After playing a key role in ensuring the Super Bowl went off without a hitch in Atlanta, A.J. Robinson is stepping into a new, football-related role, as chairman of the board of Atlanta Hall Management Inc., the nonprofit organization that oversees the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Robinson is the president of Central Atlanta Progress, a private advocacy organization, as well as the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. He is a former president of Portman Holdings, which works in domestic and international real-estate development.
“Central Atlanta Progress and myself have been involved in the Hall of Fame from the very first feasibility study that was done about a decade ago and prior to the Hall’s move from South Bend, Indiana,” Robinson said.
His work in social justice and nonprofit organizations also includes board seats for the Center for Civil and Human Rights, First Step Staffing, the Westside Future Fund and The University Financing Foundation, Inc.
Last month he spoke to the AJT about his work with Legacy 53, which focused on five nonprofit initiatives alongside the Super Bowl. Now he’s looking to his work melding nonprofits and football.
“As a current board member, I have seen it [Hall of Fame] grow into a remarkable piece of the eclectic puzzle of attractions we have in our downtown community. As chairman, I hope to help build on the Hall’s successes and plant new seeds for its long-term sustainability as we celebrate our five-year operating anniversary this summer.”