Turknett Leadership Group
Past Nominee Highlights

2012 Nominee Highlights

Each year we receive over 50 nominations. Many could be award recipients. This year we are honoring two outstanding nominees each month.

Non-Profit Category

Matt Pieper

Executive Director
Open Hand Atlanta

Matt Pieper is the Executive Director of Open Hand Atlanta and an outstanding nominee in the Non-profit category. Matt began working with Open Hand in 2009 as Senior Director of Resource Development, a position in which he led Open Hand through a highly successful capital campaign. Matt demonstrates respect and responsibility daily in his challenging role as Executive Director of such a large non-profit in the Metro Atlanta area. His nominator said, “Matt consistently demonstrates honesty, transparency and fortitude to ‘do the right thing’.”...

Neil Shorthouse

President and Founder
Communities in Schools

Neil Shorthouse, Neil Shorthouse, President of Communities in Schools, co-founded this non-profit organization in 1971 with the mission of saving kids from dropping out of school and helping them lead meaningful lives. Neil’s nominator says, “Neil has an incredible ability to do what's right in the face of adversity and an indomitable spirit to succeed in the face of overwhelming odds.” Neil is wholeheartedly committed to educating leaders and to the success of his organization...