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 Operating Officer, Atlanta BeltLine; Roger (Tad) Leithead, Chairman, Atlanta Regional Commission; Paul Morris, Former Deputy Secretary of Transit, North Carolina Department of Transportation; Aundra “Drew” Wallace, Executive Director, Detroit Land Bank Authority; and Tom Weyandt, Senior Policy Advisor for Transportation, City of Atlanta.
“The Atlanta BeltLine continues to transform Atlanta and serves as a national model for the revitalization of urban areas,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “The recent opening and extraordinary success of the Eastside Trail has demonstrated how excited Atlantans are for us to keep moving this project forward. We have already made great strides with the
opening of four parks, nearly six miles of trails, advancing the environmental process for transit, new affordable housing, public art, and more than $1 billion in new private real estate development.”
John Somerhalder, chairman of the board, added: “We were pleased with the tremendous interest of candidates from across the country in leading this organization. The caliber of the finalists and others interested in the position is a testament to the opportunity it represents for the City of Atlanta and the region."
Below is more information on each of the finalists:
Lisa Gordon’s 23-year career includes a track record of success in city management and public/private projects. For the past three years, she has been the