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Board elects president, CEO for Atlanta BeltLine

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A former deputy secretary for Transit for the North Carolina is now the president and chief executive officer for Atlanta BeltLine.

The Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors elected Paul Morris for the position Wednesday.

Morris brings almost 30 years of experience to the organization, including previous work in consulting and line management roles focusing on transportation, urban redevelopment, natural resource management, public parks, and the development of corporate and institutional facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

"I am honored by the Board's decision and am very much looking forward to joining this exceptional team," Morris said. "I have been a fan of the Atlanta BeltLine for a long time and am very excited by what has already been accomplished and the opportunities that lie ahead."

The announcement comes after a national search conducted by the Board with support from Korn/Ferry International.

In making this election, the Board authorized Chairman John Somerhalder to finalize negotiations with Morris regarding the terms of the employment agreement.

"With almost 30 years of transportation and urban development experience, Paul Morris brings an impressive depth of management experience to the Atlanta BeltLine," Mayor Kasim Reed said.

"I am confident that under the leadership of Mr. Morris, the Atlanta BeltLine will continue to drive projects that will make Atlanta a national model for urban revitalization."

As President and CEO of ABI, Morris will lead the organization that is the implementing entity of one of the most transformative urban redevelopment and mobility projects in the country.

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