Growing up in a hard-working, close-knit, military family has always informed Erika’s worldview and commitment to her community. Always willing to roll up her sleeves and do the hard work required for change, Erika has spent her entire young adult and adult life volunteering with and supporting non-profits, community organizations, professional initiatives and political causes that make real change for our communities. While involved with dozens of community-serving organizations and initiatives over the last two decades, Erika currently works with organizations that tackle tough problems including affordable housing and homelessness, small business development and community empowerment. She serves on the board of directors of Initiative for Affordable Housing, Historic Hills CDC, and Ladies of Favor Mentoring Program and Academy. She is also a Fulton County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and active member of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of her beloved Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Erika D. Estrada is a long-time community advocate and business leader. As the daughter of two former U.S. Marines, Erika credits her lifelong core values of leadership, integrity, resilience and inclusiveness to her parents and family. Service and community involvement are deeply rooted values for Erika, starting with fond memories of attending NAACP meetings and events with her mother, as a child. Since then, Erika continued her political and community activism throughout college, her professional career and her community, at large.
Erika for Atlanta
By profession, Erika is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and accomplished business professional with leadership experience in corporate finance, strategy, management consulting and product management leadership roles. Erika is also a small business owner, having launched her own accounting and finance services company - AccuLedger. In her corporate and entrepreneurial roles, Erika understands firsthand how the business community should and can be a force for good for hard-working families and communities.
On a personal note, Erika is a graduate of Albany State University and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She is a member of and attends Elizabeth Baptist Church and is a long-time resident of the Castleberry Hill neighborhood. She is also a proud partner to Joel and mommy to their daughter, Olivia.