retired business executive
Presentation Coach * Raconteur
Dean of the School of Business and Public Management at the College of Coastal Georgia located in Brunswick, GA. I am developing a program to help develop a culture of entrepreneurship in the coastal Georgia community.
VANESSA WAGNER Vanessa Wagner is the Director of Business Development for the Golden Isles Development Authority. In this role, she is tasked with creating and implementing a marketing and sales strategy to attract and retain business, investment, and workforce to the Golden Isles. She joined the organization in June of 2019 with more than 12 years of marketing and program development experience with economic development, startup, and international organizations. Wagner currently participates or serves the following groups and associations to further the goals of the Golden Isles Development Authority: Georgia Economic Development Association Southern Economic Development Association In 2013 she was recognized by Leesburg Today as one of the 40 Under 40 Young Professionals in Loudoun County, VA, one of the fastest-growing counties in the country. She continued her growth in the DC region by graduating from the Leadership Loudoun program in the spring of 2017. In 2018 Vanessa was a finalist for Young Professional of the Year from the Loudoun Chamber. After relocating to Georgia, she completed the Georgia Academy Regional Economic Development and Leadership Program in December of 2019. Vanessa regularly volunteers at programs in her community including being elected to the Board for the STAR Foundation starting in January 2019. Additionally, her love of animals shines in her volunteer work with Glynn County Animal Services. A Buffalo native, Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from The State University at Buffalo. She relocated to the Golden Isles in June of 2019 with her husband and two rescue dogs. Vanessa has been actively engaged in the business and non-profit community of Georgia since that time. https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessamwagner/