Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced her transition team members, who will lead search committees for key cabinet positions for the her administration, according to a City of Atlanta press release.
Each search committee will seek to identify and evaluate 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,” Bottoms said. “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.”
Bottoms also announced that Jason Carter, a former gubernatorial candidate and former state senator, and Milton J. Little, Jr., president & CEO of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, would serve as co-chairs of her policy advisory committee. According to the release, the policy advisory committee will provide guidance and counsel to the mayor on issues including affordability, criminal justice reform, education, economic opportunity, procurement and ethics reform. The policy advisory committee will also appoint additional members representing diverse community groups. Additionally, other policy committees will be created based on community feedback for areas such as the arts, parks and green space and the LGBTQ community.
Co-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.
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.
Virginia Hepner, Former Corporate Executive & Arts Leader
Keith Parker, President & CEO, Goodwill of North Georgia
Dr. Catherine Ross, Professor of City Planning & Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commissioner of Human Resources
Marty Flanagan, President & CEO, Invesco Ltd.
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
David Cummings, CEO, Atlanta Ventures