The Development Authority of Bryan County will soon be on the lookout for a new executive director.
Josh Fenn, the authority’s current executive director, announced today that he has been named president/CEO-economic development director of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce in the Atlanta area.
According to a press release from the Jackson County chamber, Fenn will assume his new duties July 22.
“I am excited about joining the Jackson County team,” said Fenn. “There is tremendous potential and opportunity to grow the chamber and to continue the economic development successes that the county has experienced the last few years. I’m impressed with the county leadership and I’m looking forward to working with everyone in the community.”
In his present position in Bryan County, the Development Authority serves as the lead economic development and marketing agency for the county located in the Port of Savannah Market. He has also served as an economic development, chamber of commerce and downtown development executive for the past 12 years in Georgia, including tenures in Ware and Dodge counties.
“We are very excited about bringing Josh on board to take the leadership role of our chamber and our economic development program,” chamber Chairman Mark Valentine said. “After a very diligent search and screening process, we are very enthusiastic about securing a candidate with such an impressive and wide-ranging background of experiences. From downtown development, to chamber management, to economic development, he brings forward a unique set of experiences that we are confident will serve us very well.”
Read more in the Saturday edition of the News.