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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces Chairs to Lead Several Key Cabinet Search Committees

Post Date:01/18/2018 1:56 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
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Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
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Thế giới cáFor Immediate Release: January 18, 2018

News Release 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces Chairs to Lead Several Key Cabinet Search Committees

ATLANTA – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today transition team members charged with leading search committees for key cabinet positions for the Administration. With support from the Atlanta Committee for Progress, each search committee will begin the process of identifying and evaluating candidates for the following cabinet positions: General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Education Officer, Fire Chief, Commissioner of Human Resources, and Chief Information Officer.
“As we work to ensure that all Atlantans have the opportunity to share in our city’s success, it is imperative that we find the right department leaders,” said Mayor Bottoms. “I look forward to the recommendations put forth by the search committees, as I am confident they will identify qualified candidates who share in my commitment to providing excellent services while advancing equity, affordability and mobility in our city.” 

Thế giới cáCo-chairs to lead each of the cabinet search committees are as follows:

General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

David Abney, Chairman & CEO, UPS
Carol Tomé, CFO & Executive Vice President, The Home Depot, Inc.

Chief Procurement Officer

Douglas J. Hertz, Chairman & CEO, United Distributors, Inc.
Thế giới cá Shan Cooper, Chief Transformation Officer, WestRock

Chief Operating Officer

Larry Gellerstedt, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Cousins Properties
Vicki Palmer, former Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

Chief Education Officer

Bill Rogers, Chairman & CEO, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Thế giới cá Virginia Hepner, Former Corporate Executive & Arts Leader

Fire Chief

Keith Parker, President & CEO, Goodwill of North Georgia
Thế giới cá Dr. Catherine Ross, Professor of City Planning & Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Commissioner of Human Resources

Marty Flanagan, President & CEO, Invesco Ltd.
Thế giới cá Helen Smith Price, Vice President, Global Community Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company and President, The Coca-Cola Foundation

Chief Information Officer

Claire Lewis “Yum” Arnold, CEO, Leapfrog Services
Thế giới cá David Cummings, CEO, Atlanta Ventures

Mayor Bottoms also announced that Milton J. Little, Jr., President & CEO, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Jason Carter, Partner, Bondurant Mixson and Elmore, would serve as co-chairs of her policy advisory committee. The policy advisory committee will provide guidance and counsel to the Mayor on issues including: affordability, criminal justice reform, education, economic opportunity (supporting job creation and small businesses), procurement and ethics reform. The policy advisory committee will also appoint additional members that represent the diversity of Atlanta. Additional policy committees will be created based on community feedback including but not limited to: the arts, parks and green space and the LGBTQ community. 


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