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Economic Development, Government Relations and Community Engagement

Co-chairs

ASU Co-Chair – Mike Toma, Director Center for Regional Analysis
GASOU Co-Chair – Kendria Lee, Executive Associate Government & Community Relations

Members

Armstrong State University

Mike Toma, Director Center for Regional Analysis
David Ward, Dean, College of Health Professions
Allison Lyon, Asst. Director of Student Life
Glenn Gibney, Director of Career Services
Cameron Coates, Coordinator/Professor, Engineering Studies

Georgia Southern University

Kendria Lee, Executive Associate Government & Community Relations
Todd Deal, Executive Director Leadership & Community Engagement
Philip Bruce, Director Career Services

Bullock County

Benjy Thompson, CEO Development Authority

City of Hinesville

Michelle Ricketson, Executive Dir., Downtown Development Authority

SEDA

Brynn Grant, Chief Operating Officer

Tasks

• Economic Development
– Align Institutional Economic Development Efforts with USG Efforts
– Identify Institutional Capabilities Most Likely to Aid Economic Development
– Develop Structure to Maximize “Marriage Making” Capabilities
• Government Relations
– Develop and Maintain Legislative Relationships and Support
• Community Engagement
– Identify Community Engagement Undertakings at Both Institutions
– Integrate Institutional Community Engagement Efforts
– Develop Structure to Maximize and Publicize Community Engagement

Last updated: 4/18/2017