About Me

charleanHi, I am Charlean Parks, and I welcome the opportunity to serve as your Council Member for the New City of South Fulton, District 6. I am a life-time Georgia native and has been a resident of Atlanta since 1999.  As a homeowner and resident in South Fulton for 11 years, specifically residing on Flat Shoals road near Old National Highway, I am passionate about serving our New City. With over 16 years of experience in leadership, financial management, and operations, I possess the required skills to be your first Council Member for the New City of South Fulton District 6. In addition, I am community focused, results-oriented, and familiar with hard work to make sure we not only reach, but also exceed our goals in building our New City.

What else you should know about me?


Community Work
As an HOA Board Member for my community, I have been instrumental in keeping our community safe and beautiful. Our property, Providence Place, is noted as one of the most beautiful and crime-free residential locations on the south side of Fulton and within a few minutes of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


Youth Development Programs
In Partnership with SHRM Atlanta and City of Atlanta Worksource Atlanta, I’ve created and delivered career development programs to more than 3,000 Atlanta high school students. These programs were design to help the students land summer internships with companies in the City of Atlanta.


Education
Mercer University, MBA, Concentration in Finance, Atlanta, GA, 2005
Savannah State University, B.B.A., Marketing, Savannah, GA. magna cum laude, 1999


Affiliations and Memberships
Board Member of Providence Place HOA, 217 Homes
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Member
Work Source Atlanta Youth Development Programs , Partner
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS), Volunteer
Society of Human Resources Management Atlanta (SHRM), Member
Human Resources Crew Atlanta, Member
Cycling for Good Atlanta: Mission to end homelessness, Volunteer


Professional Experience
National Marketing Director with DIVERSANT, Inc., largest African-American owned IT staffing firm with revenue of $150M.

National Marketing Manager, Regional Operations Director, & Regional Project Manager with Manpower Group, global HR consulting firm with revenue of $22B.
Business Manager for Atria Senior Living, a community for retirees to call home with operating 190 communities in 28 states.


Awards & Recognition
Georgia Peach Volunteer of the Year Award, SHRM Atlanta, 2014
Presidential Volunteer Leadership Award, SHRM Atlanta, 2013, 2014