GEDA 2021 November Awards Luncheon

Online Registration will remain open until 4 pm on Nov 10th.

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Monday, November 15, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308-1015
United States
* Registration open until 11/10/21 at 4:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Speaker

Chris Womack, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power

Chris Womack took on his current role with Georgia Power in 2021. He leads Georgia Power in serving its 2.6 million customers across the state.

Prior to his current role, he served as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company where he led overall external positioning and branding efforts including the company’s public policy strategies and oversaw the company’s governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication initiatives and other external and strategic business engagements.

Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held several leadership positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries. 

Prior to joining Southern Company, Womack worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC. He served as a legislative aide for former Congressman Leon E. Panetta and as staff director for the Subcommittee on
Personnel and Police for the Committee on House Administration.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from The American University. He completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2001 and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in political science at Clark Atlanta University.

Program

Deal of the Year Awards for Small, Mid-Size and Large Communities, Volunteer of the Year Award, Rip Wiley Award for Professional Excellence; Honorary Life Member and Committee Chair and Member of the Year Award.  Come celebrate the success of Georgia companies, communities and leaders and the fact that Georgia has again been named as the “Top State for Doing Business” for the Eighth Year in a row by Area Development Magazine

Parking

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.

November 2021 Event Pricing

  Early Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
Dates Until 10/31/2021 11/1/2021-11/10/2021 11/11/2021-11/18/2021
Member Pricing $40.00 $45.00 $50.00
Non-member Pricing $55.00 $60.00 $65.00

