meet the team

Click on each team member's picture to learn more about their role at the Georgia Grown Innovation Center.

City of Metter

GGIC - Department of Economic Development

    The City of Metter embraces its agriculturally based economy and has integrated the concept into an economic development strategy and vision.

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Heidi Jeffers

Director of Economic Development


Brynna Chin-A-Young

Special Projects Assistant

Georgia Southern University

Business Innovation Group

   The Business Innovation Group is the business outreach arm for the university with all the resources businesses need in one place. Those resources include a maker space, market analysis, mentor network workshops, and much more.

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Dominique Halaby

Director of B.I.G.,

Business Analyst


Suzanne Hallman

Assistant Director of

Entrepreneurship Education


Nancey Price

Office Manager

Georgia Grown 

     Georgia Grown is the Economic Development arm for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Their services include technical industry expertise, collaborative research and partnerships to help the industry connect, compete, and grow globally.  

Matthew Kulinski

Deputy Director of Marketing - Georgia Department of Agriculture

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Tom Neville

Business Analyst, Events

Cathy Enroughty

Augusta Market Manager

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Benjamin McKay

Assistant Director of

Research, CBAER

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Valerie McElveen

Area Director, Small Business Development Center

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Santanu Majumdar

FABLAB Director

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Gloria Strauthers

Score Mentor

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