by Moxye Staff
A Who’s Who of Atlanta corporate leaders will lead the search for new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Cabinet.
Bottoms appointed 14 executives to head up the search for seven Cabinet positions. Two will be assigned to lead each of seven search committees that will identify and evaluate candidates for each post.
“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,” said Mayor Bottoms. “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.”
Here is the list of appointees and the positions they will be looking to fill:
David Abney, chairman and CEO, UPS Inc., and Carol Tome, chief financial officer and executive vice president, The Home Depot Inc. — General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Douglas J. Hertz, chairman and CEO, United Distributors Inc. and Shan Cooper, chief transformation officer, Westrock — Chief Procurement Officer
Larry Gellerstedt, chairman of the board and CEO, Cousins Properties, and Vicki Palmer, former executive vice president, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. — Chief Operating Officer
Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO, SunTrust Banks Inc., and Virginia Hepner, former president and CEO, Woodruff Arts Center — Chief Education Officer
Keith Parker, president and CEO, Goodwill of North Georgia, and Catherine Ross, professor of city planning and civil engineering, Georgia Tech — Fire Chief
Marty Flanagan, president and CEO, Invesco Ltd., and Helen Smith Price, vice president of global community affairs, The Coca-Cola Co. and president, The Coca-Cola Foundation — Commissioner of Human Resources
Claire Lewis “Yum” Arnold, CEO, Leapfrog Services, and David Cummings, CEO, Atlanta Ventures — Chief Information Officer
Mayor Bottoms also announced that Milton J. Little, Jr., President & CEO, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Jason Carter, Partner, Bondurant Mixson and Elmore, would serve as co-chairs of her policy advisory committee. The policy advisory committee will provide guidance and counsel to the Mayor on issues including: affordability, criminal justice reform, education, economic opportunity (supporting job creation and small businesses), procurement and ethics reform. The policy advisory committee will also appoint additional members that represent the diversity of Atlanta. Additional policy committees will be created based on community feedback including but not limited to: the arts, parks and green space and the LGBTQ community.