A native of New Orleans, Amanda has proudly called Cobb/Cherokee home since 1993. With a B.B.A. in Economics from Kennesaw State University, Amanda has a diverse background in economic development in both the public and private sectors.
Throughout her career, Amanda has worked for several cities (Acworth, Alpharetta and Marietta), in various capacities such as a land development inspector, planning & zoning/business license admin, development authority director, historic preservation, and tourism. She also gained experience facilitating projects and asset management for real estate development companies, Walton Development & Management, SE USA, and Landeavor, LLC. Prior to joining the COED team, Amanda enjoyed managing marketing initiatives and a welcome center as the Executive Director of the Marietta Visitors Bureau.
Amanda is a graduate of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development, Basic Economic Development and Business Retention/Expansion courses at Georgia Tech, KSU’s Leadership Excellence Certificate and is certified by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Travel Marketing Professional.
Amanda’s heart belongs to all things blessed by mother nature. She loves animals and is an outdoor enthusiast who finds peace in gardening, hiking, climbing trees, floating or playing in water.