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Atlanta BeltLine at critical spot, seeks leader, debates transit

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on July 13, 2018

Atlanta BeltLine Inc. stands at a critical juncture — at a time when its leadership is in a state of flux.

Brian McGowan, president and CEO of the city agency since September, has accepted a position to become CEO of the Greater Seattle Partnership and will be stepping down from the BeltLine in mid-August.

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Atlanta BeltLine's Brian McGowan taking new job in Seattle

It’s official. Brian McGowan, president and CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine Inc., will become CEO of the Greater Seattle Partners, a new regional economic development organization in Seattle, Washington.

“I really struggled with this decision,” McGowan said in a telephone interview shortly after formally accepting the position. “I do love Atlanta. I’m always going to try to stay connected to Atlanta.”