It’s a time of healing at the Atlanta Housing Authority.
At its Sept. 10 board meeting, the authority unanimously selected Eugene Jones Jr. as its new president and CEO. Jones will begin his post on Oct. 7 after he wraps up being president and CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority on Sept. 27.
When Aarti Tandon was looking for the right city to anchor an annual “Smart City Expo” in the United States, she settled on Atlanta.
“We felt Atlanta was the ideal market to hold this conference,” said Tandon, co-founder and CEO of Smart City Expo Atlanta, a spin-off of the world-renowned Smart City Expo World Congress that’s been held in Barcelona since 2011.
The top executive of one of the largest movie studios in Georgia is making a big bet.
Ryan Millsap, CEO of Blackhall Studios, is planning to triple the size of his existing sound stages – from 210,000 square feet to 600,000 square feet, which would make it the largest purpose-built movie studio in Georgia.
It’s a sign of things to come. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s $17.5 million grant announced Aug. 27 to support the development of the Westside Park at the Bellwood Quarry is the latest indication of Arthur Blank’s intention to give away a significant portion of his wealth.
As Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson leaves his post on Aug. 31 after 10½ years, he is proud of the progress the university has enjoyed under his watch – from research, economic development, innovation centers, online degrees, higher academic standards to community outreach.
After 30 years of leading HOI (formerly Honduras Outreach), Jerry Eickhoff is turning the reigns of the nonprofit to John Burrough, a former Atlanta Falcons defensive end who has involved with international humanitarian missions since 2007.
The GreenLight Fund, the national nonprofit that recently launched its Atlanta site earlier this year, has selected Joli Cooper as its founding executive director. Atlanta is the eighth city in the GreenLight network.