Duluth, Georgia (July 2nd, 2020) -- Leadership Gwinnett has selected Farooq Mughal as a member of its Class of 2021. Forty-two applicants were chosen through a competitive application process to represent Gwinnett’s public, private, non-profit, business, health, education, legal, and government entities.
The alumni of Leadership Gwinnett Includes distinguish judges, top lawyers, business executives, county commissioners, mayors and community leaders. The Class of 2021 will dive deep into the many facets of Gwinnett County, increase their circle of influence, build powerful relationships with leaders who are active connectors in Gwinnett, and ultimately drive civic and social change for the betterment of Gwinnett County.
Farooq Mughal is a managing partner at Mughal Strategies Global Partners, LLC (MS Global) with over 15 years of experience in the state legislative and regulatory process. He is a top government policy advisor and lobbyist in Georgia with expertise in a variety of issues including economic development, real estate, technology, agriculture, business expansion and local/state government policy.
Farooq Mughal is passionate about giving back and making a difference in the community. He is Past-President of FBI Atlanta Citizen's Academy Alumni Association, former Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific islanders Atlanta Summit 2012, Co-Chair of the Asian American Legislative Taskforce and former Board-Member of Gwinnett Transit Review Committee. Mr. Mughal currently serves as the Chairman of the Gwinnett County Community Outreach Advisory Board.
Mr. Mughal was has received numerous honors and awards. He was recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine "40 Under 40" in the areas of Government in Politics, 25 Most Influential Asian Americans by Georgia Asian Times, 100 Most Influential American Muslims in Law and Government by Islamic Speakers Bureau, and "People on the Move" by Atlanta Business Chronicle.
ABOUT LEADERSHIP GWINNETT: In 1984, a group of existing leaders recognized Gwinnett County was undergoing a significant transformation, transitioning from a rural, agricultural community to a more densely populated, diverse and urban community. Supported by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, this group crafted and developed a curriculum, enlisted volunteers, engaged facilitators and selected its first class – the Class of 1986. Over the next two decades, Leadership Gwinnett graduated hundreds of citizens from every sector of the community including education, not-for-profit, county and municipal governments, professional services and business and became the signature leadership program for Gwinnett County.