Niki Knox and Terry Schwindler
After five years at Georgia EMC, Niki Knox has accepted the position of Director of Governmental Relations with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Congratulations Niki!
Congratulations to Terry Schwindler on her selection as the Economic Development Director of the Putnam Development Authority in Eatonton, Georgia!
On September 12, at the Annual GDEcD Tourism Awards Gala, GEDA Member, Bruce Green, was very fittingly honored by his peers with the Tom Kilgore Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations Bruce!
Congratulations to Lisa Collins, CEcD, EDFP! She has accepted the position of Director of Economic Development with the Cook County Economic Development Commission.
Chris Cummiskey will join Southern Company as chief commercial officer of Southern Power. Governor Nathan Deal today announced that he has nominated U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s chief of staff, Chris Carr, to succeed Chris Cummiskey as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Congratulations to both of them! Click here to read more.
Congratulations to Becca Hardin! She is the new Vice President-Business Development with Batson-Cook Company.
Bill Mitchell, President of the Toombs-Montgomery Chamber, was presented with GACCE's top award, the GACCE Executive of the Year Award Honoring Kent Lawrence. Congratulations Bill!
Congratulations Gretchen Corbin! On June 20, Governor Nathan Deal announced the departure of current Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty and his successor Gretchen Corbin. Corbin will take the helm at the Department of Community Affairs on August 1st. Click here to read the full story.
Congratulations Tom Croteau! Croteau will become GDEcD's Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce, who moves from his current position as Division Director for Projects.
Congratulations to Josh Fenn! "Josh Fenn, currently the Executive Director of the Development Authority of Bryan County Georgia, has been named President/CEO-Economic Development Director of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce and will be starting in that capacity on July 22, Chamber Chairman Mark Valentine announced Wednesday."
Congratulations to Nathan Sparks! The Okaloosa County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce that Nathan Sparks has been selected as Executive Director of the organization.
Congratulations to Ryan Moore and Beth Eavenson on their new positions! Ryan Moore was named Director of Athens-Clarke County's New Economic Development Department. Beth Eavenson, a student member, will start at the Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County & Bowman on April 22.
Congratulations to GEDA member Mark Lytle, the University System of Georgia’s new vice chancellor for economic development! Click here for the full article.
Congratulations to J.R. Charles! Melissa Leitzsey said yes at Falls Park in downtown Greenville on December 15th!
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