GEDA 2019 Annual Conference

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31401
United States
* Registration open until 9/9/19 at 5:00 PM ()EDT)

Event Details

Online Registration Closes at 5:00pm on September 9, 2019. Walk-up Registrations will be available.

Hotel Reservation Information:

The Room Block is closed.

Detailed Schedule of Events:

Look to the right for the button called "Download Agenda"

The list of speakers and bios click here.

Or, you can download the app by clicking here, https://my.yapp.us/GEDAAC19

GEDA Professional Development Grants

For information and an application to apply for grants related to the Annual Conference click here.

Optional Thursday Activities:

Gulfstream Facility Tour:

This will be a 2 hour tour of the facility  You will leave the hotel at 12:30 and arrive at the facility by 1:00 for the tour.  You will have a boxed lunch for your consumption on the bus to the Facility. You will return at around 3:30 p.m.  Price: $39.00

Savannah Taste Experence - First Squares Food Tour: - Sold Out

WHEN: 1:00pm on September 19, 2019

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All tastings – enough for lunch – and a fun-filled informative walk through some of Savannah’s Historic Squares.

WHO: All ages and fitness levels welcome.

CAPACITY: We keep our tour sizes to an intimate 14 persons.

WEAR: Comfortable shoes. Comfortable clothes.

WEATHER: Rain or shine we dine!

WHERE: We begin on Ellis Square. More details will be provided soon

Price: $70.00

Golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor:

Boxed lunch will be provided. Shotgun start at 12:30. Price: $105.00

Sporting Clays at Dorchester Shooting Preserve:

Lunch will be provided. You must provide your own transportation to and from Dorchester. Price: $100.00 

2019 Annual Conference Cornhole Team Registration
This event will be held at the Annual Conference Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Teams must arrive at the Harbor Lawn no later than 5:15 pm to participate. There are a max of 2 members per team. You must give the names of both team members when you register.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Sign up to volunteer by clicking here, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4FABAF28A5F58-annual1.

Restaurants in Savannah, GA:

https://www.visitsavannah.com/food-drink#Profile%20Grid

Sponsorship Information:

To learn about and purchse sponsorships click the link. To view the benefits of each sponsorship click View next to each sponsorship.

https://www.geda.org/products/sponsorships

 

