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2024 Meet the Consultants | The #AmericanSouth Site Selection Summit

2024 Meet the Consultants | The #AmericanSouth Site Selection Summit

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 to Wednesday, May 1, 2024

* Registration open until 4/22/24 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Event Details

he Southern Economic Development Council, North America's oldest and largest regional economic development association, has announced a major conference set for April 30 - May 1 in Atlanta. Economic developers, business leaders, site selectors, and policy-makers will convene at "Meet the Consultants: #AmericanSouth Site Selection Summit" to promote new economic development and to discuss future-focused strategies to accelerate progress in the #AmericanSouth.

The Summit agenda will feature globally active site selectors and the Council's expert members. As the Summit nears, SEDC will continually release updates to the speaking lineup. Stay tuned for additional updates and the full agenda. 

Member Pricing - $495
Non-member Pricing - $845


April 29 @ 5:30 – 7:30 | Welcome Reception

Brasfield & Gorrie Atlanta Office
2999 Circle 75 Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30339
SEDC-Provided-Transportation Available


April 30 @ 8:00 – 9:00| Breakfast

April 30 @ 9:15 | Global Site Selection Trends & Perspectives

Iconic brands, global enterprises, and emerging industries that super-charge new markets thrive in the #AmericanSouth. As the world’s third-largest economy, the South is rooted in tradition, overflowing with advantage, and poised for accelerated growth. In this session, leading experts will share the latest global trends, expectations, and perspectives on site selection. Don’t miss this opportunity to capitalize on the current economic development conditions and opportunities.

Chris Schastok, CBRE
Brandon Talbert, Austin Consulting
Brian Corde, Atlas Insight
Amy Gerber, Cushman & Wakefield
Raul Peralta, ECS

April 30 @ 10:15 | Economic Development in the Shadow of a Mega Site: What Sites Are in Demand?

Just last year, American South economy builders developed well over 200 billion in new capital investment that will create 200,000+ new jobs. To inform SEDC members’ ability to perpetuate and accelerate our globally leading momentum and advantage, leading site selectors share the latest industry-specific site selection needs.  

Josh Bays, Site Selection Group
Courtney Dunbar, Burns & McDonnell
David Hickey, Hickey & Associates
Mandi Mitchell, Lafayette EDA

April 30 @ 11:15 | The Bridge: Economic Development in the Energy Transition

The ongoing industrial revolution fueled by digitalization, decarbonization, and electrification demands that job and investment focused communities revise their business and retention strategies. Panelists will discuss the current and future energy dynamics reshaping site selection across dominant industrial verticals.

James Chavez, SC Power Team
Courtland Robinson, SEDC Regional Director
Charlie Moseley, Georgia Power
Tyler Chaffee, TVA
Bradley Migdal, Cushman & Wakefield

April 30 @ 12:15 | Keynote Luncheon

Chick-fil-A’s Nick Westbrook, a renowned businessman, speaker, and leadership guru, takes the American South Site Selection Summit luncheon stage to motivate, inspire, and challenge the world’s best economic developers.   

April 30 @ 1:30 | Supply Chain & Logistics: An #AmericanSouth Advantage

In the American South enterprise moves product through our infrastructure and across the world overnight. As supply chain continues to inform site selection decisions, the south’s logistic advantages position SEDC states and communities for success. In this session, learn from industry experts how to best leverage logistics, strategies to enhance supply chains, and methods to further develop your community.

Mike Grim, Norfolk Southern
Dr. Robert Martinez, Moffatt & Nichol
Kellen Riley, CSX
Tess Fay, GLS

April 30 @ 2:30 | Behind the Scenes: The Site Selection Consultants' “Tell-All”

Recorded in front of a live studio audience, leading consultants reveal a peek behind the curtain, showcasing how communities have excelled at every stage of the site selection process. In this session, experts will highlight strategies and practices that landed transformative deals. From marketing to deal closing, this session is a can’t miss and fun primer on American South economic development.

