Greg Sheek

Director of Launchpad Programs

Joined EDPA: 2003

University of Georgia, Masters of Public Administration
Samford University, B.S. Public Administration

Additional Training:
Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute
Auburn University Intensive Economic Development Training Course
Georgia Tech Basic Economic Development Course
C2ER - Research Training
ESRI - Mapping Courses IEDC Business Retention and Expansion Course
Synchronist Users' Forum

Areas of Expertise/Responsibilities:
Entrepreneurship Programs
Business Plan Competition
Angel Investment
Grant Management
Aerospace Industry
Foundations for Growth
Existing Industry Programs
Process Improvement Training
Existing Industry: Synchronist Administration and Southeast Alabama Existing Industry Initiative Program Coordinator

Major Projects:
SE Alabama Existing Industry Initiative, Royal Technologies, ThyssenKrupp, EADS, Pemco (retention), Kronospan, North Vernon

Professional Affiliations:
Economic Development Association of Alabama
Birmingham Venture Club
Treasurer of the Alabama Aerospace Industry Alliance
Council for Community and Economic Research

Previous Experience:
Samford University, Adjunct Instructor, American National Government
Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, Director, Business Retention and Expansion
Shelby County Economic and Industrial Development Authority, Project Manager

Hometown: Haines City, Florida