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MMM’s Mize Chosen for Leadership Atlanta Class of 2020


Atlanta (May 2019) – Leadership Atlanta has selected Clyde Mize, a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP’s Residential Real Estate Practice, as a member of its Class of 2020. Leadership Atlanta, one of the oldest sustained community leadership programs in the nation, chooses a select group of established metro area leaders each year to participate in a nine-month, executive-level program.

The organization designs its retreats, seminars, service projects, discussions and community tours to help members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding. It describes the program as providing a deep dive into challenging issues to give program members insight into how they can make Greater Atlanta a better community for everyone.

“We are proud to continue Leadership Atlanta’s tradition of bringing together the region’s most influential, engaged and creative leaders dedicated to working together for the greater good," said Pat Upshaw-Monteith, Leadership Atlanta president and CEO, in a news release.

The 84-member Class of 2020 includes representatives of leading business, government, education and nonprofit organizations including The King Center, Chick-Fil-A, The Home Depot, Delta Airlines, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Power Company, The Coca-Cola Company and many more.

Mize is already deeply committed to community service. He is actively involved with the Gate City Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and the SEEDS Ministry of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He is also on the board of MMMPact, the firm’s corporate social responsibility program, and chairs its Diversity Committee. Two mentoring programs he is involved with, including one he founded at MMM, educate diverse high school students about careers in law.

The Daily Report awarded him its 2018 Best Mentor award in the midsize law firms category. He was also the 2018 Presidential Award Recipient from the National Bar Association. Atlanta magazine included him in its inaugural issue of “The Atlanta 500 – Our City’s Most Powerful Leaders,” spotlighting the area’s most influential, powerful, and impactful leaders. In 2016, the Georgia Leadership Conference honored him with the Multicultural Leadership Award.

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