“I have a lot of energy for building and transforming community and am always eager to find innovative ways to ensure equitable progress happens. I am focused on transparent and inclusive leadership with an implementable vision co-created with the Columbia community. I am honored to be part of the esteemed legacy of Jim Rouse work and continue to strive to embody the culture that we are always growing towards better.”

Lakey Boyd started with CA as President/CEO in May 2021, bringing decades of experience in economic and community development to Columbia.

Since earning her masters degree in city planning, Boyd has committed her career to cultivating new opportunities for growth and innovation through projects, plans and strategies in more than 50 cities. 

Most recently, Boyd served as the Principal Consultant with Re:Posit Strategies, a company she founded to help communities and organizations develop and implement strategies to pivot, adapt and future-fit using Lean and Agile tools. Boyd’s career also includes diverse roles as Deputy Director of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Birmingham’s Department of Transportation, extensive work with municipalities and Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) across metro Atlanta, as well as her service as a trainer for UrbanPlan on a national level.