Nelson Lindsay, Parker Poe Consulting
Tess Fay, GLS
Alicia Hutchings, Cresa
Ben Worrell, McGuire Sponsel
F.J. Fenn, Henry County Development

April 30 @ 3:30 | Developing In-Demand Sites

Quick and risk-free site selection, coupled with swift operationalization, are pivotal for economic development success. The American South boasts a remarkable global speed-to-market advantage, as communities and partners within the SEDC footprint are making unprecedented investments in product development. In this follow-up session to 'What Sites Are In-Demand,' discover how to leverage current market conditions to enhance the quality of your sites, setting the stage for success.

Kim Williams Davis, Quest Site Solutions
Joe Hines, Timmons
Bill Adams, TVA
Scott Poag, Yates Construction
Jamie Frost, SC Power Team
Eli Falls, Moffatt & Nichol

April 30 @ 4:15 | Charging the Future: Accelerating the American South’s EV and Battery Advantage

The American South is leading the United States’ charge in the EV and battery industries, as domestic and global enterprise flock to the world’s premier investment location. In this session, take a deep dive into what drives the location choices in these key industries and gain strategic insights on how to make your community an attractive hub for EV and battery companies.

David MacNamara, KPMG
Brittany Young, Maxis Advisors
Tim Weston, Brasfield & Gorrie
Benton Blaine, Cushman & Wakefield
Jason Giulietti, Central SC Alliance
Adam Myers, Chattanooga Area Chamber

April 30 @ 5:00 – 6:00 | VIP Reception

April 30 @ 6:00 – 7:30 | American South Reception

May 1 @ 8:00 – 9:00 | Breakfast

May 1 @ 9:00 | Welcoming the World to the American South

Global enterprises flourish in the American South, as our region outpaces competitors in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). International companies channel billions annually into industrial projects in the United States, yet securing such investments poses significant challenges. We'll delve into the criteria that companies evaluate and how you can prime your community for foreign business recruitment. Participants will gain perspectives from seasoned experts who have not only established but also nurtured and expanded partnerships with international firms eyeing the U.S. market.

Monty Turner, Colliers
Richard Blackwell, Agracel
Ron Bertasi, GIS WebTech
Jim Blair, Navigator Consulting
Tom Long, Temple EDC
Robert Camoin, Camoin Associates

May 1 @ 10:00 | Here’s the Deal: A Review of American South Incentives and Pro-Growth US Policies

The American South's pro-business climate is a major asset driving economic growth. This session will explore effective economic development incentives, pro-growth policies, and enabling legislation that communities are using to attract projects and create jobs. Learn from real-world examples and gain insights to better craft and advocate for comprehensive strategies that stimulate local economies, navigate legislative landscapes, and sustain growth.

Blair Westmoreland, DMA
Chris Lloyd, McGuireWoods
David Denison, Kroll
Gray Swoope, VisionFirst Advisors
Will Johnson, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

May 1 @ 10:45 | American South People Power: Attracting and Preparing a Winning Workforce | Windsor Ballroom

The American South enjoys a global edge in workforce availability and participation, with communities across the SEDC region setting national benchmarks in talent development and attraction. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the key elements and partnerships essential for cultivating and maintaining a workforce that meets the needs of industries.

Chris Schwinden, Site Selection Group
Ann Rybka, Atlas Insight
Emily Heflin, MAU
Josh Ward, Clarksville-Montgomery IDB
Bill Lavers, Harrison Co. Development

May 1 @ 11:45 | Go Forth and Prosper: Capitalizing on Site Selection Trends

Last year, the American South developed over 200 billion in new corporate investment that will create a quarter-million new jobs. The South is America’s economic development hot spot and a global powerhouse. In this session, leading Site Selection Consultants will break down the American South economic momentum and on-going opportunity, and will share strategies to accelerate our worldwide economic advantage.

