2020 GEDA Virtual Annual Conference

This event will consist of 3 hour long calls over 3 days.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT) to Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

Event Details


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The Keynotes include:

Innovation Resource Consulting Group’s Robert Tucker, Futurist, Author and Consultant, is on tap first and will talk at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 23rd.  Robert is an engaging personality, who will share his global insights over the course of 28 years on how we can shape our post-pandemic future. 

Next up on Wednesday, September 30th at 10:00 AM will be Roger Tutterow, Ph.D., who is well known to all of us.  Roger is a Professor of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis at Kennesaw State University.  He is not your typical economist.  Dr. Tutterow is an energetic, enthusiastic and very perceptive teacher, who will will talk about the economy, business and politics.
 
Re-scheduled for Thursday, October 8th at 12:30 PM - Lastly, our third speaker again is no stranger.  Governor Brian P. Kemp has agreed to join us to tell us of his plans of fighting to keep Georgia safe and open for business, as well as keeping our Great State of Georgia as the # 1 State for Business.  After Governor Kemp’s remarks, several Georgia business leaders will share their experience of adaptation and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pricing

Calls are not individually priced.  The conference is sold as a set.  If you are unable to attend the live keynotes, they will be recorded and made available to registered attendees only.  

Member Pricing - $95.00

Non-Member Pricing - $125.00

Pre-paid Luncheon Pricing - Already paid, just register to receive the links.

If you are a Champion Circle or Winner Circle member please call Kelly McLendon at 404-955-4840, and she will register you for this event at the appropriate amount based on your level of sponsorship.

(The links to the Keynotes will be in your event confirmation email. Please keep this email for your future reference.)

Platinum Sponsors:

