The newly formed organization in charge of driving development around Atlanta’s airport is now seeking a leader to carry out its vision.
Aerotropolis Atlanta, an economic development partnership that emerged to brand and promote what organizers see as an underserved area on the south side of metro Atlanta, is looking to hire an executive director with a deep knowledge of the airport and its stakeholders.
According to a posting on its website, the organization wants someone with a track record of leading an organization through a strategic plan. The job will require skills in marketing, advocacy and communication as the executive director works collaboratively with community partners to implement long-term goals set by the board of directors.
Job requirements include 10 years of experience, a bachelor’s degree, economic development or other accreditations and more.
The new hire would hew closely to a plan laid out by aerotropolis guru John Kasarda, who in Atlanta speeches three years ago recommended the creation of just such an organization and said it would need a strong individual champion to shepherd a generational plan of transformation:
“Remember, the aerotropolis is not for you. It’s for your kids and your grandkids, for their competitiveness in the global economy,” he said.
Still, the future begins now, he said. Atlanta should create a public-private aerotropolis planning authority headed by a CEO with the rare ability to cast a strong vision without becoming a polarizing force, Dr. Kasarda said.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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