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Board of Assessors
This Board of Assessors is a five member board appointed by the Fulton County Board of
Commissioners. The current members are Salma H. Ahmed, E. Gayle Barnett, Dillon H.
Fries and Frank Lewandowski.
Salma H. Ahmed has many years of experience in real
estate including design development, rezoning,
construction, property management and valuation. She
has owned and managed over $30 million in property. Ms.
Ahmed is currently co-partner of Great Hall Builders,
specializing in single-family residential projects in the
Roswell area. Most recently, Ms. Ahmed completed
concept, permitting, design and construction of a condo
hotel project in Amelia Island, Florida. Other Amelia
Island projects include Terraces at Beachside, Beachside
Commons and Skyy Holdings. Georgia projects include
Mill Village, Village Square, Canton Street Walk and Lum
Crowe Developments. Ms. Ahmed has been a member of
the Roswell East Rotary Group for 7 years and served on
its governing board for 3 years. She is a founding member of the Historic Roswell
Merchant's Association. Ms. Ahmed has a BS degree in Graphic Design and Marketing from
the University of Cincinnati. Prior to attending the University of Cincinnati, she completed an
honors biology program at the University of Michigan.
E. Gayle Barnett began her career in the banking industry.
She started as an Encoding Specialist at Wachovia Bank of
Georgia and climbed the corporate ladder as Collection
Specialist, Loan Specialist, Assistant Branch Manager,
Branch Manager and Market Manager. As Market manager,
she facilitated specialized training for branch managers,
developed programs to interact with local communities,
consulted with senior management on branch issues related
to staffing and scheduling, formed strategic alliances with
business units by assisting in forecasting banking needs,
and assisted managers in reaching annual branch deposit,
investment, and personal/home equity loan goals. Prior to
retirement from the banking industry, Ms. Barnett went into
real estate sales and brokerage. She has been in the real
estate field for more than twelve years. She has served as
an Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty; Broker, Office
Manager and Property Manager at Brady Barnett Realty
Company; and currently is the Owner/Broker of E. Gayle
Barnett Realty Company. Ms. Barnett attended Fort Valley State University, Georgia State
University, Barney Fletcher School of Real Estate, and Atlanta Technical College. She has
an Associate degree in Sociology and is certified as a Georgia Real Estate Broker. In her
spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, golfing, and event planning. She attends Shaw
Temple AME Zion Church where she is a member of the Board of Stewards and Coordinator
of the Wedding Ministry.
Dillon H. Fries has exclusively engaged in the appraisal of Real
Estate since January, 1974. He is presently the owner/president of
Dillon H. Fries & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers and
Consultants, an appraisal firm located in Roswell, Georgia,
established in March, 1981. Mr. Fries has specialized in residential
real estate appraising in the Metro Atlanta area since 1974 with an
emphasis on relocation appraisals and destination services,
appraisals for divorce proceedings, estates, REO's, mortgage
loans and for list price or offer price determination. Mr. Fries'
designations consist of the following: Employee Relocation
Council's, Certified Relocation Professional, CRP since 1990,
National Association of Review Appraisers & Mortgage
Underwriters; Certified Review Appraiser, CRA; Approved FHA
(HUD Roster Listed) Appraiser. Mr. Fries received a Bachelor of
Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1975 with a major in Real Estate
and a minor in Finance.
Frank Lewandowski had a 31 year career with UPS in the
Corporate Accounting and Tax Departments. For 20 years, he was
directly responsible for Real and Personal Property Tax
administration including the creation and implementation of a
Centralized Real Estate Property Tax valuation, review and appeal
system for over 700 parcels in all fifty states.
Since retirement from UPS in 2010, Mr. Lewandowski has worked
for BNKJ Accounting in Sandy Springs assisting clients in
analyzing their real property assessments and handling appeals,
and is now employed by IST Facilities Management Services in
Atlanta as Property Tax and Sales and Use Tax Manager.
Mr. Lewandowski served in the United States Air Force from 1966
to 1970 with a one year tour in Vietnam. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in
Accounting at New York University. His family moved to Sandy Springs in 1992. Mr.
Lewandowski has been a member of the Georgia Association of Assessing Officers for over
He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Galloway School, Horizon Theatre Company,
Georgia Shakespeare Festival and is volunteering on several ministries at St. Jude the
Apostle Catholic Church, including the Saint Vincent de Paul Society ministry.
For more information regarding the Board of Assessors, contact S. DeWayne Pinkney,
Secretary to the Board at (404) 612-6401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Assessors