2020 Meet the Consultants - Atlanta

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Friday, October 2, 2020
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
210 Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

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Cultivate New Business Relationships

Join SEDC for a day and a half of networking with Atlanta-area site location professionals. During the event, hear from 18 or more prominent consultants as they discuss trends and provide insight into various industry sectors.

On Thursday evening, attend a networking reception where our site location consultants will be available to answer questions, discuss projects, and help you grow your network.

Program (Subject to Change):

Hear a number of Atlanta-based site consultants and advisors speak about their recent project experience. We’ll have six panels that will cover a variety of topics related to economic development and business attraction. Possible topics include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Back Office
  • Bio
  • Call Centers
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Data Centers
  • Distribution/Logistics
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Retail

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Host Hotel:

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

Address: 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 659-1400
 

Set in Downtown, this polished 73-story hotel with a mirror-glass facade is a 13-minute walk from the Georgia World Congress Center and less than a mile from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium stadium.

Warm rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, plus flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and coffeemakers. There's a 3-story restaurant/bar offering a glass-walled dining room with sweeping views of the city, along with an intimate bar, a cafe, and a Starbucks. 

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Cancellation Policy
In order to obtain a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing at the SEDC office by September 1. All cancellations will have a $50.00 administrative charge up until this date. Cancellations received between September 2-11, 2020 will have a $150.00 cancellation fee. Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by September 28, 2020, and does not attend the meeting is required to pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty.