Brooklin Salemi, Newmark
Bryan Farlow, Thomas & Hutton
Jay Garner, Garner Economics
Alex Baker, Maxis Advisors
Jana Dyke, Albany-Dougherty EDC

Hotel & Conference Host

The Intercontinental Atlanta Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Acknowledgment of Enhanced Safety and Health Measures for All Attendees:
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SEDC's in-person events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to abide by SEDC's and the host property's efforts to comply with current CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 (and any state of Georgia requirements) and to engage in certain health-and-safety-beneficial conduct while attending the event as requested by SEDC (e.g., wearing a mask, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, not attending the event if feeling sick or showing specific symptoms).  You agree not to hold SEDC, Intercontinental Hotels, or any of their directors, officers, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

Special Needs:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), conference management will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. If you need assistance or have dietary restrictions, please indicate this on your registration form or call the SEDC Office at (404) 523-3030.

Registration Fees:
Member and non-member registration fees include all conference sessions, Monday reception, breakfast, and lunch. Tuesday sessions and breakfast.

All cancellations must be received in writing at the SEDC office to obtain a refund by April 1st. All cancellations will have a $50.00 administrative charge up until this date. Cancellations received after will have a $150.00 cancellation fee. Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by April 15th and does not attend the meeting must pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty.

However, appropriate member/ non-member rates will apply to substitute attendees.

Consent for the use of Photographic Images:
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SEDC meetings and other activities constitute an agreement by the registrant to SEDC’s use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photograph productions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

