mark lives in Cardinal Lake, one of Gwinnett’s oldest and largest neighborhoods.
Jill Edwards is the Gwinnett Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo. In addition to the CID's board, she also serves on the Board of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. She has worked on the Gwinnett Chamber's membership drive since the early 1990s and was a recent co-chair. She is also active with Partnership Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Chamber's economic development arm and served on the Strategy Committee which formulated the most recent 5 year plan, PG 3.0. She is active with the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and served on their membership drive from 1990-2014. Other past community involvement activities include leadership on Wachovia's United Way Employee Campaign for Metro Atlanta and 15 years of active membership in Kiwanis.
Craig Kaufman has 25 years of experience in real estate/development and management. he is the founder of Kaufman Realty Group. Prior to forming Kaufman, he worked as a financial analyst and real estate consultant in New York City and St. Louis. He serves on numerous civic organization boards of directors.
Andy Sumlin is the Leasing Director for Cushman & Wakefield. He has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate with a focus on landlord representation of office buildings throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. An active member of the community, Mr. Sumlin is a member of the Capital City Club, UGA-Chi Phi Fraternity Board member, member of Northside United Methodist Church and is an active adult leader in his two sons Boy Scout troop.
Jeonghwa ("June") Lee is a partner with the Atlanta law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. She specializes in corporate law, foreign investment, immigration and international law. Immediate past president of the Korean Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the founding president of the Korean American Bar Association of Georgia, she also serves the Regional Governor for the International Association of Korean Lawyers. Ms. Towery is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.