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Josh Beard

Manager, Small Business & Regional Initiatives

Department: Economic Development

Josh is the Director of Innovation and Business Development for the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. As part of the Economic Development team, he is focused on the creation and retention of knowledge – based jobs in the Columbus region. His previous military experience allows him to work closely with the Fort Benning community as they strive to increase capabilities, specifically in the field of robotics. Josh comes to the Chamber after serving 20 years in the United States Army and several years in private industry. A native of the Columbus region, Josh earned a Bachelor of Art in History from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Master of Public Administration from Auburn University.

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