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February 2022 GEDA Monthly Meeting - EV-erywhere

February 2022 GEDA Monthly Meeting - EV-erywhere

EV-erywhere Panel on Electric Mobility Movement

Monday, February 14, 2022
10:45 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)

* Registration open until 2/11/22 at 4:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

EV-erywhere Panel on Electric Mobility Movement

GEDA has assembled a knowledgeable panel of experts, who will offer a great perspective on some of the drivers for this business and how your communities can be ready to accommodate it – from utility and workforce needs to infrastructure and charging stations!


Thomas Frey, APR, Director, Global Communications, Ascend Elements, Inc.

Thomas Frey is the Global Director of Communications for Ascend Elements, Inc., the vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered-materials company previously known as Battery Resourcers. He recently organized the company’s announcement of North America’s largest lithium-ion battery recycling facility to be opened in Covington, Ga., which earned national and international press attention. He works closely with senior leaders in the battery materials and EV industries. Before joining Ascend Elements, he served as Senior Manager of Global Communication at NSF. He lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Jeff Pratt, President, Green Power EMC

Jeff Pratt is the President of Green Power EMC, he is responsible for the day to day management of their renewable energy portfolio that provides energy to 38 Electric Membership Corporations in Georgia. In addition, he leads the effort to source, evaluate and contract for new renewable energy projects. Georgia’s EMCs have about 1,200 MW of renewable energy in operation or under construction. Green Power EMC also provides education materials and programs for renewable energy that Georgia’s Cooperatives employ for the benefit of their end-use members. Read more...



Virginia Sengewald, Project Manager, Logistics, Energy, Agribusiness, and Food, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Virginia Sengewald is a Project Manager on the Logistics, Energy, Agribusiness, and Food Processing (LEAF) industry team within the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). In this role, Virginia assists companies throughout their statewide site selection process and recruits new jobs and investment to the State of Georgia. As a native German, Virginia focuses on German-speaking projects in addition to her industry focus on renewable energy and the battery supply chain. Read more...



Matt Colvin, Director, Office of Economic Development, University of Georgia

Matt is currently the Director of Economic Development for the University of Georgia. In this role, he serves as a top advisor to university leadership on economic development matters. Matt represents UGA with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDECD) and its key partners for business recruitment efforts - marketing the strengths of UGA’s talent and research pipeline across the state to potential companies looking to locate or expand operations in Georgia. Read more...





Ample Self Parking (1,500 space parking garage connected to the hotel) $15 daily (one-time access); $18 for unlimited in/out access. Prices are subject to change.

Event Pricing








Dates Until 02/04/22 02/05/22-02/11/22 (If space allows)
Members $50.00 $55.00 $60.00
Non-members  $65.00 $70.00 $75.00

Online registration will close at 4:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2022. If space allows, a limited number of walk-in tickets will be available on the day of the event.


February 14
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Program

For More Information:

Brittney Love
Brittney Love
Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association

Thank you to Matt Colvin, Director of Economic Development, the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, and the UGA College of Engineering for their sponsorship of this event!

If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Brittney Love at


·A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the luncheon, is considered a "No Show.” No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances.Those who are ill and have a doctor’s excuse or a death in the family will be excused.

·Substitutions will be accepted at any time.

·There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations after the close of business (5 p.m.) seven days prior the event.

·All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or hard copy) and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

·Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.

·When possible, refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

·For those who have registered and choose the bill me or pay by check option you are still subject to the refund policy.