2018 MEGA MeetingName: 2018 MEGA MeetingDate: September 18, 2018Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDTEvent Description:
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The annual MEGA Meeting is an exclusive A/E/C industry event and an opportunity to promote your firm or organization. The program brings together numerous professional associations and over 300 attendees within the design and built environment.
Georgia has been ranked as the #1 State for Business for five years in a row. Our local chambers of commerce, community improvement districts and development authorities play a key role in attracting businesses to our great state. Join us for this year's MEGA Meeting to take a closer look at how organizations, such as the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta BeltLine, help grow our region by attracting new business and maintaining Georgia's seat at the top of the list.
Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Sara Maffey, Vice President of Place Strategy, Transwestern
Amanda Shailendra, Economic Development and Site Selection Specialist, Pendleton
Stacy Watson, General Manager of Economic Development, Georgia Ports Authority
Jerald Mitchell, Economic Development Director, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
About Keynote Speaker: Chris Clark
A Georgia native, Chris Clark is the President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He received his bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern University and his master's degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University. Prior to joining the Georgia Chamber, Chris served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Economic Development. Before his state service, he was the President of the Fayette County Development Authority and CEO of the Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Council of State Chambers as the Secretary Treasurer, and sits on the Boards of the Georgia Allies, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Georgia College and State University Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Council of 100, the U.S. Chamber's Board, and the Political Affairs Committee. Among other things, he is a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia.
He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and has been consistently named one of Georgia Trend Magazine's 100 most influential Georgians, and one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's most influential Atlantans. He received GEDA's Zell Miller Public Policy Leadership Award. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for the Real Life Center, a Christian outreach program that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and educational classes for those in need.