Roosevelt Council, Jr.
Airport General Manager
Roosevelt Council, Jr. was named Airport General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in January 2017. Mr. Council oversees Airport operations as well as a $6 billion capital improvement program that will pave the way for growth over the next 20 years. For more, click here.
Michael L. Smith
Airport Senior Deputy General Manager
Michael L. Smith is the Airport senior deputy general manager. He manages the department’s day-to-day functions, including commercial operations, planning and development, finance, procurement and IT. For more, click here.
Airport Deputy General Manager
Balram Bheodari is the Airport deputy general manager. With 30 years of aviation industry experience Bheodari oversees public safety and security; operations, maintenance and transportation; and sustainability, asset management and facilities. For more, click here.
Interim Deputy General Manager / Chief Financial Officer
Greg Richardson is the interim deputy general manager and chief financial officer. A certified public accountant, he monitors ATL’s nearly $1 billion annual budget and oversees the financing needs for ATLNext, the Airport’s capital improvement program. For more, click here.
Assistant General Manager, ATL Business Ventures
Cortez Carter is the assistant general manager of ATL Business Ventures. He is responsible for nontraditional revenue from domestic and international business, nontraditional real estate and concessions development. For more, click here.
Richard L. Duncan
Assistant General Manager, Public Safety and Security
Richard L. Duncan is the assistant general manager for public safety and security. He leads the Airport public safety and security team, with operational responsibilities for Airport law enforcement, life and fire safety, emergency preparedness and response, and the Airport Communications Center. For more, click here.
Assistant General Manager, IT Operations
Sharon Heard-Brown is the assistant general manager of IT operations. She is responsible for implementing and integrating technologies to support the Department of Aviation’s strategic objectives. For more, click here.
Assistant General Manager, Operations, Maintenance and Transportation
Paul Meyer is the assistant general manager for operations, maintenance and transportation. An accredited airport executive, he oversees the operations department to ensure a safe, efficient environment for more than 101 million passengers and more than 880,000 flight operations annually. For more, click here.
Assistant General Manager, Planning and Development
Frank Rucker is the assistant general manager for the Planning and Development division. He is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the Airport’s capital improvement program ATLNext. For more, click here.
Director, Customer Experience, and ADA Coordinator
Steve Mayers is the director of customer experience and ADA coordinator. He oversees the guest experience, ADA administration, volunteer and nonprofit programs, and team member development. For more, click here.
Director, Policy and Communications
Reese McCranie is the director of policy and communications. Mr. McCranie leads a team of communications professionals, and he is responsible for all media relations, external communications, social media engagement and crisis communications. For more, click here.
Director, Strategic Planning
Jaimi Tapp is the director of strategic planning. She oversees the strategic planning process, including plan development and implementation. For more, click here.
Director, Office of Public Affairs
Myrna White is the director of the Office of Public Affairs. She is responsible for the various business units that oversee government and community affairs, executive messaging, Partners in Education, international affairs, web content and public relations (excluding media relations). For more, click here.