Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) recently promoted Megan Baker, CEcD, to Vice President. In this role, Baker continues to oversee the existing industry program and will expand her leadership role in business recruitment and strategic initiatives for FCDA.
Baker joined FCDA in 2017 as Manager of Business Retention and Expansion. She has assisted several Fayette companies with expansions including Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Gerresheimer, TDK, and SMC3. Other accomplishments include leading the redesign of FCDA’s website, developing marketing collateral, and implementing a data reporting system, FCDA said.
Prior to joining the FCDA, Baker was Policy Director at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce where she led economic and demographic research and analysis for Georgia 2030, the Chamber’s strategic initiative. Additional experience includes strategic and budget planning roles at Clayton State University, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Baker is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council, a standard of excellence in the profession. She is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute, a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and chairs the Professional Development Committee for the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA).
Baker holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University.