Emily Poole – Vice President of Economic Development
Emily Poole, Vice President of Economic Development, joined the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) in 2012. Her charge is to facilitate business growth and better community-corporate partnership with Peachtree City’s leading industries.
This includes acting as an ombudsman, working to address all needs an existing industry or company might have including serving as an intermediary and resource coordinator between companies and divisions of city, county and state government; assisting existing companies with securing bonds and financing for expansion of facilities and equipment; and connecting with legislative and business networking resources.
Emily believes that fostering a healthy business environment will carry Fayette County into the future. “My goal is to be of service. Any resources I can access for businesses in Peachtree City and Fayette County, I will. I love my job, because I get to serve those who are the lifeblood of our community. Our community thrives when we have a healthy business network,” said Emily.
Prior to joining the FCDA team, Emily worked as Public Relations Manger at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville. During her seven-year stint there, she also handled retail and fleet vehicle sales, bringing her in regular contact with numerous Fayette County businesses. Emily, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, teaches at Autrey’s Armory on select weekends.
Awarded Young Professional of the Year for 2011, Emily has an impressive record of community service and partnership. The 2012-2013 President of Young Professionals of Fayette County, Emily also serves on the board of the Fayette Chamber, Fayette Senior Services, Main Street Fayetteville and the Steering Committee of Fayette College and Career Academy.
Emily is a native of Peachtree City, where she graduated from McIntosh High School. She currently resides in Fayetteville and is an active member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.