2014 Community Leadership Award Winner—David McCleskey

A long-time Gwinnett administrator and educator, David McCleskey has served needs of the community for decades. Ten years ago, he expanded his reach by joining the Gwinnett Health System Board of Directors, who oversees Gwinnett Medical Center. For the past five years, he has held the position of Chairman. During his tenure, Gwinnett Medical has seen nearly a 25% jump in job growth, a 50% increase in patient beds and the addition of new outpatient service locations in Hamilton Mill, Johns Creek and Snellville. Gwinnett Medical Center has also opened the Duluth location, a new patient tower and the Strickland Heart Center during his realm. As David finishes his term as chairman this year, everyone is grateful for his service.