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Meet the Mayor and Council

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Portrait of Mayor Mike Mason in front of an American flag.

Mayor - Mike Mason

A resident of the Peachtree Corners community for over 30 years, Mike Mason was elected the city's first Mayor in March 2012.

Mason co-founded the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association in 1993 and served as president of the organization many times through the years, helping address land use and community issues prior to the area's incorporation July 1, 2012.

Mason is currently the owner of Mason CFO Advisory.  Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of Amerifleet, Inc. a privately held transportation and logistics company headquartered in Alpharetta. Previously, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Intelligent Switchgear Organization LLC, an Alpharetta-based joint venture of the Eaton Corporation & Caterpillar, Inc.

In 1994 Mason founded the Fox Hill Homeowners’ Association and was elected its first president, authoring its by-laws, and remains active in his neighborhood.

He has served on the Local School Advisory Committees at Berkeley Lake Elementary School, Simpson Elementary School, Pinckneyville Middle School and Norcross High School.

Mason was Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 525 for two years and Den Leader for 3 years. He also served as Assistant Coach for Norcross Recreation League football for 5 years, and coached youth t-ball, soccer, and basketball teams in the Peachtree Corners community for several years.

He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Evansville, and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana.

Mason volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1970 where he served as a Hospital Corpsman, primarily at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was honorably discharged in 1974 with the rank of HM2.

A native of Sandersville, Georgia, Mason and his wife, Debbie, moved to Peachtree Corners in 1985 where they raised their two sons.

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Portrait of council member Phil Sadd in front of an American flag.

Post 1 - Phil Sadd

District 1

A resident of the Peachtree Corners community since 1998, sales executive Phil Sadd was elected to the City Council in 2012.

Currently a Senior Vice President of Fundtech, a technology company in Peachtree Corners, Sadd is the managing director of the company's first international subsidiary and top revenue producer for the company. He was honored with membership in Fundtech's President Club.

He serves on the board of several local non-profits serving the entire Peachtree Corners community and Gwinnett County.

Sadd and his wife, Stephanie, have one daughter.

Sadd earned a Bachelors in Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia, where he served as captain of the UGA Lacrosse team.

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Portrait of council member Eric Christ in front of an American flag.

Post 2 - Eric Christ

District 2

A resident of Peachtree Corners since 1998, business executive Eric Christ was elected to the City Council in May 2016. Prior to joining the City Council, Christ served as Vice Chairman of the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals for four years.

Christ’s 25-year career includes general management, marketing, and product management positions with leading information technology companies including McKesson Corporation and Harbinger Corporation. He is currently the CEO of a health care software company based in Peachtree Corners. 

Christ is a member of the board of directors of the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association trade group and of the Atlanta Technology Executive Roundtable industry association. He also served a two-year term as a board member of the National Association for the Support of Long-term Care.

He has a Master's in Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he was a Robert Woodruff Fellow and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma national business honor society. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double-major in marketing and international management from Georgetown University.

Born in Minnesota, Christ moved to Atlanta in 1991. He lives in Neely Farm, with his wife, Maureen McIvor, a fitness instructor at the Fowler YMCA, and their two daughters who attend Norcross High School and Georgetown University.

Christ has volunteered for his homeowners association and served as the starter and announcer for the Neely Farm Mighty Mallards and the Fowler Fins swim teams. He has also participated in the Goizueta Business School mentor program, coaching MBA students as they transition from the academic to the professional environment.

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Portrait of council member Alex Wright in front of an American flag.

Post 3 - Alex Wright

District 3

Following more than twelve years of community service experience in the Peachtree Corners community, Council member Alex Wright was elected to the City Council in 2012.

He is currently Director of Finance for the Grass Seed division of Central Garden and Pet.  Previously he worked for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, The Home Depot and GlaxoSmithKline in a variety of finance roles.

Wright served four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1992 to 1996, making multiple deployments overseas to Somalia and the Persian Gulf aboard the USS El Paso and the USS Briscoe.

Becoming a vocal advocate for the city in 2011 when he began writing a blog for a local online community newspaper, Wright won his District 3 seat in a runoff election in April 2012 and was re-elected running unopposed in 2015 and 2019.

He holds a B.S. in Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is also a 2016 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett.

A Georgia native, Wright and his wife, Loreen, have lived in the River Place neighborhood of Peachtree Corners since 2003 with their three sons and one daughter.

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Portrait of council member Jeanne Aulbach in front of an American flag.

Post 4 - Jeanne Aulbach

At large

Jeanne Aulbach served as Membership Chair for the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA). At the same time, she served as a core member of the Peachtree Corners Yes (PCY) Committee during the City's incorporation movement. In her role with PCY, she researched city issues, the founding charter, and issues facing all U.S. municipalities in order to write that organization's city information blogs.

