Leadership Sandy Springs has named Jewish community member Pam Rosenthal the chair of its board of trustees as part of a new executive team that will implement a new strategic plan for the organization.

The executive committee includes past board Chair Bob Levinson, Chair-elect Chip Swearngan, Secretary Andrea Settles and Treasurer Patty Voelz. Two committee chairs, Jason Lina and Trinita Patton, will join that executive group in leading the strategic planning process.

Jabian Consulting worked with LSS to develop the strategic plan.

Pam Rosenthal

Pam Rosenthal

The entire board is helping implement the plan’s four focus areas: enhancing class curriculum; enhancing alumni programs; focusing on recruitment; and more fully engaging the community.

“The city of Sandy Springs is at the cusp of adolescence, and the best is yet to come,” said Rosenthal, who will lead the board for a year. “Leadership Sandy Springs is well positioned to be the nexus of the community where we can cultivate future leaders to make the city the most vibrant place to live and work.”

Part of the LSS Class of 2011, Rosenthal has worked closely with Levinson for two years, so she is familiar with the challenges and goals of her new role. She praised the organization’s fiscal strength, board and staff.

“This really is one of the healthiest, most active boards that I’ve ever worked on,” she said. She noted that the class application process has become competitive as word has spread of the LSS effort to attract people who are energized to become more engaged leaders.

Rosenthal’s community involvement includes past service on the Hillels of Georgia board, the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition Steering Committee and the Friends of North Springs (North Springs Charter High School) committee. She is a member of Meeting Professionals International and last year participated in the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Women’s Leadership Development Program.

She has a decade-old meeting and event planning business, Meeting Street South, and recently earned her certified meeting professional designation. She is married to Mark Rosenthal and is the mother of 19-year old Evan, a sophomore at the University of Georgia, and 16-year-old Julia, a junior at Riverwood International Charter School.