Scott Poag, CEcD joins Williams and Associates as new Business Development Director

Williams and Associates, an Athens based engineering firm, announced that Scott Poag, CEcD will be joining their team to spearhead their business development efforts.

The Making of a Great Team

Since 2013, Scott served as the Project Manager with the Augusta Economic Development Authority and previously worked in the field in North Carolina. Scott has announced over $750,000,000 in new capital investment and over 5,800 net new jobs in the communities he has served and has successfully worked with a full range of companies from startup to Fortune 500. His leadership has also successfully supported various workforce development, entrepreneurial, and legislative initiatives.

Williams and Associates has worked in over 40 states and currently represents over 35 Georgia communities in their economic and industrial development efforts.

Poag said, “Williams and Associates is already a tremendous partner in economic development throughout Georgia and the rest of the Southeast. I am looking forward to joining the team and bringing my experience as a local economic development practitioner to the table to assist companies and communities grow”.

Scott serves on a variety of boards, including the Southern Economic Development Council, and is a committee chair with the Georgia Economic Developers Association. Recently, Scott was named to Augusta’s “Top 10 Young Professionals to Watch” list, a “Distinguished Young AFCEAN” by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and was named as a “40 under 40 Rising Star in Economic Development by Development Counselors International. He also holds a BA in Hospitality Management, a BSBA in Finance, and an MBA from East Carolina University and is a Certified Economic Developer.

“W&A is very excited to have Scott coming on board – we believe he will be an integral part of the growth of our company, and be an asset that will help us to better serve our existing clients.” -Jon Williams, W&A President/CEO

About Williams and Associates:

The Athens-based Engineering, Surveying, and Landscape Architecture firm was founded in 1999 by Jon Williams. Williams and Associates offers customers a full range of services including civil & traffic engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, entitlements & development consulting, economic development, and municipal services.