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Scott Poag

Scott Poag

CEcD Director of Business Development W&A Engineering

Professional Bio

Scott serves as the Director of Business Development for W&A Engineering, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm with offices in Athens, GA and Nashville, TN. In this role, he leads the overall business development and marketing efforts of the firm as well as providing economic development consulting services to clients. Scott served on the local side of economic development for almost a decade in both Georgia and North Carolina, announcing over $800,000,000 in new capital investments and over 6,500 net new jobs. He has successfully worked with a full range of companies from startup to Fortune 500. His leadership has also successfully supported various workforce development, entrepreneurial, and legislative initiatives.
Recently, Scott was named to Augusta, Georgia's Top 10 Young Professionals to Watch list, a Distinguished Young AFCEAN by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, named as a 40 under 40 Rising Star in Economic Development by New York based Development Counselors International, and received Top 40 Under 40 Alumni honors from East Carolina University.

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Areas of Expertise Architecture/ Engineering, Commercial Development, Downtown Revitalization, Retention/ Expansion & Speculative Building Development Education:
East Carolina University 2007 BSBA Finance
East Carolina University 2007 BA Hospitality Management
East Carolina University 2009 MBA
Awards:
2015 Augusta's Top 10 Young Professionals to Watch
2016 Young Gamechangers
2017 40 under 40 Rising Star in Economic Development
2017 Distinguished Young AFCEAN
2017 East Carolina University 40 under 40