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Sondra Rhoades Burnett

Sondra Rhoades Burnett, American tax commissioner. Recipient Public Service award Alpha Kappa Alpha, Atlanta, 1993; named Woman of Style and Substance, Revlon Corporation, Atlanta, 1992; inducted into Academy of Women Achievers, Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Atlana, 1994; named Atlanta Image and Stylemaker, 1993.


  • Burnett, Sondra Rhoades was born on May 30, 1955 in Harrison Township, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Eugene Earl and Shirley Anne (Bonner) Rhodes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Spelman College, Atlanta, 1976. Master of Business Administration, Atlanta University, 1986.


    • Systems engineer International Business Machines Corporation, Atlanta, 1976-1980. Management Information System project director Atlanta University Center, Inc., 1980-1982. Technical director Southeast region SASC, Atlanta, 1982-1984.

      Vice president, treasurer Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1984-1987. Systems project leader The Coca Cola Company, 1987-1990. Chief deputy tax commissioner Fulton County Government, 1990-1992, tax commissioner, since 1992.

      Member Young Executive Roundtable Datamation Magazine, New York City, 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: reading, collecting African American art and memorabilia.


    Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.


    The faith should be based on the Bible, but also on reason, tradition, and personal experience.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.


    Member Leadership Atlanta, 1989, Leadership Georgia, 1992, Regional Leadership Institute, 1994. President Outstanding Atlanta, 1993-1994, Northwest Georgia council Girl Scouts United States, since 1994. Member Georgia Association Tax Officials, County Officers Association, Atlanta Junior League (vice president administration 1993-1994).



    Avocations: reading, collecting African American art and memorabilia.


    • Married Louie Anthony McClure, October 8, 1977 (divorced January, 1982). 1 child, Courtney Nicole. Married Collie Burnett, Junior, June 21, 1982.

      1 child, Colin Taylor.
    • father: Eugene Earl Rhodes
    • mother: Shirley Anne (Bonner) Rhodes
    • spouses: Louie Anthony McClure
    • Collie Burnett
    • children: Courtney Nicole Burnett
    • Colin Taylor Burnett
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    Born May 30, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1976
      Spelman College
    • 1986
      Atlanta University
    • 1976 - 1980
      Systems engineer, International Business Machines Corporation
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1980 - 1982
      Management Information System project director, Atlanta University Center
    • 1982 - 1984
      technical director, Southeast region SASC
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1984 - 1987
      vice president, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
    • 1984 - 1987
      treasurer, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
    • 1987 - 1990
      systems project leader, The Coca Cola Company
    • 1990 - 1992
      chief deputy tax commissioner Fulton County Government
    • 1992
      chief deputy tax commissioner Fulton County Government
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