January 18, 2008
James B. Langford serves as Project Executive for Linger Longer Communities. Linger Longer is best known for its resort community, Reynolds Plantation, located on Lake Oconee near Greensboro, Georgia. Previously, Langford served as Georgia State Director of the Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization that preserves parks and open space.
He is a former member of the Georgia Board of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Governor's Environmental Advisory Council. A native of Calhoun, Georgia, he is the founder of the Coosawattee Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on the protection of archaeological sites and environmentally sensitive areas of Georgia.
For many years, Langford carried on a business career in parallel to his non-profit work. From 1985 to 2004, he was a co-founder and senior executive of successful high technology companies focused on electronic commerce. One of those companies, Harbinger Corporation, became a publicly-held company in 1995. Previously, he held positions with The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, New York City, Argentina, and the Caribbean.
In addition to his work with Linger Longer Communities, Langford also serves on the Georgia Humanities Council and on the Board of Councilors of the Carter Presidential Center. He earned his undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.