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Brynn Grant
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Cal Wray President Augusta Economic Development Authority
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Carmen Denise Cole
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Carrie Barnes Community Development Consultant Georgia EMC
Charles Ezelle
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Charles Ezelle Regional Director Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
Charlie Moseley
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Charlie Moseley Business Recruitment Director Georgia Power Company
Cheney Virginia Thomasson
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Chris Chammoun Division Director Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris G. Pumphrey
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Chris G. Pumphrey Executive Director Douglas County Economic Development Authority
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Christian Hersacher
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Christy Bozeman
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Chuck Scragg III County Administrator & EDA Executive Director Long County Development Authority
Clay Wells
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Daniel Dobbins
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Daniel Elliott
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Daniel Elliott Universal Engineering Sciences
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Daniel Jackson President/CEO Carroll Tomorrow
Daniel McRae
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Daniel McRae Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Danielle M. Kitchen
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Danielle M. Kitchen Director Catamount Constructors, Inc.
Darrell Moore
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Darrell Moore Executive Director Valdosta State University
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David Brazell Business Development Pattillo Construction Corp.
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David Tidmore Treasurer Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
Dawn Malin
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Doris Metcalfe Coleman
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Elizabeth Jones Administrative Assistant Stephens County Development Authority
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Frank Ginn
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Frank Wartner Chief Operations Officer Pattillo Construction Corp.
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Grant C. Buckley
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Grant C. Buckley Executive Director Cordele-Crisp County IDC
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Hannah M. Mullins
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J. Maceo Rogers
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Jamal Lewis Project Manager, Corporate Solutions and Cyber Sec Georgia Department of Economic Development
James Albright
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James Albright Parks, Recreation & Community Resources Director City of Acworth
James Blair
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James Blair Managing Director Navigator Consulting
James Coughlin
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James Coughlin Executive Director Camden County Joint Development Authority
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James Touchton
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James Touchton Economic Development Director City of Stockbridge
Jana Dyke
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Jana Dyke Executive Director Waycross and Ware County Development Authority
Jana Dyke
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Jana Dyke Executive Director Waycross-Ware County Development Authority
Jane Fryer
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Jane Fryer President Meriwether County Development Authority
Janet Cochran
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Janet Cochran Project Manager Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation
Janet Keith
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Janet Keith Wayne County Industrial Development Authority
Janet Parker
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Janet Parker Director of Economic Development Wilkes County
Jasmine Campbell
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Jasmine Campbell Fulton County- Select Fulton
Jason Chambless
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Jason Chambless Engineer Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
Jason Coley
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Jason Coley Community Developement Rep Georgia Power Company
Jason Dunn
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Jason Dunn Executive Director Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority
Jay Markwalter
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Jay Markwalter Executive Director Georgia Association of CVBs
Jayson Johnston
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Jayson Johnston Executive Director Development Authority of Washington County
Jeff DeWitt
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Jeff DeWitt GIS Administrator Georgia Power Company
Jeff Doubrava
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Jeff Doubrava Geotechnical Group Leader S&ME, Inc.
Jeff Dudley
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Jeff Dudley Industrial Group JE Dunn Construction
Jeff Hamling
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Jeff Hamling Senior Vice President Cornerstone Government Affairs
Jeff Jepson
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Jeff Jepson Vice President Evans General Contractors, LLC
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Jeff Ledford Director of Governmental Affairs Georgia Association of REALTORS
Jeff Mullis
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Jeff Mullis President and CEO Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
Jeff Noles
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Jeff Noles Director, Key Accounts GreyStone Power Corporation
Jennifer Collins
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Jennifer Collins Business Development Project Manager Savannah Economic Development Authority
Jennifer Cook
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Jennifer Cook Georgia Department of Economic Development
Jennifer Fennell
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Jennifer Fennell Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Jennifer Fordham
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Jennifer Fordham Region 12 Representative Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Jennifer Nelson
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Jennifer Nelson Public Service Assistant The University of Georgia - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Jenny Robbins
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Jenny Robbins Manager, Community Development Georgia EMC
Jesse Dillon
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Jesse Dillon Project Manager Savannah Economic Development Authority
Jessica Hood
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Jessica Hood Director of Economic Development and Existing Ind. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
Jim Lovett
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Jim Lovett Regional Project Manager Georgia Power Company
Joan Young
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Joan Young Economic Development Fayette County Development Authority
Jody Reeves
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Jody Reeves Executive Director Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education
John A. Henry
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John A. Henry President Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority
John Brock
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John Brock Vice President of Business Development Edwards Construction Services, Inc.
John Drake
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John Drake Vice President-Business Development Pattillo Construction Corp.
John Scott
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John Scott Director of Economic Development Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce
John Skinner
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John Skinner C/I Engineer Jackson EMC
Jon Dangar
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Jon Dangar Director Stonehenge Capital
Jonathan Jackson
