Senior Adviser Leaving Mayor’s Office to Lobby

January 7, 2011  |  

(AJC) — Tharon Johnson, the senior adviser to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the man who directed his 2009 mayoral campaign, has resigned.  Johnson confirmed Thursday that he is leaving the mayor’s office and has accepted a position as a partner for Piedmont Public Affairs, one of Georgia’s leading government affairs firms. He will lobby on local and federal governmental issues.  “This transition provides me an opportunity to continue to create good policy and laws that will help the quality of life for all Georgians,” Johnson said. “I also want to thank Mayor Reed for giving me the opportunity to serve as his campaign manager and senior adviser. Mayor Reed is a tremendous leader and it has been an honor to work for him and to serve the citizens of Atlanta.”

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