Program Team

Meet the IGEL Program Team

Our dedicated Program Team is the engine behind the development and evolution of our core leadership program. IGEL partners with the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business to help develop and operate our carefully designed curriculum.

Molly Nuttall has served as IGEL’s Program Manager/Director since 2011. She’s also the Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University in Atlanta. After many years working in program, project, and product management in several different industries, Molly joined GSU’s team to use her deep experience to develop and manage leadership programs like IGEL. She works on projects both in metro Atlanta and throughout the state. As Program Director, Molly arranges much of the logistics and programming for the IGEL sessions, as well as managing the participant application process.

Beth Allgood Blalock is an attorney with a wide range of experience working on environmental and land-use issues. Her primary practice areas include the acquisition and the redevelopment of properties with environmental impacts and environmental regulatory, compliance, and permitting issues. She has served as the Assistant Branch Chief for the Land Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and in that capacity was responsible for the regulation of hazardous waste sites, Underground Storage Tanks, and brownfields. She has also held roles as General Counsel for the Georgia Conservancy and as an environmental attorney with King and Spalding and the Southern Environmental Law Center. She graduated with a degree in ecology and political science from the University of Georgia and also received her law degree from the University of Georgia.

Beth serves as a lecturer on Brownfields and regulatory issues in Georgia. She is a facilitator for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership and a 2016 program graduate. She and her husband reside in Atlanta with their two children.

Beth Allgood Blalock is an attorney with a wide range of experience working on environmental and land use issues. Her primary practice areas include the acquisition and the redevelopment of properties with environmental impacts and environmental regulatory, compliance, and permitting issues. She has served as the Assistant Branch Chief for the Land Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and in that capacity was responsible for the regulation of hazardous waste sites, Underground Storage Tanks, and brownfields. She has also held roles as General Counsel for the Georgia Conservancy and as an environmental attorney with King and Spalding and the Southern Environmental Law Center. She graduated with a degree in ecology and political science from the University of Georgia and also received her law degree from the University of Georgia.

Beth serves as a lecturer on Brownfields and regulatory issues in Georgia. She is the co-facilitator for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership and a  2016 graduate.  She and her husband reside in Atlanta with their two children.

Rob Williams, Ph.D.

Facilitator

Senior Fellow, Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, Georgia State University

Dr. Rob Williams, one of IGEL’s founding program facilitators, is a social psychologist who works with individuals and groups in both the public sector and non-profit community on leadership, mastering change, and improving organizational development. He is the Senior Fellow at Georgia State University’s Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in Atlanta. Rob is active in research and writing about leadership development, social advocacy, and group dynamics, primarily collaboration and conflict. He divides his time between facilitating programs like IGEL and working as a national and international consultant and educator.

Dr. Carrie Furman, is an assistant research scientist and environmental anthropologist in the department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia. She has worked with the Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC) on multi-disciplinary projects aimed to assess the relevance, accessibility, and usefulness of climate-based decision support tools for extension agents, organic farmers, and African American producers in the Southeast. She has also researched the sustainability of food hubs and pathways to connect schools to local food.

Currently, she is part of the Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) team that brings scientists and stakeholders together in a participatory process to develop knowledge needed to explore tradeoffs between the regional agricultural economy and environmental quality.