CEO, Pond & Company
Al Pond currently serves on the Board for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for four community banks, the Planning Commission (including Vice Chair) and Board of Appeals (including Chairman) for the City of Sandy Springs, and on the Advisory Board for Trust for Public Land. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, an urban leadership development program. Pond serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pond & Company, a multi-discipline architecture, engineering and planning firm headquartered in Metro Atlanta. Based on revenues for design firms, Pond & Company has been consistently ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in the Top 25 in Metro Atlanta (#4 in 2014); and by Engineering News Record in the Top 500 nationally (#275 in 2015). Prior to joining Pond & Company, Pond served in the US Army (Captain), then worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation, and Paul E. Lee Consulting Engineers. Pond has over 42 years of experience in management and civil engineering for a variety of projects in the government and private sectors. Pond graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Military Institute and a Masters of Engineering from the University of Virginia. Pond has been instrumental in the development of facilities for Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MARTA, the 1996 Olympics Rowing & Canoeing Venue and numerous Federal, State and Corporate clients nationwide. Al has contributed his expertise and leadership to thousands of projects over a very long career. Pond has been active in many professional organizations, including serving as past President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia. He was recently recognized by the Georgia Engineering Alliance with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to his profession and community. Pond has participated in numerous community activities. He spearheaded fund raising campaigns inside his firm during the last 4 years for the Wounded Warrior Project raising over $200,000 to help support our military service members. He has been active in United Way, Heart Association, and Buckhead Baseball (both a board member and community coach). He is a member of Northside United Methodist Church. He and his wife Kathi live in Sandy Springs, and have three children.