Executive Roundtable- Denise Quarles
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Denise Quarles serves as the director of the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Sustainability. Denise's most recent milestone, a refresh of Atlanta's sustainability plan Power to Change, sets the pathway for realizing Mayor Kasim Reed's goal of making Atlanta a top-tier city for sustainability. Her office's priority is to foster an environmentally and economically sound government while merging a multi-stakeholder collaborative that will foster the achievement of both short and long-term sustainability goals.
Prior to joining the Reed administration, Denise served as vice president of environmental affairs for Southwire, North America's leading producer of electric wiring and cabling. Prior to her tenure at Southwire, Quarles was a senior manager at DaimlerChrysler, where she gained extensive experience in business and operations management during her 12 years with the company.
Denise has also taught Operations Management part-time at the University of West Georgia, Richards College of Business. She is a member of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Board of Directors and maintains memberships with many professional organizations.
A Michigan native, Denise holds a Master of Business Administration degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University.