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Durham Named ATL Asst. General Manager for Business Diversity

Elise Durham has been appointed assistant general manager of business diversity for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

This is Durham’s second time leading a department at ATL, as she served as the airport’s director of policy and communications from 2018 to 2021, responsible for the positive media coverage of ATL’s handling of Super Bowl LIII, the airport’s capital improvement program ATLNext and crisis communications.

Durham, a two-time Emmy award winning local journalist, has also served as the director of communications and a member of the executive cabinet for the City of Atlanta for two administrations, offering strategic counsel to previous Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and current Mayor Andre Dickens

“It is truly an honor to welcome back an invaluable member of our senior team, Elise Durham,” said Balram “B” Bheodari, ATL general manager. “This newly created role is a significant milestone in our commitment to promoting diversity, fostering an accessible, inclusive world-class airport, developing and retaining diverse talent, and enabling opportunities for minorities and women in the aviation industry.”