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.

Lindsay Cain

Interim Program Director

Director, Executive Education, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
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Lindsay Cain joined Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in January 2023 as the director of Executive Education. In this capacity, she collaborates with corporations and individuals to curate impactful learning experiences tailored to address complex business challenges and elevate talent. Prior to joining Robinson, Lindsay served as the associate director of client relationships at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business for nearly five years, where she spearheaded the development and execution of both in-person and online learning initiatives. Additionally, Lindsay spent six years at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). At SCAD, she managed a diverse portfolio of multidisciplinary sponsored projects, averaging 15+ collaborations annually and played an instrumental role in developing and implementing new and innovative professional education opportunities for educators. Lindsay is from Albany, GA and graduated with a degree in business from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.

M. von Nkosi (IGEL ’12)

Lead Facilitator

Founding President and CEO, Institute for Local Innovations
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A 2012 IGEL graduate, von Nkosi is founder and President of the Institute for Local Innovations Inc. (ILI), and has dedicated over 30 years to enhancing environmental sustainability, public health, and capacity building. His leadership extends to Liquid Studios®, which focuses on local initiatives for community potential and sustainable development. von’s expertise in urban design, architecture, and community redevelopment has contributed significantly to urban safety, crime prevention, and nationally recognized mixed-income housing development projects.

His commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) principles is evident in his consultancy, notably with health departments and promoting equitable development. von’s design and capital-raise brought the Mi Rialiti mobileOS and WebOS storytelling platform to the marketplace. He also solidified ILI’s collaboration with NASA, earning a NASA Catalyst Project Prize for advancing diversity in space technology.

Holding degrees from Hampton University, Illinois Tech, and GA Tech, AI Business Strategies and certification in AI Business Strategies from MIT, von’s academic and professional achievements reflect his dedication to creating sustainable and inclusive urban environments.

Adam Saslow (IGEL ’05)

Lead Facilitator

Senior Facilitator and Strategist, Institute for Local Innovations
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Adam Saslow is a public policy expert, strategist and builder of collaborative solutions. He has worked with and on an extensive array of environmental and natural resource statutes, regulations, and programs – and the science that supports them. He is a Senior Facilitator at the Institute for Local Innovations, bringing more than 25 years of experience in public participation, community involvement and the facilitation of multi-stakeholder groups. Adam has dedicated his career to creating safe environments for people to make their own best decisions. He has worked on complex and contentious dialogue on water quantity and water quality, brownfields and land use, energy and climate resilience and flood control.

Adam was a part of IGEL Class 4 (’05) and served two terms on the Board of Directors. He obtained his B.S. degree from New York University and a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University’s School of Organization and Management.

Beth Blalock (IGEL ’16)

Facilitator

Partner, Gilbert Harrell Sumerford
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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.

Rob Williams, Ph.D. (IGEL ’17)

Facilitator

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