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Atlanta Committee for Progress facing leadership change

Duriya Farooqui, executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, will be leaving at the end of her contract on Dec. 31.

ACP serves as a blue-ribbon cabinet of influential business and civic leaders to advise the mayor of the City of Atlanta. It was founded by former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and it has remained in place during the Kasim Reed administration and during Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tenure.

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City of Atlanta picks JFK deputy commissioner as new Hartsfield-Jackson GM

The City of Atlanta has selected John Selden, the deputy commissioner of New York City’s JFK Airport, to be the next general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Selden was one of the five finalists submitted to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms by her transition group’s airport general manager search committee, which was co-chaired by Carol Tomé, chief financial officer of the Home Depot Inc.; and Dave Abney, CEO of United Parcel Service Inc.

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Ex-Atlanta Housing Authority CEO sends letter to Mayor Bottoms, looks to cleanse reputation

The former CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority – Renee Glover – has written a letter to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and members of the Atlanta City Council – seeking to open lines of communication with the new administration.

Glover’s letter also was an attempt to make the new mayor “aware of my record at AHA and know that the claims made against me by former Mayor Kasim Reed are false and defamatory.”

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Column: Chamber asks legislators to help protect Georgia’s brand

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Jan. 12, 2018

The Georgia Chamber of Commercewill ask elected officials and people running for office to take an oath that doctors usually take – first, do no harm.

The coming year will be especially sensitive for Georgia’s business climate. Not only is the state in a fierce competition to lure the Amazon HQ2 to Georgia. It also will be a year when Georgians will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and a host of statewide cabinet positions.