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Summary of Qualifications

20 years of hands-on experience in business development, commercial development / redevelopment, and workforce development.

Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Economic Development Consultant

RobinsBiz.net

Successfully completed ACT's WorkKeys Job Profiler Training and authorized to use the WorkKeys Job Profiling System.

Aug 2009Present

Georgia Work Ready Outreach

Atlanta Regional Commission

Assisting Georgia Work Ready Regions with business outreach to promote the Georgia Work Ready program.

Jul 2005Dec 2008

Director

Clayton County Economic Development

Local county government serving as contact for all economic development activities to include: business recruitment, business retention & expansion, commercial redevelopment, and workforce development. Business prospects and developments included:

Aviation Park - Industrial development (warehousing)

Food Lion - Retail stores and distribution center

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Internatiional Airport - Aerotropolis development (air cargo)

QuikTrip Kitchens - Manufacturing and distribution center

Target - Retail center

TOTO USA - Manufacturer

Wal-Mart SuperCenter - Retail center

Accomplishments as Director:

  • Recruited and retained over 2,000 jobs.
  • Obtained $62 million in bond financing for numerous projects.
  • Created marketing materials to include: Community Overview information packages, PowerPoint presentations, and a website.
  • Worked with Extension Office for successful selection as an Archway Community; University of Georgia's project to assist communities by providing resources to address local issues.
  • Appointed as Designated Redevelopment Agent for the Ellenwood Tax Allocation District, overseeing $9 million in TAD bond financing.
  • Managed completion of two redevelopment plans for the establishment of two new Tax Allocation Districts.
  • Spearheaded county's efforts to become a Certified Work Ready Community; a certification process that provides gap training for job skills.
  • Assisted with successful launch of a new branding campaign for the Innovation Crescent, Georgia's Work Ready Region focused on the life sciences industry, at the BIO 2008 conference in San Diego.
Sep 2001Jun 2005

Assistant Director

Clayton County Office of Economic Development
  • Assisted Clayton County and several municipalities with their redevelopment plans.
  • In first year managed market analysis and revitalization efforts for the Atlanta State Farmers Market.
  • For Metro South, a six-county marketing organization for economic development,:managed “Economic Opportunities Luncheon,” published “The Metro South Report,” and managed development of website for the organization.
Jan 2001Sep 2001

Consultant

Data Source
  • Researched analytical and data needs for commercial real estate organizations and companies on Atlanta’s south side.
  • Researched data management companies for local developer.
1997Dec 2000

Director of Commercial Market Information

  • Managed development of CommercialPlus product for company’s website, which provided a Resource Center and personalized websites for commercial real estate brokers.
  • Managed development of The Commercial Real Estate Center for company’s website.
19851997

Director of Research & Market Analysis

Carter & Associates
  • Managed semi-annual survey of metro Atlanta’s commercial real estate office market.
  • Published “The Carter Report” for 12 years, a semi-annual report on metro Atlanta’s commercial real estate office market.
  • Managed staff of researchers and analysts to produce commercial real estate market reports for numerous markets in the southeastern United States.
  • Analyzed development potential for numerous sites as requested by the company’s development team.
19841985

Assistant Real Estate Analyst

Coldwell Banker Relocation Services
  • Reviewed appraisals and prepared offers for client properties.
  • Managed acquisition of residential properties and relocation of employees for client firms.
19811984

Acquisition and Relocation Officer

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
  • Reviewed appraisals and prepared offers for property owners in the path of the rapid rail system.
  • Managed relocation of residential and commercial property owners.

References

Larry Vincent

Mailing address:

112 Smith Street

Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

Kathy Nunnally Anemogiannis

Mary Margaret Garrett

Mailing address:

40 Courtland Street

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Portfolio

Education

Certificate of Completion

University of Georgia - Office of Economic Development Assistance

Certificate of Completion

Georgia Institute of Technology - Center for Economic Development Services

Certificate of Completion

University of Georgia - Business Outreach Services

Bachelor of Science

Florida State University

Received special recognition for accomplishments in the field of Market Research.

Jun 2009Jul 2009

Authorized Job Profiler

ACT

Authorized to profile the following skills: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, Listening, Writing, Applied Technology, Locating Information, Teamwork, Observation, and Business Writing.