Our Team

The Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber’s Economic Development team is focused on providing the resources businesses need to find success in our region. The team’s collective experience in assisting companies is among the best in the Southeast and represents every aspect of economic development, including business retention, attraction, workforce and talent development, and entrepreneurial activities.

Brian J. Sillitto, CEcD
Executive Vice President, Economic Development

Economic Development

Brian is Executive President of Economic Development for the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce where he is an integral part of the region’s economic and workforce development efforts. Brian has been working in the field of Economic Development for 14 years.  His work has...

Frank D. Braski
Chief Entrepreneurial Officer (CEnO)

Economic Development

Frank Braski is the Chief Entrepreneurial Officer (CEnO) and Director of Enterprising Culture at the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  In this role, Frank leads the region’s incubator for pre-venture and high-growth startups, and is helping develop an angel and orca investment network to...

Sendreka Lakes
Director, Education, Talent & Workforce

Economic Development

Sendreka Bledsoe Lakes, a native of Columbus, GA, is the Director of Education, Talent, and Workforce at the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Sendreka leads the region’s workforce development efforts as part of the Chamber’s Economic Development team. She has worked...

Angela Allison
Program Manager, Education, Talent & Workforce

Economic Development

Angela Allison is the Manager of Education, Talent & Workforce at the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as the program manager for the Chamber’s Partners In Education program where she helps foster relationships between businesses and schools within the region.   Angela...

Katherine Kelly, PhD
Coordination Manager, Economic Development

Economic Development

Katherine Kelly is a Coordination Manager in the Economic Development Department at the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  Katherine has worked in economic development for more than 17 years at the Chamber.  She manages the operation of the department as well as those of...

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