Our Board Members

Airport South CID

Steve Berman

Steve Berman

Chair, OA Development

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Steve Berman is President of OA Development, a real estate development firm that has developed and acquired over 3.5 million square feet of office, industrial and business park space in Georgia, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina. He is a past president of the Board of Trustees Greenfield Hebrew Academy and served as treasurer of American Israel Chamber of Commerce Board.

Doug Dunn

Doug Dunn

Vice Chair, Alliance Bus Group

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Doug Dunn is Chairman and CEO of Alliance Bus Group, a large bus dealership headquartered next to the Atlanta airport. The company is a licensed dealer in seven states and for over fifteen different bus body manufactures companies. The company currently operates eight dealership locations. As of today, the company has 145 employees and annual revenues that exceed $150 million.

Frank Farrell

Frank Farrell

Treasurer, Ackerman & Co

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Frank Farrell is Senior Vice President of Leasing and specializes in office and industrial leasing. He currently leases Phoenix Office Park, an 11-building project of 350,000 square feet located just south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Frank is responsible for the marketing, advertising, proposal and lease preparation and all related lease negotiations. He oversees budgeting, monthly reporting, tenant construction and tenant relations.

Delanie Dunivin

Delanie Dunivin

Secretary, Howard Johnson

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Delanie Dunivin is the General Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing and Food and Beverage Director for the Howard Johnson hotel on Phoenix Boulevard. Delanie has been with the hotel for 36 years. Prior to her hotel management career, she attended Western Carolina University. Delanie currently resides in Clayton County.

Cassie Hanavich

Cassie Hanavich

Board Member, Prologis

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Cassie is a Senior Leasing Manager with Prologis and oversees leasing activity in the Atlanta market. She runs the South Atlanta portfolio, managing over 6M SF, while focusing on leasing current vacancies and maintaining relationships with existing customers.

Alani Ogunlade

Alani Ogunlade

Board Member, State Farm, City of College Park Appointee

Grant Walker

Grant Walker

Board Member, Wings Financial, Clayton County Appointee

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Grant is Vice President – Business Development for Wings Financial Credit Union. He has been with Wings Financial since 2006, and is responsible for directing a team that focuses on creating long-term and strategic partnerships, increasing memberships, establishing business in new markets and increasing value to the current member base. He is proud to be a part of the executive leadership team of their innovative credit union, founded in 1938 by a group of seven airline employees.  Wings Financial has grown to become one of the nation’s largest credit unions – and the first dedicated exclusively to serving professionals of the U.S. air transportation industry, and membership in Wings Financial Credit Union is open to everyone.  He also serves on the advisory board of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals.

Airport West CID

Natalie Tyler-Martin

Natalie Tyler-Martin

Chair, Duke Realty

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Natalie Martin is an Assistant Vice President – Property Manager with Duke Realty Corporation where she manages a portfolio of more than five million square feet of commercial real estate in the Atlanta area. In addition to serving as Chair for the Airport West CID, she is also on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance.

Austin McDonald

Austin McDonald

Vice Chair, McDonald Development

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Austin McDonald is the COO of McDonald Development, overseeing day-to-day activities related to financing, leasing, asset management, property management and accounting. Austin is active in the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Society of Industrial and Office Realtor, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the Urban Land Institute.

Shannon James, Sr.

Shannon James, Sr.

Secretary, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance

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Shannon James is a President and CEO of the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance. James spent 15-years in the banking industry, receiving several accolades such as: becoming the first African-American accepted into the Park Avenue Bank Management Trainee Program (MTP), a two-time recipient of the Platinum Performance Award for the Diversified Commercial Division with SunTrust and offered profitable results while serving as Vice President of Commercial Banking with Branch Banking & Trust. James works with a Board of 38 trusted advsiros where the collective goal is to make the Aerotropolis Atlanta area a world-class destination for business, connectivity, and living.

Chelsea Dennis

Chelsea Dennis

Treasurer, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

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Chelsea Dennis is Corporate Counsel for Porsche Cars North America, Inc. She is a poised and people-focused legal leader with critical balance of transactional and litigation expertise across practice areas and industries with a particular emphasis on privacy and data protection, software and security, and intellectual property.

Shiv Aggarwal

Shiv Aggarwal

Board Member, Aggarwal Real Estate, City of South Fulton Appointee

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Shiv Aggarwal is President/CEO of Aggarwal Real Estate. Along with starting his own real estate business, he has created a foundation bringing the Indian community together in Baton Rouge and Atlanta. He also founded the first and only indoor South Asian mall in North America.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Board Member, Duke Realty

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Chris Brown is a Regional Senior Vice President at Duke Realty, and he is responsible for operations in Georgia and Tennessee. He is also responsible for identifying acquisitions and development opportunities, new land positions and prospects for build-to-suit development. Chris serves on the boards of the Council for Quality Growth, Fowler Family YMCA, Wesleyan School and AAC Junior Golf Foundation.

Dr. Stuart Gulley

Dr. Stuart Gulley

Board Member, Woodward Academy, City of College Park Appointee

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Dr. Stuart Gulley is the seventh president of Woodward Academy, the largest college preparatory school in the continental U.S., with 2,800 students. Dr. Gulley spent his professional career in education as President of LaGrange College and administrative.

Dan Halpern

Dan Halpern

Board Member, Jackmont Hospitality, City of Atlanta Appointee

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Dan Halpern is the CEO and Founder of Jackmont Hospitality. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of locations in six states and D.C. Dan is widely published and lectures internationally regarding economic investment and political activism in business development.

Iris Li

Iris Li

Board Member, TIANDE US and Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport

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Iris Li is the Executive Director and Vice President at TIANDE US and Co-Owner of Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport. Tiande US are developers, builders and owners in the real estate industry. Tiande Group was established in 2000 in Harbin, China with the First-degree General Contractor licence. The Group expanded business in Canada in 2011 and the US in 2015. TIANDE US is actively investing in real estate in the U.S., especially in the hospitality industry. They also provide services with our expertise in construction, hotel renovation, hotel furniture supply.

Kevin Parrish

Kevin Parrish

Board Member, Wells Fargo Bank, City of Hapeville Appointee

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Kevin Parrish is a Vice President and District Manager for the Greater Atlanta South District for Wells Fargo. Kevin also works with United Way South Fulton Advisory Board outside of his business hours.

Erin Harris

Erin Harris

Board Member, Delta Air Lines, Fulton County Appointee

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Erin Harris is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Delta Air Lines. She is an experienced litigator, advisor, and counselor with over twelve years of experience in the public and private (labor and employment) sectors. The George Washington University Law School and The University of Michigan alumna.

Neel Shah

Neel Shah

Board Member, Hotel Evolution, LLC

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Neel Shah is the President of Hotel Evolution LLC, an award-winning third-party hospitality management company. Mr. Shah is an approved developer for Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, and InterContinental Hotels Group franchises. Shah has been awarded the “Developer of the Year” Award by Hilton Hotels Worldwide for the quality of his multiple hotel developments. Having served on advisory panels for various industries and companies, Shah currently serves as a Board Member of Airport West CID.

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Board Member, Chick-fil-A

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Chris Thomas serves as Senior Lead Advisor at the Chick-fil-A Inc.  In this role, Chris is responsible for helping to select the best individuals to become operators of Chick-fil-A restaurants.  Most recently Chris spent 8 years with General Electric in a number of strategic marketing, sales, and talent management roles.  Chris received both his B.S in Business and MBA degrees from the Penn State University. Chris serves as a Founding Board Member of Next Generation Men & Women, Inc. In 2019, Chris was named one of the 40 Under Forty by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.