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Non-Profit and Community Leadership and Engagement

Proven experience in non-profit startup, turn-around, board development, leadership and long-term strategic planning - including developing and implementing successful collaborations and strategic and fundraising plans.  

I have over 30 years in selecting and developing dynamic and effective organizational leadership, volunteers and staff, implementing major projects and new initiatives, growing programs, problem solving, developing new, and supporting existing, community programs and helping communities and organizations develop and focus on sustainable strategies that will ensure mission success. 

Neighborhood Leadership

Former Chair of Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association. 8 Years

Former Chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit N. 7 years 

Former Secretary for Atlanta Planning Advisory Board. 3 years

Community Leadership

I served nine years as Atlanta Planning Advisory Board representative and  Mayoral appointee, by both Mayors Franklin and Reed, on the Board of   

 Invest Atlanta,  the development arm of the City of Atlanta, 2008 through 2016, in various capacities including as Treasurer, Finance, TAD and Housing Committee Chair and Vice-Chair.

I understand the intersection of community interests and the development needed for the vitality of our city.

With Atlanta Mayor Reed, 

Atlanta City Council Members 

Lance-Bottoms and Shook and 

GA Gov. Nathan Deal

Current Atlanta Mayoral appointee to Little 5 Points CID Board and currently serving as Board Chair.  



Recipient of City of Atlanta Phoenix Award, highest honor bestowed on a citizen, by Mayor Reed in 2016 for over 25 years of service to non-profits and the City of Atlanta.

Consultant on several community development projects, assisting to engage developers and community representatives to insure project success and community support.

Served in leadership position on over a dozen non-profit and community Boards since 1986. 

Participated in executive search, selection, and lead contract negotiation for Executive leadership of both small community and local arts organizations as well as the CEO/President of a multi-million dollar organization. 

Over eight years of public policy experience as Board leadership for one of the largest development agencies in the USA; grant and loan decisioning; support for City's Tax Allocation Districts, etc.  I understand the intersection between public and private engagement.  With specific passion around adaptive reuse of historic buildings, support of community-centric redevelopment and affordable housing initiatives. 


Established new fundraising programs and consulted on capital campaign of half million dollar plus goal for WRFG 89.3 Community Radio and Little 5 Points Community Center with emphasis on individual and corporate donation strategy.

Helped to establish and build two 501c3 organizations in Atlanta to success. 

Honored by City Council for over 25 years of Leadership in Atlanta Nonprofits


Former Deputy Director of HOPE Atlanta [2 years], largest provider of emergency and housing to homeless in metro-Atlanta; fundraising, public relations, operations and community engagement.

Former Coca-Cola Executive [14 years], Vice President of Coca-Cola Credit Union; operations, branch management, ATM and card services, home banking and membership expansion.   Trained in project management, contract negotiation, talent selection, effective performance coaching and mediation.

  • Co-Lead merger project for Coca-Cola [Atlanta] and Minute Maid [Houston] Credit Unions - combined $150 mil in assets.
  • Established new internal call center operations for $170mil credit union serving over 14,000 Coca-Cola Co. employees based and traveling worldwide.

Former CEO of two Atlanta-based, multi-million dollar credit unions. 

Collaborated with GA State Banking Department to improve financial status of two at risk credit unions to avoid forced closure or department takeover.


  • 30 years of Effective Leadership and developing collaborations to solve problems for non-profits and communities
  • Organization Visioning and Mission Setting
  • Long Term Strategic & Financial Planning
  • Board/Volunteer Development and Recruitment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • Staff Recruitment, Selection, Management & Development
  • Community Organizing
  • Community Outreach and Communications
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Digital Marketing Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Sales Culture Development
  • Facilities Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Product Development
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication

Anna Foote,
Feb 3, 2017, 12:39 PM