Since 1992, Pat Upshaw-Monteith has gone from Co-Executive Director to Executive Director and then was promoted to President and CEO of Leadership Atlanta in 2005. In this capacity, she has capably steered Leadership Atlanta to the position of excellence it now enjoys.
Prior to heading Leadership Atlanta, Upshaw-Monteith served as Associate General Manager of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for 13 years. When appointed to this position, she became the first African Americans hired in management by a major symphony orchestra.
Upshaw-Monteith is also a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and currently serves on the board of the Salvation Army, APEX and Advisory Board of Private Bank of Buckhead. She has been widely honored for her achievements.