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Joe Bankoff, a long-time Midtown resident and worker, took the reins as Midtown Alliance Board Chair in 2015. Joe doesn't just talk about the great urban experience happening here. He lives it. 

According to Joe, "We are a community of communities, from the arts to nonprofits to professional firms. What binds us together is a shared vision to make Midtown an exceptional place. I put down roots here, by choice. So I absolutely feel that I share in the commitment to help Midtown succeed."

Midtown Improvement District (MID) Board Chair Don Childress has seen firsthand how this place transformed from a neglected throughway to an authentic urban district. He was there from the start, when the MID was formed in the spring of 2000.

"As commercial owners in the district," Don explains, "we are empowered through the MID to solve our own problems and influence our own destiny, whether that is addressing transportation issues, reinforcing the community's identify as a safe, walkable place or simply fixing sidewalks."

2016 Midtown Alliance Board of Directors

Many thanks to these leaders for their commitment to Midtown Alliance and the Midtown District.

* Executive Committee Member

Joseph R. Bankoff, Chair*
Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chris Ahrenkiel
Senior Director, Tishman Speyer

Andre Anderson
Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

John Avery
Group Manager, Panasonic Innovation Center

Steven G. Baile
SVP of Development and Investments, Selig Enterprises

Mark Banta
President & CEO, Piedmont Park Conservancy

Andy Bodea, Ph.D
Chief Global Operations Officer, Equifax

James R. Borders
Chief Executive Officer, Novare Group, Inc.

Matt M. Bronfman
Chief Executive Officer, Jamestown Properties

Kent D. Brown
Vice President of Development, Dewberry Capital

Laura Brown
Senior Vice President, PNC Financial Group

Benjamin Q. Brunt
Principal & Executive Vice President, Noble Investment Group

Mark Chen
Senior Vice President, Heery Design

Luther C. Curtis
Partner, Miller & Martin LLC

Allison Dukes
President, Atlanta Division, SunTrust Bank

Dan Dupree*
Vice Chairman of the Board, Preferred Apartment Communities

Mark L. Elliott
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP

Thad Ellis* 
Senior Vice President, Cousins Properties Incorporated

Julia Emmons
Ansley Park Civic Association

Barbara Faga
Executive Vice President, AECOM

Laura Flusche, Ph.D
Executive Director, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Bill Garrett
President, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Kevin Green*
President & CEO, Midtown Alliance

Teresa Griffis
Vice President, SCAD Atlanta

Sheffield Hale
President & CEO, Atlanta History Center

James Harris

Lisa Harris
Sr. VP, Strategic Planning, Real Estate, Construction Management, Turner Properties

Phil Harrison, FAIA, LEED AP
President & CEO, Perkins + Will

Kurt Hartman
Sr. Managing Director, Hines Interests

Richard Hays*
Managing Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

Virginia Hepner*
President & CEO, Woodruff Arts Center

Timothy S. Holdroyd
President, City Realty Advisors

Russell Jacobs
General Manager, Retail & Attractions, Coca-Cola Company

Wab P. Kadaba
Managing Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend

Steven L. Kennedy
Managing Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Stacey Key
President & CEO, GMSDC, GDOT Board Member, 5th Congressional District

Donald “Beau” King
President, Kim King Associates, Inc.

Trudy Kremer
Partner, Jackson Spalding

R. Stan Kryder
President & CEO, First Landmark Bank

Les Lambert
Senior Vice President, Regions Bank

Robin Loudermilk
President & CEO, The Loudermilk Companies, LLC

Michael Mandl*
Executive VP, Business and Administration, Emory University

Tino Mantella
President and Chief Executive Officer, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

Mary Pat Matheson*
Executive Director, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Robert S. Mathews
President, Colliers International

Mark C. McDonald
President & CEO, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Janice McKenzie-Crayton
President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

Ceasar C. Mitchell, Jr. 
Of Counsel, DLA Piper LLP (US) - Atlanta
President, Atlanta City Council

Jeanette Meyers
Managing Director, VeenendaalCave

Colin O'Brien
Co-Managing Director, Atlanta Office Gensler

John O'Neill
Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Dan Owens
CEO, Emory University Hospital Midtown

William Pate
President & CEO, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dane Peterson
Hospital Group President, Emory Healthcare

Alan Prince
Managing Partner, King & Spalding, LLP

Roger K. Quillen
Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Mack Reese
President, Gateway Development Services, Inc.

S. Brent Reid, Treasurer*
President, Winter Group of Companies

Tony Rizzuto, AIA
President, Midtown Neighbors Association

Catherine L. Ross*
Director, Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

Scott Selig, CCIM, Secretary*
Vice President, Selig Enterprises

Charles T. Sharbaugh
Partner, Carlton Fields

Steve Simon
Partner, Fifth Group Restaurants

W. Scott Sorrels
Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

Scott A. Specht
Partner, Jones Day

William J. Stanley III
Founding Principal, Stanley, Love-Stanley PC

Joe Surber
SVP and Chief Information Officer, AGL Resources

Steven G. Swant*
Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance,  Georgia Institute of Technology

Wade Thompson
Founder and President, Son & Sons

Anne Tracht
CEO, ConsultArt Inc., Chair, Atlanta Metropolitan Public Art Coalition

Mark C. Toro*
Managing Partner, North American Properties – Atlanta, Ltd.

Allan Vella
President & CEO, The Fox Theatre

Robert P. Voyles
President & CEO, Seven Oaks Company, LLC

Reggie Walker
Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Becky Ward, Associate AIA, LEED AP
Senior Vice President - Practice, tvsdesign


James A. Breedlove
Vice Chairman and Vice President, Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Sallie A. Daniel
Chief Development Officer, Troutman Sander

Larry Gellerstedt
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cousins Properties Incorporated

Jack Guynn
Past President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Harald R. Hansen
Chairman, Blueprint Midtown II

John R. Holder
Chairman & CEO, Holder Properties

Ben F. Johnson, III
Retired Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

Dennis Lockhart
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Steve Nygren
Founder, Serenbe

Shelton g. Stanfill
President, SgS Ltd.


2016 Midtown Improvement District (MID) Board of Directors

J. Donald Childress, Chair
Managing Partner, Childress Klein Properties

Kurt Hartman, Vice Chair
Senior Managing Director, Hines Interests

Kwanza Hall
Council Member, District 2, Atlanta City Council

Lisa Harris
Senior Vice President, Turner Properties Inc.

Robin Loudermilk
President & CEO, The Loudermilk Companies

John McColl
Senior Vice President, Cousins Properties Incorporated

Scott A. Specht
Partner, Jones Day

Michèle Taylor, Treasurer
Citizen, Mayoral Appointee

Kevin Green, Secretary
President and CEO, Midtown Alliance

J. Lynn Rainey, P.C., Legal Counsel
Principal, Attorney at Law, Rainey & Phillips


Midtown Alliance Staff

2015 was a year that brought several new people on board to join our team of more than 30 professionals working every day to make Midtown a great place. View our staff directory.


New hires in 2015 for newly created and existing positions at Midtown Alliance.


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