Mayor Reed hires new Chief Operating Officer

Mayor Kasim Reed announced Monday that he appointed Dan Gordon as Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta.

The position encompasses oversight and executive management for the city’s operating departments including aviation, fire, police, parks, public works, and watershed management. “I am pleased to have Dan Gordon join the administration as chief operating officer,” said Mayor Reed. “He brings to us a wealth of senior leadership and operating experience, and I am confident he will enhance our administration’s focus on strengthening public safety, balancing the city’s budget and building its reserves, and improving customer service.

His appointment marks an important step forward in continuing our city’s success.”

“It is an honor to serve the city of Atlanta in this capacity,” said Gordon. “I look forward to working with our talented staff to provide the highest level of service, efficiency and results. I would like to thank Mayor Reed for this opportunity, and I am determined to see Atlanta continue to thrive.”

Gordon holds a M.B.A in Finance and Real Estate and a B.A. in International Studies from Emory University. The Atlanta City Council must confirm Gordon before his appointment is final.

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