Our Team

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Craig Lesser

Managing Partner

Craig Lesser is the Managing Partner of the Pendleton Consulting Group. Prior to joining The Pendleton Consulting Group, he served as the Managing Director and Head of International Public Affairs READ MORE…

Phil Jacobs

Partner

Phil spent 34 years with BellSouth and AT&T, holding numerous positions in operations, sales and marketing. He was elected an officer of BellSouth in 1993 and ran the company’s business systems division READ MORE…

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Bill Floyd

Partner

Bill Floyd was one of the longest-serving mayors in metro Atlanta. Elected to the commission in 1991, he served as mayor pro-tem from 1994 to 1997.  READ MORE…


Steve Smith

Partner

Steve brings 25 years of business leadership experience to governmental, corporate and non-profit clients, including organizational management, business development, and fiscal management. READ MORE…

Chip Pearson

Associate

A founding partner of Pendleton Group, Chip and his brother ran a family real estate development, site work and utility company with offices in Atlanta and Charlotte. READ MORE…

Tal Wright

Tal Wright

Senior Consultant

Tal Wright provides communication planning, advertising and marketing communications, media relations and crisis response, and copywriting and content development services to businesses and nonprofit organizations.
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Wayne Hodges

Wayne Hodges

Senior Consultant

Wayne Hodges brings extensive experience in innovation, commercialization, economic development and incubation management to Pendleton clients.
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Bucky Johnson

Consultant

Atlanta native Bucky Johnson brings decades of public service experience to Pendleton clients, and specializes in helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential. READ MORE…

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Dr. Daniel Papp

Consultant

DR. DANIEL S. PAPP is a dynamic strategic planner, leader, and coach in business and higher education.
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Amanda Shailendra

Amanda Shailendra

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Amanda Shailendra is an economic development and site selection specialist whose experience includes corporate recruitment, expansion projects and leading strategic negotiations for Google, Inc. and more than 100 economic development projects for the City of Atlanta and State of Georgia.
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Stan Wise

Senior Consultant

Stan Wise joined The Pendleton Group in April, 2018. Previously he served as a Commissioner on the Georgia Public Service Commission from January 1995 through February 2018,
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Brooks Mathis

Brooks Mathis is an economic development professional with experience in project management, business recruitment and site selection. He works with clients to create and implement strategic plans geared to recruitment of large and small businesses, innovation centers, and retail and entertainment providers.
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Brooke Lucas

Specializing in economic development and government relations for nearly 15 years, Brooke Lucas brings Pendleton clients a highly unique set of skills, insights and relationships.READ MORE…

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