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Jonathan Jackson Executive Director Development Authority of Wilkinson County
Jonathan Lupo
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Jonathan Lupo Director, Business Development Douglas County Economic Development Authority
Jones Hooks
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Jones Hooks Executive Director Jekyll Island Authority
Joseph Huntemann
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Joseph Huntemann Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Josh Walton
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Josh Walton District Director The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
Jowell Thome
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Jowell Thome Industrial Realtor King Industrial Realty
Juli Golemi
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Juli Golemi Sr. Project Manager Georgia Tech, Enterprise Innovation Institute
Julian Brown
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Justin Farquhar
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Justin Farquhar Project Manager Development Authority of Bryan County
Justin Greer
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Justin Greer Director of Economic Development W&A Engineering
Justin Strickland
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Justin Strickland President Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission
Kathy Johnson
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Kathy Johnson President Gordon County Development Authority
Kathy Knowles
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Kathy Knowles Executive Director Development Authority of Heard County
Keith Barclift
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Keith Johnson
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Keith Ziobron
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Keith Ziobron Principal Engineer Cardno, Inc.
Kelly  McLendon
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Kelly McLendon Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association
Ken Warnock
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Kendria Lee
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Kendria Lee Director for Econ. Devel & Community Relations Georgia Southern University
Kent W. Sanford
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Kent W. Sanford Executive Director Greater Gilmer Joint Development Authortity
Keri Corsby Orvin
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Keri Corsby Orvin Executive Director Development Authority of Appling County
Kevin Dodson
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Kevin Dodson Georgia Department of Economic Development
Kevin Ellis
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Kevin Ellis Executive Director Bacon County Development Authority
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kim D. Melhouse
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Kim D. Melhouse Senior Business Development Manager Patrylo, Inc.
Kim David
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Kim David Vice President of Economic Development Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Kimberly Black
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Kimberly Hobbs
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Kristi Brigman
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Kristi Brigman Senior Project Manager, Corporate & Cyber Georgia Department of Economic Development
Kristy Rachal
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Kristy Rachal Community Development Manager Georgia Power Company
Kyle Fletcher
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Kyle Fletcher Executive Director Thomaston-Upson IDA
Laura Linman
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Lauren Price
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Lauren Price Project Manager Georgia EMC
Laurie Davis
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Laurie Davis Operations Manager Augusta Economic Development Authority
Leah Brown
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Lee Chapman
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Leigh Acevedo
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Leigh Hopkins
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Leigh Hopkins Project Manager Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
Leigh M. Newman
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Leigh Ryan
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Lenzy Kyle Hood
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Linda Mosely
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Linda Mosely CEO 365 Degree Total Marketing
Lindsay Martin
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Lindsay Martin Director, Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Lisa Maloof
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Lisa Maloof Economic Development Director Barrow County
Lisa Palmer
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Lisa Palmer Vice President, Economic Development Augusta Technical College
Lisa Smart
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Lisa Smart Executive Director Berrien County Chamber of Commerce & Development Authority
Liz O'Connor
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Liz O'Connor Estimator Evans General Contractors
Luis Matta
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Luis Matta Fayette County Development Authority
Luke Howe
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Luke Howe Economic Development Director/ Executive Director City of Doraville/ Doraville Development Authority
Lynn Patterson
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Lynn Patterson Principal Three Points Planning, LLC
Lynne Wilson
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Lynne Wilson Executive Director CTAE Resource Network
Madison Roesel
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Maggie Laton Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Mandy Underwood
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Mandy Underwood Executive Director Jenkins County Development Authority
Mandy Young
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Marcus Taylor
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Marcus Taylor Director, Business Development Gray Construction
Margaret Lacy
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Marina Chaji
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Marina Chaji Research Analyst Georgia Department of Economic Development
Marion Phillips
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Marion Phillips Senior Research Analyst Georgia Power Company
Mark Andrews
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Mark Andrews Executive VP for Economic Development Southern Crescent Technical College
Mark Farmer
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Mark Farmer Economic Development Manager Gwinnett County Government
Mark Weilenman
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Mark Weilenman Vice President, Sales & Marketing Marketing Alliance, Inc.
Martha McAfee
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Martha McAfee Economic and Community Development Manager Fort Valley Utility Commission
Marty Jones
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Marty Jones Excutive Director Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council
Marva Bryan
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Mary Kathryn Griffin
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Mary Kathryn Griffin Georgia Department of Economic Development
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MaryBeth Flournoy Business Recruitment Manager Georgia Power Company
Matt Carter
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Matt Carter Executive Director Pierce County Industrial Development Authority
Matt Dunagin
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Matt Dunagin Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
Matt Forshee
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Matt Forshee Regional Manager, Community & Economic Devleopment Georgia Power Company
Matt Trice
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Matt Trice Vice President of Economic Development Programs Albany Technical College
Matthew Colvin
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Matthew Colvin Executive Director of Economic Development University System of Georgia - Board of Regents
Matthew Gambill
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Matthew Gambill Director of Business Development ShawHankins - NFP
Megan Baker
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Megan Baker Project Manager Fayette County Development Authority
