Sonjui L. Kumar is a founding member in the law firm of Kumar, Prabhu, Patel & Banerjee, LLC. She has been a practicing attorney for the past twenty one years, originally practicing in Hartford, Connecticut and since 1995 in Georgia. Attorney Kumar is a frequent speaker on issues relating to women and minorities in the profession, small and solo firm practice and business development. She is an active member of the South Asian community in Georgia and nationally. She is the Immediate Past President of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA), having served on its Executive Committee for the past four years.
She is also a founding Trustee of the NASABA Foundation. Ms. Kumar is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), Atlanta Chapter. She has previously served as an at-large representative on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia. She was awarded the State Bar of Georgia’s 2008 Commitment to Equality Award and later served on the selection committee for that award. She is a Past President and Board member of the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (SABA-GA) and an active member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL). In addition, Ms. Kumar is a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.
Ms. Kumar graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in West Hartford, Connecticut. She lives with her husband in Roswell, Georgia and has two daughters.
Mayu Arita is Electronic & Creative Media Director at Georgia Power, where she oversees all the advertising, sponsorships, social media and creative services of the company which also include design, web development, photography and videography. She is responsible for leading the brand strategy and building awareness and demand for Georgia Power’s products and services. Her efforts have resulted in multiple advertising and design awards including a 2017 UCI award for Communicator of the Year.
Prior to joining Georgia Power, Mayu spent over 10 years working on digital, web and social media marketing strategies for Fortune 500 brands across a wide array of industries including Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods, Home Improvement, Automotive and Financial Services.
Mayu was born in Toronto, raised in Hawaii and now resides in East Atlanta. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Hawai’i. She enjoys cooking, traveling, volunteering and spending time outdoors with her dog “Ebi.”
Kimberly Bourroughs is a chief senior assistant district attorney at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. In the Public Integrity Unit, Kimberly works with a team of other senior level prosecutors and experienced investigators to handle the investigation and prosecution of cases involving public officials, corruption in County or City government, and law enforcement officers, as well as the review of all law enforcement-related shootings or incidents involving injury to civilians. Prior to joining the Fulton County DA’s Office, Kimberly was an associate in the Atlanta office of Schiff Hardin LLP where she practiced in the General Litigation Group and on the firm’s National Appellate Team. At Schiff, Kimberly also worked closely with former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears as Chief of Staff. Kimberly began her legal career in public service as a prosecutor in DeKalb and Clayton Counties, and previously worked at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Department of Justice, as well as several policy organizations in Washington, DC before attending law school.
Raised in the Atlanta area, Kimberly obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Howard University in Washington, DC, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia. As a long time competitor and supporter of mock trial programs for students, Kimberly volunteers her much of her time as an attorney-coach for the DeKalb Early College Academy mock trial team and works with other college and law school teams. She is also active in the leadership of several professional and non-profit organizations, including the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Gate City Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar, the Georgia Asian and Pacific American Bar Association, the Metro Atlanta Youth Football League, and other organizations throughout Georgia. Kimberly enjoys running, tennis, SEC college football, cooking, traveling, and her dog, “Harry Winston.”
Tressa Copenhaver is Assistant General Counsel for Equifax Inc. where she provides business-focused legal advice to senior leadership in sales, marketing, and operations on all aspects of commercial law and support for day-to-day business matters, including legal analysis on the rights and obligations of the corporation.
She provides strategic direction and leadership on sophisticated, complex enterprise deals and her flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs makes her a trusted business partner. Serving as an integral member of the business team, Tressa enjoys the creative process of structuring deals and developing innovative contractual agreements in support of sales, sourcing, teaming, and alliance activities.
Prior to joining Equifax, Tressa was a well respected member of the legal departments at ADP, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Tressa earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law where she was a Notes and Comment Editor for the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. Tressa received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona in Philosophy. She is an active member of the Georgia Asian and Pacific American Bar Association and enjoys volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.
Ambreen Delawalla is Assistant Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel with AT&T Services, Inc. She advises the business on compliance matters. Ambreen has previously served on the boards of the Georgia Pacific American Bar Association, the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. She lives in Decatur with her husband and two boys.
Ms. Le Dam Doan has served as the Chair for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Gala from 2010 to 2016 and Past President of the Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia (APAC-GA) since 2013 to 2014. APAC Georgia is a federation of over 15 multicultural Asian organizations in metro Atlanta that was established to increase pride in the Asian culture, promote civic engagement of Asian Americans, and protect the interest of Asian Americans. In addition to her leadership at APAC Georgia, she currently holds the following positions. Ms. Doan has dedicated a lifetime of service to the immigrant and refugee community. Prior to coming to Georgia, Ms. Doan provided assistance to immigration humanitarian programs for refugees throughout California for more than 30 years. She was part of a taskforce on hate crimes and affirmative action in California. When Vietnamese refugees arrived in California from 1975 to 1996, Ms. Doan volunteered for Red Cross and Food for the Hungry. Further, she volunteered at Camp Pendleton and Camp Weimar Medical Center “Hope Village,” relocation camps for Vietnamese refugees. Her service work in refugee camps extended internationally to countries throughout Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Ms. Doan was born and raised in Vietnam, and now lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia with her 18-year old son Nam, her husband Tinh Doan, and her mother.
