Development Authority

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The Brookhaven Development Authority is a nonprofit public body that promotes trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities pursuant to the state constitution and the Georgia Development Authorities Law. The Development Authority operates under the direction of the city manager and only meets on an as-needed basis. Members serve four-year terms. Each person is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by city council.

Current members of the Brookhaven Development Authority include:

Shirlynn Brownell
Executive Director, Brookhaven Development Authority
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Luke Anderson, Chairman 
Licensed Patent Attorney


Susan Coker 
Former Vice President and Treasurer, Cox Enterprises, Inc. 
Saint Martin’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees Member


Pat Hoban 
CEO of Capitol City Nissan


Tim Peaden 
Former adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law and Georgia State University's Graduate School of Accounting


John Rhett 
Chairman and CEO, SunTrust Investment Services
Guest Lecturer at Georgia Tech, College of Management 
Vice Chairman of the Parish Council of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church 
Chairman of the board of trustees for the Center for the Visually Impaired


Bruce L. Whitmer 
Retired U.S. Army Officer, 101st Airborne Division, Bronze Star Recipient


Sarah Kennedy
Vice Chairperson, Board of Directors, Peachtree Creek Greenway, Inc.
Former Principal & Co-Founder, Designing4Health, LLCFormer Public Health Analyst and Presidential Management Fellow, US CDC


Bates Mattison, ExOfficio
Brookhaven District 3 Councilman