Sheila Fortune

Sheila Fortune

Project Consultant

Ms. Fortune has joined our firm as a member of our Project Consulting team, after having lived in Southern California since 2010 and returning to Atlanta in October of 2022. She was previously a Project Manager for Marengo Morton Architects (MMA), a well-known La Jolla architectural firm, specializing in California Coastal Commission approvals and design/development of coastal residential and commercial projects in San Diego.

Prior to joining MMA, she was instrumental in launching the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, a Business Improvement District (BID), managed under the City of San Diego. As the Executive Director, she led the organization of over 1300 merchants in the village: including hotels, retail, restaurants, and small business owners. She was the political liaison to the City of San Diego City Council, the San Diego Tourism authority representative, and was instrumental in creating marketing programs and events to promote the merchants of La Jolla for over seven years.

Before moving to La Jolla, Ms. Fortune, who is a native of Atlanta, began her career in the A/E/C industry in the early 1990s with Boyken International, which later merged with Hill International, in their Atlanta and Orlando offices and was an executive in their business development division traveling the southeastern US. In that role, she presented services for cost estimating, program management, value engineering and construction management. She moved on in her career to join LAI Engineering, a civil, transportation and survey engineering firm, which later merged with the Atwell Group, Inc. She was with them several years as their Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, prior to joining Avid Engineering a civil, environmental and survey firm in Florida as their Vice President of Marketing.

Ms. Fortune has invested many years of her community service time volunteering for, an organization supporting foster youth, as well as A Bridge For Kids, providing support and scholarships to underserved children going into college. She has her CA Real Estate License. She loves playing golf and is also an abstract artist.