The 27-year-old Buckhead Coalition has placed 10 new business leaders on its roster.

The 100-member coalition said, in a press release issued May 1, that it had added the following: W. Millard Choate, President and CEO of Choate Construction Co.; Steven DeFrancis, Chief Executive Officer of Cortland Partners; Kevin Greiner, President and CEO of Gas South; Mark Kauffman, President of Kauffman Tire, Inc.; Meredith Leapley, Chief Executive Officer of Leapley Construction; Jonathan D. Rodbell, Partner of Atlanta Property Group, LLC; Tony R. Smith, President of Simmons Bedding Co.; Carol B. Tomé, CFO and Executive VP Corp. Services of The Home Depot; R. E. (Ted) Turner, Chairman of Turner Enterprises, and Jeremy Wing, Founder and President of Payscape Advisors.

Membership in the organization, created to work to improve the quality of life in Buckhead, is by invitation and is limited to chief executive officers, or the equivalent, from area businesses, the coalition said.. Members pay $9,000 in annual dues.

The coalition maintains a staff of four headed by former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, with headquarters in the Tower Place 100 Building.

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