H. Lamar Willis

Lamar Willis has been described by some as a Renaissance man. Having worked as a public-sector IT consultant for the international consulting firm of Deloitte Consulting, as an attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration, a University professor, a member of the Atlanta City Council, a corporate board member and an entrepreneur, Willis’ potpourri of experience serves as validation for those who have made such assertions.

A lifelong resident of Atlanta, Willis graduated from Northside High School.  Upon graduating from Northside, Willis went on to attend Morehouse College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies. After graduating from Morehouse College he entered Carnegie Mellon University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. After receiving his Master of Science degree in Management and Policy Analysis, Willis joined the Pittsburgh office of the Deloitte Consulting. Upon his departure from Deloitte, Willis went on to attend Boston College Law School (BCLS) where he enrolled as a Presidential Scholar for his Juris Doctorate. As a student at BCLS, Willis served as First Circuit Governor for the American Bar Association/Law Student Division and President of the Black Law Students Association. Upon graduation, he received the Susan Grant Desmarais Award for Public Service Achievement and Leadership.

Willis remains active in his community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Walter & Andrew Young Family YMCA. He is also a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, and was listed as one of Georgia Trend Magazines “100 Most Influential Georgians”.  Willis also served as a German Marshall Memorial Fellow, as well as a delegate with the American Council of Young Political Leaders to Argentina & Uruguay.

Today Willis spends his time advancing his entrepreneurial endeavors, working as a consultant with major airport concessionaires and doting on his children.  He is the proud father of eighteen year-old Kayla, who will be entering Wake Forest University as a Freshman in the Fall, and thirteen year-old Henry, who is a rising eighth grader at The Ron Clark Academy.

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1999
  • M.S., Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy, 1995
  • B.A., Morehouse College, 1993