The Council Welcomes a New Director of Membership and Programs

Katie Smith is the new Director of Membership and Programs at the Council for Quality Growth, where she will be responsible for membership recruitment and retention, as well as the management of the Council’s premier programs such as the Opportunity Outlooks, CID Reception, Four Pillar Tribute, State of the County Addresses, and beyond.

A seasoned leader in the role of managing organizations, Katie brings to the team 10 years of experience as a skilled and diligent membership, marketing, fundraising, event planning, and communications professional. Most recently, Katie served as the Director of Operations for Leadership Georgia, and previously worked with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and University of Georgia’s Office of Special Events.

Katie’s official first day is Monday, July 24th and she can be reached at or 770-813-3381. She is excited about starting the next step in her career at the Council and getting to know our members and partners across the Metro Atlanta Region.