OUR TEAM 

Team Work Makes The Dream Work

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Rennie Curran - Executive Director 

Rennie Curran is a former professional athlete, speaker, author, and personal development coach who has a passion for improving leadership, career performance, and personal branding.

Rennie’s unique combination of leadership experiences with the National Football League, The Jon Gordon Companies, and his transition into becoming a successful entrepreneur translates to powerful and practical coaching, training, and speaking services for his clients. For several years, Rennie has worked with schools, universities, associations, companies, and sports teams in the capacity of keynote speaker, coach, strategic partner, and brand ambassador. Clients include Coca-Cola, Chick-Fil-A, The City Council of Bainbridge, The University of Georgia, AXA Advisors, Communities In Schools, Securus, Simply Trading and more!

 

Cherrón Garner - Board Co-Chair

Many of our game changers benefited from having mentors to help them along thier journey. Our mentorship program focuses on establishing supportive relatioships between current and former athletes to create positive long term outcomes. For athletes who have struggles with grades, attendance, or character issues having an adult mentor who keeps in constant contact with them can make all the difference. 

Studys show that having a mentor can lead to lower dropout rates and increased confidence. Mentors will be required to connect with their mentees at least once a month. 

Rob Kremer - Board Co-Chair

Many of our game changers benefited from having mentors to help them along thier journey. Our mentorship program focuses on establishing supportive relatioships between current and former athletes to create positive long term outcomes. For athletes who have struggles with grades, attendance, or character issues having an adult mentor who keeps in constant contact with them can make all the difference. 

 

Studys show that having a mentor can lead to lower dropout rates and increased confidence. Mentors will be required to connect with their mentees at least once a month. 

Stevie Baggs - Membership Board Chair 

Stevie Baggs Jr. is a three-time All-American and a graduate of Bethune Cookman University. Many know him for his athletic career in the NFL and CFL. Recognized as the only athlete to play for 11 professional football teams, Baggs accounts how his experience prepared him for a purpose
beyond the stadium with his newly released book, titled Greater Than the Game.
Since his 10 years in football, Baggs has empowered the youth and adults nationwide with motivational speaking, was honored as the City of Atlanta’s Health & Wellness Ambassador by Mayor Kasim Reed, and has recently celebrated the CETA Foundation’s 11th year of service to risk communities.

 

Fred Barber- Fundraising Board Chair 

Many of our game changers benefited from having mentors to help them along thier journey. Our mentorship program focuses on establishing supportive relatioships between current and former athletes to create positive long term outcomes. For athletes who have struggles with grades, attendance, or character issues having an adult mentor who keeps in constant contact with them can make all the difference. 

Studys show that having a mentor can lead to lower dropout rates and increased confidence. Mentors will be required to connect with their mentees at least once a month. 

 

Erika Mitchell - Programming Board Chair 

Since being elected to the Atlanta Board of Education, Erika Mitchell has established herself as one of Atlanta’s most influential public servant. Mitchell is an active board member when it comes to serving her community and she is a strong believer in parent and community engagement. Within Mitchell’s first term in office, she developed the first electronic newsletter for her district, and established community partnerships and co-wrote the first school district Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking policy and protocol in the state of Georgia in collaboration with Dr. Sharnell Myles. Mitchell is currently elected to the National School Board Association’s Council Urban Boards of Education Steering Committee, and was appointed to serve on both Board of Directors for Atlanta Beltline and  City of Atlanta, Mayor Bottoms Complete Count Census Committee.

Jennifer White - Program Board Chair 

Jennifer White is a technology executive with 20 + years’ experience leading cross-functional teams, cultivating change, and executing strategies to achieve business goals. Jen has a proven success in creating business models via technology by leveraging her strong background in strategy, innovation, and security.

Building meaningful relationships and giving back to the community is also a passion of Jen’s, she currently serves on the following boards/organizations.

  • Atlanta Technology Professionals (ATP) - Board of Directors
  • PowerMyLearning - Board of Directors
  • Game Changers Foundation

 

Cornelia Shipley - Governance Board Chair

Cornelia Shipley is the founder of 3C Consulting and a sought after speaker, and strategic planning expert who works with clients to expand their capacity, increase their capability and drive clarity in the organization to ultimately increase  the retention and advancement of mission critical talent.

As an executive development strategist, Cornelia and her team have worked with leaders at Procter and Gamble, Turner Broadcasting ,DaVita, Kaman Industrial Technologies, VMware, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline,  Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, Mondelez, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Netowork, Comerica Bank, Edward Jones, Ascension Health and others as a coach, strategic planning consultant and professional development facilitator.

 

Hannibal Navies - Membership Board Chair

After a 9 year NFL career, Hannibal Navies experienced first hand at the highest level how the business of sports operates. The primary goal of all his ventures is to serve as a vehicle for helping young and pro athletes maximize their opportunities.

He adopted the core belief necessary to assuming a winner’s mindset. What drives him today is the power of information and that it can lead into powerful decision making.

His business’s ‘business’ is about giving back; giving people the blueprint; laying out the process; putting systems in place; even backup systems.

 

 

Shelby Wright - Fundraising Board Chair

Shelby Wright is a five generation native of Atlanta. Both sides of her family have called this city home for generations. A graduate Shiloh High School and the University of Georgia with a degree in Public Relations from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her career spans over 20 years in the event, marketing and sales field with stops along the way in Athens and Knoxville before returning to Atlanta in 2016.  She is an active member of the High Museum of Art, Women of UGA and a 2014 graduate of Leadership Buckhead. She is currently with Learfield IMG College representing UGA Athletics for corporate marketing partnerships. She is the godmother to two great kids, Caroline 20 and a junior at Georgia Tech, and Bennett 17 who is a senior at North Atlanta High School. She absolutely loves Brookwood Park and his happy to help steer and serve this community.

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"The work we’ve done during our sessions have resulted in noticeable positive changes in my personal and professional life. I would highly recommend the Game Changers Foundation for your athletes."

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