November 1, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2011
Contact: Sonya Moste, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
The Atlanta Development Authority Announces New
Senior Management Appointments
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Development Authority (ADA) announces several new appointments to the senior team including its new Chief Financial Officer, Doug Ray. A CPA with over thirty years of experience in finance and accounting, he has handled a myriad of real estate transaction from homebuilding development and construction, retail shopping centers, office parks, industrial and property management. His experience includes careers at John Wieland Homes, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Carter & Associates and most recently the Elias Brothers Group in Naples, Florida. Ray replaces Thomas Rowe who has served as interim CFO for the past 16 months. Rowe will remain at ADA as Deputy CFO.
Last week, Bill Cronin began working as the new Vice President of Economic Development. Cronin has an impressive work history, most recently as a Division Director of Global Business Development with the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The Division recruited over $14.6 billion in capital investment and over 73,000 jobs between 2007 and 2010. Prior to that he was with Enterprise Florida over the State of Florida’s International Trade and Business Development Unit’s Field Operations.
Dr. Eloisa Klementich will join the team as the new Director of Business Development on November 8th, 2011. She hails from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) in Washington D.C, where one of her projects included providing support for local communities impacted by the Gulf oil spill last year. Dr. Klementich’s success at establishing strategies and implementation plans for job growth programs at all levels of government is a great fit for ADA and the City of Atlanta. She has experience working at the federal level, at the state level with the State of California and at the local level with the county of San Bernardino and the city of Los Angeles.
“These appointments represent the new Atlanta Development Authority,” says Brian McGowan, president and CEO for the ADA. “The ADA is being transformed into a job growth engine, one that can help Atlanta compete in this new global economy. I welcome each of the new team members on board.”
ABOUT ATLANTA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The Atlanta Development Authority is the official economic development agency for the city of Atlanta. ADA represents intown Atlanta, which has a population of 420,000 and growing. ADA is a research-based economic development organization, focused on residential, business and investment growth in the city. Visit www.atlantada.com