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 Hudson is Head of Customer Services at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. With over 10,000 employees worldwide, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is one of the top animal health businesses in the world. Craig is an active member of the business community, having serviced on numerous Boards, including the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, Atlanta Metro Chamber's Board of Advisors and the United Way of Gwinnett's Campaign Cabinet. Currently, Craig serves on Partnership Gwinnett's Executive Council as Goal 2 Chair, Talent Development. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a BCE in civil engineering.
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.
Trey Ragsdale manages government and community relations for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia. In this role, Ragsdale is responsible for securing government and community support for Kaiser Permanente's healthcare initiatives throughout Georgia. Trey is extremely involved in the community serving on numerous corporate, civic and nonprofit boards, both locally and internationally, including the Atlanta Regional Commission Workforce Development Board, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board, Partnership Gwinnett, Communities in Schools Georgia Board. He was also named one of Georgia Trend magazine's Top 40 rising Business Leaders under the Age of 40 in Georgia and the Atlanta Business Chronicle selected him as one of the top 50 rising Business Leaders under the Age of 40 in the metropolitan Atlanta region.