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Sondra Rhoades Burnett

Sondra Rhoades Burnett, American tax commissioner. Avocations: reading, collecting African American art and memorabilia. 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.

Background

  • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Politics

    Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.

    Religion

    People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

    Membership

    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).

    Connections

    • Married Louie Anthony McClure, October 8, 1977 (div. 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 March 30, 1955
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 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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