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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.


Paula Maddox

Membership Committee Co-Chair
Silver Partner of the AGLCC

Paula Maddox has spent almost twenty years as a “Road Warrior” traveling all over the country consulting as an accountant. During her travels, she has worked with people in twenty states, two countries and probably in as many industries. She always had it in her sights to take a permanent position in the city of Atlanta and to one day get more involved in the LGBTA community. So in 2013, she started with the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index of employers with 100 ratings in the Atlanta area. This led her to SunTrust.

Paula has personally have experienced many of the diverse categories of the LGBTQA community. First as a straight married woman (A-Ally). Then as an out lesbian, in a committed relationship and mother to seven children (L-Lesbian). And now as the partner to a transgendered person (T-Transgender & Q-Queer). Hers has been a unique path and feels that it has given her some insights into a broad spectrum of the community she has committed to serve. Paula feels quite blessed in that her employer, SunTrust Bank, has a very strong LGBT organization and is very active in Atlanta and the southeastern states. She was honored to be a co-chair for 2014 and 2015 President of the SunTrust LGBT Teammate Network. She also serve on the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, an organization of great interest to her both as a resource and as a way that she has been able to give back.

About seven years ago, Paula's daughters and herself started a small photography business, One Moment More Photography or OMMPhoto for short. She finds the left-brain, right-brain balance very satisfying. She is a third generation Atlantan, attending Shamrock and Marist high schools and Oglethorpe University. She is very lucky to have four generations of family all located in Atlanta. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her partner of 13 years, Loren Benson. They are also dog rescuers of pit-bull breeds.

She believes it is this combination of broad range personal and professional experiences that uniquely positions her to serve the community.


Chris A. Ryan-Lawrence

Small Business Development Chair
Patron Partner of the AGLCC Since 2015

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.


Sebastian Beckham “Becks” Nix

Community Coordinator Board Chair

Sebastian is a Georgia native who grew up in rural West Georgia and currently resides in Decatur.   He is a 2015 graduate of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, where he studied Public Policy and Nonprofit Leadership.  His interest in local policy and community organizing has led him to work with multiple groups that promote social and racial justice initiatives.  Currently working as the Rush Center Coordinator, he got his start at the Rush Center interning with Georgia Equality while in school.   He is also on the Events Committee of Atlanta Pride, an avid volunteer for SOJOURN and The Health Initiative, as well as the Community Relations Board Chair for the AGLCC.


Susan Howard

Membership Committee Co-Chair
AGLCC Member since 2014

Susan is the owner/operator of TapSnap Photo Entertainment booth.  TapSnap has been a great way for Susan to take her extensive sales and leadership background and apply it to a passion for creating fun and memorable events.  Susan has been in business with TapSnap for 2 1/2 years but has 20 years of management, team buliding and sales history with Coca-Cola.  Susan graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Public and Environmental Affairs.  Susan has been with her partner Yvette for 15 years ad when she is not promoting TapSnap they enjoy spending time with their dogs at their lake house and traveling.


Kyle Strahl

Communications Board Chair
Member of the AGLCC since 2014

After building a life in Atlanta, earning a degree in graphic design and getting years of industry experience under his belt, Kyle started KEYLAY. And as he puts it, “a small dream went in a big direction.” Kyle has earned the respect of his clients and peers in the industry with his skills as a creative director and passion for developing strategic master plans. With a little conversation and vision, Kyle can quickly conceptualize a target market-specific design direction as he’s done in the past for Sprint, Cbeyond, the Atlanta Ballet, Kennesaw State University and countless other partnerships. His passion for building client relationships and rich advertising campaigns keeps them and others coming back to Kyle and KEYLAY Design whenever they have advertising needs.


Sandy Mollett

Corporate Relations Board Chair
Platinum Partner of the AGLCC since 2016

Sandy Mollett serves as Vice President of Strategy & Programs for First Data’s Network and Security Solutions (NSS) organization.  The Network and Security Solutions group provides a range of technology solutions to business and financial institution clients around the world. In this role, she leads the Program Management office, the NSS Risk & Control office and serves as Chief of Staff to the NSS Executive Vice President.  The Network and Security Solutions organization includes EFT network services (STAR, debit, ATM processing), Prepaid network services (Valuelink, MoneyNetwork, Transaction Wireless and Gyft), Security Solutions (TransArmor, TeleCheck and First Data’s suite of fraud prevention solutions), and the government solutions business.

Sandy draws on her 29 years in the Payments industry with experience in IT Operations, Product Development, Project/Program Management, and Strategic Development to bridge the gap between strategy and execution – while driving some of First Data’s largest strategic initiatives.

Sandy is named on over 25 issued patents. She co-chairs First Data’s Atlanta Diversity and Cultural Council (ADCC) and is an active member of the Women’s Leadership Council and Unity (LGBT) Affinity Group. Sandy also serves on the Executive Planning Group (EPG) for the new FinTech Atlanta Task Force.  Other memberships include Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Federal Club, Technology Association of Atlanta (TAG), Women in Technology (WIT) and Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net).

In 2011 Sandy and her wife (Jennifer) relocated from Houston, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia. They live in Midtown Atlanta with their dog Liza.


Dan Dunlop

Events Board Chair
Member of the AGLCC since 2015

Daniel Dunlop is the President of Dunlop Productions, a corporate meeting, conference and live event production company. 

Dunlop Productions partners with clients to deliver creative solutions, event management, video & music production, scenic design & fabrication, and live entertainment for corporate events at a world-class-level.  Dunlop Productions consistently “wows” their clients by captivating their audiences, engaging their senses, and motivates them to take action. 

Throughout Dan’s career, he has worked with a number of influential companies like, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide Insurance, LexisNexis, The Direct Selling Association, NuSkin Enterprises, and Silpada Designs and has assisted them with their international, national and regional conferences.  His work as a show producer has taken him abroad where he has produced conferences in Paris, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Toronto, Ukraine, and others.  His conferences often go beyond those present in the ballroom or arena, and are streamed to thousands that are joining on-line or by satellite broadcast. 

Dan’s passion is to create events that bring about a memorable experience. His core belief and practice is that edge and excellence must never be compromised. 

In addition to being a member of the AGLCC, Dunlop Productions is nationally certified by the NGLCC. 

Dan resides in Mid-Town Atlanta and enjoys finding new restaurants, working out, and routinely spending time at Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline.