Rebekah is Gala Co-Chair for 2018 and 2019! Born in South Georgia and a first generation college graduate, Rebekah is committed to advancing LGBTQ rights and progressive causes in the South and is proud to serve her community in this city, in this time, in this place. In addition to serving as Co-Chair, Rebekah serves on HRC Atlanta’s Steering Committee (2018 Steering Committee Member of the Year) and previously co-chaired corporate sponsorship for HRC Atlanta. She is a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, where she also serves in various diversity and recruiting roles.
Ryan Roche is excited to serve as the Atlanta Dinner Co-Chair for the 2017 and 2018 galas. An Atlanta native, Ryan has engaged and volunteered with a number of organizations over the years. Ryan currently serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc., and is a current member and former Co-Chair of the steering committee for Emory GALA, Emory University’s LGBTQ alumni affinity group. In addition to his volunteer activities with LGBTQ organizations, Ryan is also active in the Emory University alumni community where he previously served as President of the Oxford College Alumni Board as well as in leadership positions on various committees. Ryan is currently employed by Emory University where he supports the undergraduate residential experience.