From The Ground Up: Feat. Misti Martin of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Misti Martin currently serves as the president of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development in the Greater Atlanta Area. Misti is a native of Georgia and has been in the Chamber and Economic Development field since 1991. In 2004, Misti was named as the President of the Development Authority of Cherokee County, now known as the Cherokee Office of Economic Development.

Prior to assuming her current role, Misti served as President & CEO of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce in Covington, Georgia. She also worked for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce & Development Authority and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

Misti has held numerous positions on state boards for Chamber and Economic Development organizations and served as Chair of the Georgia Economic Developers Association in 2012. She became a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council in 2000 and is a 2005 Graduate of Leadership Georgia.  Misti was featured as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2011 and as a “Notable Georgian” in 2012 and 2013.

Misti earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration from Troy University. She is also a graduate of University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute (EDI) as well as the Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia.