Kelly Hodges to Chair Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee

GS&P Division Vice President to Help Guide Growth of Middle Tennessee

October 11, 2017   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Kelly Hodges, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Nashville Corporate + Urban Design division vice president, has been appointed chairperson of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee. The committee is the Nashville area’s public-private economic development initiative and is focused on creating jobs, attracting workforce talent and developing and enhancing livability and quality of life. Hodges will provide leadership and guidance for the execution of the Partnership 2020’s economic development strategy and commitment to effective regionalism. 

“I’m honored to chair the Economic Development Council for Partnership 2020 this year,” commented Hodges. “By creating jobs, developing our workforce and improving quality of life through viable transportation and living options, Middle Tennessee can become the best possible place to live, work, play and grow a business. The built environment plays a vital role in developing a thriving market and I look forward to using my knowledge of what companies need to succeed to partner with community and business leaders to help the city of  Nashville continue to grow and thrive.”
 
As GS&P’s Nashville Corporate + Urban Design Division Vice President, Hodges oversees operations, staff development and client service and satisfaction. She also serves in a business development role. During her 17 years at GS&P, Hodges has worked with numerous Middle Tennessee clients, including Jackson National, the State of Tennessee, Ramsey Solutions and Schneider Electric. She is an active member of the Tennessee chapters of corporate real estate development associations CoreNet Global and NAIOP and is an alumni of the Young Leaders Council.
 
The Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee was formed in 1990 as a public-private partnership aimed at growing the economy within a 10-county economic market. Since its inception, the committee has helped create more than 370,000 new jobs and has placed a role in the relocation of more than 850 new companies. 

“By creating jobs, developing our workforce and improving quality of life through viable transportation and living options, Middle Tennessee can become the best possible place to live, work, play and grow a business. The built environment plays a vital role in developing a thriving market and I look forward to using my knowledge of what companies need to succeed to partner with community and business leaders to help the city of  Nashville continue to grow and thrive.”

Kelly Hodges, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Nashville Corporate + Urban Design division vice president, GS&P
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