Ogeechee Technical College president, Lori Durden, was appointed by Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan to the Georgia Innovates Task Force, a panel of Georgia leaders designed to accelerate his plan to make Georgia the technology capital of the east coast.
“It is truly an honor and privilege to be appointed to the task force,” Durden said. ”The state of Georgia is already making great strides in its infrastructure and I believe technical education plays an important role in the development and evolution of technology across the state.”
The task force will be divided into four subcommittees that explore public innovation, education and training, entrepreneurship and start-ups, and rural initiatives. Among those who have agreed to serve on the task force are:
Among the 12-member task force serving along with Durden are co-chairs former US Senator Johnny Isakson and former president of Georgia Tech G.P. “Bud” Peterson, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Raphael Bostick and Chair, President and CEO of Georgia Power Paul Bowers.