Alexander Gothard is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After completion of his undergraduate education, Mr. Gothard was employed as the State Manager of Field Operations where he managed three states at the age of 23, including Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. His job included helping to assess the risk of both residential and commercial buildings for the insurance industry.
Mr. Gothard has called East Point home since 2008. When he arrived to Georgia he served as the Program Supervisor for then Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Youth Program until 2011, where he oversaw the Fire and Police Cadet programs for the City of Atlanta. He also worked with high school and college students to help them find summer employment and an effective means to pay for the rising costs of a college education.
He is an active participant in grass roots community organizations, including the Men of Intelligence Association, Gate City Lodge No. 42, NET Impact (Georgia Tech affiliate organization), Lead Fellow at Georgia Tech, and former secretary of the Concerned Citizens of East Point. In 2012, Mr. Gothard became the youngest elected official to ever serve the city of East Point.
Mr. Gothard has taken his position very seriously and has used his time to address many important community issues; some new and others long standing. Gothard led the charge to finally restore Center Park after years of devastating flood waters, secured funding and helped organize the demolition of the dilapidated DeLowe Place Apartments, collaborated with other community leaders to pass “Ban the Box” fair criminal screening legislation, and so much more.
Gothard is a disciplined Stock and Futures Trader as well as an avid real estate investor; he enjoys finding distressed properties and bringing them back to life. He is also pursuing an MBA in finance from Georgia Tech and plans to graduate in 2017. Some of his other interests include architecture, travel, and playing various sports. He considers himself a student of life and enjoys listening and helping find solutions to challenges the community faces.