ROOSEVELT COUNCIL, JR.Airport General Manager
Roosevelt Council, Jr. was named Airport General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in January 2017. Mr. Council oversees operations at the world’s most traveled airport, as well as a $6 billion capital improvement program that will pave the way for growth over the next 20 years.
Previous to this post, Mr. Council was the Airport deputy general manager and chief financial officer. In that role, he directed all accounting, budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, procurement and treasury operations at the Airport.
Mr. Council has more than 25 years of experience as a financial professional in public accounting, communications, transportation logistics and the public sector. He joined the City of Atlanta in 2009 as budget and fiscal policy chief and later served as deputy chief financial officer, both under former Mayor Shirley Franklin. Prior to joining the Airport, he served as interim CFO for the City of Atlanta under the leadership of Mayor Kasim Reed.
Before his employment with the City of Atlanta, Council was CFO of the Georgia Technology Authority, where he was responsible for general accounting, budget, cost accounting, financial reporting, payroll and strategic planning.
Mr. Council serves as a member of the Atlanta Technical College Local Board of Directors, a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and he is a graduate of Memphis State University, the Harvard University Executive Leadership Program and the Georgia Leadership Council.