Amanda Rhein is Executive Director of the Atlanta Land Trust, a non-profit committed to creating and preserving housing in Atlanta that will remain affordable in perpetuity.
Prior to joining the Atlanta Land Trust Ms. Rhein led the transit oriented development (TOD) initiative at MARTA, the nation's ninth-largest public transit system, resulting in the redevelopment of over 35 acres of underutilized surface parking at eight heavy rail stations. Ms. Rhein spent almost 10 years at Invest Atlanta, Atlanta's Development Authority and the economic development agency for the City of Atlanta. While at Invest Atlanta, Ms. Rhein managed the City's primary economic development tools which catalyzed over 30 projects, resulting in the investment of $3.5 billion in Atlanta's most underserved communities.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Rhein graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2002. She earned a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004.
Ms. Rhein is active in the Urban Land Institute where she is Chair of the Livable Communities Council and a member of the Atlanta District Council Advisory Board. During her tenure as the inaugural co-chair of the ULI Atlanta Center for Leadership, she designed and implemented an innovative leadership program for real estate professionals, which now serves as a national model.