MidTown now has a King for a leader.
Former Columbus Museum education director Anne King will replace Teresa Tomlinson as the new executive director of the nonprofit MidTown Inc. neighborhood revitalization group.
Retired bank executive Frank Etheridge has been serving as MidTown’s interim director since Tomlinson left the organization to launch her campaign for Columbus mayor.
King has been involved in MidTown as a board member and volunteer since it began five years ago.
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“Anne brings to MidTown, Inc. a demonstrated commitment to the community, a passion and enthusiasm for the organization and its mission, and professional and volunteer experience that will contribute to her success in this new role and the continued success and growth of the organization,” saidJohn Sheftall, the board president.
King will start May 3.
MidTown Inc. represents a center-city area bordered to the north by Talbotton and Warm Springs Roads, to the south by Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, to the west by 10th Avenue and to the east by Interstate 185.
Originally from Ashland, Ky., King has lived in the midtown area for 35 years. She has a degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a master’s in public administration from Columbus State University.
King served as the Columbus Museum’s director of education for 14 years, during which the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries named her 1990 museum professional of the year. She also was a board member and president of Trees Columbus and a founding member of the Coalition for Sound Growth. She’s married to Columbus native Tom W. King, president of J.F. King, Inc., a residential construction company.