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Dr. Richard Thornton took the reins as executive director of the Brantley County Development Authority in mid 2011 upon retiring from Southeastern Technical College in Swainsboro, bringing with him a wealth of experience in economic development in South Georgia.

At Southeastern Technical College, where he was vice president for academic affairs and executive director of economic development, Dr. Thornton worked closely with chambers of commerce, development authorities, and local business and industry to attract new industry and support existing industry. As the college’s executive director for economic development, Dr. Thornton managed customized training, continuing education, and Work Ready assessment and training for Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, and Treutlen counties.


Brantley County Development Authority

10345 North Main Street
P.O. Box 87
Nahunta, GA 31553
t: 912.462.6275
c: 478.331.9602


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