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Some of Our 2018 Past Speakers!

Thank you to all of our 2018 SMDO Speakers and Presenters.



Kerry Armstrong, Chairman, Atlanta Regional Commission


Joe Bankoff, Chairman, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council


Sarah Beeson, Chair of Communications, Advance Atlanta


Linda Crissey, Executive Director, Arts Clayton


Roosevelt Council, Airport General Manager,

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


Dannelle Crowe, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications,

The Collaborative Firm


Michael Davis, Executive Director, Connect South Fulton


Jeff Dickerson, President, Dickerson Communications


Michael Edmonson, Vice Chairman, Clayton County

Board of Commissioners

Chairman, Development Authority of Clayton County


Sonna Singelton Gregory, Commissioner, Clayton County

Board of Commissioners


John Hibbard, Director of Operations & Permits, Georgia

Department of Transportation


Sandra DeShields Hightower, Member, Fulton County Arts Council


Michael Hightower, Managing Partner, The Collaborative Firm


Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission


Romona Jackson-Jones, Chairman, Douglas County

Board of Commissioners


Shannon James, Chair, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance


Phil Kent, President, Phil Kent Consulting


Debra Lam, Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

Georgia Institute of Technology


Ben Limmer, Assistant General Manager of Planning, MARTA


Todd Long, Chief Operations Officer, Fulton County Government


Jack Longino, Mayor, City of College Park


Camille Russell Love, Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs City of Atlanta


Gerald McDowell, Executive Director, Aerotropolis Community Improvement Districts


Al Nash, Executive Director, Development Authority of Fulton County


Rob Pitts, Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners


Stan Pollard, Director of Electronic & Creative Media, Georgia Power


Christine Primmer, Smart Cities Manager, Georgia Power


Denise Quarles, Chief City Executive, Siemens


Polly Sattler, Senior Sustainability Planner, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

International Airport


Leonard Sledge, Executive Director, Henry County Development Authority


Lisa Smith,  Region Manager, Georgia Power


T. Dallas Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer, T. Dallas Smith


Jeff Turner, Chairman, Clayton County Board of Commissioners


Dr. Roger Tutterow, Director of Econometric Center, Kennesaw State


Carlotta Ungaro, President & CEO, Fayette Chamber of Commerce


Cain Williamson, Division Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission


The Collaborative Firm

Organizer of South Metro Development Outlook Conference

The Collaborative Firm, LLC offers a unique blend of expertise in land use planning, program management and real estate development.

With over 80 years of combined experience in city and county government at the policy and executive staff levels.

Professionals of The Collaborative Firm are distinctly qualified to provide strategic solutions to the public and private sectors.

The Collaborative Firm

1514 E. Cleveland Avenue

Suite 82

Atlanta, GA 30344


Ph: 404.684.7031

Fax: 404.684.7033


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