Director, Economic Development
City of Norcross
Working to help create jobs, generate capital investment and grow and diversify the existing tax base.
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Passionate about building and nurturing effective and innovative partnerships between businesses, educational institutions, community economic development organizations, faith-based communities, and other groups with community outreach missions − by connecting resources with needs and interests, to garner support and bring about transformation!
Proven success in project management and coordination of team initiatives in business development, expansion, and recruitment within the business, academic, and community/economic development arenas, engaging all stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.
Special expertise in leveraging education and workforce development assets and facilitating initiatives to address challenges − enhancing the economic development capacity while allowing for the full potential of employers, individuals, and their communities to be realized.
Ability to effectively facilitate collaborative team efforts in identifying prospective corporate and foundation donors, assisting in the fundraising solicitation process, and building on relationships through stewardship and continual engagement consultation.
Sensitivity to not only what is done but also how it is accomplished, developing and maintaining trust, rapport, and effective communication with associates, clients, business prospects, trade allies, and project stakeholders.
Skilled in the application of software tools, technology, and negotiations / mediation to effectively accomplish business/organizational purposes.