Economic Development Staff

 428506_4017674402024_1283023489_n Courtney Pogue – Director
O: (770) 477-4440 C: (404) 450-8136
E: courtney.pogue@claytoncountyga.gov

Courtney Pogue joined the Clayton County Office of Economic Development as its Director in July, 2015.  Prior to joining Clayton County, Courtney worked as the Deputy Director of Economic Development for Cook County, the 2nd largest county in the country.  Courtney’s role with Cook County included managing the $30 million BUILT in Cook Loan Program along with the County’s private activity bond portfolio as it relates to industrial revenue bonds. Additionally, Mr. Pogue oversaw the County’s entire economic development platform including all commercial property tax incentives (Class 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 8, Class 6b SER, TEERM) and developing new economic development tools. Full bio.

Bill Keir Headshot Bill Keir – Deputy Director
O: (770) 477-4430 C: (678) 858-5276
E: william.keir@claytoncountyga.gov

Bill Keir joined the Clayton County Office of Economic Development as its Deputy Director in January, 2014. He manages the industry clusters of Logistics & Transportation and Bio/Life Sciences & Healthcare, plus workforce development. In addition he assists existing Clayton County businesses with access to incentives and resources to help them grow and be profitable. He has a proven track record in economic development from the public and private sectors, and specializes in creative financing for new and expanding businesses. Full Bio.

tPatridge Tamara Patridge – Project Manager
O: (770) 477-4438   C: (678) 614-3007
E: tamara.patridge@claytoncountyga.gov
Tamara Patridge joined Clayton County Economic Development & Film in 2010, and serves as Project Manager for Film and Entertainment. In this role, Tamara serves as the liaison between county government officials, private property owners, and production company representatives during pre-production and principal photography for movie and television productions filming in Clayton County, Georgia. She is also responsible for identifying and attracting new business opportunities in the fields of Film and Entertainment.Tamara is a graduate of Clayton State University and received her certification as a Production Assistant in 2012. She is a member of American Film Commissioners International and Georgia Production Partnership.
Warren Bond Photography Mikisha L. Calloway – Office Manager
O: (770) 477-4450   C: (678) 925-1442
E: mikisha.calloway@claytoncountyga.gov

Ms. Calloway serves as Office Manager for the Clayton County Office of Economic Development and Film Office, providing administrative support to Economic Development staff. She is responsible for all administrative duties for Joint Development Authority of Metropolitan Atlanta and provides support for the Development Authority of Clayton County. Ms. Calloway attended Clayton State University for Accounting. She has over 10 years of finance experience working in both private and public sectors.