The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Mahnaz Charania, director of the Glenn Institute for Service Learning and Philanthropy, one of its "40 Under 40" honorees.
Every year, the publication honors 40 local leaders under the age of 40 who have made significant career achievements and have demonstrated social responsibility within the community. A panel of distinguished alumni from prior "40 Under 40" classes select the next group of rising stars, choosing those who have scaled the ranks to make their mark in their industries and lead their communities.
Mahnaz oversees the Glenn Institute, which provides opportunities for all Westminster students to address community and environmental needs through immersive service experiences. She is the founding executive director of the Rozhar Education Collaborative, an organization committed to strategically using data to improve learner outcomes. She has also served as the director of strategic planning, research, and program evaluation for Fulton County Schools and has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the area of health equity as well as a visiting lecturer at Georgia State University.
Other 2018 honorees include executives from Piedmont Healthcare, WellStar Health System, Lyft, King & Spalding, The Weather Channel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, and The Home Depot, as well as administrators from Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine. The list includes two alumni, Michael Hertz '01 and Fred Castellucci '03.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle's "40 Under 40" award winners will be celebrated during an event at the Fox Theatre in November.
Last year, Head of Lower School Whit McKnight was among the list of "40 Under 40" honorees.