Hugh “Trip” Tollison
President and CEO
Hugh “Trip” Tollison is the President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, overseeing all aspects of the organization including business attraction, business retention and expansion, and World Trade Center Savannah. Having been involved in nearly all major economic development initiatives in Chatham County in the last decade, Trip has a wealth of experience and extensive relationships on the local, state and regional level. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and served as an aide in Georgia and Washington for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston. He received his degree from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.
Vice President and COO
Brynn Grant first joined SEDA in 1996 and was a member of the 8-person team named one of the top ten development groups in the country in 1998 by Conway Data/Site Selection Magazine. She has since held many positions and received national and international awards for her work over a combined 15 years of service. Now Chief Operating Officer, she works to make Savannah and SEDA as competitive as possible in the effort to help create, grow and attract business and create jobs. In addition, after being the only staff member on the board committee assigned to develop a proactive international economic development effort for SEDA, in 2011, she was asked to lead the startup of the World Trade Center Savannah.