Shuaib Hanief is the CEO of Solmation LLC, a technology consulting firm. Along with providing software and hardware solutions for fortune 500 companies and small businesses, He works with nonprofit organizations to diagnose and improve their organizational and leadership performance. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering and dropped out of his PhD program to finish his Master of Public Administrator in Non-Profits.
His accomplishments in the non-profit and entrepreneurial area include being a founding member a Charter school in Roswell, founding a popular cruise travel agency, a partner in a non-profit consulting firm, running a media company that benefits the local community, providing software as a service products for physicians, leading a midsize non-profit organization as an Executive Director and serving a few organizations in advisory and board capacity. Shuaib is a long-time resident of Atlanta, and he live with his wife and four children in Lawrenceville, and also serves as a Boy Scouts committee chair.
Dan Huynh is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group of Alston & Bird LLP. He has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property Litigation every year since 2015. Dan received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and his B.S. in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dan is on the Board of Directors for Tapestri Inc., a non-profit combatting human trafficking in the Southeast and the Board of Governors for the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys. Dan is also a member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, the ArtsATL advisory council, and the University of Georgia School of Law Young Alumni Committee. Dan was selected to participate in the LEAD Atlanta class of 2015 and was recognized as Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 in 2016. An Atlanta native, Dan currently lives with his wife in Decatur.
Shaney Lokken is public finance attorney with Murray Barnes Finister LLP. She represents state and local governments, investment banks and conduit borrowers as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel in a variety of tax-exempt financings for healthcare, higher education, assisted living facility and economic development projects. She also represents nonprofit borrowers and financial institutions in direct purchase, credit enhancement and direct borrowing transactions. Shaney previously served in-house as Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a derivatives compliance manager at SunTrust Bank, and in the corporate, secured lending and public finance practices at a large Atlanta law firm.
Shaney is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She is also a member of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Toastmasters International. Shaney graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in literature. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California, where she served on the University of Southern California Law Review.
Bryan Ramos is dedicated to Georgia’s working class. He is the founding attorney of the Ramos Law firm who prides itself on delivering highly attentive and results-driven legal representation to those injured on the job. Mr. Ramos is recognized by Martindale‑Hubbell as AV Preeminent, an industry ranking at the highest level of ethical and professional excellence. He was also selected as one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine.
Together with his highly qualified legal professionals, Mr. Ramos carries a client rating of 10/10 – Superb by Avvo, and he was acknowledged as a “Georgia Top Attorney” by Law.com. Mr. Ramos is a frequent legal lecturer and is often quoted by national publications on workers’ compensation law. In 2016, he served on a national effort to benefit the Filipino Veterans of World War II and secure the Congressional Gold Medal for their service to the United States of America. Mr. Ramos has served as the Vice-President of the Fil-Am Association of Greater Atlanta, and he has served two terms as the President of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia.
Mr. Ramos currently serves as the Director of Human Capital for the National Association of Filipino American Associations, as well as the Co-Chair of Membership for the National Filipino American Lawyer Association. Most recently, he established the Georgia Filipino-American Bar Association and serves as its President.
Sara K. Sahni is Associate General Counsel of RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. where she oversees the company’s litigation, labor and employment, and licensing matters. Prior to working at RaceTrac, Sara was a Senior Associate at FordHarrison LLP, a national management-side labor & employment law firm. Prior to working at FordHarrison LLP, Sara was an Assistant Attorney General with the Georgia Attorney General’s Office. Sara earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky, and her Law Degree from the University of Louisville.
Cassandra is a freelance consultant and principal of Unravel, LLC. Clients have nicknamed her ‘Q’ on projects due to the questions she asks to better understand the heart of an issue, process, or objective to guide her throughout the unraveling process. As a result, Cassandra has been a major contributor in establishing a procurement organization and leading it. Other accomplishments include program managing cost saving initiatives to establish shared service organizations, implementing software, creating policies and processes and a change program for the transition.
She has a passion for diversity and inclusion, volunteerism, and environmental sustainability which has allowed her to push beyond any inexperience to establish a supplier responsibility program and co- establish a corporate responsibility program. Her mental and emotional courage and transferable skills helps her to seek a variety of initiatives to explore, strategize, and implement. She has earned an MBA and PMP and CPA certifications.
She and her husband are both loving being empty nesters and celebrates with as much travel as possible.
Ben Yin is the Co-Founder and Principal of Generations Financial, a company that provides individuals and families with estate planning, financial planning and risk management strategies. Born and rasied in Dunwoody, GA, Ben is a true native Atlantan. He received a dual concentration BBA (Marketing, Communications) from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a dual concentration MBA (Marketing, International Business) from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.
A member agent of the Million Dollar Roundtable (the top 1% of financial services professionals), New York Life’s prestigious Chairman’s Council (2014), and the Nautilus Group® a service of New York Life Insurance Company, Ben seeks to understand each client’s specific goals. Then he develops customized plans to help businesses flourish, to give families security and assurance, and to build enduring legacies.
He is honored to be a part of New York Life’s Agent’s Advisory Council (AAC) where he has been elected by his fellow agents to discuss the state of the company with New York Life executives.
Ben is married to his middle school sweetheart, Jennifer, and they have a three-year-old son, Matthew, and newborn, Matty.