Fulton County Names Alton Adams As Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety | Print |

Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson and Chief Operating Officer Anna Roach have announced the appointment of Alton Adams as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety.

ALTON ADAMS FULTON COUNTY DEPUTY COO PUBLIC SAFETY - EMAIL“Alton is a wonderful addition to our talented team at Fulton County,” said County Manager Dick Anderson. “His demonstrated thought leadership will help us find and implement meaningful solutions to complex issues in justice and public safety.”

As Deputy COO, Adams will report to Chief Operating Officer Anna Roach, joining Deputy COO for Health & Human Services Pamela Roshell and Deputy COO for Infrastructure Ellis Kirby.

Ms. Roach added, “Alton brings a great skillset and experience to our operational team, and will help us drive innovation and efficiency in our justice and public safety practice.”

Adams joins Fulton County from BoardWalk Consulting, an Executive Search and Advisory firm serving nonprofits and mission based organizations, where he served as a Managing Director.  Prior to joining BoardWalk, Adams spent more than a decade in management consulting, most recently as a partner at KPMG where his clients included The Coca-Cola Company, Procter and Gamble and Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club. He brings more than 20 years of management and consulting experience specializing in the use of data, analytics and technology to help organizations better serve their clients.

Adams also brings broad public service experience, having served on numerous not-for-profit boards including Jobs For Youth Boston, the Georgetown University Board of Regents, Chairman of Georgetown University’s African American Advisory Board, Board Vice Chairman of TechBridge Atlanta and on the board of Atlanta’s High Museum. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America,  on the Board of the Atlanta Humane Society, and on the Advisory Board of the Emory Center for Ethics. 

 Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA in Marketing/Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.