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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Board of Director Additions

May 31,2012

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announced the appointment of five new members of the Board of Directors:

Michael S. Donnelly, EVP, Regional President, Atlanta - Wells Fargo. Donnelly provides executive leadership to Wells Fargo consumer bank operations in the Atlanta metropolitan area and is the senior leader for Wells Fargo Bank in Atlanta, one of the company's top three markets. Donnelly has demonstrated superior community leadership in his involvement in the Carter Center Board of Councilors; Teach for America-Atlanta Board; Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board; Woodruff Arts Center Board of Trustees, The Woodward Foundation Board, and a member of the Board of Directors, Radford University - Presidential Advisory Council, Executive Committee Member.

Walter Dukes, Senior Vice President of Metro Atlanta Region for Georgia Power. Dukes has operational responsibilities for Georgia Power's 1.2 miillion customers in the metro Atlanta area. He also serves on the boards of the Atlanta Medical Center, Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), and serves as Vice Chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber Fundraising Campaign.

Kerry W. Kohnen, President Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, the state's largest non-profit health plan. Kohnen works in tandem with the Southeast Permanenta Medical Group, and as part of KP's mission to promote healthy communities, he also serves on the boards of Grady Health Foundation, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, The Carter Center, the Georgia Association of Health Plans and the YMCA, and is a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Program at Stanford University.

Rebecca Mariet Lynn-Crockford, Senior Vice President, Director-Total Rewards of SunTrust Banks, Inc., where she is responsible for compensation practices including executive compensation. She also develops all regulatory strategy and response concerning compensation for the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve and Department of Labor. Additionally, she oversees SunTrust's benefits program which includes healthcare, 401(k), retirement, and wellness; performance management; and teammate recognition.

Penelope McPhee, President of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation. McPhee directs the Foundation's strategic focus on fostering opportunities for children and youth and enhancing the quality of life in Atlanta and beyond. She also serves on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Voices for Georgia's Children, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Atlanta Education Fund and the Atlanta Committee for Progress. Her regional and national board service also has included the Council on Foundations, the American Red Cross Georgia Disaster Campaign Cabinet, the Southern Regional Business Council and the Southeastern Council of Foundations. She is a past president of Grantmakers in the Arts, a national affinity group of arts funders.

These appointments coincide with the election of Charles Shufeldt as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization.

"As the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership continues in its longstanding role of engaging the private sector to help ensure the Atlanta BeltLine vision is realized, it continues to benefit from a strong cross section of Atlanta business, civic and community leadership," said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Valarie Wilson. "These new board members add breadth and depth to our focus on parks and trails, affordable housing, health and the built environment, and employment along the Atlanta BeltLine."