Atlanta – Purpose Built Communities has hired Marshall Norwood, CPA, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following a national search. With deep experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Marshall will lead the organization’s financial affairs and advise Purpose Built’s network members.
“We are delighted to welcome Marshall to Purpose Built Communities,” said Carol Naughton, Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Built Communities. “His knowledge of the complexity of public private partnerships, community partnerships, holistic redevelopment and revitalization, along with his financial acumen and proven leadership will bring tremendous value to our organization, our network, and the field.”
For the past 10 years, Marshall served as the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), the agency leading the citywide revitalization initiative of trails, parks, transit, and affordable housing encircling the city of Atlanta. Prior to joining ABI, Marshall was the Budget Director for the second largest state agency in Georgia, the Department of Human Services (DHS). Mr. Norwood spent 15 years with the Cox Enterprises organization in several leadership roles from California to Pennsylvania to Georgia. Marshall started his finance and accounting career with KPMG Peat Marwick in their Atlanta office.
Marshall is a graduate of Morehouse College. He is an active member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
About Purpose Built Communities:
Purpose Built Communities works with local leaders across the country to achieve greater racial equity, better health outcomes, and economic mobility in neighborhoods, with the goal of breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The Purpose Built Communities model of holistic revitalization includes mixed-income housing, a cradle-to-college education pipeline and community wellness programs and facilities in a defined neighborhood, coordinated by a dedicated, nonprofit community quarterback organization. The Purpose Built Communities Network includes 28 members in 15 states. For more information, visit purposebuiltcommunities.org. Connect on social @PurposeBuiltCommunities and @PurposeBuiltCS.