ADL Southeast Welcomes New Slate of Diverse Board Members

Monday, February 7th, 2022

ADL Southeast is proud to announce the induction of seven new influencers and leaders from across the Southeast to its Regional Board for the 2022-2023 term. 

Lindsey Fenton, organizational design consultant at Georgia Tech; Daniel Huynh, partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP and recipient of the 2020 ADL Southeast Emerging Leader Award; Frank McPhillips, founding attorney of Maynard Cooper & Gale LLP; Samuel Olens, partner in Dentons’ public policy practice and former Georgia Attorney General; Byung J. “BJay” Pak, partner at Alston & Bird and former US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia; Robin Sysler, women’s philanthropy president for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta; and Ronit Walker, administrative law judge; will all be joining as general ADL Regional Board Members. 

This diverse and impressive group will be joining a roster of more than 80 distinguished leaders, led by Southeast Regional Board Chair, Joel Neuman, instructor at Georgia State University and retired vice president of the Coca-Cola Company.

Allison Padilla-Goodman, ADL Southern Division Vice President and Southeast Regional Director shared, “The ADL board is the backbone for sustaining the work of fighting hate for good in the South, and the fuel that propels that work forward with urgency in such crucial times. We are so proud to bring such excellent leaders who bring credible voices and passionate hands to the work of our board.”

Joel Neuman, who began his term as Southeast Regional Board Chair in January, added “We are thrilled to add to our board with people who come from an incredible diversity of thought, geography, and backgrounds, but all who share a common motivation for combatting antisemitism and securing justice and fair treatment for all.”

Members will be officially initiated onto the board during the organization’s first 2021 virtual board meeting in February.