In-Person - Speaker & Meeting:
March 2nd, 2021 at NOON @ Summit Chase Country Club
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Allona Lane Cross was appointed to serve as the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) by Governor Brian P. Kemp on October 24, 2019. As the Executive Director, Allona oversees the GCEO, which is a state agency charged with protecting individuals from discrimination in employment and housing by enforcing the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Housing Law.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Allona was Deputy Director and assisted the Executive Director in the administration & coordination of the agency in the areas of operations, administration, financial management, information technology, compliance, and investigations.
Prior to becoming the Deputy Director, Allona served as the Director of Fair Housing, which investigates complex cases of unlawful discrimination in housing for the state of Georgia. She also previously served as a Senior Advisor to two former Executive Directors, Senior Compliance Officer, Communications Officer, and Mediator promoting alternative dispute resolutions.
Prior to joining GCEO, she served as a Housing Specialist for the Birmingham Housing Authority in Birmingham, Alabama. Allona assists with managing her family's real estate and development company which has been established for over 50 years. She regularly conducts seminars covering a variety of fair housing topics and provides technical training to regulated industry personnel.
Allona is a native of West Point, Mississippi. She attended the University of Mississippi where she holds a bachelor’s degree in Law Studies. She furthered her education by graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master of Public Administration degree including a concentration in Human Resources Management and Public Policy.
Allona is a member of the University of Mississippi’s Alumni Association, the American Society for Public Administration, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is an active figure in the Grayson, Georgia community with her husband, Regis, twin sons, and daughter.Add to Favorites