Al Hodge
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Al Hodge President Hodge Consulting Services, LLC
Allen Neel
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Allen Neel President & CEO East Tennessee Economic Development Agency
Amy Thibodeaux
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Amy Thibodeaux President/CEO Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce
Andy Coe
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Andy Coe Principal Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
Angelyn Smith
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Angelyn Smith Project Manager SC Power Team
Aubrey Brown
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Aubrey Brown Industrial Development Manager CSX Transporation, Inc.
Benjamin Temple
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Benjamin Temple Vice President / Principal ECS Southeast, LLP
Benjy Thompson
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Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Bo Gregory
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Bo Gregory President Development Authority of Monroe County
Bob Helton
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Bob Helton Executive Director Morehead Rowan County Economic Development
Bob White
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Bob White Executive Director Development Authority of Butts County
Brandon Cox
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Brandon Cox Director of Business Development Hoar Construction
Brandt Herndon
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Brandt Herndon CEO Effingham County IDA
Brian Taylor
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Brian Taylor VP of Business Development Miller-Valentine Group
Burdette (Pete) Fullerton
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Burdette (Pete) Fullerton Assistant Director KC Aviation Department
Carla Whitlock
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Carla Whitlock Senior Apprenticeship Consultant Apprenticeship Carolina
Charles Stone
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Charles Stone Project Manager Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation
Charlton Whipple
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Charlton Whipple Executive Director Midlands Technical College
Chris Joiner
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Chris Joiner Business Attraction Project Manager Invest Atlanta
Clarence Hulse
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Clarence Hulse Executive Director Michigan City Economic Development Corp.
Cody Slater
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Cody Slater CEO Cross County Chamber of Commerce
Colleen Walton
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Colleen Walton Marketing Strategist Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Connie Bainbridge
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Connie Bainbridge Manager of Community and Economic Development Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
Courtney Robinson
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Courtney Robinson Regional Specialist TVA
Danielle Morrissey
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Danielle Morrissey Business Development Manager One Acadiana
Danielle Winningham
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Danielle Winningham Chief Operating Officer Madison County Economic Development Authority
Danny Isaacs
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Danny Isaacs Regional Specialist, Central Kentucky TVA
David Bernd
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David Bernd Executive Director Newton County Economic Development
David Denison
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David Denison Project Manager Georgia EMC
David Leezer
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David Leezer Vice President of Business Attraction Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
Dell Keith
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Dell Keith President/CEO Wayne County Industrial Dev. Authority
Douglas Berry
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Douglas Berry VP, Economic Development Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce
Edward Burch
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Edward Burch Director of Business Development Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Elizabeth O'Connor
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Elizabeth O'Connor Senior Estimator Evans General Contractors
Eric McDonald
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Eric McDonald President/CEO Greater Haralson Chamber of Commerce
F. J. Fenn
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F. J. Fenn Executive Director Henry County Development Authority
Frank Fink
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Frank Fink Director of Economic Development St. Mary Parish Government
Frank Ginn
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Frank Ginn Senator, District 47 Georgia State Senate
Gary Troutman
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Gary Troutman President/ CEO Hot Springs Metro Partnership
Glenn Hunter
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Glenn Hunter Director Columbia County Econ Dev
Greg Lowe
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Greg Lowe Director of Economic Development City of Lewisburg
Greg Sellars
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Greg Sellars Executive Director Development Authority of Jefferson County
Greg Wright
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Greg Wright Sr. Dir, Community & Economic Development Coweta-Fayette EMC
Gus Fontenot
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Gus Fontenot Economic Development Project Coordinator SWLA Economic Development Alliance
Hannah Mullins
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Hannah Mullins Executive Director Candler County Industrial Authority
Heather Ennis
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Heather Ennis President & CEO Northwest Indiana Forum
Jamal Lewis
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Jamal Lewis Project Manager, Business Development Henry County Development Authority
James  Jamie  W. Frost
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James Jamie W. Frost Senior VP, Community Preparedness SC Power Team
James Coughlin
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James Coughlin Executive Director Camden County Joint Development Authority
James Oltman
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James Oltman President - ElevateEdgerton! Elevate Edgerton!
Jamie Nieves
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Jamie Nieves Director of Business Development. ECS Southeast, LLP
Jana Russell
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Jana Russell Executive Director Kilgore Economic Development Corporation
Jane Fryer
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Jane Fryer President Meriwether County Development Authority
Jason Vaughn
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Jason Vaughn Director of Development, Southeast Region Agracel
Jeff Taylor
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Jeff Taylor Commissioner of Business Development Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Jessica Bedenbaugh
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Jessica Bedenbaugh Business Development Manager City of Portsmouth Economic Development
Jessica Hill
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Jessica Hill Executive Director Orange County Economic Development Corporation
Jim Grebing
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Jim Grebing Director of Econ. Dev. Kennett, MO Board of Public Works
Jim Walton
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Jim Walton CEO Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Jody Bryson
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Jody Bryson President & CEO SC Technology and Aviation Center
Jody Lassiter
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Jody Lassiter President/CEO Develop Danville, Inc.
Joe Higgins
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Joe Higgins CEO Golden Triangle Development LINK
Joe King
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Joe King Executive Director Florence County Economic Development Partnership
Joey Roberts
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Joey Roberts Senior Project Manager Mississippi Development Authority
John  Launius
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John Launius Director, Regional Economic Development Greater Louisville Inc.
John Dean
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John Dean Executive Director of Regional Innovation Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
John H. Kilgore
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John H. Kilgore Executive Director Scott Co., VA Economic Development
John J. Smolak
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John J. Smolak Director, Economic & Business Development-Retired Appalachian Power Company
Johnita Daniels
