BrightWell Talent was selected by the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Committee for Progress to help with the city’s search for its new commissioner of human resources. In this process, BrightWell Talent worked with the HR search committee, which was co-chaired by Invesco CEO Marty Flanagan and The Coca-Cola Company Group Director Helen Smith Price.

The search committee was tasked with the responsibility of working with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ transition team to bring top talent to the mayor’s new administration, and it recommended Marian Woods for the commissioner of human resources position.

On June 8, Mayor Bottoms announced the appointment of Woods as the new commissioner of HR.

“Marian Woods brings to this position extensive experience and incredible leadership skills that she has developed over three decades in the corporate and nonprofit sectors,” Mayor Bottoms said. “As we seek to attract and retain a talented workforce to serve our citizens and effectively conduct the business of one of our nation’s leading cities, her knowledge and expertise will be an invaluable resource. We are fortunate to have someone of her caliber in this important role.”

Previous to working with the city, Woods served as vice president of human resources for Summit Container Corporation, where she led efforts to bring human resource management in-house and to improve workflow productivity. Prior to that, she was vice president of human resources for Maxum Specialty Insurance Group, where, among other achievements, she led diversity and inclusion initiatives.

This is just one of many placements BrightWell Talent has made for the city of Atlanta, among many other local-government agencies, housing authorities and nonprofit organizations.