W&A Engineering, an Athens based engineering firm, announced that Scott Poag, CEcD will be joining their team to spearhead their business development efforts.
The Making of a Great Team
Since 2013, Scott served as the Project Manager with the Augusta Economic Development Authority and previously worked in the field in North Carolina. Scott has announced over $750,000,000 in new capital investment and over 5,800 net new jobs in the communities he has served and has successfully worked with a full range of companies from startup to Fortune 500. His leadership has also successfully supported various workforce development, entrepreneurial, and legislative initiatives.
W&A Engineering has worked in over 40 states and currently represents over 35 Georgia communities in their economic and industrial development efforts.
Poag said, “W&A Engineering is already a tremendous partner in economic development throughout Georgia and the rest of the Southeast. I am looking forward to joining the team and bringing my experience as a local economic development practitioner to the table to assist companies and communities grow”.
Scott serves on a variety of boards, including the Southern Economic Development Council, and is a committee chair with the Georgia Economic Developers Association. Recently, Scott was named to Augusta’s “Top 10 Young Professionals to Watch” list, a “Distinguished Young AFCEAN” by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and was named as a “40 under 40 Rising Star in Economic Development by Development Counselors International. He also holds a BA in Hospitality Management, a BSBA in Finance, and an MBA from East Carolina University and is a Certified Economic Developer.
“W&A is very excited to have Scott coming on board – we believe he will be an integral part of the growth of our company, and be an asset that will help us to better serve our existing clients.” -Jon Williams, W&A President/CEO
About W&A Engineering:
The Athens-based Engineering, Surveying, and Landscape Architecture firm was founded in 1999 by Jon Williams. W&A Engineering offers customers a full range of services including civil & traffic engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, entitlements & development consulting, economic development, and municipal services.