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Board of Directors

Your AGLCC Board of Directors is comprised of LGBT and allied business owners, corporate leaders and community members dedicated to serving our LGBT business community.

Meet the Board

Jack Kinley

President, Executive Committee
AGLCC Board Member Since 2013

Jack Kinley is the Founder and CEO of Lab Monkey Communications, a creative agency that helps businesses leverage the tools of branding to break through income plateaus, lure best-fit clients and build the businesses of their dreams.

Jack helps companies of all sizes—from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies—by creating purpose-driven communications that build an unbreakable bond between your business and the people you serve.

Throughout his career Jack has helped major coroporations like McDonald’s, The Home Depot, Michelin, Earthlink, Boeing and many more develop internal brands and communications strategies that empower employees to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives.

Jack continues to share his experience and passion for creating brands that build successful businesses via one-on-one client projects, interactive online courses like Lab Monkey Brand Academy, and regular speaking engagements in the small business community.

He has been a member of the AGLCC since 2008. Lab Monkey Communications has been certified as a LGBTBE since 2012.

He and his husband, Cain, live in Inman Park with their ridiculous dog Clyde.


Emma Foulkes, CFP®, CRPC®

Past President, Executive Committee
AGLCC Board Member Since 2012

Since beginning her career as a Financial Planner in 2001, Emma has built a successful practice in the Financial Services Industry. She is founder and President of Commonwealth Business & Retirement Services. Emma’s focus and expertise is in helping small business owners and executives approaching retirement years achieve their goals and objectives. 

Emma is also committed to the U.S. Armed Forces. She is a Veteran of the U.S. Army, earning the National Defense Service Medal for providing support during Operation Desert Storm and the Army Achievement Medal for exceptional service.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Emma serves on the Advisory Board for Open Hearts Personal Care Homes, is on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Peachtree Lions Club, and on the Membership Committee of the City Club of Buckhead. She also co-hosts the AGLCC's monthly Business Builder Luncheon in Buckhead.

Her parents immigrated to New York City from Central America, making Emma a first-generation American. She resides in North East Atlanta and enjoys cooking, traveling and listening to music.

*CFP® and Certified Financial Planner™ are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.  These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully completed the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.  Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.  Advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser.  Commonwealth Business & Retirement Services are not affiliated.

Rob Mathis

Treasurer, Executive Committee
Member of the AGLCC since 2015

Rob Mathis is a Master of Accountancy candidate at Mercer University. His primary areas of interest are Corporate, Partnership, and Non-Profit taxation and accounting. Rob currently serves as a management consultant working primarily with law firms and non-profits. In this capacity, Rob enjoys helping members of management achieve their organization objectives.

Rob is also committed to volunteer with non-profits in his hometown, Macon, Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, working out, and cooking. Rob lives with his fiancé Jordan and three dogs, Delta, Patch, and Chase in Bolingbroke, Georgia.


Bruce Logue

Secretary, Executive Committee, Networking Director
Member of the AGLCC since 2013

Bruce Logue is the Managing Partner of The Corbel Group at Keller Williams Realty, Peachtree Road.  Bruce leads a team of real estate specialists who use a unique combination of technology, creative and effective, marketing, and tailored customer service to help their clients buy, sell, and invest in real estate.

Prior to entering the field of real estate, Bruce’s career focused on marketing implementation and fulfillment.   He has also engineered processes to enhance customer satisfaction for various businesses in the financial services and utility industries.

Bruce is active in many business associations throughout the Greater Atlanta area and considers himself a professional networker.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he also lived in the St. Augustine, FL area for 20 years before relocating to Atlanta in 2006.  Bruce resides with his partner Tim in Smyrna, GA with their two dachshunds Max and Coco, and cat Rajah.


Chris A. Ryan-Lawrence

Small Business Development Chair

Chris is a Principal and CEO of ARK Leadership LLC and is a proven entrepreneurial leader with more than twenty four years of leadership experience, twenty two directly in the real estate industry. Most recently he was a founding partner and principal who launched a company based in Atlanta, Georgia into a multimillion dollar company, operating in ten states, in five years. After selling his interest, he subsequent launched ARK Leadership LLC, a consulting company made up of uniquely multitalented entrepreneurs driven to improve all facets of business performance under the ARK umbrella.   He has launched or improved over eighty multimillion dollar residential communities in his career, essentially all small businesses, through his hands on and “in the trenches” personal leadership style.   He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in Business Administration and relocated to Atlanta in 2000. He is proudly married to his husband, Thomas and lives in Atlanta Georgia with their son Noah who was the inspiration for the formation of ARK Leadership LLC.


Lynette Blatch

Finance Committee

Lynette Blatch is a Senior Director, Shared Service Finance for Infor (US), Inc. located in Alpharetta, Georgia. In her current role, she oversees the Global processes as well as has direct management of the Billing to Cash accounting functions.  Lynette has well over 20 years of business, process and project management experience under her belt.  She successfully combines her unique communications skills, focus and planning to bring teams together with fun and productive results. Over the last 5 years she has been able to successfully lead her teams in a variety of acquisitions, compliance and system enhancement projects well ahead of the companies expected results.  Lynette has a Bachelor’s of Information Technology degree from American InterContinental University which she has used successfully to launch new products, department platforms and compliance processes over her career.  


An avid supporter of promoting and mentoring others, Lynette is affiliated with WIT (Women in Technology), WIN (Women’s Infor Network) and NACM (National Associations of Credit Management) organizations that focus on developing talented professionals and promoting business success.  Lynette became a supporter of the AGLCC organization in 2012 attending a variety of events that supported the organizations growth and its commitment to attract partners and grow businesses in our community.  In her spare time, she volunteers for and supports Habitat for Humanity, The Food Bank, and TechBridge organizations all aimed at the betterment and enrichment of people and businesses. 

  
In 1993 Lynette relocated from Seattle, Washington to Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly after her arrival, she was honorably discharged from the US Army after serving 8 years.  During her time in the service she was awarded multiple certificates of achievement and medals for Humanitarian and Good Conduct service.  A lover of most sports as well as an avid golfer, Lynette lives in Tucker with her partner of 5 years, their dog Oskar and cat Gracie.


Paula Maddox

Membership Chair

Susan Howard

Membership Committee Chair

Sebastian “Becks” Nix

Community Coordinator Chair