Join us for our June 2022 Signature Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson.
About our Keynote Speaker:
Appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) in November 2016, Pat Wilson leads the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment opportunities in Georgia – the No. 1 State for Business for the last eight years – through business recruitment and expansion, small business growth, international trade and tourism, as well as the arts, film, music, and digital entertainment industries. Prior to becoming Commissioner, Pat served as the Department’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce.
Before joining the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Pat served in a variety of leadership capacities in Washington, D.C., managing federal affairs for state elected leaders at the Capital. He also served as director of governmental affairs for Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Washington. Commissioner Wilson is a native of Franklin Springs, Georgia, and holds an undergraduate degree in political science with a focus on international relations from the University of Georgia.