Site Selectors Guild Announces New Board Chairman and Board Members | Trade and Industry Development

Site Selectors Guild Announces New Board Chairman and Board Members

Apr 12, 2017

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s largest group of senior location advisors, is pleased to announce the election of Mark Williams as chairman of the board at the SSG annual meeting in March.

Williams has been a member of SSG for four years and previously served on the board as treasurer. He is the founder and president of the Strategic Development Group, a business-consulting firm providing site selection and location incentive negotiation services.

“It is an honor to serve as chairman of the board for the Guild,” said Williams. “The previous chairman, Phil Schneider, did a tremendous job in this role, and I look forward to continued success.”

The mission of the Guild is to advance the profession of corporate location strategy by raising awareness of the value professional location strategy and site selection services create for corporations; sharing thought leadership and best practices; developing and nurturing relationships between SSG members, economic development organizations and corporate stakeholders; and contributing to policy discussions that affect location strategy and the future of the profession.

In addition to the chairman, the following Guild members have been elected to the board and will serve as the officers:

·         Phil Schneider, president of Schneider Consulting LLC, remains on the board as vice chair

·         Didi Caldwell, principal at Global Location Strategies, now serves the board as treasurer

·         Andy Shapiro, managing director at Biggins Lacy Shapiro, remains on the board as secretary

·         Don Schjeldahl, principal at the Don Schjeldahl Group, also remains on the board

·         Bob Hess, executive managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services, also remains on the board

·         New to the SSG board is Christopher D. Lloyd, senior vice president and director of infrastructure and economic development for McGuireWoods Consulting

·         Michelle Comerford, project director and industrial and supply chain practice lead at Biggins Lacy Shapiro, will continue to serve as special advisor to the board

·         Dennis Donovan, partner at Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting, will remain as a board advisor

·         Will Hearn, senior vice president at CBRE, will also join as a board advisor

About The Site Selectors Guild
The Site Selectors Guild (SSG) is a professional association comprised of the world's leading corporate location advisory consultants to companies looking to build or expand. All members of SSG have been nominated and approved by their industry peers. As the first and only group of its kind, SSG brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable, top quality resource for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations.

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