Welcoming New Board Members

The Piedmont Park Conservancy is proud to announce new seven members on their Board of Directors! These members were officially inducted on January 25, 2018.

CHRISTINE BOUCHER, Managing Director
Global Environment, Sustainability & Compliance for Delta Air Lines, Inc

Christine manages a team of professionals responsible for administering Delta’s compliance and environmental sustainability programs, Department of Transportation compliance, dangerous goods compliance, and passengers with disabilities programs. Christine graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and French.

She received her juris doctor degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Law.

ANDRE P. HYLTON, Chief Counsel, Georgia-Pacific Professional
Georgia-Pacific LLC

Andre Hylton currently serves as the Chief Counsel of the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. In that capacity, he provides legal advice to the business-to-business division of the Georgia-Pacific consumer products business. Prior to his employment at Georgia-Pacific, Andre practiced at two prominent Atlanta law firms.

Andre is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, and resides in southwest Atlanta with his wife, Tamera, an attorney at Turner Broadcasting, and his two children, Sophie and Warren.

ANDY MACKE, Vice President, External Affairs
Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.

Andy Macke serves as vice president of External Affairs for Comcast’s Big South Region, where he develops strategic relationships with government officials and community leaders to support Comcast’s business goals. He is directly responsible for Comcast’s regulatory compliance, operations support, and community investments in the Big South Region.

Andy is an active member of the civic community, currently serving on the boards of Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Technology Council and the Council for Quality Growth. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in telecommunications policy from Georgia Tech.

CARLOS PAGOAGA, Director, Global Community Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company

Carlos directed over $42 million worth of international grants for The Coca-Cola Foundation over the last 10 years. He drove global system alignment around Coca Cola’s global community engagement priorities working with Public Affairs and Communications colleagues around the world. Provided oversight on the Company’s global community engagement budget of $86 million in 2009 by tracking monthly community engagement spend and conducting budget discussions with colleagues globally. Worked with colleagues on developing global business plans for community engagement. Additionally, developed public relations strategies for various Hispanic and African American marketing efforts & developed strategy for the Company’s support of Minority media organizations.

CLAUDIA PATTON, Chief Talent Advisor, Edelman

As Chief Talent Advisor, Claudia supports the development & retention of the most senior and most valued talent at Edelman. She oversees the orientation of senior managers and acquisition partners and provides training, counsel & coaching to local and regional leadership. Claudia has received consistent recognition for professional & Community contributions. Claudia is a breast cancer survivor and serves on the Susan B. Komen Board of Advisors. She also serves on the Board of the Atlanta Museum of Contemporary Art and is active with the International Women’s Forum & Leadership Atlanta.

ABE SCHEAR, Partner; Arnold Golden Gregory

Abe is a partner at AGC in the Real Estate Practice. His primary focus is in retail leasing throughout the U.S. He is also the leader of the International Business Practice. Mr. Schear is the co-chair for the International Bar Association’s Law Firm Management Committee. He is the co-chair of the Israeli Consulate’s Lawyer’s Committee.

Education: Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976 & Emory University, B.B.A. 1973
Admissions: State of Georgia

DAWN SEVERT, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Gables Residential

Dawn Severt is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gables Residential. Dawn previously served as Chief Accounting Officer of Gables and prior to joining Gables in 1994, she was a Manager in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen LLP. Dawn currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council and as chairman of its Investment Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and previously served as co-chair of its Accounting Committee. In addition, Dawn serves on the Board of Directors of DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as chairman of its Audit Committee. Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of The Ohio State University, serving as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Fisher College of Business since 2005.

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