Ron Johnson, president of Clark Atlanta University, to step down

Clark Atlanta University President Ronald A. Johnson submitted his resignation Friday after a meeting with his board of trustees.

Johnson was named president of Clark Atlanta on March 31, 2015. The historically black college celebrated its 30th anniversary as a stand-alone institution on July 1, the same day that Johnson marked his third year as CAU’s president. In 1988, Clark Atlanta was formed as a result of a merger between Atlanta University, founded in 1988, and Clark College, founded in 1869.

Former Technology Association of Georgia CEO lands new leadership role

Tino J. Mantella, a veteran executive who led the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) from 2004 to 2016, will be the new president and CEO of the Turknett Leadership Group.

In his 12 years at the helm of TAG, Mantella grew the organization from fewer than 500 members to more than 36,000.

The Atlanta-based Turknett Leadership Group was founded by Bob and Lyn Turknett 30 years ago to help develop leaders through executive coaching, talent assessment and development, succession planning and cultural assessments.

Atlanta Police Foundation gets $2 million Coca-Cola pledge to fight crime

At the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Crime is Toast breakfast Tuesday morning, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey announced that the company was making a $2 million gift to the foundation’s upcoming Vision Safe Atlanta campaign.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also announced both she and Quincey had agreed to co-chair the Atlanta Police Foundation’s $35 million capital campaign, which will build at least one new @Promise Youth Center on the Southside along Metropolitan Avenue.