Meet the Team
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.
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.
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.
Anne Marie Hoffman
Anne Marie Hoffman, Director of Programs, is passionate about being outdoors. She is a native Atlantan, and her career in conservation biology has taken her to Nicaragua, Australia, Washington DC, and the Caribbean. Subsequently she has developed skills to build rapport in culturally diverse environments, helping engage stakeholders on local issues.
Previously with The Nature Conservancy, Anne Marie was responsible for research, policy, management and outreach strategies for marine parks in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. She formed key partnerships, enthusiastically building collaborations between the public, local and federal governments and NGOs. She also worked as a watershed consultant for the Horsley Witten Group and a scientist in air quality and hazardous waste site management in EPA Region 4 and Headquarters.
Anne Marie is fluent in Spanish with a M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Biology from Colgate University.
She recently founded Tyke Hike to inspire children and adults to enjoy hiking outdoors. She is also a Playball coach, teaching sports at the preschool level.
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 the VP of Data Engineering at Measure UAS 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 Washington, DC. 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.