President & CEO, Memphis River Parks Partnership
Carol Coletta leads the relaunch of Memphis River Parks Partnership, a nonprofit developing, managing and programming six miles of riverfront and five park districts. Previously, she led the two-year start-up of ArtPlace, a unique public-private collaboration to accelerate creative placemaking in communities across the U.S. and was President & CEO of CEOs for Cities for seven years. She also served as Executive Director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation. For nine years, Carol was host and producer of the nationally syndicated weekly public radio show Smart City, and now continues producing conversations with urban leaders on the podcast, Cities Now.