Megan Elizabeth Elwood
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Megan Elizabeth Elwood Project Manager Technology & Life Science Partnership Gwinnett
Meghan Barwick
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Meghan Barwick Marketing & Research Manager Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority
Meghan Duke
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Meghan Duke Economic Development Director West Point Development Authority
Mel Baxter
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Mel Baxter Executive Director Brantley County Development Authority
Melissa Kendrick
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Melissa Kendrick President/CEO Development Authority of Polk County
Melissa Kendrick
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Melissa Kendrick President/CEO Rome-Floyd County Development Authority
Melissa Phillips
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Melissa Phillips Business Development Manager Pond & Company
Melissa Skinner
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Melissa Skinner Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
Melvin Everson
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Melvin Everson Director, Business and Industry Training Gwinnett Technical College
Melvin Williams
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Melvin Williams Vice President/Business Development S&ME, Inc.
Michael Cahill
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Michael Cahill Project Manager, Commercial Retail Electric Cities of Georgia
Michael Hughes
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Michael Hughes Economic Development Division Manager Cobb County Office of Finance and Economic Development
Michael Norris
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Michael Norris Project Manager Augusta Economic Development Authority
Michael Turpeau
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Michael Turpeau Development Authority of Fulton County
Michele Johnson
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Michele Johnson Executive Director Toombs County Development Authority
Michelle Boyd
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Michelle Boyd VP Business Development Randolph Williamson
Michelle Nguyen
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Michelle Nguyen Director Athens-Clarke County Economic Development
Michelle Shaw
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Michelle Shaw Asst Dir. Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Mike  Fisher
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Mike Fisher Environmental Department Manager Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Mike Staples
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Mike Staples Engineer/Film Location Coordinator Georgia Power Company
Mill Graves
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Mill Graves Director, Economic Development Electric Cities of Georgia
Misti Martin
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Misti Martin President Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Mitchell Griggs
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Mitchell Griggs Executive Director Union County Development Authority
Molly Olson
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Molly Olson Executive Director Development Authority of Burke County
Morris Jordan
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Morris Jordan Chairman Development Authority of Walton County
Neil Dawson
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Neil Dawson Office Leader/Principal LS3P Associates
Nichol Linn
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Nichol Linn Gordon County Development Authority
Norman Deese
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Norman Deese Manager Key Accounts Carroll EMC
Otis Aleman
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Pat Merritt
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Patrick Topping
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Patty Hart
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Paul Roesel
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Paul Schneider
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Paul Schneider Economic Development Engineer Georgia Power Company
Paula Elaine Anderson
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Paula Elaine Anderson President Telfair County Chamber of Commerce
Peggy Jolley
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Peggy Jolley President Live Oak Concepts
Philip Gregory Weatherly
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Philip Gregory Weatherly Director of Business Development Walton Gas
Pollyann Martin
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Pollyann Martin Associate Broker The Temples Company
Pricilla Gallogly
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Pricilla Gallogly Marketing Coordinator W&A Engineering
Rachel Barnwell
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Ralph L. Forbes
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Randall Toussaint
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Randall Toussaint Global Commerce Georgia Department of Economic Development
Randi Mason
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Randolph B. Cardoza
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Randolph B. Cardoza Principal Cardoza Consulting
Ray Cheek
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Ray Cheek Member Relations Coordinator Snapping Shoals EMC
Rebecca White
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Rebecca White Executive Director Randolph County Development Authority
Rhonda Appleby
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Rhonda Appleby Economic Development Specialist City of East Point
Rick McCaskill
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Rick McCaskill Executive Director Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County
Rick Story
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Rick Story Director of Development Development Authority of Rabun County
Ricky S. McGee
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Ricky S. McGee Manager, Technical Services Georgia EMC
Robert Bennett
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Robert Bennett Executive Director Development Authority of Columbia County
Robert Cash
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Robert Hogg
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Robert Hogg Economic Development Project Manager Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
Robin Derryberry
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Rodney Robinson
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Rodney Robinson Vice President of Business Development Batson-Cook Construction Company
Roman Dakare
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Roman Dakare Economic Development Manager Gwinnett County Government
Ronald Bertasi
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Ronald Bertasi CEO GIS WebTech
Rusty Haygood
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Rusty Haygood Deputy Commissioner Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Ryan Moore
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Ryan Moore Director Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority
Ryan Thornton
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Ryan Thornton Industry & Manufacturing Specialist Athens-Clarke County Economic Development
Ryan Waldrep
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Ryan Waldrep President Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority
Sabrina Kirkland
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Sabrina Kirkland Business Development Development Authority of Fulton County
Sajani Patel
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Sajani Patel Research Analyst Georgia Department of Economic Development
Samir Abdullahi
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Samir Abdullahi Economic Development Manager Select Fulton
Sandra Yang
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Sandra Yang International Relations Coordinator Georgia Department of Economic Development
Sandy White
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Sandy White Executive Director City of Hawkinsville and Pulaski County
Sarah Carnes
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Sarah Carnes Research Analyst Georgia Power Company
Sarah Rothwein
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Sarah Rothwein Preconstruction Coordinator Evans General Contractors, LLC
Scott Cooper
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Scott Cooper Economic Development Specialist TVA