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Jana Dyke
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Bryan Farlow
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Andrew Hickey
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Michael Johnson
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Raven Johnson
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Will Johnson
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James Joyner II
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Steven Lamm
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Stacy Lester
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Steven Leyh
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David H. Lieving
David H. Lieving President/CEO Huntington Area Development Council
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James Linsenmeyer
James Linsenmeyer Regional Manager West Virginia Department of Economic Development
Mark Litten
Mark Litten Vice President Economic Development Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
Chris Lloyd
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Christian Lockamy
Christian Lockamy Development Officer Mississippi Development Authority
Robert Long
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Thomas Long
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Robert Martinez
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Scott Martinez
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Cole McCaskill
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Eric McDonald
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Catherine McFarland
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Jim Moore
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Kim Moore
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Charley Moseley
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William Murphy
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McKenzie Padgett
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Bradley Paramore
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Raul Peralta
Raul Peralta Senior VP - Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP
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Othell Phillips
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Scott Poag
Scott Poag Director of Business Development Yates Construction
Tonya Powers
Tonya Powers Executive Director Franklin County Industrial Building Authority
Beth Prus
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Regan Pugh
Regan Pugh Project Manager Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Michele Rabalais
Michele Rabalais Regional Director Conway, Inc.
Jason Rainey
Jason Rainey Executive Director Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Industrial Authority
Brian Rauschenbach
Brian Rauschenbach Economic Development Project Manager Sumter Economic Development
Matt Reed
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Margaret Reenstra
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Ben Rhodes
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Russell Richardson
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Kellen Riley
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Alex Robinson
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Eleazar Rodriguez
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Jorge Rodriguez-Alvarez
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Lyle Roggow
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Bryan Rothamel
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Bart Rowland
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Jason Rubenbauer
Jason Rubenbauer President/CEO Waycross and Ware County Development Authority
Ann Rybka
Ann Rybka Director Atlas Insight
Will Salters
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Jose Sanchez
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Mike Sanders
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Shannon Sapp
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Chris Schastok
Chris Schastok Executive VP CBRE
Brian Schiessle
Brian Schiessle Office Manager ECS Southeast, LLP
Adam Schraeder
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Rick Schroder
Rick Schroder Director of Business Development SeamonWhiteside
Andrea Schruijer
Andrea Schruijer Executive Director Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority
Jay Schwedler
Jay Schwedler President and CEO Sumter Economic Development
Matt Seale
Matt Seale Chamber and EDA Chief Executive Officer Douglas-Coffee Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority
Greg Sellars
Greg Sellars Executive Director Development Authority of Jefferson County
Kimberly Shoff Allred
Kimberly Shoff Allred Project Manager Metro Atlanta Chamber
Alan Sisk
Alan Sisk Director Business Development Moffatt & Nichol
Heath Slapikas
Heath Slapikas Director of Web Development 365 Degree Total Marketing
Faith Smith
Faith Smith Business Development Manager ECS Southeast, LLP
Heidi Smith
Heidi Smith Director, Global Business TVA
Mark Smith
Mark Smith Director of Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP
Clay Snowden
Clay Snowden Director of Membership Engagement Southern Economic Development Council
Adam Solomon
Adam Solomon Vice President, Business Development Research FDI
Bowman Still
Bowman Still Client Service Leader Barge Design Solutions, Inc.
Hoyt Strain
Hoyt Strain Director of Business Attraction Lafayette Economic Development Authority
Christopher Strayer
Christopher Strayer Executive Director Parker County EDC
Mitch Stringer
Mitch Stringer Director of Economic Development Cooperative Energy
Agnese Sturmane
Agnese Sturmane Business Development Executive fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Limited
Green Suttles
Green Suttles Executive Director Jasper Industrial Development Board
Gray Swoope
Gray Swoope President & CEO VisionFirst Advisors, LLC
Matt Tackett
Matt Tackett President Southern Economic Development Council
Bruce Takefman
Bruce Takefman President Research FDI
Brandon Talbert
Brandon Talbert Managing Director Austin Consulting
Jack Thomas
Jack Thomas Vice President, Economic Development Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
Benjy Thompson
Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Billy Thornton
Billy Thornton President Harrison County Development Commission
Trip Tollison
Trip Tollison President/CEO Savannah Economic Development Authority
John Truluck
John Truluck Director Dorchester County Economic Development
Ann Turnbill
Ann Turnbill Director of Economic Development Parker Poe
Monty Turner
Monty Turner Senior Vice President, Site Selections Services Colliers International
Mandy Underwood
Mandy Underwood Executive Director Jenkins County Development Authority
Brian Useforge
Brian Useforge Economic Development Director Mississippi Power
Victor Valle
Victor Valle VP, Economic Development Tyler Economic Development Council
Jason Vaughn
Jason Vaughn Director of Development, Southeast Region Agracel
Colleen Walton
Colleen Walton Brand Coach Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Josh Ward
Josh Ward Executive Director Clarksville Montgomery County Economic Development Council
Shameeka Ward
Shameeka Ward Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager Magna International Inc.
Jennifer Warriner
Jennifer Warriner Marketing/Public Relations Moffatt & Nichol
Alba Weaver
Alba Weaver Senior Manager of Economic Development and Community Afairs OG&E
Fred Welch
Fred Welch Executive Director Copperas Cove EDC
Blair Westmoreland
Blair Westmoreland Director, Credits and Incentives DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
Tim Weston
Tim Weston Vice President Brasfield & Gorrie
Mark Whitley
Mark Whitley Executive Director Jackson County Development Authority
Melody Whitten
Melody Whitten Economic Development Coordinator Alabama Community College System
Bruce Wilcox
Bruce Wilcox President/CEO Greater Paducah Economic Development
Moriah Williams
Moriah Williams Director Jobs Team Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
Will Williams
Will Williams President/CEO Western SC Economic Development Partnership
Zechariah Willoughby
Zechariah Willoughby Director of Research Central SC Alliance
Kim Wilmes
Kim Wilmes VP of Economic Development Programs Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Susan Wise
Susan Wise Manager, Business Development Henry County Development Authority
Alan Wood
Alan Wood President & CEO Burke Development Inc
Ben Worrell
Ben Worrell Principal McGuire Sponsel
Greg Wright
Greg Wright Sr. Dir, Community & Economic Development Coweta-Fayette EMC
Jason Wright
Jason Wright Vice President North Alabama Industrial Development Association
Mark Wright
Mark Wright Director of Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP
Brittany Young
Brittany Young Managing Director Maxis Advisors
Lindsay Zimmerman
Lindsay Zimmerman COO Central Florida Development Council
Jessica Zurheide
Jessica Zurheide Director of Business Relations Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission
26 Other Registered Attendees

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