The ATL Board

The ATL is governed by a 16-member board comprised of metro Atlanta business leaders and government officials.

 

Board of Directors

Our board includes 10 members from across the 13-county region representing the newly created transit districts. These members were chosen by caucuses of county commission chairs, local legislative delegations and mayors. The lieutenant governor and speaker of the House each appoint two members while the board’s chair is appointed by the governor. The vice-chair is selected annually from among the board members. The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board.
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Charlie Sutlive
Chairman, Governor Appointee
Bio
Charlie Sutlive
Chairman, Governor Appointee

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal, Sutlive is the director of corporate communication at Georgia Power. In this role, he provides strategic support for the company’s external and internal communications. Sutlive was previously the vice chancellor for communications and governmental affairs for the University System of Georgia (USG) and led the development and execution of communications, public affairs and economic development plans for USG’s 26 colleges and universities.

Committee Assignments

  • Chair, Regional Transit Planning
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Administrative
Felicia Franklin Warner
Vice Chair, District 10
Bio
Felicia Franklin Warner
Vice Chair, District 10

Felicia Franklin Warner serves as commissioner with the Clayton County Board of Commissioners. In her professional career, she specializes in real-estate and insurance. She received her bachelors from the University of Miami.

Committee Assignments

  • Legislative
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Regional Transit Planning

 

Andy Macke
District 1
Bio
Andy Macke
District 1

Macke is the Vice President External Affairs at Comcast Cable. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia and master’s degree in Telecommunications Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Committee Assignments

  • Chair, Regional Technology
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Regional Transit Planning
Vacant
District 2, Vacant
Bio
Vacant
District 2, Vacant

District 2, Vacant

Steve Dickerson, Sc. D.
District 3
Bio
Steve Dickerson, Sc. D.
District 3

Dr. Dickerson served as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech until his retirement in 1996. In 2005 he became an Honorary Alumnus of Georgia Tech. His primary areas of expertise include Urban transportation, automation, and advanced manufacturing.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Regional Technology
  • Administrative
  • Regional Transit Planning
Todd Ver Steeg
District 4
Bio
Todd Ver Steeg
District 4

Ver Steeg is currently the Vice President and part owner of Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service, a construction equipment dealer with eleven locations serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and portions of South Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Central University of Iowa in Pella, Iowa.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Regional Technology
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Regional Transit Planning
Tom Weyandt
District 5
Bio
Tom Weyandt
District 5

Weyandt is a former transportation policy and planning official. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Regional Technology
  • Legislative
  • Regional Transit Planning
Chuck Warbington
District 6
Bio
Chuck Warbington
District 6

Warbington is currently the City Manager for the City of Lawrenceville. Previously, he worked as a principal manager for a local Architecture/ Engineering firm. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree.

Committee Assignments

  • Administrative
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Regional Transit Planning
Michael L. Thurmond
District 7
Bio
Michael L. Thurmond
District 7

Thurmond is the Chief Executive Officer of Dekalb County. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religion from Paine College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law.

Committee Assignments

  • Administrative
  • Legislative
  • Regional Transit Planning
Keisha Lance Bottoms
District 8
Bio
Keisha Lance Bottoms
District 8

Bottoms is the Mayor of the City of Atlanta. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Legislative
  • Regional Transit Planning
Howard A. Mosby, CPA
District 9
Bio
Howard A. Mosby, CPA
District 9

Mosby is the Vice President of Faculty Contracts Administration in Medical Affairs at Grady Health System. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002 and has concluded his service as a member of the General Assembly in December 2018.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Administrative
  • Legislative
  • Regional Transit Planning
Teddy Russell
Lt. Governor Appointee
Bio
Teddy Russell
Lt. Governor Appointee

Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Russell is currently the CEO and owner of Russell Landscape. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Regional Technology
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Regional Transit Planning
Mark Toro
Lt. Governor Appointee, Marketing Committee Chair
Bio
Mark Toro
Lt. Governor Appointee, Marketing Committee Chair

Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Toro is a co-founder of North American Properties’ Atlanta office. He previously served in several leadership positions with Faison and Cousins Properties. Toro has acquired, developed or redeveloped more than 70 projects totaling almost 30 million square feet. He attended Rutgers University.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Chair, Marketing/Communications
  • Regional Transit Planning
Earl Ehrhart
House Speaker Appointee, Administrative Committee Chair
Bio
Earl Ehrhart
House Speaker Appointee, Administrative Committee Chair

