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:

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 
Attorney 
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 
Attorney 
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