Shannon W. James, Sr. is the newly hired President & CEO of the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Inc. Mr. James served as the elected Chairman of the Board of Directors before stepping down and being unanimously approved as the new Executive Director in May 2018.
He is the past Treasure and Chairman of Investor/Finance Committee for AeroATL Alliance and currently serves as Secretary for the Aerotropolis Atlanta Community Improvement Districts. Mr. James is a former commercial banker, serving as VP, Commercial Banking Middle Markets for over 15+ years and as Chief Financial Officer for South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, where he would receive Board Member of the Year in 2016. He’s the Head Coach for South Gwinnett 12U Boys Basketball team and Advisory Board Member for Clayton State University.
Shannon was instrumental in the formation of the organization’s 501(c)3 (AeroATL Alliance Foundation) and identifying a firm to manage the Alliance’s capital campaign while developing a five-year program. He’s married to his college sweetheart, Maria James where they have 3 children ages 13, 10, and 3.