Leadership

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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.

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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 airside, terminal and landside operations, commercial operations, planning and development, finance, procurement and IT. For more, click here.

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Balram Bheodari

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.

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Cortez Carter

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.

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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.

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Sharon Heard-Jones

Assistant General Manager, IT Operations

Sharon Heard-Jones 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.

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Paul Meyer

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.

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Greg Richardson

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. For more, click here.

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Frank Rucker

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.

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Steve Mayers

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.

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Reese McCranie

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.

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Jaimi Tapp

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.

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Myrna White

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.