Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has named Amol Naik as the city’s new Chief Resilience Officer, the city announced today.
In this role, Naik will be work to make the city more resilient to its physical, social and economic challenges and will help improve the city’s quality of life.
The Chief Resilience Officer position is part of the city’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), a group Atlanta joined in 2016. 100RC has helped fund the office of resilience and was instrumental in creating Atlanta’s first resilience strategy, called “Resilient Atlanta,” in 2017.
“As Atlanta continues its unprecedented growth, it is imperative that we guide that growth in a way that considers both our immediate needs and our long-term vision,” Bottoms said. “Our mission is to give our residents the resources they need to create their own personal success stories. Amol Naik has the experience, vision and passion necessary to take on these challenges and help us become the resilient, thriving city we know we can be.”
An attorney and public policy professional, Naik is currently Director of Legal and Public Affairs for Atlanta-based MailChimp. He’s also held leadership positions with Google Fiber and Google Inc. and served as a member of the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership.
Naik’s appointment is effective as of Monday, July 23, 2018.