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INDUSTRY ALLIES

Our Board of Advisors

To keep our team informed and effective, Brand Acceleration has cultivated a network of professionals in economic development and site selection. Our Board of Advisors is a group of specialized experts who are engaged and successful. Their insights shape the work we do and serve as a valuable resource for development, depth, and improvement.

Ronnie Bryant, CEcD
REGIONALISM
President and CEO
Charlotte Regional Partnership
Charlotte, North Carolina

Cecilia Harry
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (YP)
Executive Director
Greater Fremont Development Council
Fremont, Nebraska

Eric Canada
BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION (BRE)
Chief Strategist
Blane Canada Ltd.
Wheaton, Illinois

Chris Manheim, CEcD
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
President
Manheim Solutions, Inc.
Elgin, Illinois

Jay Garner, CEcD, CCE
SITE SELECTION
President and Founder
Garner Economics, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

Courtney DunbarCourtney Dunbar
SITE SELECTION
Economic Development Leader
Olsson Associates
Omaha, Nebraska

Our Industry Allies

Brand Acceleration's focus is on economic development marketing, but we know that programs often need services beyond our capabilities.  That's why we've formed alliances with companies that provide complementary and supplementary services like fundraising, geographic information systems (GIS), industry analysis, workforce analysis, asset mapping, lead development, and strategic planning.

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