Director of Economic and Business Development

WORKING WITH ME—THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  • My career in economic development spans nearly 40 years with experience in both the private and public sector.
  • I served as the president and CEO of the Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc., a public – private partnership representing the city of Franklin, Va. and Southhampton County. I have also served in several management and leadership roles with the West Virginia Development Office for the State of West Virginia.
  • A graduate of Kent State University and of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, I was the chairman of the Southern Economic Development Council, a 17-state regional development association and served on the SEDC executive board of directors for 8 years.