Chris Appleton

Executive Director
Atlanta, Georgia

Chris Appleton is Co-founder and Executive Director of WonderRoot, an Atlanta-based organization founded in 2004 working at the intersection of arts and social justice. At WonderRoot, Chris leads the organization’s strategic development, major partnerships, and supports its talented and passionate staff.

An Atlanta native, Chris is engaged with a number of organizations locally and nationally. His current and previous board service includes Georgia Arts Network, Sopo Bike Co-op, Eyedrum, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Chris has served on the Emerging Leaders Advisory Council for Americans for the Arts, Advisory Board of Health Connect South, and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Economic Competitiveness Task Force.

Chris is the 2014 winner of the Americans for the Arts National Emerging Leader Award, was named one of Georgia’s 100 most influential Georgian’s by Georgia Trend, named Atlanta Business Chronicles 40 Under 40, and received the 2009 Impact Award from Emory University Center for Arts & Creativity.