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Movers & Shakers in Etowah, St. Clair & Blount Counties

April 17th, 2019

By Lori Chandler Pruitt -April 17, 2019

William Greene
Greene is assistant director of the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority. He has worked with the IDA since 2004, and has been interim executive director since 2015. He served as chairman of Workforce Development Region 5 (now Region 2). He is a graduate of Gadsden State Community College and Jacksonville State University, with graduate work at Alabama State University. Greene is a nationally registered paramedic and a former U.S. Marine.

David Hooks
Hooks, a former director of Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), became executive director of the Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority on April 1. A native of Attalla, Hooks has extensive economic development, public finance and industrial recruitment experience. For the last six years, Hooks has served as the director of innovation at The Edge of Chaos, a collaborative, creative group designed to spur innovation at UAB’s School of Public Health and beyond. Prior to ADECA, Hooks led the Tennessee Valley Authority’s industrial recruitment efforts.

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Phone: 256.543.9423 • Fax: 256.547.2351
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority One Commerce Square, Gadsden AL 35901 Phone.256.543.9423 Fax.256.547.2351