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Johnita Daniels Business Retention and Expansion Project Manager Invest Atlanta
Jon Arita
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Jon Arita Manager, Economic Development BNSF Railway Company
Jonathan Lupo
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Jonathan Lupo Director of Business Recruitment Douglas County Economic Development Authority
Julie Norman
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Julie Norman Executive Director Marion County Economic Development
Justin Greer
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Justin Greer Director of Economic Development W&A Engineering
Karen Dickson
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Karen Dickson Economic Development Director City of Azle
Kathy Oxford
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Kathy Oxford Executive Director Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority
Kathy Price
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Kathy Price Executive Director McMinn Economic Development Authority
Keith Barclift
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Keith Barclift Economic Development Director Catoosa County, Georgia
Keith Norden
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Keith Norden President & CEO Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation
Kelci Avery
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Kelci Avery Marketing and Research Director Economic Development Partnership
Kent Heermann
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Kent Heermann President Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kristi Lumpkin
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Kristi Lumpkin Economic Development Director City of Ruston
Kyle Vanderhoff
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Kyle Vanderhoff MANAGER AEP
Larry Duckworth
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Larry Duckworth Forsyth County Development Authority
Libby Adams
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Libby Adams Executive Director Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, Inc.
Linda U Mosely
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Linda U Mosely CEO/Publisher Great Southern Publishers, Inc.
Lisa Maloof
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Lisa Maloof Barrow County Economic Development Department
Lyle Roggow
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Lyle Roggow President Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation
Macaulay Whitaker
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Macaulay Whitaker Chief Operating Officer Golden Triangle Development LINK
Margaret Reenstra
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Margaret Reenstra Community and Economic Development Coordinator Coweta-Fayette EMC
Marilyn Lott
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Marilyn Lott Economic Development Director Etowah County, Alabama
Matt Arnold
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Matt Arnold President & CEO Marshall County Economic Development Council
Matthew Darius
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Matthew Darius Operations Manager Southern Economic Development Council
Melissa Skinner
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Melissa Skinner Marketing Specialist Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
Meryl Harris
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Meryl Harris Director of Business Development Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Michael Dougherty
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Michael Dougherty Director of Economic Development City of Eden, NC
Michael Talley
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Michael Talley Economic Development Director Denton County
Michele Johnson
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Michele Johnson Executive Director Toombs County Development Authority
Mike Swinson
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Mike Swinson Director Economic Development Alabama/Mississippi Spire
Nick Cunningham
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Nick Cunningham Director of Economic Development Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Rachel Delamain
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Rachel Delamain Director of Business Development Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Rashard Howard
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Rashard Howard Regional Manager of Business Development CSX Transporation, Inc.
Raul Peralta
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Raul Peralta Senior VP - Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP
Ray Leathers
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Ray Leathers President / CEO Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, Inc.
Rhonda Rice Clayton
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Rhonda Rice Clayton Executive Vice President RRC Consulting
Robert Long
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Robert Long VP of Economic Development Forward Forsyth
Rod A. Crider
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Rod A. Crider President & CEO Rowan EDC
Ronald Tolley
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Ronald Tolley CEO Liberty County Development Authority
Ryan Waldrep
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Ryan Waldrep President Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority
Sandy Dunbeck
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Sandy Dunbeck Executive Vice President High Point Economic Development Corporation
Scott Poag
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Scott Poag Director of Business Development W&A Engineering
Serra Hall
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Serra Hall Senior Project Manager Covington/Newton County Economic Development
Stan Crance
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Stan Crance Project Manager Valdosta Lowndes County Industrial Authority
Stephanie Bosch
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Stephanie Bosch Project Manager Florence County Economic Development Partnership
Stephen Adams
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Stephen Adams Acting Executive Director Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority
Taylor Edwards
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Taylor Edwards Economic Development Coordinator Development Authority of Columbia County
Taylor Walden
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Taylor Walden Project Manager for Rural Georgia Initiatives Georgia Department of Economic Development
Terry Schwindler
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Terry Schwindler President/CEO Development Authority of Polk County
Tiffany Tate
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Tiffany Tate Global Cities Program Coordinator Upstate SC Alliance
Tom Gregory
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Tom Gregory Director of Business Development T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.
Tom Troxler
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Tom Troxler Executive Director Rankin First Economic Development Authority
Tom Underwood
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Tom Underwood Operations Director Hoar Construction
Tonya Powers
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Tonya Powers Executive Director Franklin County Industrial Building Authority
Tyler Chaffee
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Tyler Chaffee Vice President Winston-Salem Business Inc.
Vanessa Wagner
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Vanessa Wagner Director of Business Development Brunswick-Glynn County Development Authority
Warren Johnson
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Warren Johnson Director of Business Development Alston Construction
Wil Evans
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Wil Evans President Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance
Will West
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Will West Regional Specialist TVA
Will Williams
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Will Williams President/CEO Economic Development Partnership
William Roberts
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William Roberts Manager, Economic Development Duke Energy
8 Other Registered Attendees

Participating Site-location Consultants

Betty McIntosh
Director, Locations Incentives Group
Cushman & Wakefield

Jim Blair
Managing Director
Navigator Consulting

Sebastian Eich
Founding Partner
Navigo Corp

Blair Burns
Manager, Credits & Incentives
Deloitte

Jay Garner
President
Garner Economics

Ken Ashley
Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Michael Dvorscak
Principal
William B. Hare Company

David Dixon
President
DavidCDixon, LLC. 

Jodi Selvey
Senior Vice President
Colliers International

Scott DeMyer
Principal
Colliers International

Earnest Kiser, Jr. 
Director
Newmark Knight Frank

Carol Henderson
Tax Senior Manager
Deloitte

Martin Brannon
Managing Partner
Mohr Partners

 

*participation subject to change

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