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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Staff & Board

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Staff

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership staff is a dedicated team working to raise awareness and funding for the Atlanta BeltLine project. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership staff works closely with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. the City of Atlanta, and Partner organizations to make the Atlanta BeltLine vision a reality.

Chuck Meadows

Executive Director

Chuck Meadows is the Executive Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Leveraging the Partnership’s staff and  consultants, and working closely with the Board of Directors and other stakeholders, Chuck leads the Partnership in its broad-based, collaborative focus on ensuring the promise of stronger communities and equitable, sustainable benefit to the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods and beyond. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Partnership’s strategic plan, as well as capital and operational fundraising – and stewardship of the private and philanthropic funds that support of the construction of the project.

Read more about Chuck Meadows

Meadows grew up in the Washington Park community, an Atlanta BeltLine Westside neighborhood before graduating from Morehouse College and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He stepped down from his post as President of Jim Adams LLC, an urban agriculture social enterprise, to become chairman of the board. Prior to the Jim Adams launch, Meadows served as a Vice President at the Metro Atlanta Chamber in roles focused on transportation, workforce, economic development and other areas critical to the Atlanta BeltLine.

Meadows’ leadership post at the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is the latest in a career spent at the forefront of public policy, economic development and civic engagement at the state and local levels. He served as Deputy Policy Director for Governor Roy Barnes, worked as a managing consultant at Ernst & Young, and was Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Chief of Budget & Fiscal Policy. In that role, Meadows had a hand in laying the foundation for the Atlanta BeltLine tax allocation district and the sale of City Hall East, which has now been transformed into Ponce City Market.

Rob Brawner

Deputy Executive Director

Rob Brawner serves as Deputy Executive Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, guiding the Partnership’s efforts to cultivate broad-based support for the Atlanta BeltLine, generate private sector investment in the project, and address the social and economic impacts resulting from its development.

Read more about Rob Brawner

Prior to joining the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Rob built his operations and management expertise during an eight year career at McMaster-Carr, which included roles as Director of Sales and Marketing and Director of Physical Distribution. He graduated with honors from Princeton University in 1996 with a degree in Economics and two NCAA National Championships in lacrosse. He received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2006.

Rob has been actively engaged with many local non-profit organizations since moving to Atlanta in 1996 and currently serves as president of the Poncey Highland Neighborhood Association, where he lives with his wife Stephanie and their son Nathan.

Lindsey Hardegree

Development Director
Lindsey Hardegree serves as Development Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP).  As Development Director, Lindsey is responsible for developing and implementing the revenue strategy for ABLP and for achieving ABLP’s annual fundraising and sponsorship goals.

Read more about Lindsey Hardegree

Prior to joining ABLP she served as the Special Events & Board Manager for the Alliance Theatre. As an involved member in Atlanta’s nonprofit community, Lindsey serves on the board of C4 Atlanta, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta (YNPN Atlanta), the Young Professional Leaders Advisory Board for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, and the Young Alumni Development Board for Wake Forest University. She serves as a member of the Cathedral Chapter (Board of Trustees) for the Cathedral of St. Philip, and is involved in several ministries within the parish. Lindsey also volunteers with the Junior League of Atlanta, and previously served as Founding Board Chair of YNPN Atlanta and on the 1873 Society Club junior board of the Atlanta Humane Society.

Lindsey was recently recognized in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s inaugural 30 Under 30 and is a member of the spring 2015 United Way VIP Board Training Program. Past honors include LEAD Atlanta Class of 2015, 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow (Atlanta Institute), 2013 Diversity Fellow (Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Atlanta), and 2013 Nonprofit Leaders 30 Under 30 Award (Georgia Center for Nonprofits). She earned her BA in both English and theatre from Wake Forest University and her MFA in performing arts management from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Howard Lalli

Communications Director

Sharron Sylvain

Volunteer Programs Manager

Sharron Sylvain is the Volunteer Programs Manager for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. In this capacity Sharron coordinates the over 1000 volunteers to staff events, canvass neighborhoods, and share the Atlanta BeltLine message.

Alexia Wynn

Office Manager


Mr. Rajib Choudhury
Chief Executive Officer
BLiNQ Media

Mr. Dallas Clement
Executive Vice President & CFO
AutoTrader Group

Mr. Mike Donnelly - Vice Chairman
Atlanta Regional President
Wells Fargo Bank

Ms. Jennifer Dorian - Communications & Marketing Committee Chair 
Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Development
Turner Entertainment Networks

Mr. Curley Dossman - Development Committee Chair
Georgia-Pacific Foundation

Mr. Walter Dukes
Senior Vice President, Metro Atlanta Region
Georgia Power Company

Mr. Ralph Edwards, Jr.
Managing Director
EBS Real Estate Investments

Mr. William “Bill” Fowler
Chairman, PATH Foundation
Owner, CBF Realty

Mr. Gerardo E. Gonzalez
Executive Director
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials

Mr. Ryan Gravel
Perkins + Will

Mr. Harvey Hill
Partner (Retired), Alston & Bird LLP

Mr. Phil Kent

Ms. Rebecca Lynn-Crockford
Senior V.P., Director - Total Rewards Center of Expertise
SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Ms. Penny McPhee
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Ms. Julie Miller-Phipps
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Georgia

Ira L. Moreland
Managing Director
ICV Partners

Jim Morgens - Finance  Committee Chair
Morgens Property and Investment Co.

Mr. Ken Richards - Nominating Committee Chair
Resource Mosaic

Mr. Rob Schreiner
Managing Director, Population Health
Huron Consulting Group
Board President, TREES Atlanta

Julie C. Seitz
Director, Workplace 2020
The Coca-Cola Company

Mr. Charlie Shufeldt - Chairman of the Board of Directors
Senior Advisor
Brown Brothers Harriman and Co

Mr. Nathaniel Smith
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Partnership for Southern Equity

Mr. John W. Somerhalder II
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
AGL Resources, Inc.

Ms. Chandra Stephens-Albright
Executive Director
C5 Georgia Youth Foundation

Rev. Portia Wills Lee
Senior Pastor & Founder
Trinity Tabernacle Baptist Church

Ms. Valarie Wilson - Program Committee Chair