Archive for May, 2015

Workforce agency fills Atlanta executive jobs

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The city’s workforce agency has filled Atlanta executive jobs.

The Agency’s Board of Directors have been announced.

The 25-member Board of Directors voted to elect Mike Romesburg, Lead Workforce Initiatives Manager for CVS Health as Chairman of the Board; Yendelela Neely Anderson, labor and employment partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as Vice-Chair of the Board; Alex McKenzie, president and CEO of IFS Securities as Treasurer of the Board; and Scott Selig, Vice President, Acquisitions, and Development at Selig Enterprises as Secretary of the Board.

Mike Romesburg has leveraged strong experience in talent acquisition, university relations, and agency recruitment to lead CVS Pharmacy’s retail field talent acquisition strategy. His strengths include developing national and global recruitment strategies, university relations, program design, delivering results, building relationships, analysis, and vendor management, and leading teams. He has served as Chair of the AWDA Board’s Youth Council Committee. Mr. Romesburg is a dedicated member of the AWDA Board and has been instrumental during the agency’s current transition.

“It has been an honor serving on the Atlanta Workforce Board for over a decade and I look forward to serving as Board Chair in the future,” said Mike Romesburg, Lead Workforce Initiatives Manager with CVS Health. “AWDA has taken a new direction under the leadership of Michael Sterling and there is a new found hope for the customers – new and old – that walk through the front doors of the Agency. I am excited about the future of AWDA and leading the work of the Board.”

“Mike Romesburg, Yendelela Neely Anderson, Alex McKenzie and Scott Selig are uniquely qualified to lead the Board as we work to ensure that AWDA becomes a best-in-class workforce system,” said Michael T. Sterling, AWDA Executive Director. “It is important that we have individuals on the Board who are exceptional leaders and well respected in the business community, and I am confident that our new Board and its Executive Officers will be a tremendous asset to this Agency, our job seekers and businesses in the City of Atlanta.”

Company to create IT jobs in Atlanta

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A company is relocating to create more IT jobs in Atlanta.

Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on and off-street parking, is relocating to Atlanta.

Parkmobile will relocate its corporate headquarters from the Cumberland/Galleria area to Midtown Atlanta’s 1100 Spring Street in October.

“Parkmobile’s relocation to Atlanta is a tremendous win for our City and its growing technology sector,” said Craig Richard, CEO of Invest Atlanta. “The company’s core business of offering mobile payment solutions for consumers on-the-go is innovative and we look forward to their continued growth and prosperity.”

“Businesses are voting with their feet and choosing the City of Atlanta every day,” said Mayor Reed. “We are proud to welcome Parkmobile to Atlanta, where our strong pool of talented tech workers and support for the technology sector have created a thriving environment for entrepreneurs.”

“Atlanta is now our “flagship” location and the goal is to make it a model for mobility technology around the world,” said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile. “By expanding our strategic partnerships and deployments across the globe we will continue to raise metro Atlanta’s brand, while leveraging its technology savvy workforce to build a company whose employees will enjoy a quality of life that is among the best of any U.S. City.”

Since 2010, the City of Atlanta has seen a convergence of business relocation, business creation and new development. The relocation of Parkmobile is the latest in a series of economic victories for the City, including the relocation of Porsche Cars North American Headquarters, Serta Simmons Bedding LLC, Pulte Homes, Carter’s USA, and Kaiser Permanente.

City fills Atlanta sustainability jobs

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The city has secured a key hire for Atlanta sustainability jobs.

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield has been appointed as the new Director of the Office of Sustainability.

Benfield will lead the City of Atlanta’s sustainability efforts as former Director Denise Quarles transitions back to a career in the private sector.

Benfield has served as the executive director of GreenLaw for the past three years, an Atlanta-based organization providing legal and technical assistance to environmental and community groups statewide. She will be leaving GreenLaw to assume her new role with the City of Atlanta on May 15, 2015.

Prior to joining GreenLaw, Benfield served as a State Representative for 14 years, during which time she was a member of the Judiciary and Natural Resources Committees.

She also serves on the Boards for the Green Chamber of the South, the Olmsted Linear Parks Alliance and Earthshare of Georgia, and is a member of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Class of 2013.

“I am excited to have another capable, experienced leader join the Office of Sustainability,” said Mayor Reed. “Stephanie Stuckey Benfield has distinguished herself in her advocacy for sustainability and our environment from her time in the Georgia General Assembly to her leadership at GreenLaw. I look forward to working with Ms. Benfield to keep Atlanta on the path to being one of the top sustainable cities.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Mayor Kasim Reed to help realize our shared vision of making Atlanta the Southeast leader in sustainability and one of the top-tier sustainable cities in the U.S. I look forward to working across departments within the City of Atlanta, as well as with external partners in the nonprofit, business, community, and academic sectors, to achieve our goals for Atlanta’s residents and environment,” said Stephanie Stuckey Benfield.