The City of Atlanta has formed a search committee to replace Louis Miller, who retired at the end of 2013 as the general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The committee is chaired by Carol Tomé, chief financial officer of Home Depot Inc., who is joined by a group of city officials, airport leaders, executives and consultants. Mr. Miller is also serving on the committee.

Miguel Southwell, a former official at the Miami International Airport who returned to Atlanta just after Mr. Miller’s arrival a few years ago, has been appointed as interim general manager and will continue to serve  during the search. Mr. Southwell has told Global Atlanta that he also has thrown his hat into the ring for the permanent general manager position. 

The committee will make its top five recommendations by March. Mayor Kasim Reed will make the final selection from this pool of candidates. 

The full committee includes:

-Chair: Carol Tomé, chief financial officer, The Home Depot

Taylor Glover, president and CEO, Turner Enterprises Inc. 

Cathy Hampton, city attorney, City of Atlanta

Darryl Harmon, president – Southeast, Wells Fargo & Co.

-Louis Miller, former general manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Ben Myers, political director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 

Scott Taylor, president, Carter USA

Loretta Walker, SVP and chief HR Officer, Turner Broadcasting System

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