Who We Are

Who We Are

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a publicly funded living lab designed to provide a real-world test environment to advance next-generation intelligent mobility and smart city technology. Peachtree Corners, Georgia is a vibrant suburb of Atlanta and is one of the first smart cities in the U.S. to be powered by city-owned connected infrastructure and 5G.

Located within a 500-acre technology park where 7500 people work and more than 1000 people live, Curiosity Lab provides unique infrastructure and a supportive government to facilitate innovation. Early-stage startups, universities, and established companies are all welcome to join our innovation ecosystem.

The forward-thinking municipality, which is home to some of the world’s most disruptive technology developers, established Curiosity Lab: a smart city living laboratory designed to facilitate the development and adoption of emerging technologies in real-world conditions that can’t be replicated in a closed environment. The centerpiece is the “city street of the future”: a three-mile autonomous vehicle test and demo lane – part of a completely connected public street that handles more than 9,000 cars daily – where vehicles can communicate with infrastructure and pedestrians through the latest in the cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology and an array of sensors and edge computing.

Staff

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Brian Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

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Brandon Branham

Chief Technology Officer / Director

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Seth Yurman

Chief Development Officer

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Valerie Chang

Innovation Center Operations Manager

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Kym Chereck

Government Relations

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Rocio Monterrosa

Project Assistant

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James Nguyen

Transportation Engineer

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Greg Ramsey

Chief Engineering Officer

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Dave Rhodes

Chief Legal Officer

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Cory Salley

Chief Financial Officer

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Louis Svehla

Chief Communications Officer

Advisors

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Mike Caudill

Strategic Partnerships and Brand Ambassador

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Andrew de Lara

Brand Development

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Jorge Fernandez

Economic Development

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Robert Knoll

Brand Management

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Craig Lesser

Senior Advisor – Economic Development

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Kelsey Neely

Public Relations & Strategy

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Jay Sinclair

Strategic Partnerships

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Guy Tessler

Economic Development