ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP GWINNETT SUMMIT
The Partnership Gwinnett Summit is an annual event that brings together influential business, community and elected leaders to review the county’s success in growing companies, jobs and wealth. The event also provides an opportunity to explore new ideas, emerging themes, community and economic development trends and best practices.
Enjoy a full hour of networking with economic developers, elected officials, and business people from across the region.
Presented by Nick Masino, Chief Economic Development Officer, Partnership Gwinnett
Hear a community update from Gwinnett County Board of Commissioner’s Chairman Charlotte J. Nash.
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Charlotte J. Nash was elected Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in a special election on March 15, 2011, and was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Prior to running for office, she was president of a consulting firm specializing in governmental and public strategy and management. Charlotte worked for Gwinnett County Government for more than 27 years until she retired in 2004. She served as the County Administrator for nine years and previously held the positions of Director of Financial Services, Budget Director, and Grants Manager.
Charlotte has also been active in numerous civic, business, and service organizations in the community. She served on the Gwinnett Recreation Authority from 2005 until the end of 2010. By virtue of her position as Commission Chairman, she serves as a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission Board and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Board, which she currently chairs. She serves on the Board of Managers for ACCG, Georgia’s county government association, having led the organization as President in 2015 – 2016. Charlotte was recently appointed by the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives to the board of the ATL (Atlanta Transit Link), the new regional transit authority.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle named her one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans annually beginning in 2011. In addition, Georgia Trend has included her as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians annually since 2013.
Charlotte is a Gwinnett County native who has lived her entire life in the Dacula/Harbins community. She graduated with honors from both Dacula High School and the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Charlotte and her husband, Michael, have been married for 46 years and have two grown children and two granddaughters.