Milton resident Adam Orkin, one of three MARTA Board Members representing Fulton County, has resigned effective immediately, according to a release by Lyle Harris, chief spokesman for MARTA.
Orkin resigned because of a heavier workload and conflicting schedule between his business and MARTA obligations, according to a statement by MARTA Board Chair Frederick L. Daniels Jr.
Orkin had served as chair of the Operations and Safety Committee. Orkin is the CEO of a real estate investment and asset management company and is the founder of Devin Properties LLC, a real estate development company.
He had been appointed to the MARTA board in December 2010.
Daniels issued the following statement about Orkin's
“It is with regret that I must inform you of the resignation of Adam D. Orkin. Over the past several months, Adam has faced an increasingly heavy workload and a conflicting schedule between his business and MARTA obligations. I want to personally thank him for his pragmatic, business-oriented approach to our many challenges. Adam’s wit and spirit of cooperation helped us move the Authority forward and those qualities will be missed. He was a valuable asset to the board. I know you all will join me in wishing him well.”
The Fulton County Commission will appoint Orkin’s replacement to the 12-member board of directors.