Georgia Realtors Logo

Coweta-Fayette EMC logo

Evans General Contractors Logo

Thomas and Hutton Logo

Adela Kelley
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Adela Kelley Regional Senior Project Manager-EIR Georgia Department of Economic Development
Albert M. Hodge Jr
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Albert M. Hodge Jr President Hodge Consulting Services
Alvin Nash
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Alvin Nash CEO Development Authority of Fulton County
Amanda Fields
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Amanda Fields Sr. Project Manager, Region 4 Georgia Department of Economic Development
Amanda Shailendra
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Amanda Shailendra The Pendleton Group
Amy A. Carter
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Amy A. Carter Deputy Commissioner, Rural Georgia Initiatives Georgia Department of Economic Development
Amy Stone
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Amy Stone Planning & Development Director Oglethorpe County Economic Development
Andrea Schruijer
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Andrea Schruijer Executive Director Valdosta Lowndes County Development Authority
Angie Gheesling
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Angie Gheesling Executive Director Development Authority of Houston County
Anna Chafin
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Anna Chafin Chief Executive Officer Development Authority of Bryan County
April Lucas
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April Lucas Development Authority of Polk County
Barbara Fiedor
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Barbara Fiedor Georgia Department of Economic Development
Barton Lowrey
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Barton Lowrey Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Beka Shiver
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Beka Shiver Economic Development Southwest Georgia Regional Commission
Benjy Thompson
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Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Bob White
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Bob White Executive Director Development Authority of Butts County
Brandon Ashley
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Brandon Ashley Commercial/Industrial Marketing Representative Jackson EMC
Breezy Straton
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Breezy Straton Director Douglas County Economic Development
Brian Sillitto
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Brian Sillitto Executive Vice President of Economic Development Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Brooke Lucas
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Brooke Lucas Senior Consultant The Pendleton Group
Brooke Perez
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Brooke Perez Community and Economic Development Manager Georgia Power Company
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 Operations & Business Development Liberty County Development Authority
Caroline Davis
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Caroline Davis Economic Development Specialist City of Sandy Springs
Catherine Green
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Catherine Green Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris Chammoun
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Chris Chammoun Division Director Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris Thomas
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Chris Thomas Project Manager CBCDEcD
Christie Gribble
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Christie Gribble Executive Director Fannin County Development Authority
Dana Brewer
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Dana Brewer Director of Research Georgia Department of Economic Development
Daniel McRae
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Daniel McRae Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Darrell Moore
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Darrell Moore Executive Director Valdosta State University
David  Dietrichs
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David Dietrichs Associate Miller & Martin PLLC
David Cleveland
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David Cleveland Director of Business Development Jackson EMC
David Denison
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David Denison Project Manager Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
David W. Bernd
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David W. Bernd Executive Director Newton County IDA
Dawn Malin
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Dawn Malin President & CEO McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority
Dell Keith
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Dell Keith Executive Director Wayne County Industrial Development Authority
Diane McClearen
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Diane McClearen
Donna Armstrong-Lackey
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Donna Armstrong-Lackey Director of Public Service & Outreach University of West Georgia
Dorie Bacon
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Dorie Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
EJane Caraway
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EJane Caraway Director of Special Projects Georgia Department of Economic Development
Elyse C. Davis
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Elyse C. Davis Northwest Ga Manager Community and Economic. Devel Georgia Power Company
Emory Morsberger
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Emory Morsberger President Tucker Summit CID
Eric McDonald
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Eric McDonald President/CEO Haralson County Chamber of Commerce
Fernanda Kirchner
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Fernanda Kirchner Project Manager, International Investment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Grant C. Buckley
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Grant C. Buckley Executive Director Cordele-Crisp County IDC
Green Suttles
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Green Suttles President and CEO Development Authority Of Pickens County
Greg Sellars
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Greg Sellars Executive Director Development Authority of Jefferson County
Greg Wright
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Greg Wright Sr. Director, Community & Economic Development Coweta-Fayette EMC
Heather Seckman
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Heather Seckman Project Manager Rome-Floyd County Development Authority
J. Maceo Rogers
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J. Maceo Rogers Director of Economic Development City of East Point
J.R. Charles
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J.R. Charles Vice President of Economic Development Carroll Tomorrow
Jamon Williams
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Jamon Williams Regional Coordinator Georgia Department of Economic Development
Jane Fryer
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Jane Fryer President Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority
Jason Chambless
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Jason Chambless Engineer Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
Jay Markwalter
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Jay Markwalter Executive Director Georgia Association of CVBs
Jeff Jepson
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Jeff Jepson Vice President Evans General Contractors
Jeff Noles
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Jeff Noles Director, Key Accounts GreyStone Power Corporation
Jennifer Fennell
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Jennifer Fennell Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Jennifer Nelson
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Jennifer Nelson Public Service Assistant CVIOG
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
Jody Reeves
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Jody Reeves Executive Director Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education
John Gornall
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John Gornall Partner Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
John Skinner
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John Skinner C/I Engineer Jackson EMC
John Soper
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John Soper Research Analyst GDEcD
Jonathan Lupo
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Jonathan Lupo Director, Business Development Development Auth of Douglas County
Jones Hooks
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Jones Hooks Executive Director Jekyll Island Authority
Joseph Huntemann
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Joseph Huntemann Senior Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Justin Farquhar
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Justin Farquhar Director: Business Recruitment & Existing Industry Development Authority of Bryan County
Kathy Oxford
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Kathy Oxford Executive Director Barnesville-Lamar Industrial Development Authority
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 Dodson
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Kevin Dodson Jackson EMC
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kimberly Hobbs
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Kimberly Hobbs Community & Economic Development Director Southern Georgia Regional Commission
Kristen Miller
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Kristen Miller Sr. Regional Project Manager, Region 5 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
Lauren Price Wiley
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Lauren Price Wiley Project Manager Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
Lee Chapman
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Lee Chapman Vice President, Marketing,Member Services, and Gov Jackson EMC
Lindsay Martin
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Lindsay Martin Director, Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Liz O'Connor
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Liz O'Connor Senior Estimator Evans General Contractors
Lori Dowdy
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Lori Dowdy Operations Manager Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development
Maggie Reenstra
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Maggie Reenstra Coweta-Fayette EMC
Margaret Lacy
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Margaret Lacy Political Advocacy Coordinator Georgia Association of REALTORS
Mark Wright
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Mark Wright Broker | Principal Dividend Realty
Marty Jones
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Marty Jones Excutive Director Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council
Matt Forshee
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Matt Forshee Regional Manager, Community & Economic Devleopment Georgia Power Company
Matthew Gambill
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Matthew Gambill Director of Business Development NFP
Megan Baker
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Megan Baker Vice President Fayette County Development Authority
Meghan Duke
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Meghan Duke Economic Development Director West Point Development Authority
Melinda S. Lemmon
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Melinda S. Lemmon Executive Director City of Cartersville
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
Norman Deese
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Norman Deese Manager Key Accounts Carroll EMC
Pam Powers-Smith
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Pam Powers-Smith Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce
Pat Merritt
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Pat Merritt Vice President, Community & Economic Development Georgia EMC
Rachel Barnwell
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Rachel Barnwell Manager of Economic Development Programs Development Authority of Bulloch County
Ralph L. Forbes
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Ralph L. Forbes Vice President/Regional Director Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
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
Rope Roberts
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Rope Roberts Community & Economic Development Manager Georgia Power Company
Ryan Waldrep
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Ryan Waldrep President Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority
Sam Young
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Sam Young Director of Economic Development Greene County
Saralyn Stafford
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Saralyn Stafford Rural Development Manager, CVIOG The University of Georgia
Scott Purvis
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Scott Purvis Region Manager - South Georgia Power Company
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 County Industrial Development Authority
Shaun Dodson
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Shaun Dodson Senior Site Design Specialist SSA
Stephen Adams
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Stephen Adams Acting Executive Director Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority
Susan Contreras
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Susan Contreras Director of Research Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tamara Brock
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Tamara Brock Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tammy Caudell
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Tammy Caudell Business Development Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
Tate O'Rouke
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Tate O'Rouke Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
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 President/CEO Development Authority Of Polk County
Tim Martin
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Tim Martin Executive Director Stephens County Development Authority
Wade Johnson
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Wade Johnson Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Walter Farrell
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Walter Farrell Business Recruitment & Strategy Director Georgia Power Company
Wayne S. Glover
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Wayne S. Glover Manager of Economic Development GreyStone Power Corporation
Yvonne Williams
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Yvonne Williams Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
6 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

September 23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Robert Tucker, Innovation Resource Consulting Group, will present “Seeing What’s Next: Strategies for Shaping Your Post Pandemic Future”
September 30
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Roger Tutterow, Henssler Financial Endowed Chair, Director of the Econometric Center and Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University will present “On the Economic, Business and Political Climate”
October 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Invited Governor Brian Kemp & several Georgia businesses dealing with innovation during COVID-19

For More Information:

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

Sponsorships are available.  Please contact Justin Farquhar (404-754-9767), GEDA Sponsorship Chair, & Director of Business Recruitment and Existing Industry, Development Authority of Bryan County, or Kevin Shea (404-962-4109), President, GEDA.

Champion Circle Sponsors:

Choose Columbus logo Development Authority of Fulton County logoGeorgia EMC logoGeorgia Power logo  Gulfstream logo

Winners Circle Sponsors:

Bakertilly logoDalton Whitfield County logo ECG logo MEAG Power logoW A Engneering logo

Gold Sponsors:

Jackson EMC Logo

Carroll Daniel Construction logo

Silver Sponsor:

Georgia Southern University Logo

Power 10 logo

Hussey Gay Bell logo

GreyStone Power logo

Resource & Land Consultants logo

365 Degree Total Marketing logo