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Ellis Kirby - Director | Print |


Ellis Kirby is the Director of Real Estate & Asset management for Fulton County. He is an action oriented executive with over 20 years of leadership and operational experience in utility, healthcare, educational and governmental real estate and facilities operations.   His position includes strategic planning and execution of facilities, fleet, construction, and real estate operations.   Ellis is responsible for managing over 5 million square feet of office space in over 150 buildings and manages an operating budget of $27 million along with providing leadership for transforming a capital plan of over $200 million.   Ellis worked as Regional Vice President for Sodexo’s Campus Division, Director of Facilities & Capital Planning for Georgia Tech Research, District Manager for Sodexo Healthcare Facility Solutions, Director of Engineering & Environmental Services at Cumberland Medical Center, and Major Account Manager for Georgia Power Company.

Ellis received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology), Masters of Business Administration (University of West Georgia) and completed a Master of Science in Building Construction -Integrated Facilities Management track (Georgia Institute of Technology).  

Ellis is a member of numerous trade groups and associations and holds a variety of industry certifications including LEEDS Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP), Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Cogeneration Professional (CCP).   Ellis has been active in community activities that include Rotary, Jaycees, Sertoma and Toastmasters.   Ellis resides in Monroe, Georgia with wife Amy along with boys Grant and Garrett. Beyond spending time with family, Ellis enjoys swimming, hiking, and other outdoor and sporting activities.