Deirdre Denis


Deirdre Denis has proudly served as an elementary school educator for the past 22 years. She started her teaching career at Longfellow Humanities Magnet in St. Paul, Minn., where she spent five years as a fourth grade teacher. She joined the Whitefoord Elementary family 18 years ago.  She has served as a third grade teacher, grade-level chairperson, science lab teacher, and as a member of the school’s Leadership Team.  She currently serves as the school's International Baccalaureate Coordinator.  She was recognized for her hard work and dedication to the Whitefoord school community as Teacher of the Year during the 2003-04 school year.  In 2010, she was one of 16 recipients of the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education.


Arting Chang


Arting Chang is a Private Equity Associate at AEA investors, a middle market private equity firm based in New York with over $6bn of assets under management that focuses on Value-Added Industrial Products, Specialty Chemicals, Consumer / Retail, and Services.

She previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at J. P. Morgan in New York, where she worked on a variety of announced transactions spanning industries including Technology, Consumer, Healthcare, and Industrials. Prior to joining J. P. Morgan, she worked at Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, C.A., in their financial forecasting team covering iPhone and iPad products.


Wendy Binns


Wendy Binns, a graduate of the University of Virginia, has almost 20 years of experience in media, marketing and communications. She is currently communications consultant for EarthShare of Georgia, a nonprofit supporting environmental and conservation charities, and is editor of, a website she created in 2015 to showcase festivals in the southeast. Previously, she was owner and publisher of Atlanta INtown newspaper where she worked for 17 years until she sold the business in 2013. She is most proud of her work creating and building Atlanta INtown's “20 Under 20” program, which honors and features 20 students annually for their philanthropic work.