The College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta (file photo by Jason Getz)

Leadoff: Changes made on College Football Hall of Fame board

The College Football Hall of Fame announced a couple of lineup changes Tuesday on the board that oversees its operation. 

The downtown Atlanta attraction named A.J. Robinson chairman of the Atlanta Hall Management board of directors and added Rich McKay as a new board member. 

Robinson is president of downtown business coalition Central Atlanta Progress. McKay is president and CEO of the Falcons. 

Dennis Adamovich remains the Hall of Fame’s CEO, a position he has held since March 2016

The first chairman of the Atlanta Hall Management board was Steve Robinson, former Chick-fil-A chief marketing officer. He was followed by Murry Bowden, a College Football Hall of Fame inductee and founder of Houston-based apartment developer The Hanover Company, who served as chairman the past three years.  Both remain on the board of directors.

The College Football Hall of Fame completed its relocation from South Bend, Ind., to Atlanta in August 2014, when the 94,000-square-foot facility near Centennial Olympic Park opened. 

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