Leonard Adams

Founder, Quest Community Development Organization, Inc.

Leonard L. Adams, Jr., is the Founder of Quest Community Development Organization, Inc.; a GA based 501c3 non-profit organization and currently holds the position of President and CEO. Mr. Adams is a true visionary taking this once grassroots organization starting with $30,000.00 to an operating budget of just north of $4M annually, $39M in current assets and securing over $50M in gov’t grant and subsidy support for affordable housing.

As an entrepreneur and social-entrepreneurof over 25 years, Mr. Adams has multi years of experience in developing affordable & supportive housing communities in challenged neighborhoods on Atlanta’s Westside and Knoxville, TN’s. He is a seasoned, results oriented leader with a strong record of accomplishment. He utilizing’s his Leadership, Fiscal, Strategic and Operational strengths as he navigates the non-profit community development superhighway in such uniquely challenging communities.

Mr. Adams gained his MBA from Kennesaw State University, a HUD-CHDO (Community Housing Development Organization) certificate from the University of Illinois and completed his undergraduate studies at Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN.

A War Veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Adams is committed to supporting urban community and economic development that serves as a catalyst for change, through his work and equitable housing models that serve homeless and low-income individuals, families, older persons and veterans living with a disability.

Understanding the delicate balance of professional and personal growth Mr. Adams serves on the Knoxville College Board of Trustees as Vice Chair. He also gives of his time serving on the Enterprise Community Partner Advisory Board and as an Enterprise Community Leadership Council (ECLC) member. He is a Leadership Atlanta Alumni Class of 2016 and a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Leonard Adams