2020 Meet the Consultants - Atlanta

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 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 Wednesday 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 (fee) 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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Al Hodge
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Al Hodge President Hodge Consulting Services, LLC
Alicia Summers
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Alicia Summers VP Business Development Northeast TN Regional Economic Partnership
Allen Neel
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Allen Neel President & CEO East Tennessee Economic Development Agency
Andy Coe
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Andy Coe Principal Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
Anita Gordy-Watkins
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Anita Gordy-Watkins Associate Vice Chancellor Dallas County Community College District
Ashley Phillips
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Ashley Phillips Assistant Director South Alabama AIDT
Benjamin Temple
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Benjamin Temple Vice President / Principal ECS Southeast, LLP
Bill Murphy
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Bill Murphy Vice President of Economic Development Tulsa Regional Chamber
Bob White
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Bob White Executive Director Development Authority of Butts County
Brad Davis
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Brad Davis Business Development Manager McCrory Construction
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 Gwin
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Brian Gwin Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation
Brian Rademacher
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Brian Rademacher Economic Development Director Ormond Beach Economic Development
Brian Taylor
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Brian Taylor VP of Business Development Miller-Valentine Group
Carla Whitlock
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Carla Whitlock Senior Apprenticeship Consultant Apprenticeship Carolina
Casey Verburg
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Casey Verburg Economic Development Coordinator Goochland County
Charlton Whipple
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Charlton Whipple Executive Director Midlands Technical College
Chris Gullickson
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Chris Gullickson Director, Economic Development Virginia Port Authority
Clarence Hulse
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Clarence Hulse Executive Director Michigan City Economic Development Corp.
Colleen Walton
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Colleen Walton Marketing Strategist Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Danielle Morrissey
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Danielle Morrissey Business Development Manager One Acadiana
David Denison
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David Denison Project Manager Georgia EMC
David Gwin
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David Gwin Director of Economic Development City of Garland
David Leezer
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David Leezer Vice President of Business Attraction Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
Dawn Malin
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Dawn Malin President / CEO McIntosh County Industrial Development 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
Gary Troutman
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Gary Troutman President/ CEO Hot Springs Metro Partnership
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
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 Jones
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Heather Jones CEO Greenwood Partnership Alliance
Illya Copeland
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Illya Copeland Executive Director Murray County Industrial Development Authority
Jamal Lewis
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Jamal Lewis Project Manager, Business Development Henry County Development Authority
James Coughlin
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James Coughlin Executive Director Camden County Joint Development Authority
Jamie Nieves
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Jamie Nieves Business Development Manager ECS Southeast, LLP
Jana Russell
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Jana Russell Assistant Director and Marketing Manager Kilgore Economic Development Corporation
Jason Vaughn
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Jason Vaughn Director of Development, Southeast Region Agracel
Jay Daily
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Jay Daily VP Business Development HPM
Jessica Hill
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Jessica Hill Executive Director Orange County Economic Development Corporation
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 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 Appalachian Power Company
Jon Arita
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Jon Arita Manager, Economic Development BNSF Railway Company
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
Keith Barclift
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Keith Barclift Economic Development Director Catoosa County, Georgia
Kelci Avery
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Kelci Avery Marketing and Research Director Economic Development Partnership
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kevin Taylor
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Kevin Taylor Assistant Director Prospect, Recruitment & Trainin AIDT
Kristi Bain
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Kristi Bain Assistant Director North Alabama AIDT
Kristi Lumpkin
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Kristi Lumpkin Economic Development Administrator City of Ruston
Kyle Vanderhoff
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Kyle Vanderhoff MANAGER AEP
Leasha Johnson
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Leasha Johnson Executive Director Mingo County Redevelopment Authority
Leigh Cockram
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Leigh Cockram Director of Economic Development and Tourism Rockingham County Center for Economic Development and Tourism
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.
Lindsay Frilling
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Lindsay Frilling CEO Obion County Joint Economic Development Council
Marilyn Lott
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Marilyn Lott Economic Development Director Etowah County, Alabama
Mark Hays
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Mark Hays Vice Chancellor Dallas County Community College District
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 Glasgow
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Melissa Glasgow Director of Economic Development St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
Meryl Harris
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Meryl Harris Director of Business Development Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Michael Talley
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Michael Talley Economic Development Director Denton County
Mike Swinson
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Mike Swinson Director Economic Development Alabama/Mississippi Spire
Missy Kendrick
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Missy Kendrick President Rome/Floyd County Development Authority
Molly Olson
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Molly Olson Executive Director Development Authority of Burke County
Patrick Barker
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Patrick Barker Executive Director Frederick County Economic Development Authority
Rashard Howard
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Rashard Howard Industrial Development, Regional Manager 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.
Richard Blackwell
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Richard Blackwell Vice President of Development Agracel
Robert Long
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Robert Long VP of Economic Development Forward Forsyth
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
Shameeka Ward
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Shameeka Ward Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager Magna International Inc.
Spencer Hogg
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Spencer Hogg Economic Development Project Manager Northwest GA JDA
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 Barrington
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Stephen Barrington Economic Development Director Sampson County Economic Development Commission
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 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
Traci  Blido
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Traci Blido Economic Development Director Bedford County Office of Economic Development
Tyler Chaffee
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Tyler Chaffee Vice President Winston-Salem Business Inc.
Warren Johnson
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Warren Johnson Director of Business Development Alston Construction
Will Johnson
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Will Johnson Shareholder Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
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
5 Other Registered Attendees

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