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OCJEDC reorganizes, fills 2 new positions

OCJEDC reorganizes, fills 2 new positions

The Obion County Joint Economic Development Council recently reorganized and two new positions have been created. The positions have been filled internally, with Lindsay Frilling named as the new economic development director and Robbie Green accepting the position of retail development director.
In her new position, Mrs. Frilling is the chief administrative officer of the JEDC and will be responsible for the overall direction of the organization. Specific duties include industrial recruitment and retention, Obion County Three-Star certification and tourism development.
Mrs. Frilling has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She graduated from Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives Institute and, in June, she completed her first year of Institute of Organization Management with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Frilling is taking on the role of economic development director with previous experience in customer service, management, finance and accounting, human resources, community development, public relations and marketing.
“I work daily with local industrial businesses to enable them to grow, expand and prosper in our community,” Mrs. Frilling said. “Along with those retention efforts, I reach out to prospective industries utilizing our partners such as the state of Tennessee Economic and Community Development Department, United States Department of Agriculture, West Tennessee Industrial Association and Tennessee Valley Authority, who assist us in recruiting new business to Obion County. I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue to connect with the people of Obion County not only because I was born and raised here, but because I love the area and have a passion for it. My ultimate goal is to make our community a place where people want to live, work and do business.”
Mrs. Green’s responsibilities include retail development, membership development and public relations. She has more than 13 years of sales and marketing experience and has a bachelor’s of liberal studies from the University of Memphis.
“I find that one of my best assets is my ability to quickly develop good rapport with the people I meet,” Mrs. Green said. “This definitely comes in handy when my business is people. I work in conjunction with organizations such as The Shopping Center Group, West Tennessee Retail Association and TVA to recruit new retail to Obion County and to help existing businesses with retention and expansion. I am excited about the opportunity to make positive impact in our county.”

Published in The Messenger 8.2.11

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