Abby Turano
Abby Turano Georgia Department of Economic Development
Adela Kelley
Adela Kelley Regional Senior Project Manager-EIR Georgia Department of Economic Development
Aida Roberts
Aida Roberts Economic Development Manager Development Authority of Walton County
Albert M. Hodge Jr
Albert M. Hodge Jr President Hodge Consulting Services, LLC
Alex Conarton
Alex Conarton Existing Industry Coordinator Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
Ali Harp
Ali Harp Project Manager Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority
Alyce Thornhill
Alyce Thornhill Region 12 project manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Amanda Fields
Amanda Fields Sr. Project Manager, Region 4 Georgia Department of Economic Development
Andrea Schruijer
Andrea Schruijer Executive Director Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority
Andrea Taylor
Andrea Taylor Project Manager - Region 9 Georgia Department of Economic Development
Andrew Camp
Andrew Camp Director of Business Development LeCraw Engineering
Angel Almodovar
Angel Almodovar Economic Development Manager City of Acworth
Angel Jackson
Angel Jackson Operations Coordinator The University of Georgia - Archway Partnership
Angie Gheesling
Angie Gheesling Executive Director Houston County Development Authority
Anna Chafin
Anna Chafin Chief Executive Officer Development Authority of Bryan County
Annie Hunt Burriss
Annie Hunt Burriss Senior Consultant AHB Solutions, LLC
Ashley Morris Varnum
Ashley Morris Varnum Business Recruitment Director Georgia Department of Economic Development
Aubrey Brown
Aubrey Brown Industrial Development CSX Transportation
Barbara Grogan
Barbara Grogan Executive Director Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority
Barbara Wall
Barbara Wall Director of Career, Technical & Agricultural Educ. Georgia Department of Education
Ben McDaniel
Ben McDaniel Barrow Economic Development
Benjy Thompson
Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Bob Hughes
Bob Hughes President & Economic Development Director Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
Bob Kosek Jr
Bob Kosek Jr Director - Logistics, Energy, Agribusiness, Food Georgia Department of Economic Development
Bob White
Bob White Executive Director Development Authority of Butts County
Brad Day
Brad Day Development Authority of Long County
Brandon Stooksbury
Brandon Stooksbury Key Accounts Executive Central Georgia EMC
Brandt Herndon
Brandt Herndon Chief Executive Officer Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
Breezy Straton
Breezy Straton Vice President Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership
Brenda Robbins
Brenda Robbins Senior Project Manager Georgia Power Company
Candice Scott
Candice Scott Region 6 Project Manager - ESB Georgia Department of Economic Development
Carl Campbell
Carl Campbell Executive Director Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority
Carlotta Ungaro
Carlotta Ungaro Senior Project Director Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
Caroline Davis
Caroline Davis Economic Development Manager City of Sandy Springs
Charlie Fiveash
Charlie Fiveash Executive Director Partnership Habersham
Charlie Moseley
Charlie Moseley Business Recruitment Director Georgia Power Company
Cherry Rewis
Cherry Rewis Executive Assistant Bacon County Development Authority
Chris Abree
Chris Abree Vice President United Consulting
Chris Chammoun
Chris Chammoun Director, AgTech - Georgia Centers of Innovation Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris G. Pumphrey
Chris G. Pumphrey President Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership
Chris Webb
Chris Webb Senior Project Manager HPM
Chris Wood
Chris Wood VP of Economic Development & External Affairs Snapping Shoals EMC
Christie Sims
Christie Sims Vice President Hayes, James & Associates, Inc.
Christopher G. Pike
Christopher G. Pike Economic Development Director City of South Fulton
Christy Cranford
Christy Cranford Director of Marketing and Business Development Sheridan Construction
Clint Smith
Clint Smith Director Atlanta Magazine
Colin Chance
Colin Chance Industrial Project Manager Electric Cities of Georgia
Corinne Thornton
Corinne Thornton Director, Office of Regional Services Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Danetha Belk
Danetha Belk Director of Operations, Global Commerce Georgia Department of Economic Development
Daniel McRae
Daniel McRae Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Danielle M. Kitchen
Danielle M. Kitchen Director of Business Development Duffey Southeast Construction
Darrell Moore
Darrell Moore Executive Director Valdosta State University
David Cleveland
David Cleveland Director of Business Development Jackson EMC
David M. Luckie
David M. Luckie Executive Director Griffin-Spalding Development Authority
David W. Bernd
David W. Bernd Senior Vice President Business Development Premier Petroleum
Dell Keith
Dell Keith Executive Director Wayne County Industrial Development Authority
Dessa Morris
Dessa Morris Workforce Development Director Development Authority of Walton County
Dorie Bacon
Dorie Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
Elizabeth McLean
Elizabeth McLean Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Elyse C. Davis
Elyse C. Davis Northwest Ga Manager Community and Economic. Devel Georgia Power Company
Eric Smith
Eric Smith Georgia Power Company
Fernanda Kirchner
Fernanda Kirchner Project Manager, International Investment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Frank Ginn
Frank Ginn Executive Director Georgia Senate
Gina Webb
Gina Webb OneGeorgia Director Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Grant C. Buckley
Grant C. Buckley Executive Director Cordele-Crisp IDC
Green Suttles
Green Suttles President and CEO Development Authority of Pickens County
Greg Wright
Greg Wright Sr. Director, Community & Economic Development Coweta-Fayette EMC
H. David Dyer
H. David Dyer Executive Director Development Authority of Jasper County
Hank Evans
Hank Evans Director, Proj Implementation & Corporate Dvlpmt Georgia Department of Economic Development
Heath Tippens
Heath Tippens Vice President Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Heather Seckman
Heather Seckman Project Manager Rome-Floyd County Development Authority
Heather Worthan
Heather Worthan Georgia Power Company
J. Maceo Rogers
J. Maceo Rogers Director of Economic Development City of East Point
James A. Steed
James A. Steed Retired (Ga. Dept. of Eco. Devel.Dep. Comm.
James Coughlin
James Coughlin Executive Director Camden County Joint Development Authority
Jana Dyke
Jana Dyke President & CEO Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission
Jane Fryer
Jane Fryer President Meriwether County Development Authority
Janet Chumley
Janet Chumley Main Street Manager City of Villa Rica
Janet Parker
Janet Parker Director of Economic Development City of Washington GA
Jason Chambless
Jason Chambless Principal & Civil Department Manager Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.
Jason Dunn
Jason Dunn Executive Director Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority
Jassy Ji
Jassy Ji Project Manager, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Partnership Gwinnett
Jeff Mullis
Jeff Mullis President and CEO Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
