Meet the Consultants Coast to Coast

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Friday, November 13, 2020

Event Details

Meet the Consultants Coast to Coast will provide high-quality panel presentations and offer options for attendees to meet virtually in small groups and have discussions with site location consultants.  The SEDC staff have put an extensive amount of time and effort into identifying a platform that will meet the networking and educational needs of attendees. We are pleased to announce that we will be using the Lunchpool platform to bring you this fall's event. 
 
Why did we choose Lunchpool?
Based on all of the demos we saw, it was immediately apparent the Lunchpool platform was unlike any other virtual conference software and met our specific needs around networking. How do you ask? 

Attendees can video chat around virtual tables for face-to-face networking and move freely from table to table, just like in real life! You'll be able to view a list of attendees and what table they are at so you can catch up with your SEDC colleagues and perhaps make new ones as you work around the tables. 

And you will be able to network with site location consultants too!  After each panel presentation, there will be 20 minutes of interaction with the panelists when they come out in the “audience” and have a seat at a table.  In addition for our sponsors, there will be a full hour of networking with site location consultants in our virtual lunch. The five panels will feature three consultants each and we will have up to 20 consultants for the VIP virtual lunch with consultants and sponsors. 

Please take a look at the photo below and tell me that this isn't the coolest virtual platform you've seen since March!

During the presentations, this "show floor" will go away and provide you with a more traditional experience with a live chat and Q&A. 
 

The Lunchpool platform works with all computers, laptops, phones, and tablets, so you will be able to take Meet the Consultants Coast to Coast anywhere you need to be. In the coming weeks, SEDC will be announcing more about how the Lunchpool platform will work for our event, as well as the consultants that you will hear from and perhaps meet at one of the tables. If you have any questions about the event, registration, or anything SEDC related, please contact Matthew at the office. 

