GEDA 2019 Spring Workshop

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 to Friday, May 17th, 2019
The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens
4500 Southern Pine Drive
Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2593
United States
* Registration open until 5/8/19 at 12:00 AM
Registration Options Sponsor Info Sponsors 2019-05-15 00:00:00 2019-05-17 00:00:00 America/New_York GEDA 2019 Spring Workshop Registration is now open. The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens 4500 Southern Pine Drive Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2593 United States Kelly McLendon KMcLendon@Georgia.org View Map

Event Details

Hotel Reservation Information:

To make reservations for this event at Callaway Resort and Gardens call 1-877-568-6407, or visit their website by clicking HERE.

Registration & Optional Activities Pricing:

Click "Registration Options" above in green to see event pricing.

Detailed Schedule of Events:

This is a Tentative Schedule, subject to change. Click HERE to download.

Here is a list of speakers and their bios.  Click HERE to view.

Optional Thursday Activities:

Tour of Callaway Gardens and the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center:

This will be a 2.5 hour bus tour that will leave at 1:00 p.m. and return at around 3:30 p.m.  You will eat lunch on your own before you go. $25.00

Golf at Callaway Golf Course:

Boxed lunch will be provided. Shotgun start. $100.00

Sporting Clays at Big Red Oak Plantation:

BBQ lunch will be provided. You must provide your own transportation to and from the Plantation. $100.00

Spa Offer:

The Callaway Gardens Lodge and Spa is pleased to offer 8 mini-massages (20 minutes) per hour from 1pm until 4pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019. (totaling 24 mini massages currently set aside for GEDA participants).  The cost of each mini-massage is $75, this includes the 20% service fee. 

If individuals would like to book other services on May 16 or any other date while here, we will offer 15% off of all spa services, not including the mini-massage.

Reservations can be booked by calling 706-663-5125.  Reference the group name: GEDA

See Spa Services: http://www.callawaygardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SPA_CallawayResortandGardens_Menu.pdf

***we will hold spa reservations for the mini-massages through Thursday, April 25, 2019. After April 25, the slots will be released***

Volunteer Opportunities:

Coming Soon

Restaurants in Pine Mountain, GA:

http://pinemountain.org/dining

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?SearchText=Spring%20Workshop

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:

Click here to see the sponsor list.

 