Scott Poag
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Scott Poag Director of Business Development W&A Engineering
Scott Purvis
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Scott Purvis Region Manager - South Georgia Power Company
Scott Walker
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Scott Walker C & I Accounts Director Walton EMC
Sean McMillan
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Sean McMillan Director, Office of Economic Development The University of Georgia
Serra Phillips Hall
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Serra Phillips Hall Senior Project Manager Newton/Covington Economic Development Office
Shane Short
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Shane Short Executive Director Development Authority of Walton County
Shannon James Sr
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Shannon James Sr Executive Director Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance
Shaun Dodson
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Shaun Dodson Senior Site Design Specialist Georgia EMC
Shaun Dodson
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Shaun Dodson Senior Site Design Specialist SSA
Shelley Zorn
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Shelley Zorn Economic Developer Thomasville Payroll Development Authority
Shirlynn Brownell
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Shirlynn Brownell Director of Economic Development City of Brookhaven
Stacy Hamby
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Stacy Hamby President/CEO Paulding County Chamber of Commerce
Stacy Watson
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Stacy Watson General Manager, Economic & Industrial Development Georgia Ports Authority
Stan Crance
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Stan Crance Existing Industry Coordinator/Project Manager Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority
Stephanie Aylworth
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Stephanie Aylworth Downtown Development Manager Georgia Municipal Association
Stephanie Cox
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Stephanie Cox Senior Manager of Investor Relations & Events Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Dammen-Morrell
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Stephanie Dammen-Morrell Director of Marketing & Business Development Hussey Gay Bell
Stephanie Davis
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Stephanie Davis Client Development Manager Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Stephanie Ponce
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Stephanie Ponce Regional Coordinator, Region 2 Georgia Department of Labor
Stephen Adams
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Stephen Adams Acting Executive Director Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority
Steve Boyd
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Steve Boyd Steve Boyd & Company, Inc.
Steven Hendrix
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Steven Hendrix Director of Economic Development Southern Crescent Technical College
Stevie Chavez
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Stevie Chavez GIS Planning
Sunny Cavan Anderson
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Sunny Cavan Anderson Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Suzanne Barnett
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Suzanne Barnett Director The University of Georgia
Tammy Caudell
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Tammy Caudell Senior Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tasha Hall-Garrison
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Tasha Hall-Garrison Economic Development Program Manager Clearly College Park
Tate O'Rouke
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Tate O'Rouke Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Taylor Brittan Edwards
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Taylor Brittan Edwards Project Manager Development Authority of Columbia County
Taylor Kielty
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Taylor Kielty Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Taylor Walden
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Taylor Walden Project Manager, Rural Initiatives Georgia Department of Economic Development
Ted Lee
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Ted Lee Partner INCO
Terry Cole
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Terry Cole Public Affairs Director Georgia Transmission Corporation
Terry Schwindler
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Terry Schwindler Economic Development Director Putnam Development Authority
Thomas Croteau
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Thomas Croteau Maxis Advisors
Thomas Driver
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Thomas Driver President Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Thomas Kent Johnson
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Thomas Kent Johnson Vice President of Business Development Griffco Design Build Inc.
Timothy Chason
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Timothy Chason President The Chason Group, Inc.
Timothy McFalls
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Timothy McFalls Manager Commercial and Retail Development Augusta Economic Development Authority
Tina Herring
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Tina Herring Regional Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tom Boland
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Tom Boland Economic Development Manager City of Smyrna
Tony Greene
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Tony Greene Project Mgr, Adv Mfg & Aerospace Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tony King
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Tony King Director Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC
Tonya Mole
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Tonya Mole Region 6 Representative Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Tonya Powers
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Tonya Powers Economic Developer Franklin County Industrial Building Authority
Trae Westmoreland
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Trae Westmoreland President Coweta County Development Authority
Vanessa Wagner
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Vanessa Wagner Director Business Development Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority
Wade Johnson
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Wade Johnson Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Warren M. Johnson Jr
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Warren M. Johnson Jr Director of Business Development Alston Construction
Warren R. Carter
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Warren R. Carter Senior Partner The ExeQfind Group
Wayne S. Glover
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Wayne S. Glover Manager of Economic Development GreyStone Power Corporation
William Corbin
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William Corbin Senior Business Development Manager Development Authority of Clayton County
William Franklin Lindsey
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William Franklin Lindsey County Administrator Johnson County Board of Commissioners
William Pennington Jr
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William Pennington Jr Evergreen Engineering
86 Other Registered Attendees
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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the Spring Workshop, is considered a "No Show.” No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances. 
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I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in an optional, outdoor recreational activity that has inherent risks, dangers and hazards, and my participation in such activities and/or use of equipment is voluntary.

I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, and hold harmless the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) officers, board of directors, committee chairs, members, and employees from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, or wrongful death.

I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE, AND BY SIGNING IT AGREE IT IS MY INTENTION TO EXEMPT THE GEORGIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION (GEDA) OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH.

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If you have any questions about the GEDA Annual Conference please contact Kelly McLendon at 404-962-4110 or kmclendon@georgia.org.