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Site Selectors Guild Welcomes Nine New Members

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s leading association for location strategists, has added nine new members — four full and five associate members — to its growing roster. The new member announcement follows the appointment of Rick L. Weddle as SSG’s first-ever executive director in December.

“Our incoming members are highly-qualified professionals who bring new and broad expertise to our membership and represent a variety of practice areas within site selection,” said SSG board chair Didi Caldwell. “With the addition of Rick Weddle, and now our new members, we’re positioning the association for future growth and new opportunities.”

2019 marks the first year for SSG’s associate membership designation, which is open to active site selection professionals who have at least three years of experience and multiple completed projects; are recognized among their industry peers; and adhere to the Guild’s Code of Conduct.

SSG has welcomed the following site selection professionals as new members.

Full Members

Gregory Burkart

Greg is the Managing Director and Global Head of the Site Selection and Incentives Advisory Practice for Duff & Phelps in Detroit. With 23 years of experience in site selection, Greg leads a team of 15 professionals located throughout the U.S., which serves more than 125 clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 10 clients.

Ron Crum

Ron is the Practice Lead for Industrial Site Selection with CSRS, Inc., a regional consulting engineering firm in Baton Rouge, La. An experienced mechanical engineer, Ron has successfully sited numerous domestic and foreign industrial projects, including locations for major Fortune 500 refining, manufacturing and petrochemical clients.

Alexandra Segers

Alexandra is Senior Vice President with Evans International in Atlanta, Ga. Alexandra has more than 15 years of experience managing international projects for Fortune 500 clients. A native of Germany, Alexandra’s fluency in several languages, including Japanese and French, has been an asset to her multinational clients.

Thomas J. Stringer

Tom is Managing Director and Service Leader for Site Selection and Incentives for BDO in New York City. Tom has over 20 years of in-depth, full-service site selection industry experience and has secured more than $2.2 billion in incentive packages for clients in Europe and North America.

Associate Members

Kenneth W. Maly

Ken is Senior Managing Director for Location Strategy for the Chicago office of Newmark Knight Frank. With more than 14 years of experience, Ken specializes in industrial and manufacturing site selection and has completed projects for a wide variety of industries throughout the U.S. and in Asia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

Denise E. Mott

Denise is Vice President for J.M. Mullis, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn. Denise has more than 20 years of experience in site analysis and selection with emphasis on workforce analysis and development and incentive negotiations. She also has expertise in strategic planning and economic and community development.

Sarah Raehl

Sarah is Senior Manager of Real Estate and Location Strategy for Deloitte Consulting LLP in Chicago. She has more than 13 years of experience advising companies in their facility and location strategy decisions with a particular focus on assisting companies with the complex dynamics of relocating their headquarters and deployments.

Chad Sweeney

Chad is Senior Principal with Ginovus in Fishers, Ind. He works closely with clients to provide expertise in site selection and economic incentive negotiation and management. He has closed transactions resulting in more than $1.1 billion of capital investment and an estimated 7,700 new jobs.

Montgomery “Monty” Turner

Monty is Principal and Vice President of Operations for Global Location Strategies in Greenville, S.C. A native of South Africa, Monty has nearly a decade of experience advising corporate location decisions valued at more than $8.8 billion in capital investment throughout North America, as well as Asia, Europe, and South America.

Editor’s Note: Didi Caldwell, Rick Weddle, and other SSG representatives are available for phone interviews. Contact Kathleen Anthony at 614-702-2130 or [email protected] to schedule.

About The Site Selectors Guild

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG) is a professional association comprised of the world’s leading corporate location advisory consultants to companies looking to build or expand. The mission of SSG is to advance the profession of corporate location strategy by raising awareness of the value professional location strategy and site selection services create for corporations. Professional site selectors often serve as a barometer for the overall economy – when companies are growing and expanding, they turn to site selectors for location advisory assistance. If projects slow down or stop coming in to site selectors, it is an early indicator that business may be headed for a downturn.

Guild members are also committed to sharing thought leadership and best practices, developing and nurturing relationships between SSG members, economic development organizations and corporate stakeholders, and contributing to policy discussions that affect location strategy and the future of the profession.

All members of SSG have been nominated and approved by their industry peers. As the first and only group of its kind, SSG brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable, top quality resource for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations.

For more information, visit siteselectorsguild.com or follow @siteselectguild on Twitter.