Armstrong’s two-year term of office leading the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta region will begin Jan. 1.
Armstrong has served on the board since 2008 as a citizen member, representing a district that includes portions of Gwinnett County. He is co-chairman of the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board and also serves on the commission’s environment and land-use committee as well as its executive committee. He is the second citizen member to serve as commission chair, following Tad Leithead who chose not to run for a third two-year term.
“Four years ago, I was the first citizen member ever elected chairman of ARC,” said Leithead. “I think this election shows that the citizen member experiment was a success and that citizen members are uniquely qualified to represent the entire region.
“Kerry has tremendous experience in both the business and civic life of metro Atlanta. He is truly committed to collaboration and to the region, both of which will serve ARC well.”
Prior to joining Pope & Land Enterprise as a senior vice president in 2012, Armstrong held the same position at Duke Realty. He is a member of several key organizations in the commercial real estate industry, including the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, CoreNet and the Urban Land Institute.
Armstrong also is actively involved in numerous civic, educational and charitable organizations. He is the chairman of the North Fulton Community Improvement District and serves as director and past chair of the Council for Quality Growth.
Armstrong is also a director and past chair of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and a director for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation and is a trustee of the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation.
Armstrong holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University.