March 2021 Virtual Event

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Monday, March 15, 2021
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
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Georgia Lottery Corporation - Benefit of Georgia Lottery to Georgia Taxpayers and Students


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.


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
Andy Lucas
Andy Lucas Bleckley-Cochran Industrial Development Authority
Anna Chafin
Anna Chafin Chief Executive Officer Development Authority of Bryan County
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
Chris Chammoun
Chris Chammoun Director, AgTech - Georgia Centers of Innovation Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas Project Manager Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development
Christie Gribble
Christie Gribble Executive Director Fannin County Development Authority
Daniel Dobbins
Daniel Dobbins Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, Bowman
David Denison
David Denison Project Manager Georgia EMC
David Dietrichs
David Dietrichs Associate Miller & Martin PLLC
Dawn Townsend
Dawn Townsend International Trade Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Donna Armstrong-Lackey
Donna Armstrong-Lackey Director of Public Service & Outreach University of West Georgia
Dorie Bacon
Dorie Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
Eric McDonald
Eric McDonald President/CEO Haralson County Chamber of Commerce
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
J. Maceo Rogers
J. Maceo Rogers Director of Economic Development City of East Point
J.R. Charles
J.R. Charles Vice President of Economic Development Carroll Tomorrow
Jana Dyke
Jana Dyke President & CEO Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission
Jason Dunn
Jason Dunn Vice President BRPH Architects-Engineers, Inc
Jason Dunn
Jason Dunn Executive Director Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority
Jessica Hood
Jessica Hood Director of Economic Development and Existing Ind. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
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 Harris County Chamber of Commerce
Kristy Rachal
Kristy Rachal Community Development Manager Georgia Power Company
Lauren Price Wiley
Lauren Price Wiley Project Manager Georgia EMC
Lori Dowdy
Lori Dowdy Operations Manager Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development
Maggie Reenstra
Maggie Reenstra Coweta-Fayette EMC
Matt Colvin
Matt Colvin Director of Economic Development The University of Georgia
Megan Baker
Megan Baker Vice 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
Mitchell Griggs
Mitchell Griggs Executive Director Union County Development Authority
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 Senior Project Manager Metro Atlanta Chamber
Robert W. Fowler
Robert W. Fowler President Fowler Design Associates, Inc.
Serra Phillips Hall
Serra Phillips Hall Vice President of Project Development Newton County Industrial Development Authority
Tammy Caudell
Tammy Caudell Business Development Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
Tim Evans
Tim Evans Vice President - Economic Development Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
William Pennington Jr
William Pennington Jr Retired Evergreen Engineering
1 Other Registered Attendees


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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