Young Professionals SIG

For more information, contact SIG Chair: 

MaryBeth Flournoy Georgia Power mflourno@southernco.com (404)506-1560

2021 Action Plan
  1. Establish a foundational contact list, to be passed down chair to chair, by requiring members to declare if they are a young professional (under 40); secure 50% engagement in at least one young professional event annually.
  2. Identify opportunities for engagement and socializing to build deeper peer relationships (i.e., re-establish Coffee Chats, Virtual Happy Hours, (post-COVID) in-person events, etc.)
  3. Invite a limited number of “over 40” Economic Development professionals to come to a young professional event for networking and conversations. Also, extend invitations to newer GEDA members, regardless of age.
  4. Create a specific online channel for communication and engagement (i.e., website, LinkedIn Group, etc.)
  5. Work with the professional development committee to find ways to tailor content to young professionals or those new to the industry, regardless of age.
  6. Send out a survey to the young professionals to better understand needs, challenges, and event preferences.