Terry Third Thursday is a breakfast speaker series for the Atlanta business community and that features influential speakers, as well as special guests from the University of Georgia, who bring local and global perspectives on business and innovation.
About the Speaker
Jerald Mitchell serves as the director of economic development for Atlanta BeltLine Inc., a position he has held since February 2014.
Mitchell plays a critical role in developing and advancing the economic development strategy, in partnership with Invest Atlanta, to implement the Atlanta BeltLine's mission. Previously, Mitchell served as the director of emerging industry and led the Innovation Department with the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). Prior to SEDA, he held roles with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Coastal Regional Commission and accrued significant leadership and management experience in the telecommunications industry during his 13-year tenure with Comcast.
A Savannah native, Mitchell is a graduate of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2013 and was named one of Savannah’s Rising Stars by Savannah Magazine in 2014. He has served on the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Board of Directors, the Leadership Savannah Board of Directors, the Savannah Poverty Reduction Initiative’s Policy Committee and Work Development Task Force, and the Greater Savannah International Alliance Task Force.