Senior Staff Bios
Dr. Eloisa Klementich, CEcD
President and CEO
Dr. Eloisa Klementich is President and CEO of Invest Atlanta. Previously, Eloisa served as managing director of business development at Invest Atlanta. In this position, she worked to attract new businesses and create initiatives that promoted job growth in Atlanta. Before coming to Invest Atlanta, Eloisa served as special assistant for economic development at the U.S. Economic Development Administration in the Office of the Secretary. She served as California’s assistant deputy secretary for economic development and commerce and has held various roles with city governments, including the consultant for Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, working on best practices for addressing constituent issues and requests. Eloisa holds a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College and a master’s degree in business administration from el Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey. She holds two master’s degrees in urban planning and Latin American affairs from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her doctorate degree in public administration from the University of LaVerne. Eloisa is also active in various business and civic organizations. She serves as a board member for the Latin American Civic Association, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, LaunchPad 2x, Startup Atlanta, and Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. She is also involved with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, Georgia Economic Development Association, and International Economic Development Council.
Keith Ivory Millner
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Keith Ivory Millner’s corporate and entrepreneurial career spans more than three decades and includes executive-level experience across a diverse set of industries. Most recently, Millner was Principal-Strategic Relationships with North Highland Consulting. In this role, he was responsible for identifying, nurturing, and monetizing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. In an earlier role as Georgia Market President for CertusBank, Millner led operations for the company’s retail and commercial business units. He is also the former President of Nationwide Financial Network and has worked in healthcare, serving as EVP, Head of Sales and Account Management at ActiveHealth/AETNA. Millner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Guilford College and a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. He also completed advanced studies in information technology/business strategy at TIAS Business School at the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain.
Rosalind Rubens Newell
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal & Compliance
Rosalind Rubens Newell serves as General Counsel to Invest Atlanta and is responsible for the day-to-day delivery, management and supervision of all legal services provided to Invest Atlanta and its various component entities. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the legal representation of local governments and local government authorities and has represented public entities in the implementation of large economic development projects. Prior to serving as General Counsel for Invest Atlanta, she was Of Counsel with an Atlanta law firm for eight years, and a Deputy City Attorney in the City of Atlanta Law Department for eighteen years. Rosalind earned Doctor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Emory University. She is a member of various professional and civic associations, including the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Kevin Johnson, CEcD
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Kevin Johnson is Senior Vice President of Economic Development at Invest Atlanta. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to drive economic growth and development, support relationships with civic, business, governmental and economic development stakeholder constituents. An accomplished President and Vice-President in his Economic Development career, his capabilities have generated significant capital investment and job creation at the St. Joe Company (FL) 2009-2011, Research Triangle Park(NC) 2005-2009, Greater Phoenix(AZ) Economic Council 2002-2005 and High Point(NC) Economic Development Corporation 1992- 2000. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Pre-Law from South Carolina State University and earned his Certified Economic Developer designation (CEcD) from IEDC in 1996. He has received numerous professional and community awards.
Dawn Luke, HDFP, EDFP
Senior Vice President, Community Development
Dawn Luke is Senior Vice President of Community Development at Invest Atlanta and is responsible for implementing pivotal housing finance programs that serve to create and preserve workforce housing units and permanent supportive housing for the city’s working homeless. Prior to her current position, Dawn was the Deputy Managing Director for eight years. During her eighteen-year tenure with Invest Atlanta, she has overseen the multifamily and single-family portfolio of approximately $1.3 billion. Dawn has been successful in originating more than 1,500 mortgages and down payment assistance loans totaling more than $85 million. Prior to joining Invest Atlanta, Luke was a financial analyst at the Urban Residential Finance Authority. Dawn earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College and a master’s degree in international business from Georgia State University. She currently serves as president of the board of directors at Georgia Sustainable Committee Alliance and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.