Appointed by Speaker of the House, David Ralston Ehrhart is the CEO of Taylor English Decisions. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1988 and will conclude his service as a member of the General Assembly in January 2019.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Chair, Administrative
  • Regional Transit Planning
Charlotte Nash
House Speaker Appointee
Bio
Charlotte Nash
House Speaker Appointee

Appointed by Speaker of the House David Ralston, Nash is the chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. She was elected countywide to this position in March 2011 and was reelected in 2012 and 2016. Nash previously worked for the Gwinnett County government for 28 years and retired as the county manager in 2004.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Chair, Legislative
  • Administrative
  • Regional Transit Planning
Russell R. McMurry, P.E.
GDOT Commissioner Ex-officio Member
Bio
Russell R. McMurry, P.E.
GDOT Commissioner Ex-officio Member

On Jan. 20, 2015, Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. was appointed by the State Transportation Board to lead the Georgia Department of Transportation – the $3 billion, 4000-employee state agency responsible for building, maintaining and operating the 10th largest transportation system in the country.

 

Committee Assignments

  • Regional Technology
  • Regional Transit Planning

ATL Staff

Chris Tomlinson
Interim Executive Director
Bio
Chris Tomlinson
Interim Executive Director

Chris serves as the Executive Director of the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and as Interim Executive Director of the newly created Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (the ATL). SRTA operates all toll facilities within Georgia and serves as a transportation funding/financing arm for the state. In addition, SRTA manages Xpress, the state’s regional commuter coach transit service, and administers the Atlanta region’s vanpool program. GRTA serves as the Governor’s voice for strategic direction and approval of metro Atlanta’s federally required overall transportation plan and reviews Developments of Regional Impact to understand their effect on the region’s transportation network. The ATL provides transit governance and funding oversight for all transit projects and operators within the 13-county metro Atlanta region. In his combined executive leadership roles, Chris leads three state level authorities whose shared missions are focused on improving mobility in Georgia by providing reliable, innovative transportation solutions to Georgia motorists and transit commuters. As Executive Director, Chris serves as primary liaison to the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Public-Private Partnership program. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), where he is President Elect, slated to take office in January 2019. Prior to being appointed Executive Director for GRTA and SRTA, Chris served as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for SRTA. In this role, he was responsible for day-to-day operations and legal issue management. Before joining SRTA, Chris served as General Counsel for several state agencies, including GDOT, the Georgia Technology Authority and the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, where he was also Deputy Director for the Construction Division. Chris graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.

Heather Aquino
Deputy Executive Director
Bio
Heather Aquino
Deputy Executive Director

Heather joined SRTA in 2017, and in her role, directs and makes decisions regarding the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures for tollway revenue collection and operation. She previously served as the Division Director for Physical and Economic Development at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). There, she led the policy division supporting SRTA, GRTA, the Georgia Forestry Commission, Public Service Commission, Secretary of State and the Departments of Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Community Affairs, Economic Development, Labor, Natural Resources, Revenue and Transportation. Heather holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia. She is a member of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership’s class of 2017.

Meeting Schedule

All regular meetings are tentatively scheduled on Thursdays at 8:00 AM. Times may be subject to change where necessary so please check this page for the latest meeting schedule. Meetings will be held at 245 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis One Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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Upcoming meetings
DATE TITLE AGENDA
September 5, 2019
September Board Meeting
November 7, 2019
November Board Meeting
Past meetings
DATE TITLE AGENDA MINUTES PRESENTATION
August 8, 2019
August Board Meeting View Agenda
August 1, 2019
Regional Technology Committee Meeting View Agenda
July 17, 2019
Regional Transit Planning Committee Meeting View Agenda
May 23, 2019
May Board Meeting View Agenda
May 10, 2019
Regional Transit Planning Committee View Agenda View Minutes
April 25, 2019
Regional Technology Committee Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
April 16, 2019
Administrative Committee Meeting View Agenda
April 16, 2019
Marketing & Communications Committee Meeting View Agenda
March 7, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
March 4, 2019
Administrative Committee Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
February 26, 2019
Regional Technology Committee Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
January 24, 2019
Board of Directors Work Session Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
January 24, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
January 17, 2019
Administrative Committee Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
December 14, 2018
First Board of Directors Meeting View Agenda View Minutes
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