“I am thrilled with the caliber of talent we have been able to attract, to help us serve our constituents and lead Fulton County into the future,” said Anderson.
John Thompson, Ph.D. – Director of Aging & Youth Department – Thompson currently serves as Executive Director of the District of Columbia Office on Aging, a role he has held since 2011. He previously served as Director of the National Aging Information & Referral Support Center, and brings more than 15 years of experience in health, aging and social services. He will be responsible for oversight of Fulton County’s senior services and an array of youth programs. The Fulton County Aging & Youth Department has a 2015 budget allocation of $22.3 million and more than 170 employees.
Frankie L. Atwater, Sr. – Director of Housing & Community Development Department – Atwater currently serves as Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. He brings more than a decade of experience in housing and grant program management. He will be responsible for Fulton County’s Community Development Block Grant and Housing programs, as well as the Office of Workforce Development. The Fulton County Department of Housing & Community Development Department has a 2015 budget of $8.3 million and 40 employees.
Tony Phillips – Director of Parks & Recreation – Phillips has served with Fulton County for 15 years, most recently as Deputy Director of Planning & Community Services. Phillips will be responsible for oversight of parks maintenance and recreation programming at 21 parks & recreation facilities in unincorporated Fulton County. The Fulton County Parks & Recreation Department has a 2015 budget of $3.3 million and more than 60 employees.
Dennis King – Assistant Director for Facilities – King brings extensive experience in facilities management in the corporate and government sectors, having served with Bellsouth, the State of Georgia and the State of Florida. He will be responsible for strategic, long-range planning for Fulton County’s facility needs.
Felicia Strong-Whitaker – Director of Purchasing & Contract Compliance - Strong-Whitaker has served with Fulton County since 2004, and previously served as Interim Director of Purchasing & Contract Compliance. She has more than 25 years of experience with large-scale public procurement organizations.
Jeff Cheek – Director of Ryan White – Cheek has served with Fulton County for 26 years. He most recently served as Health Program Administrator with the Department of Health & Wellness. Cheek also previously served as Director of the Ryan White Program, which administers approximately $23 million in annual grants to provide care and treatment to people with HIV.
Jessica Corbitt-Dominguez – Director of External Affairs – Corbitt-Dominguez has served with Fulton County for more than 15 years. She most recently served as Public Affairs Manager with the Office of Communications, and is now responsible for oversight of Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Broadcast/Cable/Film.
Anderson is currently recruiting for several other positions on the Fulton County Executive Leadership team and expects to have all appointments complete by August of this year.