Natalie Zellner

Natalie Zellner

Chief Assistant District Attorney Lobbying and Grants

Chief Assistant District Attorney Lobbying and Grants

Natalie Zellner is the Assistant District Attorney managing Grants, Community Partnerships, and Government Relations. In this position, she oversees the preparation of complex and varied grants from government agencies and private foundations, develops strategic partnerships with businesses and civic organizations, and executes a proactive government affairs strategy that advances the mission of the office to pursue justice for the citizens of Fulton County.

Natalie is an attorney with over 20 years’ experience in government, nonprofits, and the private sector. Her experience includes writing legislation and regulations, developing diverse and sustainable funding streams for programs, and building successful community collaborations that yield support for community initiatives. She has served as a Chief of Staff for Georgia Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor and Public Affairs Director for Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker. She also served as Director of Fund Development and Outreach for Emory University’s Brain Health Center, focusing on initiatives to fight Alzheimer’s disease, and worked with the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership and the Wesley Woods Center of Emory Healthcare. She also practiced law with a major national law firm. Her work has won multimillion dollar grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, as well as from major nonprofit foundations. Natalie has also worked with Congress and the Georgia General Assembly to pass multimillion-dollar appropriations to support pilot programs in healthcare and housing.