Alliance theatre Board of Directors elects Jocelyn Hunter as Chairperson

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The Alliance Theatre announced that Jocelyn Hunter has been elected as the new Chair of its Board of Directors.  Hunter succeeds the current Chair, Lila Hertz.

Hunter is the current Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, is a member of the Governance and Executive Committees, and has served on the Alliance Theatre Board of Directors since 2006.  Her tenure as Board Chair will begin in June 2021.  As Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Home Depot, Hunter brings a wealth of leadership and legal experience to her role as Alliance Board Chair. 

In addition to her deep support and involvement with the Alliance, Hunter’s long history of volunteerism and leadership has benefited numerous organizations and causes in the Atlanta community. 

Additional volunteer positions include serving on the Advisory Board for the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies, as a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and as a member of the Board of Visitors of Duke Law School, where she is co-chair of the Future of the Profession task force.  Hunter also serves as the Board Chair for the Atlanta History Center. 

In 2013, Hunter had the prestigious honor of receiving the Georgia Multicultural Leadership Award. In her capacity as board chair, Hunter will help lead the Alliance through two seasons of recovery and growth post-COVID, which will see an ever-bolder effort by the 100 staff members of the theater to carry out their mission of expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. 

The Board of Directors also added six new members in 2020.  They are:

Alba C. Baylin

Vice President, Community & Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company 

Joe Crowley

Global Head of Learning, BlackRock 

Alison Danaceau

Counsel, Avolin, Inc.

Carrie J. Kurlander

Vice President, External Communications, Chick-fil-A 

Shareka Nelson

Diversity and Inclusion Lead 

Robyn Roberts

Consultant, RSR Consulting, LLC

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