Charles RossSecond Vice Chair
Charles E. Ross is an economic development consultant, who helps communities grow and sustain innovation ecosystems. Previously, Mr. Ross was responsible for driving economic impact for local communities through senior leadership positions at Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. In these roles, Charles connected universities’ talent, know-how and assets to businesses and communities to increase economic prosperity and to improve quality of life. Currently, Charles is a member of the board of directors for the International Business Innovation Association, an organization focused on supporting entrepreneurship in communities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Also, Charles is an advisor to Neighborhood Nexus, a regional collaborative to enable data-based decision making for local nonprofits and is on the board of directors for Cobb Community Foundation.