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Janae Futrell


Janae Futrell is a senior principal planner at the Atlanta Regional Commission, where she has managed data-integration and software-development projects. As an urban planner and architectural designer, her experience includes work for government, the private sector and nonprofits.

Before joining ARC, Futrell worked with Caritas Germany, the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, John Portman and Associates, and WeLoveTheCity. In addition to the United States, countries she has worked in include Haiti, the Netherlands and the Philippines.

Futrell holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lambuth University, a master's degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a master's degree in urban development and international cooperation from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

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