March 2021 Virtual Event

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Monday, March 15, 2021
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
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Event Details

Program

Georgia Lottery Corporation - Benefit of Georgia Lottery to Georgia Taxpayers and Students

Speaker: 

Gretchen Corbin is the president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. As president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery, Corbin’s business goal is to fulfill the Corporation’s mission to maximize revenues for HOPE and Pre-K, ensuring that Georgia’s students continue to have access to these important educational programs.

Under Corbin’s leadership the Georgia Lottery has provided three record breaking years of returns to the State of Georgia, including last year’s $1.23 billion for Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. Since inception in 1993, the Georgia Lottery has returned approximately $23 billion to the state of Georgia for education. More than 1.9 million students have benefited from HOPE scholarships and grants, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended lottery-funded Pre-K.

Prior to her role at the Georgia Lottery, Corbin served as Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and as Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce and other roles at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Global giants like Porsche, Caterpillar, Gulfstream and Mohawk are just some of the hundreds of companies she helped grow in Georgia through providing economic, community and workforce development assistance.
Corbin is involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, including Rotary International, Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia, where she has served as president and chairman. In 2021, she became President of The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

Corbin has been named the last eight years as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians, she was named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 20 Women Who Mean Business, and she is one of James magazine’s Most Influential Georgians for the last three years.

Corbin, her husband, David, and their two daughters are proud to call Georgia home.

Pricing

Member Pricing - $35.00

Non-Member Pricing - $60.00

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

Albert M. Hodge Jr
Albert M. Hodge Jr President Hodge Consulting Services
Alex Jones
Alex Jones Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Alyce Thornhill
Alyce Thornhill Region 12 project manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Amy A. Carter
Amy A. Carter Special Assistant to the President, SRTC Southern Regional Technical College
Andrew Camp
Andrew Camp Director of Business Development LeCraw Engineering
Andy Lucas
Andy Lucas Bleckley-Cochran Industrial Development Authority
Anna Chafin
Anna Chafin Chief Executive Officer Development Authority of Bryan County
Ashley Gowen
Ashley Gowen Executive Director Folkston-Charlton County Development Authority
Ashley Morris Varnum
Ashley Morris Varnum Division Director, Global Commerce Georgia Department of Economic Development
Barbara Fiedor
Barbara Fiedor Senior Project Manager, Region 2 Georgia Department of Economic Development
Barton Lowrey
Barton Lowrey Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Benjy Thompson
Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Bob White
Bob White Executive Director Development Authority of Butts County
Brandon Stooksbury
Brandon Stooksbury Key Accounts Executive Central Georgia EMC
Cal Wray
Cal Wray President Augusta Economic Development Authority
Candice Scott
Candice Scott Region 6 Project Manager - ESB Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris Chammoun
Chris Chammoun Director, AgTech - Georgia Centers of Innovation Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas President & CEO Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development
Christie Gribble
Christie Gribble Executive Director Fannin County Development Authority
Cindi McAdams
Cindi McAdams Business Development Manager ECS Southeast, LLP
Daniel Dobbins
Daniel Dobbins President & CEO Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, Bowman
Darrell Moore
Darrell Moore Executive Director Valdosta State University
David Denison
David Denison Project Manager Georgia EMC
David Dietrichs
David Dietrichs Attorney Miller & Martin PLLC
Dawn Townsend
Dawn Townsend International Trade Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Donna Armstrong-Lackey
Donna Armstrong-Lackey Executive Director University of West Georgia
Dorie Bacon
Dorie Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
EJane Caraway
EJane Caraway Director, Life Sciences Georgia Department of Economic Development
Elizabeth McLean
Elizabeth McLean Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Eric McDonald
Eric McDonald President/CEO Haralson County Chamber of Commerce
Fernanda Kirchner
Fernanda Kirchner Project Manager, International Investment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Grant C. Buckley
Grant C. Buckley Executive Director Cordele-Crisp County 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
Gretchen Corbin
Gretchen Corbin Commissioner Georgia Lottery Corporation
Hank Evans
Hank Evans Director, Logistics, Energy, Agribusiness, Food Georgia Department of Economic Development
J. Maceo Rogers
J. Maceo Rogers Director of Economic Development City of East Point
J.R. Charles
J.R. Charles Carroll Tomorrow
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
Jason Dunn
Jason Dunn Vice President BRPH Architects-Engineers, Inc
Jason Dunn
Jason Dunn Executive Director Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority
Jennifer Collins
Jennifer Collins Business Development Project Manager Savannah Economic Development Authority
Jennifer Fennell
Jennifer Fennell Sr. Business Development Manager Jackson EMC
Jessica Hood
Jessica Hood Director of Economic Development & Existing Ind. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
Jessica Walden
Jessica Walden Business & Leadership Advisor, SBDC and Fanning
John A. Henry
John A. Henry CEO Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority
Justin Farquhar
Justin Farquhar Director: Business Recruitment & Existing Industry Development Authority of Bryan County
Kelly McLendon
Kelly McLendon Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kevin Shea
Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kimberly Tharp
Kimberly Tharp President & CEO Harris County Chamber of Commerce
Kristen Miller
Kristen Miller Sr. Regional Project Manager, Region 5 Georgia Department of Economic Development
Kristy Rachal
Kristy Rachal Community Development Manager Georgia Power Company
Kyle Fletcher
Kyle Fletcher Executive Director Thomaston-Upson IDA
Lauren Price Wiley
Lauren Price Wiley Project Manager Georgia EMC
Leigh Acevedo
Leigh Acevedo Director, Business Retention & Workforce Initiativ Savannah Economic Development Authority
Lindsay Martin
Lindsay Martin Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business Georgia Department of Economic Development
Lori Dowdy
Lori Dowdy Deputy Director Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development
Maggie Reenstra
Maggie Reenstra Community & Economic Development Coordinator Coweta-Fayette EMC
Martha Schoonmaker
Martha Schoonmaker Retired Montgomery College
Matt Colvin
Matt Colvin Director of Economic Development The University of Georgia
Megan Baker
Megan Baker President Fayette County Development Authority
Meghan Duke
Meghan Duke Economic Development Director West Point Development Authority
Melinda S. Lemmon
Melinda S. Lemmon Executive Director Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development
Mia Pressley
Mia Pressley Workforce Solutions Atlanta Regional Commission
Michelle Shaw
Michelle Shaw Director, Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Mitchell Griggs
Mitchell Griggs Executive Director Union County Development Authority
Molly Olson
Molly Olson Executive Director Development Authority of Burke County
Nellie Shipley Sullivan
Nellie Shipley Sullivan Attorney Womble Bond Dickinson
Pat Merritt
Pat Merritt Vice President, Community & Economic Development Georgia EMC
Ray Cheek
Ray Cheek Member Relations Coordinator Snapping Shoals EMC
Rebecca Jordan
Rebecca Jordan Director Metro Atlanta Chamber
Robert W. Fowler
Robert W. Fowler President Fowler Design Associates, Inc.
Sam Young
Sam Young Director of Economic Development Greene County
Scott McMurray
Scott McMurray Deputy Commissioner Georgia Department of Economic Development
Serra Phillips Hall
Serra Phillips Hall Executive Director Newton County Industrial Development Authority
Susan Contreras
Susan Contreras Director of Research Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tamara Brock
Tamara Brock Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tammy Caudell
Tammy Caudell Business Development Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
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
William Pennington Jr
William Pennington Jr Retired Evergreen Engineering
3 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

March 15
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM Virtual Networking
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Program

For More Information:

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

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