Loretta Young Walker has joined the Atlanta Housing Authority’s board of commissioners as an at-large member. The housing authority is one of the largest agencies in Georgia, but has been operating without a full slate of board members for some time. Mayor Kasim Reed appointed Walker in October and the Atlanta City Council confirmed the five-year appointment in November. Walker is senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Turner Broadcasting System. She joined the company in 1999 from BellSouth, where she was director of human resources for the long-distance division. She earned a degree in computer information systems from Auburn University at Montgomery and a master of business administration degree at Samford University.