Georgia Tech-Savannah to Host Open House for New Director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics

January 17, 2018

Georgia Tech-Savannah Open House. The open house will honor Matt Markham with a breakfast reception and brief remarks as he is welcomed as the new director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics on February 8, 2018 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. The reception will be held at Georgia Tech-Savannah 210 Technology Circle Savannah, GA 31407.

Matt Markham was named the director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), where he and his team help Georgia companies effectively leverage the state’s logistics advancements to connect, compete and grow their business. He brings more than a decade of experience in Georgia transportation policy to the management team. Prior to joining GDEcD, he was the director of External Affairs for the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and served in leadership roles at the State Road and Tollway Authority. Markham received his M.P.A. from Georgia State University and his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required to Jane Jordan at The reception will follow the first Learners & Leaders Breakfast Series of 2018, “The Art of Negotiation: Driving Business Deals and Effective Negotiations.” To register, visit



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The Center of Innovation for Logistics facilitates innovative logistics solutions that leverage Georgia’s superior business climate and enhance cargo-owing companies’ competitiveness.

Exclusive to Georgia, the Center collaborates with companies that currently ship to or from Georgia, as well as those looking to locate in Georgia to deploy the world’s best multi-modal logistics for supply chain success.

With targeted efforts to engage its unique position in state government with partnerships in the logistics industry, the Center provides impactful forums for companies to network, address industry issues, and share knowledge.

The Center of Innovation for Logistics helps companies in three main ways:

Improves inbound and outbound logisticsSupports Logistics Workforce Development for Georgia Companies ● Enhances Logistics Technology deployment