As longtime specialists in economic development marketing, the Brand Acceleration team has extensive experience in nearly every facet. But there are times when we need to know more about specific topics or have to draw upon expertise that’s beyond our resources. That’s when we turn to our Board of Advisors and our trusted network of Industry Allies.

Board of Advisors

We’ve cultivated a group of innovative economic development and site selection professionals who keep us informed about what’s happening in their respective specialties. We also use them as sounding boards when we want to confirm that we’ve considered every aspect of a unique situation or strategy. Their insights help us remain at the forefront of economic development marketing.

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

Courtney Dunbar
SITE SELECTION

Economic Development Leader
Olsson Associates
Omaha, 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