The World's Largest Airport Undergoing a Major Expansion.
What will that mean to ATL?
Please join the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber for our Annual Luncheon on Thursday, January 25 from 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM at the Westin Perimeter North. We are very excited to have guest speaker Roosevelt Council, Jr., Airport General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest and most efficient airport.
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.
Previously, Mr. Council was the Airport deputy general manager and chief financial officer. In that role, he directed all accounting, budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, procurement and treasury operations at the Airport.
Mr. Council has more than 25 years of experience as a financial professional in public accounting, communications, transportation logistics and the public sector. He joined the City of Atlanta in 2009 as budget and fiscal policy chief and later served as deputy chief financial officer, both under former Mayor Shirley Franklin. Prior to joining the Airport, he served as interim CFO for the City of Atlanta under the leadership of Mayor Kasim Reed.
Before his employment with the City of Atlanta, Council was CFO of the Georgia Technology Authority, where he was responsible for general accounting, budget, cost accounting, financial reporting, payroll and strategic planning.
Mr. Council serves on the Board of Advisers for the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the board of directors for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and Atlanta Technical College. He also is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
He is a graduate of Memphis State University, the Harvard University Executive Leadership Program and the Georgia Leadership Council.