Malory Atkinson – Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Shear Structural

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Malory Atkinson / Shear Structural

Malory Atkinson is the co-founder and managing partner of Shear Structural, a women-owned structural engineering firm. In her role as partner, Malory is currently responsible for business development, marketing, finance, and operations. She has a unique business development background based in both the AEC industry and the tech startup world. After graduating with a degree in Construction Management from Georgia Tech, she started her career building a business development & marketing department from scratch for a multi-disciplined engineering company. After getting her MBA at Georgia State, Malory left the AEC industry to pursue marketing and business development for a new technology startup in mobile marketing and market research. It was the combination of that traditional professional services and high energy startup experience that led her to co-found Shear Structural, Atlanta’s only 100% women-owned and women-managed structural engineering firm. As a rare native Atlantan, Malory is passionate about the city. She supports and volunteers with local community groups: Atlanta Bike Coalition, PEDS Atlanta, Sustainability Task Force at Camp Twin Lakes, Trees Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and the Atlanta Beltline. She is a past Board Member of SMPS Atlanta and the Innovation & Technology Committee for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Malory currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Golf For The Kids and well as an UrbanPlan Facilitator for ULI Atlanta.



Chris Hanks / KSU EC

Lee R. Heisman /Savant Comprehensive Technologies

Malory Atkinson / Shear Structural

Joey Ruse / KSU EC
(KSU Entrepreneurship Student)

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