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Leia Dedic

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Leia Dedic

Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships

As the Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, Leia is responsible for the overall planning, budgeting and management of SEDA’s efforts related to strategic planning, community partnerships, research and grants while assisting with organizational effectiveness. The key objectives are to create plans of action and ensure the infusion of resources to ultimately help grow job opportunities and investment in targeted industries for the Savannah region, encourage the engagement of community partners to improve the Savannah product and help improve internal organizational effectiveness to ensure SEDA has the tools necessary to be successful. Leia works with all departments to provide research, data, strategic direction, fiscal impact analyses, and avenues of funding to bring economic development projects and marketing campaigns to fruition. Leia is also the organization’s Salesforce administrator helping the organization track and manage their progress towards established annual goals.

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