Leadership DeKalb had been around only five years when Sara Fountain joined its class of 1992. She was so impressed with the organization that she stayed involved. When the executive director position become available 11 years ago, she expressed an interest and was chosen. As she prepares to retire after the graduation of the 2012 class, Fountain said there could not have been a better match between a person and a job.
“I love this job. It has been a perfect fit for me with my skills set and my personality and interest in sustainability,” Fountain said. “What could be better than getting up every morning and going to a job that doesn’t feel like a job? It just feels like my life—what I’d choose to be doing even if I weren’t earning a living at it.”
Her favorite part of the job,