Next OnBoard Awards

Next OnBoard Annual Awards – 2017 Recipients

Next OnBoard Outstanding Member of the Year

ErinErin Elliott was selected as the 2017 Next OnBoard Outstanding Member of the Year for her many contributions as the Events Committee Chair and Chair-Elect for the last two years.  During her time, Erin helped organize successful events such as a speaker event on Leadership Success and a Boards 101 Panel Discussion.  As one of our most involved members, Erin embodies what it means to be a “Nexter” and she is truly passionate about advocating for OnBoard’s mission in the community.

Erin Elliott currently practices immigration law as the managing attorney of Elliott Immigration Law LLC.  She assists businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals navigate the, often intimidating, U.S. immigration legal system.  Erin completed her undergraduate degree at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, then continued her education at Loyola Law School in New Orleans.  Erin returned to Atlanta after completing Law School and began her career at a national law firm where she represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups.  She opened her own law practice, Elliott Immigration Law LLC, in 2011, and now focuses her practice 100% on immigration law, representing individuals, families and companies.

Outstanding Member of the Year Award Description

This award recognizes an honorable member of Next OnBoard who exemplifies what it means to be a “Nexter”. The recipient is an early career professional who serves as an outstanding role model for advancing OnBoard’s mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards in both public and private for-profit corporations.

Previous Recipients 

2016 – Christina Schenck

2015 – Carrie Gorman

2014 – Erica Svobada

Next OnBoard Making Connections Award

ChristinaSchenck-2450-EditInternetRezChristina Schenck was the 2017 recipient of the Next OnBoard Making Connections Award, which is given to the Nexter that recruited the most new members into the organization in 2017.  This award exemplifies Christina’s passion and ability to share the Next OnBoard vision and value with her peers.  Christina was the 2016 recipient of the Next OnBoard Outstanding Member of the Year Award, she served Next OnBoard as the Events Chair and Chair-Elect from 2015 to 2016, and is currently President of Next OnBoard.  As evidenced by her history with this organization, Christina is committed to Next OnBoard’s mission and we are excited to have her as our leader in 2018.

Christina currently serves as Assistant Southeast Regional Counsel at Century Communities of Georgia, LLC. Century Communities is a publicly traded homebuilder with offices in Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Georgia. Prior to joining Century Communities, Christina was an associate at a Business and Employment law firm in Buckhead where she represented and advised companies in all aspects of employment related matters.  Christina received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.  While at Emory, Christina was a member of the Legal Association for Women Students, and served as the Conference Co-Chair and Secretary of the organization.

Making Connections Award Description

Making connections is all about recognizing the Nexter who recruits the most Next OnBoard members to engage young professionals early in their careers as they learn about board governance, connect with senior professionals and build a network of accomplished peers.

Previous Recipients 

2016 – Yami Joshi and Erica Svoboda

2015 – Yami Joshi and Erica Svoboda

2014 – Carrie Gorman