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Tedra Cheatham, Executive Director of The Clean Air Campaign, to Speak at Buckhead Business Association Weekly Breakfast

Tedra Cheatham, Executive Director of The Clean Air Campaign, to discuss the economic impacts of traffic congestion on the Buckhead community and beyond at BBA Breakfast on January 31.

The Buckhead Business Association (BBA) is pleased to announce that Tedra Cheatham, Executive Director of The Clean Air Campaign, will join the Buckhead Business Association Weekly Breakfast on January 31, 2013 at the City Club of Buckhead.  Ms. Cheatham’s presentation will focus on the economic impacts of traffic congestion on the Buckhead community and the greater Atlanta region.

“Tedra Cheatham has played an integral role in making The Clean Air Campaign a primeexample of a successful public-private partnership,” notes Brian Daughdrill, 2013 President of the BBA. “Ms. Cheatham has worked with numerous companies in the metro area to build awareness surrounding commute option programs and to educate employers about why these programs make not only environmental, but also bottom-line business, sense.”

Tedra Cheatham joined The Clean Air Campaign as executive director in 2011, leading statewide efforts for cleaner air and less traffic.  Previously, Tedra worked to advance economic growth and quality of life initiatives as chief operating officer and vice president of economic development for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce near Atlanta, Georgia.  Her contributions to the success of North Fulton’s development helped foster numerous transportation enhancements and a thriving business community that is home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining the Greater North Fulton Chamber, Tedra held leadership positions overseeing economic development for the north central Texas cities of Bedford
and Euless.  A Louisiana native, she began her career in government affairs and later worked in the public sector as an analyst for the Louisiana State Senate.  Tedra was named to the White House’s deployment team to the Gulf Coast in 2010 to address economic conditions following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and served on the Post-Katrina Task Force in New Orleans.

In 2008, Tedra was recognized for her leadership in North Fulton by the American Women’s BusinessAssociation.  An active member of the community, Tedra helped establish The Drake House, a residential assessment center in Roswell for homeless women and their children.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Economic Development Council, a leading organization for professionals in the field of economic development.  Tedra earned her Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University and her Master of Public Administration from the University of New Orleans.

The Buckhead Business Association (BBA) Weekly Breakfast Series takes place each Thursday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the City Club of Buckhead.  Tickets are $10 for BBA members and $20 for visitors and guests.  Validated self-parking is available for all attendees. For more information, please visit the BBA website at www.buckheadbusiness.org.

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