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Aaron Turpeau

Work Experience — City of Atlanta Mayors Cabinets for 17 years: Maynard Jackson’s Chief of staff, Commissioner of Administrative Services, Director of Employment and Training; Andrew Young’s Commissioner of Planning and Development and Commissioner of Administrative Services. South East Manager of Abt Associates, Director of Metropolitan Lima Ohio Urban Coalition, Director of Hamilton County Neighborhood Youth Core.

Business Experience —President of 3T Unlimited, Chairman of The Aaron Group.

Community Experience — Chairman of Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Board Member of Atlanta Regional Council, Chairman of Global Atlanta Advisory Council, Chairman of Atlanta Black Agenda Business Resource Center, Treasurer and Past Chairman of Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, Past Chairman of Cascade United Methodist Church Building Committee, Past Chairman of Church Administrative Council, Past Chairman of PPR, Past Chairman of Council on Ministries, Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Leadership Atlanta Alumnus, Leadership Georgia Alumnus.

Political Experience — Committee Chairman for Atlantans for Maynard Jackson in 1973, Campaign Manager, Atlantans for Maynard Jackson in 1977, Campaign Chairman, Atlantans for Maynard Jackson in 1987, Lead for Volunteers for President Jimmy Carter’s 1976 campaign, State Deputy Director of President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, State Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Director of Governor Roy Barnes’ 1994 campaign, GOTV Director of Mayor Shirley Franklin’s 2001 and 2005 campaigns, Director of City of Atlanta bond issue campaigns.

Education — B.A., West Virginia State College, M.Ed. Xavier University

Family — Married 44 years to Brenda Clarkson Turpeau, family’s first entrepreneur; Aaron M. Turpeau Jr., Phd, Psychologist and Author; Michel Martiné Turpeau M.B.A., Business Partner; Alem Dester Turpeau, M.D.; four beautiful grand children, all consistently on honor roll at their schools.