Site Selectors Guild Awards Four Economic Developers Ady Scholarship
February 17, 2022 – The Site Selectors Guild (the Guild), the professional association of the world’s leading corporate location advisors, announced the four winners of the Robert M. Ady Professional Scholarships program to support economic developers in need. Winners include the following economic developers:
- David Lieving, President, Huntington Area Development Council (WV)
- Sean Maguire, CEO/Executive Director, Town of Colonie Industrial Development Agency (NY)
- Zachary Morris, Executive Director, Market Van Buren (MI)
- Kris Phillips, Economic Development Project Manager, Chester County Economic Development (SC)
The scholarship provides complimentary registration to the Guild’s Annual Conference, March 2-4, 2022, in San Diego, California. A scholarship committee selected recipients based on financial need, accomplishments in economic development and a demonstrated desire to engage with site selection professionals.
“The Guild is pleased to welcome these four economic developers to our Annual Conference,” said Charlie Jewell, managing director of the Site Selectors Guild. “The winners will bring perspectives from across the country and our members are eager to meet them and hear their stories.”
The scholarship program is named after Robert M. Ady, founder of the Site Selectors Guild and long-time champion of both economic development and site selection. Ady began his career at Fantus Consulting, a progenitor of the site selection profession. As he rose through the ranks and eventually started his own consulting firms, Ady was credited for turning site selection into a viable and influential profession. Ady passed in 2012. The Guild created the scholarship program to honor Ady’s vision for a diverse and inclusive organization.
To learn more about the Robert M. Ady Professional Scholarships Program, visit https://siteselectorsguild.com/events/about-annual-conference/scholarship/.