Previously, Aulbach worked for 13 years with Citizens & Southern National Bank. She was Group Controller and Compliance Officer in the Capital Markets Group before moving to corporate banking, where she performed cash management studies and treasury management reviews.

She then worked as an independent technical trainer and software developer, automating and streamlining processes for clients such as AIG Aviation, Finishing Dynamics, and Acuity Brands Lighting. After working with Acuity for a year, she accepted a full time position there.

A volunteer with the Avocet Homeowners Association since 2004, Aulbach served on the HOA’s board as its president and treasurer, and on the COPS and Architectural Control committees. 

A native of York, Pennsylvania, Aulbach moved to Atlanta in 1977.

She earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from York College. She holds Masters Degrees in both Accounting and Information Systems from Georgia State University.

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Portrait of council member Lorri Christopher in front of an American flag.

Post 5 - Lorri Christopher

At large

A 34-year resident of Peachtree Corners, Council Member Lorri Christopher brings many years of leadership in business, education, and community service.

A principal in CAP Associates LLC, a human resources consulting firm, retiring in 2012 from Gwinnett Technical College as a CIS Faculty Program & IA Director. Lorri is an adjunct faculty member, and a Trustee of the Gwinnett Senior Leadership program. A former IT Project Manager for the 1996 Olympics, she managed, recruited, planned, trained, and coordinated technology volunteers and vendor education needs for game venues.

First career as a high school math and science teacher; she became MIS director and CIS program chair at Trident College. Additional career stops were COO of Atlanta Desktop; co-president of United Mortgage Company; Marketing Director of Right Associates; a VP, Midland Associates, and VP, Finance & MIS for Edwards, Inc. Earlier, she held marketing and technical leadership positions at DCA and Burroughs/Unisys, working worldwide. She was a Founding Director of Paces Bank & Trust.

An alumnus of Leadership America, Leadership Atlanta, and Senior Leadership Gwinnett, President of The International Alliance and GEWN, Lorri was Chair of the Georgia Council on Vocational Education, the Employment & Training Council, and the Georgia 21 Commission. Lorri is a recipient of the 21st Century Award from The International Alliance, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s DECA award, the Triumph Inspiration 21st Century Woman Award, and a member of the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers.

Lorri served on the leadership committee for the Center for the Study of the Presidency, chaired Gwinnett County March of Dimes, and served on the Georgia Alliance for Children Board. She is a member of the Gwinnett, Hispanic, SWGC, and Atlanta Chambers, TAG, Gwinnett Village Alliance Board member, a past officer of Fox Hill HOA, and a member/volunteer for UPPCA, PCBA, and the Peachtree Corners Festival. She is also President Elect of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody and a community volunteer.

Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University, Lorri holds an MBA in Business and Finance, Emory University, an MBA in Global Ecommerce, Georgia State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Chemistry, State University of New York, and additional graduate studies in CIS, Georgia Tech and Education, Hofstra University. She holds a number of professional certifications.

Lorri and deceased husband, Larry, have four children and eight grandchildren.

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Portrait of council member Weare Gratwick in front of an American flag.

Post 6 - Weare Gratwick

At large

Weare Gratwick has over 30 years of banking experience and has served as a community leader in Peachtree Corners for the past 17 years.

Currently, Gratwick is the Regional President –Atlanta for Calumet Bank and serves as Mayor Pro Tem on the City Council for Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

Before joining Calumet Bank in September 2016, Gratwick served as a Principal Banker with Wells Fargo’s Gwinnett Business Banking Group from 2012 -2016 and Vice President of the Residential Real Estate Construction Division of SunTrust Bank from 2002-2011.

Gratwick began his banking career at SunTrust Bank in 1983, rising from trainee to branch manager to Vice President, Commercial/Retail Banking to Group Vice President, Residential Real Estate Construction Division during his tenure there. He served from 1985 to 2002 as a Relationship Manager for the bank’s Gwinnett Commercial Banking Commercial Division, working with local small-to-medium sized corporations.

From 2002 through 2011, he served as both a Relationship Manager and Team Leader in the Homebuilder Division of the bank’s Commercial Real Estate group. During this time, he led the bank’s annual fundraiser for Home Aid, a non-profit organization that builds transitional housing for the homeless. 

He served as Civic Chair of the Peachtree Station Homeowners Association and as a representative of the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association from 2010 to 2012. Treasurer of the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence from 2011 through 2014 and Board member since 2009, Gratwick was president of Norcross Baseball from 2002 to 2004, and treasurer of the Norcross Soccer Academy from 2007 to 2010. He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Weare grew up in Decatur, Alabama. He holds a M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University, and a B.B.A in Accounting from Emory University.

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