Thank you, and please consider attending Meet the Consultants Coast to Coast on November 12th. This year may be different, but it will still pack a wallop of content, consultants, and connections like only SEDC can muster. 
Aaron Stewart
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Aaron Stewart TVA
Aimee Schones
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Aimee Schones Sr. Project Manager Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Al Hodge
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Al Hodge President Hodge Consulting Services
Alan Schuetze
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Alan Schuetze Operations Manager Carroll Daniel Construction
Allen Kurr
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Allen Kurr VP of Economic Development Oxford-Lafayette County EDF
Allen Neel
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Allen Neel President & CEO East Tennessee Economic Development Agency
Amy Riley
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Amy Riley Director of Business Development Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.
Amy Thibodeaux
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Amy Thibodeaux President/CEO Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce
Andrena Powell-Baker
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Andrena Powell-Baker Senior Manager Community Relations and Development Lockhart Power Company
Andy Coe
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Andy Coe Principal Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
Andy Hagy
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Andy Hagy Director of economic Development Nashville County Department of Economic Development
Angelyn Smith
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Angelyn Smith Project Manager SC Power Team
Angie Gheesling
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Angie Gheesling Executive Director Houston County Development Authority
Audrey Schroyer
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Audrey Schroyer Executive Director Gainesville Economic Development Corporation
Becca Hardin
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Becca Hardin President Bay County EDA
Benjamin Temple
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Benjamin Temple Vice President / Principal ECS Southeast, LLP
Beth Johnson
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Beth Johnson Sr. Vice President of Economic Development Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council
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 Upton
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Bob Upton Vice President T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.
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 City of Ormond Beach, Florida
Brian Sillitto
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Brian Sillitto Executive Vice President of Economic Development ChooseColumbusGA
Brian Tucker
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Brian Tucker Director of Economic Development Georgetown County, SC
Brittaney Johnson
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Brittaney Johnson President / CEO Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation
Brooke Perez
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Brooke Perez Community and Economic Development Manager Georgia Power Company
Bryan Fox
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Bryan Fox Vice President Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
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
Carlie Vowell
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Carlie Vowell Coordinator, Economic Development Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Casey Verburg
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Casey Verburg Economic Development Coordinator Goochland County
Chad Newell
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Chad Newell President Area Development Partnership
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
Charly Lyons
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Charly Lyons President/CEO Tennessee Central Economic Authority
Chester Jenke
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Chester Jenke Vice President Economic Development New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation
Chris Gullickson
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Chris Gullickson Director, Economic Development Virginia Port Authority
Chris Joiner
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Chris Joiner Business Attraction Project Manager Invest Atlanta
Christopher Huppertz
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Christopher Huppertz Director European Affairs Transatlantic Business & Investment Council
Christopher Morello - 1
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Christopher Morello - 1 Economic Development Director Isle of Wight County
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
Curry Roberts
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Curry Roberts President Fredericksburg Regional Alliance
Danny Isaacs
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Danny Isaacs Regional Specialist, Central Kentucky TVA
Daryl W. Smith
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Daryl W. Smith Economic Development Project Manager III LG&E and KU
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
Dawn Malin
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Dawn Malin President / CEO McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority
Dell Keith
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Dell Keith President/CEO Wayne County Industrial Dev. Authority
Dorie Paulk Bacon
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Dorie Paulk Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
Edward Burch
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Edward Burch Director of Business Development Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Eric Basinger
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Eric Basinger Manager of Economic & Business Development AEP
Eric McDonald
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Eric McDonald President/CEO Greater Haralson Chamber of Commerce
Eric Miller
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Eric Miller Senior Vice President, Business Development Greater Richmond Partnership
Erin Hutchens
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Erin Hutchens Director of Economic Development Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
F. J. Fenn
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F. J. Fenn Executive Director Henry County Development Authority
Frank McCrady
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Frank McCrady President/CEO East Montgomery County Improvement District
Garrett Wright
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Garrett Wright Vice President Bay Economic Development Alliance
Gary Troutman
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Gary Troutman President/ CEO Hot Springs Metro Partnership
Gordon Wilson
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Gordon Wilson Executive Director Paris-Bourbon County Economic Development Authority
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
Harry Schmidt
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Harry Schmidt Kentucky Region Economic Development Consultant TVA
Heather  Vanater
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Heather Vanater Manager, Economic & Business Development Appalachian Power Company
Jake Weir
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Jake Weir Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation
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 Oltman
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James Oltman President - ElevateEdgerton! Elevate Edgerton!
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
Janet Pennington Smith
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Janet Pennington Smith Manager, Economic Development Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Jared Garmon
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Jared Garmon Regional Manager Economic Development BNSF Railway Company
Jason McLeod
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Jason McLeod Business Development Manager ECS Southeast, LLP
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
Jeff Hite
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Jeff Hite Senior Vice President of Economic Development Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Seymour
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Jeff Seymour Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Jessica Hill
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Jessica Hill Executive Director Orange County Economic Development Corporation
Jessica Stewart
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Jessica Stewart Director, Community Development Iredell County Economic Development Corporation
Jill Loope
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Jill Loope Director Roanoke County Office of Economic Development
Jim Grebing
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Jim Grebing Director of Econ. Dev. Kennett, MO Board of Public Works
JJ Harris
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JJ Harris President Clay County Economic Development Corporation
JoAnna Shivers
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JoAnna Shivers Executive Director Mexia Economic Development Corporation
Jody Lassiter
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Jody Lassiter President/CEO Develop Danville, Inc.
Joe C. Hines
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Joe C. Hines Principal Timmons
Joe Higgins
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Joe Higgins CEO Golden Triangle Development LINK
Joe Turnham
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Joe Turnham Director Macon County Economic Development Authority
Joey Roberts
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Joey Roberts Senior Project Manager Mississippi Development Authority
John Duncan
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John Duncan Director of Economic Development Town of Collierville
John H. Kilgore
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John H. Kilgore Executive Director Scott Co., VA Economic Development
Johnita Daniels
