Monday, June 18, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The city of Lawrenceville has hired a local marketing veteran to fill its newly formed position of Director of Economic Development.
Lisa Sherman, who served as vice president of marketing and public relations for Partnership Gwinnett and the Gwinnett Chamber, will manage business recruitment, retention and development.
"I look forward to serving the local business community and working with partners at the county and state to effectively market the city as a viable solution for business and community development," Sherman said in a news release.
Sherman is known for developing Partnership Gwinnett's public relations strategy, which included Partnership Gwinnett's 2010 recognition as the International Economic Development Council's best multi-year economic development program for populations of 500,000 and up.
"She is a consummate professional with a solid reputation for success in metro Atlanta," said Nick Masino, senior vice president of Partnership Gwinnett and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. "Her drive, coupled with her passion for community, and her experience will benefit the city of Lawrenceville greatly in launching an effective economic development program."
Sherman previously worked eight years in marketing and communications for Fortune 500 global farm equipment manufacturer and distributor, AGCO Corporation. She resides in Gwinnett with her husband of 13 years, Robert, and two children, Benjamin and Hannah.
"Lisa's regional connections, strong background and familiarity with the community and her professionalism made her the right candidate to lead community and economic development for the city," said Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson.