Al Pond, a Sandy Springs resident, has been named to the MARTA board of directors, effective this month. Pond is the CEO of Pond & Company, an international planning firm headquartered in Peachtree Corners. He is also on the board of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. Pond declined to comment on the MARTA board appointment.

Al Pond.

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