Metro Atlanta Land Bank
Mr. Norman, Executive Director of the Metro Atlanta Land Bank has been instrumental in leading the restructuring of the MALB, expanding its programmatic initiatives and increasing its funding. Prior to the MALB, he served as the co-founder and Managing Partner of the boutique investment banking firm, Dunwoody Asset Management, LLC. He has over seventeen years of experience in the financial sector during his corporate/investment banking career. He also serves as the President of the Georgia Association of Land Bank Authorities. Under Mr. Norman’s leadership, GALBA was instrumental in facilitating the passage of the Georgia Land Bank Act by the Georgia Legislature in 2012. Additionally, Mr. Norman serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Land Trust, Inc.
Mr. Norman holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Emory University and a Masters of Management in Finance, Management & Strategy, Operations and Decision Sciences from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He completed the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence program in conjunction with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Norman sits on various boards and is also actively involved in various civic and professional organizations.
Alison Souther Goldey
Director, Chatham County/City of Savannah Land Bank Authority, Inc.
Alison Goldey is the Director of the Chatham County/City of Savannah Land Bank Authority, Inc. Prior to working at the Land Bank in Savannah, Mrs. Goldey served as the Executive Director of the Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority for 22 years, where she was instrumental in helping to create the new Land Bank and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Land Bank. Her responsibilities included acquisition, disposition, and maintenance of blighted and underutilized properties with an emphasis in affordable housing and strategic neighborhood revitalization. Mrs. Goldey is a Board Member of the State Housing Trust Fund for Homelessness. She holds an undergraduate business degree in Marketing from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia College and State University.
Mrs. Goldey has over 24 years of experience in the field of Land Banking and enjoys working in a collaborative effort with community and business leadership, state and local government, and both non-profit and private developers charged with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing neighborhood redevelopment.