Board of Directors

Since 2003, Growing Leaders has created more than 40 leadership training resources, partnered with over 8,000 schools and organizations to train young leaders, and mentored more than 500,000 students. This could not have been possible without the support and advice from our Board of Advisors and Board of Directors. Sharing our vision to turn ordinary students into growing leaders who will transform society, our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors have helped Growing Leaders get where we are today. Meet our board members below.

Board of Advisors

John C. Maxwell – Leadership Author and
President of The John Maxwell Company and EQUIP
Dayton Moore – General Manager of the Kansas City Royals
Malon Mimms – President of The Malon D. Mimms Company Dan Cathy – President and COO of Chick-fil-A
Glen Jackson – Co-Founder of Jackson Spalding Jim Reese, President and CEO of the Atlanta Mission
Collin Sewell – President of The Sewell Family of Companies Jeremie Kubicek – Founder, GiANT and Author
Len Van Popering – Chief Marketing Officer, Logan’s Roadhouse Steve Krajenka – Retail Sales and Operations Consultant
Barry Bowater – Leadership Development Consultant, Adizes Associate  Kevin Roberts – Executive Director of the Lanier Law Firm

Board of Directors

David McAnally

Chairman of the Board

In a twenty-five+ year staffing and placement career, David has managed eight staffing and placement firms, four of which were from the start-up or turnaround phase. His experience includes managing healthcare staffing and placement firms in the physician locum tenens, physician perm placement, allied health contract staffing, sales, pharmacy and nursing markets.  Currently, David is Vice President of Sales Training for is a nationally-focused leader in the locum tenens placement of physicians in a number of high demand specialties including Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery and Primary Care.

David has served as a board member and President of GAPS (Georgia Association of Personnel Services), co-founder and leader of Cub Scout Pack 1459 and Boy Scout Troop 1459 and serves on the Charitable Outreach Committee at

David and his wife Cathy have been married for 30 years and have three sons, Chase, Chandler and Harrison.

Randy Hain

As the founder and president of Serviam Partners, Randy Hain has built a vibrant national network built on authenticity and trust and is well known for consulting with companies and business professionals on targeted business relationship coaching. As a former Partner and longtime shareholder of Bell Oaks Executive Search, Randy has a respected track record of leading successful national searches and building teams in a broad diversity of industries and functional specializations. He is considered a thought leader on human capital, business relationships, career development, leadership and is a sought-after speaker and panelist. Randy is the award-winning author of six books, including Something More:  The Professional’s Pursuit of a Meaningful Life and LANDED!  Proven Job Search Strategies for Today’s Professional.  He is also Adjunct Faculty for the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and a 1989 graduate of the University of Georgia.

Randy has been married for 20 years and has two sons.

Tami Heim

Tami Heim is the president and CEO of the Christian Leadership Alliance, headquartered in San Clemente, CA. Her professional career includes executive leadership experience in the technology, marketing, publishing and retail industries. She has served as a partner in The A Group – Brand Development, executive vice president and chief publishing officer for Thomas Nelson Publishers, and as the president of Borders, Inc.  She is the co-author of @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online, a field guide for evangelism on social media networks.

Tami and husband, Dale, delight in their daughter, Zoë, son-in-law, Matt, two grandchildren, and newly adopted daughter Sania from Haiti.

Dave Johnson

Dave is the CFO of the National Christian Foundation, a foundation that receives and distributes charitable gifts throughout the world. Dave is formerly the CFO of the Injoy Group, founded by Dr. John C. Maxwell, which provided leadership training and resources to corporate leaders across the U.S. Dave completed his undergraduate work at UCSD and San Diego State in accounting, and recently received his MBA at Emory University.

Bill Dunphy

Bill is responsible for leading Chick-fil-A’s field talent organization, which includes Operator recruitment, selection, and training. In his 20+ years with Chick-fil-A, Bill has served in various roles, including corporate accounting, financial consulting, and field operations. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Director, Field Operations. Before joining Chick-fil-A, Bill served as a certified public accountant for KPMG. Bill and his wife, Bardeen, have been married for 25 years and have seven children together.

Jeff Neuber

Jeff is the Chief Executive Officer of Network TwentyOne. During his tenure with the company, his management and direction have set the pace for Network TwentyOne and its affiliates to experience a ten-fold increase in revenue growth and profitability.

Prior to his current position, Jeff worked in the aerospace industry.

He is married and the father of three teenage boys.

Amelia Fox

Amelia Fox is the Chief Operating Officer of Spotlight Performance, an Atlanta based technology and performance improvement firm. Amelia has significant experience in building customer-focused organizations and in designing and implementing programs to improve sales, marketing, channel management, and overall business processes. More recently, Amelia was a member of the executive team at a high profile, non-profit in the education technology space. In that role, she ran financial and strategic planning, privacy and security, along with all back-office operations including finance, accounting, human resources, legal affairs, and the project management office.

Amelia is married and has one young son.

Vicki Hamilton

Vicki Hamilton is a senior-level executive with over 20 years of technology experience with 15 years at executive and senior level management roles, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Digital Operations & Performance. Hamilton has created and implemented Technology Portfolio Management resulting in a patent filed for “Business Process Methodology” and has excelled at executing strategies, yielding significant business awareness and results through the emphasis of Balance Scorecard processes (financial, process, customer and resource management).

Hamilton has been recognized by the Atlanta Post as one of the ’23 Black Executives Advancing the Television Network Industry” (2010), was a recipient of WICT and CableFAX’s “Top Women in Cable Technology” (2010) and is a Foundation Board Member of Women In Technology (WIT). Hamilton received her Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree from the University of Dayton as well as a Masters of Business Administration from St. Louis University.

Tina DeNapoli

Tina DeNapoli is partner in the international law firm Troutman Sanders.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of employee benefits law including retirement, pension, and compensation plans.  She speaks on various employment topics and is a frequently published author on aspects of human resources.  She has previously worked in both private law practices as well as spending time as an Assistant State Attorney.  Tina graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Business Administration, and then received her LL.M and J.D degrees from the University of Florida.  Tina celebrates her rich heritage by being fluent in Greek, and when not working enjoys time with her husband and two children.

Rick Packer

Rick is the Vice President of Consulting and Training Services for The Table Group with over 14 years of experience where he works with global consulting clients.  His clients are CEO’s and executive teams comprised of talented individuals with strong personalities.

Prior to joining The Table Group, Rick worked for CompuServe and Maximum Impact.  At CompuServe he experienced an excellent standard in corporate culture that continues to drive his passion for developing high performance teams. At Maximum Impact he worked alongside author John C. Maxwell developing training solutions for global clients. Rick holds an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of Dayton, and executive education credentials from Stanford, College of Business.

Rick lives with his wife and three daughters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jon Ostenson

Jon serves as the Vice President of Sales for Carter’s Inc., the manufacturer and marketer of children’s apparel brands “Carter’s” and “OshKosh B’gosh.” Jon initially joined the company in a strategic management role in 2006. Prior to Carter’s, Jon worked in consulting with Accenture PLC, including a six-month stint in India.

Jon holds both an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the University of Georgia, and he was selected by the UGA Alumni Association as a recipient of its “40 Under 40” recognition.

Jon and his wife Jenny, live with their son in Atlanta, Georgia.