Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her full transition team at a news conference, and it includes some well-known names.
Bottoms’ team is a diverse lineup, from educators to Atlanta-based rappers, and she said they represent a tremendous amount of depth.
“The best and the brightest in the city of Atlanta,” Bottoms said.
The full transition team is made up of nearly 40 people, including Clifford Harris, who most of us know better as rapper T.I. Activist, businessman and rapper Killer Mike is also on the team, as well as educator Ron Clark.
“I am pleased to announce my Administration’s transition team and am thankful to both Larry Gellerstedt and Vicki Palmer for their leadership and expertise in recruiting leaders who share my commitment to improving communities throughout our City,” said Mayor Bottoms. “I look forward to working with this thoughtful, committed and experienced group who I trust will help my Administration build a team focused on ensuring that all Atlantans can participate in our City’s growth and success.”
The 38-member team, co-chaired by Larry Gellerstedt, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Cousins Properties, and Vicki R. Palmer, former Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., includes a cross-section of constituents with diverse backgrounds, interests and skills sets.
“Larry and I are privileged to work with Mayor Bottoms and this esteemed group of leaders,” said Vicki Palmer. “The individuals selected represent sectors and communities across the city, and I am confident that their advice and counsel will be invaluable to this Administration.”
The Bottoms Administration transition team includes:
David Abney, Chairman & CEO, UPS
John Ahmann, Executive Director, Westside Future Fund
Byron Amos, Atlanta Public Schools Board Member, District 2
Claire Lewis “Yum” Arnold, CEO, Leapfrog Services
Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta
Randy Beall, Business Manager, Atlanta and North Georgia Building and Construction Trades
Raphael Bostic, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Matt Bronfman, CEO, Jamestown
Cassius F. Butts, Former Obama Appointee and CEO, Capital Fortitude Business Advisors
Senator Jason Carter, Partner, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP