Kara Keene Lively

Director of Economic Development

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Kara Keene Cooper brings over 15 years of economic development and
marketing experience to ABI, serving most recently at the Decide DeKalb
Development Authority and the Cumberland CID. She executes economic
development initiatives to empower existing BeltLine businesses and markets
the corridor as a premier business destination. She is on the board of the
Carver Cluster Schools Foundation and the Board of Managers for the Casey
Foundation’s Pittsburgh Yards development site. She is a graduate of
Leadership Atlanta’s LEAD program, as well as programs with the Urban Land
Institute and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Cooper earned a BBA from
the University of Georgia and an MPP from Georgia State University.