Christopher Norman

Position: Executive Director
Phone: 404-525.9130
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Mr. Norman, Executive Director for the Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority (LBA), has served in various leadership roles with the LBA over the past six years. Having previously served as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board, Mr. Norman was named the Executive Director in August 2010. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Norman was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Dunwoody Asset Management, LLC, which is a boutique investment banking firm. He has worked with such prestigious entities as: Wachovia Corporation, KBC Bank, N.V., Finova Capital Corporation and Swartz Institutional Finance. An Atlanta native, Mr. Norman holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Emory University and a Master of Management degree in Finance, Strategy, Operations and Decision Sciences from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He serves on the Board of the Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative, Eta Omega Foundation, as Co-Executive Director of the Omega Manhood Leadership Institute as well as a host of other civic and professional organizations. One of the strategic objectives of the LBA, as stated by Mr. Norman, is to “continue to rapidly evolve into a customer focused agency with high standards and operational transparency that implements its goals with innovation and tangible results.”


Michael Nesbit

Position: Program Manager
Phone: 404.525.4704
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Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Nesbit has served the Land Bank Authority (LBA) for 10 engaging years. After an introduction to the LBA in 1996 while a student at Clark Atlanta University, Mr. Nesbit began serving as an intern focused on special projects. Upon graduating from Clark Atlanta University with a Mathematics degree, Mr. Nesbit was offered a position as Special Project Monitor where he assisted the Redevelopment Specialist with research, data finding and background investigation. During his tenure, Mr. Nesbit acquired both his Real Estate and Broker Licenses. Parting the LBA for a brief time period, Mr. Nesbit returned to the LBA as a Redevelopment Specialist, serving as the initial point of contact for activities such as: tax abatement, Sheriff/Marshall deed properties, clearing of title issues and facilitating affordable housing initiatives. He was recently promoted to Program Manager and, in addition to his previous duties, he assists with coordinating land banking activities.

Mr. Nesbit is a strong advocate of the LBA stating its purpose is “to facilitate affordable housing throughout the city of Atlanta and Fulton County.” Mr. Nesbit has an unwavering belief in the objective of creating affordable housing and bridging community sectors. This will be accomplished through the evolutionary growth of the Land Bank Authority, pushing the agency to the forefront of all the economic redevelopment and neighborhood rehabilitation.


Rhonda Corporal

Position: Office Manager
Telephone Number: 404.585.3392
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Office Manager for the Land Bank Authority, Ms. Corporal has served as the backbone of LBA for the past 15 years working in various professional capacities. Arriving in Atlanta in 1992, Ms. Corporal has served the LBA since April of 1993. Initially hired by the City of Atlanta as part of CODA (Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta), she parlayed her experiences to join the LBA and manage its operational capacities since its official launch. As the most tenured Land Bank Authority employee, Ms. Corporal is the first point of contact. Ms. Corporal handles: grants management, vendor and invoice management, supervision of temporary employees, implementation of Human Resource policies, orientation for new employees, account reconciliation and creation annual budgets to name a few. Ms. Corporal has invaluable on-the-job training and has faithfully served the LBA. She demonstrates an unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. Ms. Corporal’s future goals are to make the Land Bank Authority a “needed organization that operates with intent and clear direction while serving as a valuable resource to the community it serves.”