Joy Fitzgerald is retiring as AHA’s CEO; Catherine Buell to succeed her on Jan. 1

A transition in leadership is underway at the .

Joy Fitzgerald, AHA’s president and CEO, announced Thursday that she’ll be retiring from the agency on Dec. 31.

At the same time, AHA announced that its board has named Catherine Buell as Fitzgerald’s successor. Buell has been serving as AHA’s chief operating officer since January.

New management in place at the Atlanta Housing Authority.