Former Atlanta Mayor, Shirley Franklin, is currently the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Purpose Built Communities, and the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Values in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

After Franklin left office in 2010, she was appointed to the William and Camille Cosby Endowed Chair at Spelman College and served until June 2011. She was elected the first African American woman mayor of a major southern city in 2002 and served two-terms until 2009. The mayor is term limited in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin was a recipient of the 2005 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for her courageous leadership in restoring fiscal stability and ethical government to Atlanta. (Credit-JFK Library)