Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Announces New Executive Hires

Aasia Mustakeem joins ABI as General Counsel and Ruben Brooks joins as Chief Operating Officer Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aasia Mustakeem to the position of General Counsel. In this capacity, Ms. Mustakeem will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and executive team providing senior level leadership, innovation, … Continue Reading →

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Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Executive Board Names Clyde Higgs President and CEO

On Wednesday, February 13, the Board of Directors for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) announced that Clyde Higgs was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following an extensive national search. Clyde has been serving in the Interim CEO capacity for the last six months, and has continued to provide stable stewardship … Continue Reading →

Clyde Higgs Named Interim CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

On Wednesday, August 8, the Board of Directors for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) announced that Clyde Higgs was appointed to the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer of the agency, following the departure of current CEO Brian P. McGowan. Clyde Higgs has served as ABI’s Chief Operating Officer since September 2015 and has provided consistent … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Hires VP of Brand, Content, and Strategic Initiatives

Newly-created position will focus on branding and communications Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce that Twanna Harris has been appointed to the newly- created position, Vice-President of Brand, Content and Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Ms. Harris will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the executive team, to provide senior-level thought … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Hires Dwayne C. Vaughn as Vice President of Housing Policy and Development

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne C. Vaughn has been appointed to the newly-created position of Vice President of Housing Policy and Development. In this role, Mr. Vaughn will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and executive team providing senior level leadership, innovation and focus to achieve ABl’s affordable workforce … Continue Reading →

Ernst & Young Executive Michelle E. Nelson Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board

ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle E. Nelson to its Board of Directors. Ms. Nelson was appointed by Invest Atlanta to serve as the Board Member representing general business experience. The position was previously held by Elizabeth Chandler, whose term expired in May 2016. Invest Atlanta has … Continue Reading →

Fulton County Commissioner Lee Morris Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fulton County Commissioner Lee Morris to its Board of Directors. Commissioner Morris will fill the vacancy left due to the passing of Commissioner Joan P. Garner as the Fulton County Board of Commissioners Representative.  Commissioner Morris brings to the Atlanta BeltLine Board … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. VP and General Counsel has Scholarship Named in Her Honor

On January 17, 2017, Circle of Friends: Celebrating Life, Inc. (COFCL) announced its new Impact Scholarship to assist young, female survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation pursue post-secondary education and workforce skills in pursuit of self-sufficiency. COFCL may award up to twenty (20) new scholarships in an aggregate amount of up to $10,000 each year. … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Appoints Henry Ikwut-Ukwa as Transportation Director

ATLANTA – Today Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) announced the appointment of Dr. Henry Ikwut-Ukwa to serve as their new Transportation Director. In this capacity, Dr. Ikwut-Ukwa will lead the effort to implement the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine transit loop with the Atlanta Streetcar crosstown network, as well as the implementation of Atlanta BeltLine 46-miles of complete … Continue Reading →

Clyde Higgs Joins Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. as Chief Operating Officer

ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Clyde Higgs as their new Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Higgs joins ABI from his most recent position as Executive Vice President of Operations Development for the North Carolina Research Campus, a multi-faceted initiative of real estate developer Castle & … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Mourns Herman J. Russell

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is deeply saddened by the loss of Herman J. Russell. Herman was not only honorary co-chair of our capital campaign, but was a dear friend of the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta as a whole. A keen business leader and philanthropist, Herman leaves behind an indelible mark on the city through his … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Hires Jerald Mitchell as Director of Economic Development

Atlanta – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) hired Jerald Mitchell as its director of economic development, a newly created position. In this capacity, he plays a critical role in developing and advancing the economic development strategy in partnership with Invest Atlanta to support the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine’s mission. Previously, Mr. Mitchell served as the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Hires Jill Johnson as Director of Government Affairs

Atlanta – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) hired Jill Johnson as its director of government affairs, a newly created position. In this capacity, Ms. Johnson actively supports ABI at the federal, state and local government levels to ensure and expand funding, regulatory, and political support for the program.  Ms. Johnson has worked for more than a … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. hires Marshall Norwood as Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) hired Marshall Norwood to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. He began serving in this capacity on Monday, October 14. Mr. Norwood previously served as the accounting manager since joining ABI in July, 2011, where he was responsible for the accounting function, including financial statement preparation and … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors Elects New President and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA –The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Board of Directors elected Paul Morris to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization.  Morris brings almost 30 years of experience to the organization, including previous work in consulting and line management roles focusing on transportation, urban redevelopment, natural resource management, public … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors Names Five Finalists for President & CEO Position

Atlanta – The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Board of Directors has named five finalists for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization.  The slate of finalists is the result of a national search conducted by the Board with support from Korn/Ferry International. The five finalists (listed alphabetically) are  Lisa Gordon, Chief … Continue Reading →

Update On Atlanta Beltline, Inc. President & CEO Search

Interested candidates have until February 1, 2013 to apply ATLANTA – The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Board of Directors has been working with Korn/Ferry International on a pro bono basis to conduct the search for the next President and CEO of the organization. Korn/Ferry will be accepting candidates for this position until February 1, 2013. … Continue Reading →

Statement from John Somerhalder, Chairman of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors on Change in Leadership

Statement from John Somerhalder, Chairman of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors on Change in Leadership “The Atlanta BeltLine remains the single most compelling vision for the future of Atlanta. It came to fruition through deep, broad and passionate grassroots support that brought communities across this city together like never before. That foundation of … Continue Reading →

New Addition to the Team: Jenny Pittam

Some news from the “homefront” – we have a new member of the team! As of this past Monday, Jenny Pittam is the new communications coordinator for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.! Jenny hit the ground running working with me in this new role in the communications department. Jenny is an Atlanta native who brings extensive communications and … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltlLne, Inc. Announces New Fellowship Program

Fellowships available in six different fields; Application Deadline April 1, 2010 Atlanta, GA, March 16, 2010 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has launched a new fellowship program to increase the capacity of its staff and to provide invaluable work experience for fellows. The Atlanta BeltLine Fellowship represents a tremendous opportunity to positively impact the way … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) Will Begin a Transition in Leadership

Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2009 – Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) will begin a transition in leadership from its founding President and Chief Executive Officer Terri Montague who will depart that position on September 1, 2009. The ABI board will establish a process to identify a successor, and Montague will continue in a consulting role through … Continue Reading →