Carol Coletta is an expert on the development of cities. Coletta was previously director of ArtPlace. For seven years, Coletta was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities. She also served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and also ran a Memphis-based public affairs consulting firm, Coletta & Company, focused on civic issues. Coletta has written and spoken extensively on the future of cities, including how communities develop, attract and retain talent.