The High Museum of Art recently announced Brady Lum has been named deputy director of operations and finance. Lum has responsibility for planning, implementation, management and control of operational and financial activities of the Midtown museum.
“We are delighted to bring Brady on board as a member of our senior leadership team,” High Director Rand Suffolk said in a news release. “His collaborative, results-driven approach and strong track record of thought leadership, combined with his passion for community service and engagement, make him a wonderful asset for the Museum as we continue to grow and serve new audiences.”
The Piedmont Park Conservancy, a nonprofit that partners with the city of Atlanta to maintain and enhance the Midtown greenspace, recently welcomed 10 new members to its board: Lee Echols, vice president for marketing and communications at Northside Hospital; Makara Rumley, founder & CEO of Hummingbird; Patrick Baldwin, senior associate at Jones Day; Erin Yabroudy, real estate agent with Harry Norman, Realtors; Herman Howard, founding partner/director of planning and urban design for SHAPE; Timothy Montz, vice president of business operations for Cox Communications; Adriana Varela, attorney with Fragomen’s; Alex Wan, executive director of Horizons Atlanta; John Wilson, senior vice president of Jamestown; and Joni Winston, community philanthropist and wellness instructor.
Phoenix-based Alliance Residential, which is one of the largest multifamily developers in the nation and has its Atlanta office in Buckhead, recently closed on the purchase of the former WestRock campus in Norcross and is moving forward with plans to redevelop the suburban office park into a luxury apartment community, Broadstone Norcross. Construction will begin in early 2019 and the project will open for residents in 2020.
Located at 504 Thrasher St. in Norcross, the 12-acre site currently houses eight vacant office buildings, of which two will be saved and converted into multifamily use. These two existing structures will be revitalized into 90 loft-style rental units and co-working space.
Company decision-makers indicate they are increasing their reliance on gig workers to some extent, with more than 60 percent expecting the use of contract labor to grow over the next five years. This is according to a new survey on sourcing and managing talent in a gig economy from The Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by Buckhead-based North Highland. Organizations site the top motivations for temporary workers as cost savings, agility and project-specific needs.
The unit polled executives at 210 companies in the U.S. and U.K. with 2,000 or more employees. It found that gig help makes up 20 percent or more of the workforce at nearly 60 percent of organizations surveyed.