The High Museum is pleased to announce that Felicia Neal Daniel has joined the Museum as chief financial officer. Daniel is responsible for development of financial strategy, annual and long-term financial planning, and ongoing financial reporting and operations.
“We are delighted to bring Felicia on board as a member of our senior leadership team,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., Director. “She brings more than 25 years of experience from the public and private sectors to her role, along with a proven track record of leadership and a wealth of knowledge about Atlanta and passion for the welfare of our city. She will be a wonderful asset for the Museum as we continue to grow as an organization in a fiscally responsible and sustainable way.”
“I am delighted to join the High Museum of Art and am deeply honored to serve the community in this capacity,” said Daniel. “I am energized by the High’s people, its mission, and its commitment to diversity and inclusion that is embedded in the organization’s core values as a museum with an international footprint. I am devoted to upholding the High’s legacy of nurturing a climate of fiscal sustainability.”
For the past eight years, Daniel held leadership positions with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Finance, serving as revenue director from 2013 to 2017 and chief revenue officer from 2017 to 2021. As chief revenue officer, she spearheaded the city’s annual strategic revenue budgeting process, including the development of financial models to inform the Mayor’s fiscal priorities. Her other responsibilities included operational oversight, revenue forecasting, and administration of revenue accounting, billing, collections, budgeting, and cash operations. From 2009 to 2013, Daniel was accounting manager for the Cobb County Tax Commissioner, and she held previous finance positions in the property management and travel/hospitality sectors.
Daniel is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with the Association of Financial Professionals, a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM, Association of Government Accountants), and a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO, Government Finance Officer Association). She holds a certificate of public financial management from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies–Center for State and Local Finance and was a member of Atlanta’s 2017–2018 cohort class of the KPMG Executive Leadership Institute for Women.
Daniel earned a master of business administration from Kennesaw State University and a bachelor of business administration/accounting from Jackson State University.