ATLANTA - McMinn County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Kathy Price has been selected as the alternate state director of Tennessee on the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Board of Directors. The alternate state director will serve a one-year term on SEDC's board.

She was chosen for this position by her peers within the state of Tennessee.

"I congratulate Kathy on being elected to serve on SEDC's Board of Directors for 2016. The honor bestowed validates his leadership traits and dedication to the economic development profession. My goal is to work with the Board to ensure that we are providing value added programs or content that will benefit our members long term, both, personally and professionally," said SEDC 2016 Chairman Chuck Whipple. "It is this commitment to excellence that enables this organization to maintain the tradition of being the standard bearer for economic development professional associations. We are confident that Kathy will assist us in facilitating our 2016 program of work, in addition to helping us chart our course for future programming."

The Southern Economic Development Council is a 1,010-member, non-profit organization composed of a broad cross-section of active and influential industrial and economic developers from business and industry, utilities, transportation, financial and education institutions, chambers of commerce, and local, regional and state development agencies. Members in the 17-state area share a common interest: The promotion and enhancement of the economic development profession.

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