ACLU of Georgia

Closer Look: ACLU of GA Hires former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis for New Role

By Candace Wheeler | WABE 90.1FM | January 16, 2018

Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia, with former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, stopped by WABE to talk with Closer Look host Rose Scott to announce that Ellis will be the ACLU of Georgia’s first ever Political Director. In 2013, Ellis was indicted on charges of attempted extortion and perjury. The case led to a lengthy legal battle for Ellis which included serving eight months in prison. Ellis and Young talk about the initiatives for the new position, and why Mr. Ellis’ previous experience makes him the right fit for this role.