Diriki T.
Geuka, Esq.



Vice President







Meet the Board

Diriki T. Geuka, Esq.


Diriki T. Geuka, Esq. serves as President of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta, the young professional auxiliary of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. He is a corporate associate in the Atlanta office of Townsend & Lockett in the transactional practice group. Diriki works on a team focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate law. Diriki has represented several international, publicly recognizable corporations in complex transactions including the multi-million dollar sale of overseas assets and the acquisition of businesses in Asia, Europe, Canada, and domestically.

Diriki previously worked as an attorney at both the federal and local levels of government, representing local agencies run by elected and appointed officials, and as a federal staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He was an intern for the Honorable Julie S. Sneed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida while in law school at Stetson University College of Law, where he was president of its Student Bar Association before graduating in 2017 with the Dean Richard Dillon Excellence in Real Property and Marc L. Levine Awards. Diriki currently serves as a member of Morris Brown’s President’s Advisory Board. Diriki graduated from Florida A&M University with a degree in history education.

Chris Scott

Vice President

Chris is a dedicated community servant with a heart for the Atlanta Community. Hailing from Sylacauga, AL, he pursued his academic journey at Auburn University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in business. Chris has been a resident of Atlanta for over 7 years, moving here to begin his professional career as an Engineering Project Manager in a Fortune 20 corporation.

Outside the corporate world, Chris is a force of positive change in the Atlanta community. Since joining the Emerging 100 of Atlanta in 2020, he has taken on various leadership roles, serving as the Community Service committee co-chair and later becoming the Membership co-chair. His outstanding contributions and commitment to the organization led to his well-deserved recognition as the Member of the Year for 2021-2022.

With a deep passion for giving back, Chris is involved in other charitable endeavors in Atlanta, including the Meals on Wheels Young Professional Board. Moreover, he is proud to be an alum of the @LEADAtlanta class of 2023, solidifying his commitment to personal growth and community engagement.

On a more personal note, Chris finds joy in several hobbies, including real estate, golf, basketball (supporting the “LAKESHOW!!”), and football (“War Eagle!!”). But beyond his individual interests, Chris values the power of gathering people together. He understands that connecting with others can be a source of inspiration and a means to cultivate strong relationships. As a result, he actively encourages everyone he encounters to embrace the beauty of togetherness, firmly believing that it enriches lives and fosters a sense of fulfillment.

Rashaad Hannah


Rashaad Hannah is an Analytics Manager at Delta Air Lines, where he is an integral part of the Operations, Analysis, and Performance organization, supporting TechOps. He has also made significant contributions during his career at AT&T and The Home Depot. Rashaad holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a master’s degree in Business Analytics from Georgia State University.

Rashaad joined the Emerging 100 of Atlanta in 2019 and has been actively involved in the organization since then. He started as a chair of Partnerships and Fundraising, which has now led him to take on the responsibility of Treasurer. Rashaad resides in Mableton with his wife and two children. In his free time, he keeps an active lifestyle with weightlifting and golf. He also enjoys watching sports and has a passion for e-commerce and real estate.

Rashaad is responsible to managing all financial processes of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta, frequently interfaces with all of our organization’s community partners, and is primarily responsible for over $145,000 in recent philanthropic support benefitting children in the Atlanta community!

Nigel Barker


Nigel Barker serves as Senior Associate within Trammell Crow Company Atlanta Business Unit and works on all facets of multifamily development.

Prior to joining TCC, Nigel worked as an associate at Stockbridge Capital Group focusing on the acquisition and development of multifamily, office, industrial, and retail assets across the Southeast where he executed on over $1.2 billion in transactions. Before joining Stockbridge Capital Group, Nigel worked as an analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Nigel joined The Emerging 100 of Atlanta in 2021 and currently serves as the Secretary. Originally from New York, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Queens College, City University of New York.

Everett Easterling


Everett Easterling is a seasoned Commercial Account Director specializing in Customer Experience (Cx), Marketing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Salesforce. Originally hailing from Philadelphia and later Florida, Everett is a recent transplant to the vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia.

A proud alumnus of the University of Florida, Everett holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in Finance. Throughout his career, Everett has garnered valuable experience from stints with renowned organizations like Gartner, a prominent consulting firm, and Oracle, a global technology company. With a keen eye for innovation and a passion for leveraging technology to drive positive change, he has made significant contributions to the tech landscape.

Prior to being selected to the Executive Board of Emerging 100 of Atlanta, Everett held prominent roles, including Chairman of the Corporate Roundtables Committee, Chairman of the Emerging Leaders Gala, and active member on the Collegiate 100 c”Committee.

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