Episode 21

Jun 28 / Jennifer Longnion

Meet Dwight Elliston

Interview by Jennifer Longnion


June 28, 2021


In this episode...

Proud Jamaican Dwight Elliston immigrated to the US in his teens, taking the lessons he learned as a child to his new home - to use his skills and resources to make a community better for everyone. Dwight's USD is to find purpose and meaning by bringing all of himself - especially his multi-faceted brain - to building solutions and opportunities for others. That is what he does today, especially in his efforts to transform the culturally rich and ever-evolving Atlanta, GA into a place that promotes equality and eliminates inequities. His day job involves words like banking, intelligence and regulatory, and while he is equally proud of that aspect of his life, he'd rather talk to us about travel, art, wine and affordable housing. Be inspired by Dwight's story - how he celebrates all aspects of his life - and commits his time and energy to so many great causes including The Rosemarie K. Witter Foundation.
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Dwight Elliston
With more than 16 years’ experience in community activism and non-profit board governance, Dwight Elliston is passionate about civic engagement. For the past 17 years, he has called Atlanta home, and has given back immeasurably to causes and commitments that aim to make our city a better place to live, work, and play. In addition to his day job, Dwight is the founding principal of ONA Property Holdings, LLC, an Atlanta-based private real estate investment company that is focused on building wealth through recurring income streams and short-term profits. He also co-founded the grassroots community development catalyst, Atlanta Southside UP!--established to strengthen collaboration between neighborhoods, engage residents and businesses, and organize beautification projects. Dwight previously served the vice-chair of the Rosemarie K. Witter Foundation (a family foundation dedicated to finding a cure for lupus) created in the memory of his cousin. Dwight has experience and expertise in the data-driven and evidence-based approaches to operations management in private and public entities. He is currently employed in the bank regulatory sector where he specializes in data analytics.
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