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Johnita Daniels Business Retention and Expansion Project Manager Invest Atlanta
Jon Arita
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Jon Arita National Director, Logistics Terracon
Jon Maynard
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Jon Maynard President and CEO Oxford-Lafayette County EDF
Kara Brown
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Kara Brown Business Development Lincoln Economic Development Association
Karen Dickson
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Karen Dickson Economic Development Manager Lower Colorado River Authority
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
Kelci Avery
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Kelci Avery Marketing and Research Director Economic Development Partnership
Kelley Mattlage
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Kelley Mattlage Chief Communications Officer East Montgomery County Improvement District
Kent Heermann
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Kent Heermann President Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas
Keri Orvin
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Keri Orvin Executive Director Development Authority of Appling County
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kim Richardson
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Kim Richardson Assistant Director North Mississippi Industrial Development Association
Kyle Vanderhoff
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Kyle Vanderhoff MANAGER AEP
Lauren Wiley
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Lauren Wiley Project Manager Georgia EMC
Leasha Johnson
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Leasha Johnson Executive Director Mingo County Redevelopment Authority
Libby Adams
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Libby Adams Executive Director Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, Inc.
Linda Green
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Linda Green Executive Director Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Lindsay Frilling
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Lindsay Frilling CEO Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation
Lisa Denton
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Lisa Denton Director of Economic Development Palestine Economic Development Corporation
Lori Odom
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Lori Odom Vice President of International Business Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Lori Watts
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Lori Watts President Marion County Development Partnership
Lynne Musick
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Lynne Musick Client Development Leader S&ME
Margaret Reenstra
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Margaret Reenstra Community and Economic Development Coordinator Coweta-Fayette EMC
Marie Synar
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Marie Synar Director of Industrial Development Port of Muskogee
Marilyn Lott
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Marilyn Lott Economic Development Director Etowah County, Alabama
Mark Lawson
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Mark Lawson Vice President Of Economic Development
Mark O'Mell
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Mark O'Mell Executive Director Crossroads Coalition
Marvin Price
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Marvin Price Executive Vice President - Economic Development Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
MaryBeth Flournoy
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MaryBeth Flournoy Business Recruitment Associate Georgia Power Company
Matt Arnold
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Matt Arnold President & CEO Marshall County Economic Development Council
Matt Kmec
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Matt Kmec Project Manager Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Matthew Darius
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Matthew Darius Operations Manager Southern Economic Development Council
Matthias Beier
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Matthias Beier President & CEO Transatlantic Business & Investment Council
Melvin Williams
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Melvin Williams Vice President/Business Development S&ME
Meryl Harris
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Meryl Harris Director of Business Development Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Michael M. Philpot
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Michael M. Philpot Vice President of Economic Development Jonesboro Unlimited
Michael Southard
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Michael Southard Economic Development Director Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Michael Talley
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Michael Talley Economic Development Director Denton County, TX
Michele Johnson
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Michele Johnson Executive Director Toombs County Development Authority
Mike Grim
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Mike Grim Norfolk Southern Corporation
Mike Swinson
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Mike Swinson Director Economic Development Alabama/Mississippi Spire
Misti Martin
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Misti Martin President Cherokee Office of Econ. Dev't.
Nathan Tafoya
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Nathan Tafoya Executive Director Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corp.
Nick Cunningham
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Nick Cunningham Director of Economic Development Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Nicolas Norboge
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Nicolas Norboge Principal Dane Consulting Partners
Oppie Jordan
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Oppie Jordan Vice President Carolinas Gateway Partnership
Patrick Barker
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Patrick Barker Executive Director Frederick County Economic Development Authority
Rachel Delamain
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Rachel Delamain Director of Business Development Baton Rouge Area Chamber
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
Rick Clifton
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Rick Clifton President/ CEO Covington County EDC
Robert Legge
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Robert Legge Director of Industrial Development Norfolk Southern Corporation
Robert Long
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Robert Long Director Chester County Economic Development
Roberta Baylor
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Roberta Baylor Executive Director Preston County Economic Developent Authority
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 Hamilton
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Sandy Hamilton Interim Executive Director Berkeley County Development Authority
Sarah Carnes
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Sarah Carnes Research Analyst Georgia Power Company
Sarah Macaluso
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Sarah Macaluso Marketing Specialist Red Sage Communications, Inc.
Scott Kuehn
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Scott Kuehn Senior Manager AEP
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 Newton County Industrial Development Authority
Shane Shepard
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Shane Shepard Director of Economic Development Lancaster, TX
Shay Jones
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Shay Jones Director of Business Intelligence Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
Stan Crance
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Stan Crance Project Manager Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority
Stephanie Bosch
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Stephanie Bosch Project Manager Florence County Economic Development Partnership
Stephanie Watkins
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Stephanie Watkins Program Director SE Industrial Development Association
Stephen Adams
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Stephen Adams Acting Executive Director Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority
Steve Jack
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Steve Jack Executive Director Leavenworth County Development Corporation
Susan Copeland
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Susan Copeland Marketing Coordinator Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority
Susan Hadley Maynor
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Susan Hadley Maynor Vice President Economic Development Greater Memphis Chamber
Tammy Caudell
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Tammy Caudell Business Development Carroll Daniel Construction
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
Thomas Long
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Thomas Long Chief Development Officer San Antonio EDF
Tiffany Tate
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Tiffany Tate Global Cities Program Coordinator Upstate SC Alliance
Tim Weston
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Tim Weston Vice President JESCO, Inc.
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
Troy Post, CEcD, CBE
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Troy Post, CEcD, CBE Executive Director North Brevard Economic Development Zone
Vanessa Wagner
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Vanessa Wagner Director of Business Development Golden Isles Development Authority
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 West
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Will West Regional Specialist TVA
Will Williams
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Will Williams President/CEO Economic Development Partnership
William Fruth
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William Fruth President POLICOM Corporation
William Roberts
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William Roberts Manager, Economic Development Duke Energy
40 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Corporate HQ Panel