Adela Kelley
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Adela Kelley Regional Senior Project Manager-EIR Georgia Department of Economic Development
Allan Adams
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Allan Adams State Director University of Georgia SBDC
Amy A. Carter
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Amy A. Carter Deputy Commissioner for Rural Development Georgia Department of Economic Development
Andrea Taylor
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Andrea Taylor CEO Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber & JDA
Andrew Camp
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Andrew Camp VP of Business Development NextSite
Angie Gheesling
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Angie Gheesling Executive Director Houston County Development Authority
Anna Hurt
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Anna Hurt Regional Project Manager - EIRR Georgia Department of Economic Development
Barbara Grogan
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Barbara Grogan Executive Director Sumter County Development Authority
Barbara Wall
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Barbara Wall Administrator Georgia Department of Education
Benjy Thompson
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Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Bill Boone
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Bill Boone The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
Bo Gregory Jr
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Bo Gregory Jr President Development Authority of Monroe County
Brad Campbell
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Brad Campbell Business Development JMWilliams Contractors
Breezy Straton
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Breezy Straton Project Manager Douglas County Economic Development Authority
Brian D. Anderson
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Brian D. Anderson President & CEO Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Brian Marlowe
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Brian Marlowe President/CEO Tift County Development Authority
Cal Wray
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Cal Wray President Augusta Economic Development Authority
Candice Scott
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Candice Scott Region 6 Project Manager - ESB Georgia Department of Economic Development
Carl Campbell
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Carl Campbell Executive Director Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority
Carmen Denise Cole
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Carmen Denise Cole Director of Administration & Finance Liberty County Development Authority
Charles Ezelle
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Charles Ezelle Regional Director Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
Chris Chammoun
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Chris Chammoun Division Director Georgia Department of Economic Development
Dale Atkins
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Dale Atkins Executive Director Development Authority of Appling County
Dan Ver Beek
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Dan Ver Beek Director of Business Development The Sack Company
Danetha Belk
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Danetha Belk Client, Community and Partner Relations Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Daniel Dobbins
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Daniel Dobbins Project Managers Georgia Department of Economic Development
Daniel McRae
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Daniel McRae Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP
David Cleveland
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David Cleveland Director of Business Development Jackson EMC
David M. Luckie
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David M. Luckie Executive Director Griffin-Spalding Development Authority
Dawn Malin
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Dawn Malin President & CEO McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority
Dorie Bacon
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Dorie Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
Doris Metcalfe Coleman
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Doris Metcalfe Coleman Chief Admin. Officer/Compliance Mgr. Development Authority of Fulton County
Elizabeth Jones
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Elizabeth Jones Administrative Assistant Stephens County Development Authority
Elyse C. Davis
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Elyse C. Davis Northwest Ga Manager Community and Economic. Devel Georgia Power Company
Emily Poole
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Emily Poole Georgia Department of Economic Development
Garrett Wiley
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Garrett Wiley Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Gary Jones
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Gary Jones Executive VP, Military Affairs Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Ginny Blakeney
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Ginny Blakeney Executive Director Development Authority of Pike County
Greg Sellars
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Greg Sellars Executive Director Development Authority of Jefferson County
Heather Seckman
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Heather Seckman Director, Economic Development Rome Floyd Chamber
Isabel Dennis
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Isabel Dennis Business Development Manager Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc.
J.R. Charles
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J.R. Charles Vice President of Economic Development Carroll Tomorrow
Jane Fryer
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Jane Fryer President Meriwether County Development Authority
Jason Chambless
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Jason Chambless Engineer Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
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
Jessica Hood
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Jessica Hood Director of Economic Development and Existing Ind. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
Joan Young
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Joan Young Economic Development Fayette County Development Authority
Jonathan Lupo
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Jonathan Lupo Director, Business Development Douglas County Economic Development Authority
Karen Singletary
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Karen Singletary Main Street Manager City of Sylvester
Kelly  McLendon
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Kelly McLendon Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kendria Lee
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Kendria Lee Director for Econ. Devel & Community Relations Georgia Southern University
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kim D. Melhouse
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Kim D. Melhouse Business Development Manager Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc.
Kim David
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Kim David Vice President of Economic Development Oconee Fall Line Technical College
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
Leah Brown
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Leah Brown Director of Existing Industry and Marketing Henry County Development Authority
Lindsay Martin
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Lindsay Martin Director, Existing Industry & Business Recruitment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Maggie Laton
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Maggie Laton Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Mark Wright
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Mark Wright Senior Vice President Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc.
Marty Jones
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Marty Jones Excutive Director Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council
Marva Bryan
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Marva Bryan Accounting Manager/Tax Incentive Anal Development Authority of Fulton County
Mary Kathryn Griffin
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Mary Kathryn Griffin Georgia Department of Economic Development
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
Megan Baker
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Megan Baker Project Manager Fayette County Development Authority
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
Michael Cahill
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Michael Cahill Project Manager, Commercial Retail Electric Cities of Georgia
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
Mill Graves
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Mill Graves Director, Economic Development Electric Cities of Georgia
Mitchell Griggs
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Mitchell Griggs Executive Director Union County Development Authority
Paige Gilchrist
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Paige Gilchrist Executive Director Mitchell County Development Authority
Pat Merritt
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Pat Merritt Vice President, Community & Economic Development Georgia EMC
Paula Elaine Anderson
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Paula Elaine Anderson President Telfair County Chamber of Commerce
Ralph L. Forbes
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Ralph L. Forbes Vice President/Regional Director Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
Richard Blackwell
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Richard Blackwell Vice President of Development Agracel
Robert J. Shaw
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Robert J. Shaw Chairman Development Authority of Fulton County
Robert Long
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Robert Long VP of Economic Development Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
Rusty Haygood
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Rusty Haygood Deputy Commissioner Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Ryan Waldrep
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Ryan Waldrep Assistant Director, ESB/RPM Georgia Department of Economic Development
Sabrina Kirkland
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Sabrina Kirkland Business Development Development Authority of Fulton County
Saralyn Stafford
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Saralyn Stafford Rural Development Manager, CVIOG The University of Georgia
Scott McMurray
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Scott McMurray Division Director Georgia Department of Economic Development
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
Seth Coker
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Seth Coker Director or Government and External Relations Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Shaun Dodson
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Shaun Dodson Senior Site Design Specialist Georgia EMC
Stan Crance
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Stan Crance Existing Industry Coordinator/Project Manager Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority
Tammy Caudell
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Tammy Caudell Region Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tate O'Rouke
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Tate O'Rouke Commercial/Industrial Marketing Representative Mrs
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
Terry Schwindler
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Terry Schwindler Economic Development Director Putnam Development Authority
Tina Herring
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Tina Herring Regional Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tracey Ussery
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Tracey Ussery Research Analyst Georgia Power Company
Trip Tollison
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Trip Tollison President/CEO Savannah Economic Development Authority
Walter Farrell
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Walter Farrell Business Recruitment & Strategy Director Georgia Power Company
14 Other Registered Attendees
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For More Information:

Kelly  McLendon
Kelly McLendon
CAE Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110

Concent to Use of Photographic Images:

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, GEDA meetings and other activities constitutes and agreement by the registrant to GEDA's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

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. 
  • Those who are ill and have a doctor’s excuse or have a death in the family will be excused.
  • The last day to receive a refund of registration fees paid is the close of business (5:00 p.m.) seven days before the Spring Workshop begins.
  • Substitutions will be accepted at any time.
  • 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, they are still subject to the refund policy.

Liability Waiver:

Waiver and Release of Liability – Please Read Carefully

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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