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Jeff Kuo


Jeff has been a part of the Atlanta International Night Market since 2016 shortly after it’s creation. His first leadership role was as Treasurer before election to President in 2019 where he hopes to further and expand the Night Market’s mission to elevate underrepresented communities.

Jeff was born and raised in metro Atlanta so has seen the huge changes in our communities. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State. He is Head of Retirement and Financial Benefits at MassMutual - a Fortune 100 Company.

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Benjamin (Ben) Hines

JBen Hines, a proud native of Georgia, is a dedicated public servant with a demonstrated history of recognized service in the higher education, non-profit, and local government realms. He currently serves as the Program Engagement Associate for the School of Business at Georgia Gwinnett College where he executes all student engagement events, directs the Torch Team Ambassadors Program and provides professional development support to students. Outside of work, Ben volunteers extensively with the Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP) Advisory Board, the Atlanta Track Club and several other community organizations.


Alisha Cole

is an outgoing and community-driven insurance professional with 25 years of experience.  She was born and raised in a close-knit community in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  In 2006 Alisha embarked on a new chapter of her life by relocating to the vibrant state of Georgia.  She brought with her, not only a wealth of industry knowledge, but also a passion for serving her community and a zest for life that’s truly infectious.

A proud mother of three wonderful children and doting grandmother of three, Alisha’s dedication to her family shines as brightly as her professional pursuits.  Beyond her career, she finds immense fulfillment in her role as a mother and grandmother.

However, Alisha’s commitment to making a positive impact extends far beyond her family and insurance career.  Her heart lies in her beliefs and her ministry.  She’s an active member in her local church, and is a beacon of inspiration.  Alisha’s deep-rooted passion for ministry fuels her desire to serve others and make a difference in the lives of those around her.

In 2014, Alisha adopted a plant-based lifestyle, embracing veganism as a way to not only improve her own health but also to promote environmental sustainability and animal welfare.  Her dedication to this cause is a testament to her commitment to making ethical and sustainable choices.

Alisha’s love for exploring the world led her to an exciting partnership with The Atlanta International Night Market in 2017.  This non-profit organization celebrates diversity in the greater Atlanta area, and Alisha serves as an active board member.  Her expertise plays a pivotal role in planning logistics for festivals, selecting food and retail vendors, organizing captivating entertainment, and facilitating sponsorship and donor relations.  Through her involvement, she contributes to the rich tapestry of cultural experiences that the Night Market brings to the community.

Alisha Cole is a dedicated community-driven individual with a heart full of love for her family, church, and a passion for making the world a better place.  Her story is a testament to the positive impact one person can have on their community and world at large.