Lindsay FrillingAtlanta, GA (January 1, 2016) - The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, is pleased to announce Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Union City, Tennessee, as the state director of Tennessee on the SEDC Board of Directors. The state director will serve a two-year term on SEDC's board. Ms. Frilling will take the seat on January 1, 2016. Frilling is a dedicated long-time SEDC member for almost 5 years. She was chosen for this position by her peers within her state of Tennessee.

"I congratulate Lindsay on being elected to serve on SEDC's Board of Directors for 2016. The honor bestowed validates her leadership traits and dedication to the economic development profession. My goal is to work with the Board to ensure that we are providing value added programs or content that will benefit our members long term, both, personally and professionally! It is this commitment to excellence that enables this organization to maintain the tradition of being the standard bearer for economic development professional associations'. We are confident that Lindsay will assist us in facilitating our 2016 program of work, in addition to helping us chart our course for future programming," said SEDC 2016 Chairman Chuck Whipple.

The Southern Economic Development Council is a 1010 member, non-profit organization composed of a broad cross-section of active and influential industrial and economic developers from business and industry, utilities, transportation, financial and education institutions, chambers of commerce, and local, regional and state development agencies. Members in the 17-state area share a common interest: the promotion and enhancement of the economic development profession. The SEDC region includes the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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