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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

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, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta (YNPN Atlanta), Young Professional Leaders Advisory Board for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, and 1873 Society Club junior board of the Atlanta Humane Society. She also volunteers with the Junior League of Atlanta and is a member of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2015. Lindsey was selected as a fellow of the 2014 New Leaders Council, Atlanta Institute, a 2013 Diversity Fellow by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Atlanta and received a 2013 Nonprofit Leaders 30 Under 30 Award from the 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


Ms. Clara Axam - Finance  Committee Chair
Clarification and Mediation, Inc

Mr. Dallas Clement
Executive Vice President & CFO
AutoTrader Group

Mr. Mike Donnelly
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
Georgia Power Company

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

Mr. William “Bill” Fowler
Chairman, PATH Foundation

Mr. Ryan Gravel
Urban Designer
Perkins + Will

Ms. Helen Hatch, FAIA
Principal Emeritus
TVS Design

Mr. Harvey Hill
Alston & Bird LLP

Mr. Phil Kent

Mr. Kerry Kohnen
Kaiser Permanente

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

Ms. Penny McPhee
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Ira L. Moreland
Managing Director
ICV Partners

Jim Morgens
Morgens Property and Investment Co.

Mr. Ken Richards
Resource Mosaic

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. John Somerhalder
President and CEO
AGL Resources

Ms. Mtamanika Youngblood - Programs Committee Chair