Marva L.

Chief of Staff

Marva has over 15 years of experience as an innovative global executive leading complex operations including human capital strategy, government relations, and community affairs at large organizations. She is a purpose-driven change agent with a passion for culture transformation, leadership development, and driving operational efficiencies.

As an Executive Strategist, she successfully transformed the HR divisions from a tactical operation to a value-added strategic partner and fostered a culture of teamwork, innovation, and performance.

Most recently, Marva served as Chief of Staff and senior ranking advisor to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta, where she has provided strategic guidance and execution on all management, policy, legislative, and personnel matters.

Marva’s in-depth understanding across a variety of business matters has been gained from years leading complex operations including human capital strategy, government operations, and community affairs at large organizations as the VP, Human Resources, Cousins Properties; Global HR Initiatives Leader, Equifax, Inc.; AVP, Global Talent Acquisition, Equifax, Inc; Director of Recruiting, CheckFree.

Marva received her Master of Science in Administration, Human Resources from Central Michigan University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Francis Marion University. She completed the Bloomberg Harvard Kennedy School City Leadership Development Program. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with husband and three sons.


  • Human resources
  • Operations
  • People management


  • MS, Central Michigan University
  • BS, Francis Marion University


  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Real estate

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