Jennifer Fennell
Jennifer Fennell Sr. Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Jennifer Zeller
Jennifer Zeller Managing Director, Engineering, Research Servic Georgia Power Company
Jerry Luke Silvio
Jerry Luke Silvio President Silvio Development Company
Jessica Hood
Jessica Hood Vice President Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
John Gornall
John Gornall Partner Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
John Soper
John Soper Project Manager, Corp. Solutions & Cyber Security Georgia Department of Economic Development
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson Executive Director Development Authority of the City of Milledgeville-Baldwin County
Joshua B. Stephens
Joshua B. Stephens Director, Policy and Government Affairs Georgia Department of Economic Development
Justin Farquhar
Justin Farquhar Director: Business Recruitment & Existing Industry Development Authority of Bryan County
Kasey Smith
Kasey Smith Project Manager - ADAM Georgia Department of Economic Development
Kathy Oxford
Kathy Oxford Executive Director Barnesville-Lamar Industrial Development Authority
Keith Adams
Keith Adams Member Relations Coordinator Snapping Shoals EMC
Keith Barclift
Keith Barclift Economic Development Director Catoosa County
Kelly Lane
Kelly Lane Regional Representative Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Kelly McLendon
Kelly McLendon Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association
Keri Crosby Orvin
Keri Crosby Orvin President & CEO Development Authority of Appling County
Kevin Ellis
Kevin Ellis Executive Director Bacon County Development Authority
Kevin Shea
Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kristi Brigman
Kristi Brigman Division Director, Global Commerce Georgia Department of Economic Development
Kristy Rachal
Kristy Rachal Community & Economic Development Director Georgia Power Company
Kyle Fletcher
Kyle Fletcher Executive Director Thomaston-Upson IDA
Laura J. Garrett
Laura J. Garrett Business Development Manager Albion
Lee Chapman
Lee Chapman Vice President, Marketing & Member Services Jackson EMC
Lee Whetstone
Lee Whetstone Regional Business Development Manager MAU Workforce Solutions
Lisa Maloof
Lisa Maloof Economic Development Director Barrow County
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith Vice President Georgia Power Company
Liz O'Connor
Liz O'Connor Senior Estimator Evans General Contractors
Maggie Reenstra
Maggie Reenstra Community & Economic Development Coordinator Coweta-Fayette EMC
Marie Gordon
Marie Gordon Georgia Department of Economic Development
Marion Phillips
Marion Phillips Research Manager Georgia Power Company
Mark Bond
Mark Bond President Hayes, James & Associates, Inc.
Marva Bryan
Marva Bryan Accounting Manager/Tax Incentive Analyst Development Authority of Fulton County
Matt Carter
Matt Carter Executive Director Pierce County Industrial Development Authority
Matt Colvin
Matt Colvin Director of Economic Development The University of Georgia
Matt Forshee
Matt Forshee Regional Manager, Community & Economic Devleopment Georgia Power Company
Matthew Gambill
Matthew Gambill Director of Business Development NFP
Megan Baker
Megan Baker President Fayette County Development Authority
Meghan Duke
Meghan Duke Economic Development Director West Point Development Authority
Mellissa Takeuchi
Mellissa Takeuchi Project Manager, Global Commerce Georgia Department of Economic Development
Melvin Everson
Melvin Everson Director, Business and Industry Training Gwinnett Technical College
Michael Cahill
Michael Cahill Project Manager, Commercial Retail Electric Cities of Georgia
Michel Turpeau
Michel Turpeau Board Chair Development Authority of Fulton County
Michele Johnson
Michele Johnson Executive Director Toombs County Development Authority
Michelle Shaw
Michelle Shaw Director, Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Misti Martin
Misti Martin President & CEO Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Nadia Faucette
Nadia Faucette Vice President of Engineering GreyStone Power Corporation
Nicole Carter
Nicole Carter Georgia Power Company
Patrick Topping
Patrick Topping Interim Executive Director Topping Economic Development Consulting
Peggy Jolley
Peggy Jolley President Live Oak Concepts
Rachel Barnwell
Rachel Barnwell Manager of Economic Development Programs Development Authority of Bulloch County
Ralph L. Forbes
Ralph L. Forbes Vice President/Regional Director Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.
Randall Toussaint
Randall Toussaint Director of Economic Development Partnership Gwinnett
Robert Cappellanti
Robert Cappellanti Georgia Department of Economic Development
Rope Roberts
Rope Roberts Community & Economic Development Manager Georgia Power Company
Ryan Waldrep
Ryan Waldrep President Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority
Sara Ray
Sara Ray President & CEO Douglas County Chamber
Scott McMurray
Scott McMurray Deputy Commissioner Georgia Department of Economic Development
Sean McGinnis
Sean McGinnis Atlanta Magazine
Serra Phillips Hall
Serra Phillips Hall Executive Director Newton County Industrial Development Authority
Shane Short
Shane Short Executive Director Development Authority of Walton County
Shar'ron Russell
Shar'ron Russell Georgia Power Company
Sherita Martin
Sherita Martin Economic Development Coordinator City of Smyrna
Stella Xu
Stella Xu Managing Director, State of Georgia China Office Georgia Department of Economic Development
Stephanie Scearce
Stephanie Scearce Vice President of Economic Development Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Steve Hearn
Steve Hearn Georgia Department of Economic Development
Steve Justice
Steve Justice Chief Innovation Officer The Ginn Group
Steve Sperling
Steve Sperling Business Development JMA Architecture
Tamara Brock
Tamara Brock Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tammy Caudell
Tammy Caudell Business Development Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
Tate O'Rouke
Tate O'Rouke Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Taylor Walden
Taylor Walden Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tim Evans
Tim Evans Vice President - Economic Development Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
Tina Herring
Tina Herring Regional Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tom Harrold Jr
Tom Harrold Jr Member Miller & Martin PLLC
Trip Tollison
Trip Tollison President & CEO Savannah Economic Development Authority
Tyler Garrison
Tyler Garrison Client Development Manager Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. A Terracon Company
Vanessa Wagner
Vanessa Wagner Director Business Development Golden Isles Development Authority
Wes Harrelson
Wes Harrelson MAU Workforce Solutions
Willie Paulk
Willie Paulk
59 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

November 15
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Awards Program

For More Information:

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

If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Kelly McLendon at kmclendon@georgia.org.

CANCELLATION, REFUND and NO-SHOW POLICY

·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.) on 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