Andy Coe Named to Southern Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors

We’re excited to share the following press release, written and distributed by the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC)! Convergent has enjoyed attending and exhibiting at SEDC events for several years now, and we’re honored to have that involvement and dedication to SEDC’s success recognized and rewarded with Andy’s appointment to the board. It’s sure to be an exciting two years!


andy-speakerAtlanta, GA (January 1, 2016) – The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, is pleased to announce Andy Coe, Principal of Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, LLC in Cary, North Carolina, as the state director of North Carolina on the SEDC Board of Directors. The state director will serve a two-year term on SEDC’s board. Mr. Coe will take the seat on January 1, 2016. Andy is a dedicated long-time SEDC member for almost 6 years. He was chosen for this position by his peers within his state of North Carolina.

“I congratulate Andy 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! 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 Andy will assist us in  facilitating our 2016 program of work, in addition to helping us chart our course for future programming,” said SEDC 2016 Chairman Chuck Whipple.

The Southern Economic Development Council is a 1,010 member, nonprofit 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. The SEDC region includes the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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