            Dennis Donovan, Principal, WDG Consulting, LLC
            Seth Martindale, Senior Managing, Director, CBRE
            Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group

            10:00 AM- 10:20 AM – Panel Presentation

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM- Networking with Panelists (consultants will go out into the virtual audience and take a seat at a sponsor table along with other attendees at the sponsor table.  At the sponsor table will be a sponsor representative that will facilitate conversation with the consultants and others around the table.   At 10:30 a “bell” will signal for attendees at the table to switch and go to another table.  The process will be repeated again at 10:40 AM.

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM – Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Foods Panel

            Chris Lloyd, Senior VP & Director, McGuireWoods Consulting
            Jay Garner, President, Garner Economics
            Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director, Ginovus

            11:00 AM- 11:20 AM – Panel Presentation

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM- Networking with Panelists (consultants will go out into the virtual audience and take a seat at a sponsor table along with other attendees at the sponsor table.  At the sponsor table will be a sponsor representative that will facilitate conversation with the consultants and others around the table.   At 11:30 a “bell” will signal for attendees at the table to switch and go to another table.  The process will be repeated again at 11:40 AM.

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM – Break

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Virtual Networking

For this “invitation only” event for sponsors and consultants, we will invite up to 20 consultants to join a table and network with up to 8 people for 10-minute intervals. 

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM- Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   E-Commerce

Betty McIntosh, Sr. Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Brad Migdal, Sr. Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Mike Dvorscak, Principal, William B. Hare Company

1:30 PM- 1:50 PM – Panel Presentation

1:50 PM – 2:10 PM- Networking with Panelists (consultants will go out into the virtual audience and take a seat at a sponsor table along with other attendees at the sponsor table.  At the sponsor table will be a sponsor representative that will facilitate conversation with the consultants and others around the table.   At 2:00 a “bell” will signal for attendees at the table to switch and go to another table.  The process will be repeated again at 2:10 PM.

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM- Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Advanced MFG Panel

            Blair Burns Westmoreland, Manager, Credits and Incentives, Deloitte
            Joe Pilewski, President and Founder, Pilewski & Associates
            Gregory Burkart, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

2:30 PM- 2:50 PM – Panel Presentation

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM- Networking with Panelists (consultants will go out into the virtual audience and take a seat at a sponsor table along with other attendees at the sponsor table.  At the sponsor table will be a sponsor representative that will facilitate conversation with the consultants and others around the table.   At 3:00 a “bell” will signal for attendees at the table to switch and go to another table.  The process will be repeated again at 3:10 PM.

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM- Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   BIO Panel

            Jim Renzas, Senior Director, BCI Global
            Ken Maly, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
            Andy Shapiro, Managing Director, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, LLC 

3:30 PM- 3:50 PM – Panel Presentation

3:50 PM – 4:10 PM- Networking with Panelists (consultants will go out into the virtual audience and take a seat at a sponsor table along with other attendees at the sponsor table.  At the sponsor table will be a sponsor representative that will facilitate conversation with the consultants and others around the table.   At 4:00 a “bell” will signal for attendees at the table to switch and go to another table.  The process will be repeated again at 3:10 PM.

4:10 PM – Closing remarks and ADJOURN

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