SEDC Past Chairmen

Current Chairman: Bob Helton, Kentucky

Thank you to our past SEDC Chairmen and SEDC Presidents.

Past Chairmen

Will Williams
Will Williams
SCCED, EcDMP President/CEO Economic Development Partnership (803)641-3300
2020
Raul Peralta
Raul Peralta
Senior VP - Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP (336)856-7150
2019
Samuel Powers
Samuel Powers
CeCD Retired City of Asheville (828)273-1854
2018
Robert E. Leak, Jr.
Robert E. Leak, Jr.
President and CEO WDPA, Inc. 336-723-8955
2017
Charlton Whipple
Charlton Whipple
SCCED, MSED, MEDP Executive Director Midlands Technical College (803)691-3899
2016
Michael M. Philpot
Michael M. Philpot
CEcD Vice President of Economic Development Jonesboro Unlimited (870)336-9074
2015
Hal Johnson
Hal Johnson
Chief Development Officer NAI Earle Furman (864)232-9040
2014
Dan Motley
Dan Motley
CAPT, CEC, USN ret, MBA Industrial Development Manager TMC (540)520-3073
2013
Mallie J. Combs
Mallie J. Combs
Executive Director Hardy County Rural Development Authority (304)530-3047
2012
Susan Peacock
Susan Peacock
Principal The Peacock Group (404)904-2647
2011
Angela Cognevich Collins
Angela Cognevich Collins
Regional Manager, Southeast Regional Office Mississippi Development Authority (601)266-6484
2010
Kirkley Thomas
Kirkley Thomas
Vice President of Governmental Affairs Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas (501)570-2263
2009
Robert D. Ingram
Robert D. Ingram
President & CEO Common Sense Economic Development LLC (251)752-0139
2008
Tucson Roberts
Tucson Roberts
President Tucson Atlantic Consulting (334)333-0964
2007
H. Garrett Hart
H. Garrett Hart
Director Chesterfield County Economic Development (804)318-8561
2006
Victor Raoul Lafont
Victor Raoul Lafont
President/CEO South Louisiana Economic Council (985)448-4485
2005
Burdette (Pete) Fullerton
Burdette (Pete) Fullerton
PhD, EDFP, CEcD, PCED, HLM Assistant Director KC Aviation Department (816)243-3005
2004
Duane A. O'Neill
Duane A. O'Neill
President/CEO Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (601)948-4300
2003
John J. Smolak
John J. Smolak
Director, Economic & Business Development-Retired Appalachian Power Company (540)985-2605
2001
Bob Arnold
Bob Arnold
Kentucky Association of Counties (502)223-7667
2002
Tom Seth Smith
Tom Seth Smith
President Community Solutions (580)380-6158
2000
William Stennett
William Stennett
(601)580-5031
1999
Linda P. Swann
Linda P. Swann
Director (404)523-3030
1998
William A. Martin
William A. Martin
Executive Director Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity (407)742-4251
1997
Joyce I French
Joyce I French
Retired The French Connection (434)917-9760
1996
Michael J. Olivier
Michael J. Olivier
CEcD, HLM, FM CEO Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. (225)382-3750
1995
J. Eades
J. Eades
CEcD (803)543-6802
1994
W. Alex Poe
(404)523-3030
1993
Larry E. Danielson
(404)523-3030
1992
Robert C. Butler
(404)523-3030
1991
Ronald R. Clemons
4470469
1990
James A. Garver
7222249
1989
Julius Denton III
(404)523-3030
1988
John Lovorn, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1987
James T. Newland
Retired 9932234
1986
Ernest Faucett
(404)523-3030
1985
William J. Argo
Retired 8142028
1984
A. James DeBellis
(404)523-3030
1983
Jerry Heare
(404)523-3030
1982
Harry K. McLemore
6077697
1981
Marvin L. Wynn
Retired 6868052
1980
Carter K. Hooks
(270)781-4699
1979
Guy Kissinger, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1978
E. Julian Ford
(404)523-3030
1977
Joe Lee
(404)523-3030
1976
John Rucker, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1975
W. N. Galphin, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1974
Bill Teuton
(404)523-3030
1973
Wallace A. Gieringer
9159777
1972
Jack Suiter
(404)523-3030
1971
William Hackett, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1970
Robert Seal
(404)523-3030
1969
Robert B. Cassell
(404)523-3030
1968
Nicholas Gordon
(404)523-3030
1967
James Latta
(404)523-3030
1966
Allen Douglas
(404)523-3030
1965
Glover Cary, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1964
Henry Pyne
(404)523-3030
1963
Rex Jennings
(404)523-3030
1962
Paul Miller
(404)523-3030
1961
Warren Farmer
(404)523-3030
1960
George Whitlatch
(404)523-3030
1959
Everett Tucker, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1958
Thomas Finney
(404)523-3030
1957
Hugh Bowers, Jr.
(404)523-3030
1956
Harold Martin
(404)523-3030
1955
Harry Clark
(404)523-3030
1954
Frank Shaw
(404)523-3030
1953
W. Porter Grace
(404)523-3030
1952