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Staff

 

Ronald E. Tolley, CEcD

LCDA CEO Ronald E. TolleyThe Liberty County Development Authority (LCDA) CEO, Ronald Tolley, is a 44-year veteran of economic development work covering areas such as: business research bureau studies; vocational/technical institute instructor in economic theory and management/labor relations; regional economic planning and development with a nine-county, bi-state agency and concentrated county-wide development.

Ron has bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he was inducted to three honor societies: Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon. He also has a master's degree in public administration from Auburn University at Montgomery. He has been designated as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), a designation achieved by only one percent of the economic developers in the United States and Canada.

Ron is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), IEDC, Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), CoreNet Global and Georgia Planning Association (GPA).
He is a Past-President of the Middle Coastal Unified Development Authority (MCUDA).
 

Carmen Cole

LCDA Director of Finance and Administration Carmen ColeCarmen Cole, Director of Administration & Finance for the LCDA, maintains all administrative and financial information, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and internal financial statements. She handles grants administration and financial reporting requirements for state and federal grants and industrial revenue bonds. Carmen is also responsible for managing numerous construction and maintenance projects such as Tradeport Business Center, Authority building projects and MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield. In addition, Carmen oversees management of industrial property maintenance and the water/sewer system that serves many Liberty County industries.

Carmen has an associate's degree in accounting and 19 years of office management experience with both corporate and government entities.



Sabrina Reed

LCDA Project Manager Sabrina ReedSabrina Reed is the Project Manager for the LCDA. She is responsible for prospect recruitment though a systematic outreach and response program that includes regular and extensive contact with development allies and private firms through participation in numerous meetings, development conferences, and trade shows. In addition to coordinating and executing client visits and correspondence, Sabrina also coordinates existing industry expansion and workforce development programs, thus serving as the point of contact for both existing and potential industrial clients.
 
Sabrina has more than 10 years of experience in business development with an extensive background in workforce, higher education and community partnerships. Sabrina is a graduate of DeVry University, holding a bachelor’s degree in technical management and a minor in project management. She is also a graduate of Ogeechee Technical College and holds an associate degree in business. She is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) and has graduated from Georgia Academy for Economic Development and Leadership Liberty.

 

Diana Reid

LCDA Office Assistant Diana ReidDiana Reid, receptionist/office assistant for the LCDA, is responsible for answering and directing all general incoming calls for the Authority, providing initial reception and assistance to visitors by responding to questions, providing published literature and tourism and welcome packets and directing in-person inquiries to the proper person or agency. She also assists with accounts receivable, maintains usage calendars for building facilities, conducts office errands and other duties as needed.

Diana is currently pursuing her post-secondary education with a concentration in computer sciences. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the public sector.