As the new director of economic development and community engagement at UNG, Kay Keller provides leadership to UNG’s Regional Education and Economic Development (REED) initiative, an ongoing effort to collaborate with leaders in business, government, community, and education from across northeast Georgia to increase educational attainment and advance economic development.
“I’m proud and excited to be part of a university that is an active partner in the economic success of northeast Georgia,” Keller said. “UNG’s growing influence will help develop a workforce that will enhance the quality of life for everyone in the region.”
Keller joined UNG after serving four years as president of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce. In addition to managing the chamber’s operations and supporting the organization’s members, Keller was active in new business development and regional economic development projects. Under her stewardship, chamber membership grew from 450 to 590 members.
In January, Keller was the recipient of the Diamond Award from the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business for having excelled in her profession and making a significant impact on their local community and professional world.