Erin Dreiling takes helm to lead organization in next stage of growth

ATLANTA – November 1, 2023 – The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation announces a new executive director, Erin Dreiling. Dreiling replaces interim executive director Peter Pearson.

“I believe in the power of libraries to transform communities,” said Dreiling. “When people want to read a great book, research a topic, find a better job or learn about something new, the library is there for them. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation works in partnership with the Library System to support this indispensable community resource through advocacy, fundraising and public awareness.”

In her role, Dreiling will focus on strengthening partnerships between the Foundation, the library system, and local organizations to create positive change and build lasting support for libraries. The Fulton County Library System is the largest library system in Georgia and serves over a million residents of the City of Atlanta and Fulton County annually.

“The Board of Directors is excited to have Erin Dreiling take the helm of the Library Foundation,” said DeLano Ford, Chair of the Library Foundation Board of Directors. “Our search process was thoughtful and in-depth, and the Board felt that she was the perfect choice at this time to build relationships and lead the next phase of the Foundation’s evolution.”

With a rich background in nonprofit management, Erin previously worked for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in communications and programmatic positions. Throughout her tenure, she directed aspects of marketing and communications for the organization, with a focus on brand strategy, messaging and relationship development, and managed several community impact programs and large-scale community events. Before joining the Community Foundation, Erin served in nonprofit administration and fundraising roles with several Atlanta organizations including the Alliance Theatre, the Center for Puppetry Arts and Actor’s Express.

Dreiling holds a degree in fine and performing arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and is certified in project management from the Project Management Institute. She is currently the president of the Parent Teacher Association at Burgess-Peterson Academy and is active in the East Atlanta community, where she lives with her family.

The Library Foundation’s Board of Directors expresses deep appreciation to Peter Pearson for thoughtfully shepherding the organization for 18 months as interim executive director.

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For over 35 years, the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation has worked in partnership with the Fulton County Library System to secure the System's future as an indispensable community resource through advocacy, raising public awareness, and generating private funding.