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Consultant Connect Announces North America's Top 50 Economic Developers

By Consultant Connect
May 18, 2022


It is with great pleasure that Consultant Connect announces North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers of 2022! All awardees were peer-nominated, meaning someone within the economic development and site consultant communities recognized their hard work and suggested their name for award consideration. These winners represent a group of individuals who have shown great strength, leadership and innovation as they continuously serve their regions.

Starting May 9, each awardee will share their insights and wisdom from both the economic development and leadership lenses as they are featured on our social media accounts: InstagramLinkedIn and Twitter. Learn from the best of the best and stay up to date with what these leaders are up to in their region by following us.

Put your virtual hands together to help celebrate this year’s Top 50!

Ashley Gossen, greater:SATX
Audrey Polk, Greater Richmond Partnership
Barbra Coffee, City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives
Beth Bowman, Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
Brian Anderson, Wabash Valley Power Alliance
Bryan Brackemyre, Indiana Municipal Power Agency
Bryan Daniels, Blount Partnership
Cal Wray, Development Authority of Augusta, Georgia
Christina Frank, Cornerstone Alliance
Courtney Pogue, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Craig Richard, Tampa Bay Economic Development Council
Danielle Casey, Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance
Deb Scherer, One Columbus
Dorie Bacon, Screven County Development Authority
Doug Coffey, Georgia Power Economic Development
Elli Bowen, Kansas City Area Development Council / KC SmartPort
Gregg Simon, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Holly Schroeder, Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation
Jack Johns, Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development
Jared Smith, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Jason Giulietti, Greater San Marcos Partnership
Jennifer Owens, Lakeshore Advantage
Jill McCarthy, Kansas City Area Development Council
Jim Staton, The AES Corporation
Joe Raso, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation
John Truluck, Dorchester County Economic Development 
Kathleen Henry, Wake County Economic Development
Kelly Patton, Arizona Public Service (APS)
Kevin Shatley, Dallas Regional Chamber
Larkin Simpson, Louisiana Central
Laura Lea Palmer, Conroe Economic Development Council
Michael Keoshkerian, Toronto Global
Misty Mayo, Development Corporation of Abilene
Molly Howey, GO Topeka
Nelson Lindsay, Central SC Alliance (CSCA)
Nicole Ryf, Hampton Roads Alliance
Peter Denious, AdvanceCT
Peter Frosch, GREATER MSP
Peter Tokar III, McKinney Economic Development Corporation
Ray Dunlap, Terrell Economic Development Corporation
Rebecca Gries, Milwaukee 7
Richard Cornelison, OG&E
Robert Long, Chester County Economic Development
Rob Sitterley, Arkansas-Texas Regional Economic Development Inc. (AR-TX REDI)
Rodrick Miller, Invest Puerto Rico
Ryan Regan, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Scott Powell, Greater Sacramento Economic Council
Stacy Lester, Mississippi Power
Tim Giuliani, Orlando Economic Partnership
Wade Williams, REDI Cincinnati

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