Meet the Team

Jim Langford

Jim Langford

President

Jim Langford has championed environmental causes for decades.  The Georgia native feels a responsibility to help conserve greenspace, revitalize public land and protect history. He co-founded or served in senior positions for five high-tech and consulting companies. A seven-year stint with Coca-Cola included positions in Atlanta, New York, Washington, DC, Argentina and Puerto Rico.

Jim applies his deep experience in corporate America to develop and manage environmental groups and other nonprofits. From 2004 – 2007, he served as the Georgia state director of the Trust for Public Land. As principal creator of Atlanta’s “connected park system,” he played a key role in making the Atlanta BeltLine a reality. Once complete, 1,200 acres of new BeltLine trails and parks will connect to 600 acres of established parks.

Jim has been appointed by five Georgia governors to serve on 11 statewide commissions and boards including the Board of Natural Resources and the Georgia Humanities Council.  Jim is also a trained archaeologist, founding the Coosawattee Foundation.  He was the primary author of the Georgia laws that protect archeological sites and regulate treatment and preservation of human remains. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a journalism degree, Jim also earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jim is currently executive director of the Georgia Meth Project and the Georgia Prevention Project, focusing on drug abuse among teenagers and young adults.

Lisa Frank

Lisa Frank

Chair, Marketing Team

Lisa Frank leads the MillionMile Greenway marketing team.  Lisa launched the first PR departments at the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Botanical Garden with award-winning media relations campaigns to introduce new multi-million dollar buildings.  As president of Frank Relations, she provides imaginative, results-oriented public relations writing and consulting to nonprofits and small businesses.

As Director of the Turner Environment Division at Turner Broadcasting, Lisa created and implemented an award-winning Clean Air Commuter initiative that continues to be a role model today for riding transit, carpooling and vanpooling to reduce traffic and smog.

As a creative outlet, she has written for national magazines and websites including Examiner.com and Buckhead.Patch, producing a collection of feature stories on green issues and the arts.

Lisa earned a bachelor’s of fine arts from the Atlanta College of Art, also studying photography at Goddard College in Vermont and Sonoma State University in California.

KC Love

KC Love

Chair, Technical Team

KC Love leads the MillionMile Greenway technical team.  He helps communities establish conservation plans and determine possible trail routes using the newest advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping.

KC is a geospatial analyst at Quantum Spatial and has worked with many organizations to create maps that help people better understand the world around them.
When KC isn’t making maps, he can be found exploring greenways around his home in Arlington, Virginia. Greenspaces have played an important role in his life. Working with MillionMile Greenway is one way to ensure they impact future generations as well.

He earned a BA in geography from the University of Georgia.