The Islamic Speakers Bureauís Board of Directors carefully selected the six judges who made up the panel, including:†

  • Ms. Lesley Grady - Sr. VP The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
  • Mr. Kenny Blank - Executive Director - American Jewish Film Festival
  • Mr. Doug Shipman - National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Mr. Conrado Marion-Landais - Diversity and Inclusion at Georgia Power
  • Ms. Azizah Kahera - Chief Operating Officer - Azizah Magazine
  • Dr. Kathryn McClymond - Chair - Department of Religious Studies at GSU

Honorees were selected based on three criteria: leadership, impact, and contribution to the State of Georgia.