Hugh "Trip" Tollison
President and CEO
Hugh “Trip” Tollison is the President and CEO of World Trade Center Savannah, overseeing all aspects of the organization. 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 also serves as President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and 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.
Leigh Ryan oversees strategy and development for World Trade Center Savannah. She works to make the region as competitive as possible in the effort to create, grow and attract business and create job opportunities. Ryan supports all divisions of the organization and is responsible for ongoing development of products, services, programs as well as managing Foreign-Trade Zone 104, which includes 16 Georgia counties.
Manager of Research and Trade Development
Jessie Jenkins is responsible for researching the needs of WTCSav’s clients and partners, including country, industry and product-specific information and data. She is also responsible for trade services reports, proposals and plans as well the planning and execution of outbound trade and investment development efforts to serve the needs of WTCSav and its partners.
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Angela Hendrix, a 20 year public relations veteran, brought her in-depth knowledge and experience of marketing and public relations to WTCSav in 2012. She oversees the planning, management and implementation of all marketing, communications, events, public relations and media relations for the organization.
Programs and Community Development Coordinator
LeAndrea Mikell is responsible for planning and executing World Trade Center Savannah’s Global Education Programs. She is also responsible for community relations to build awareness regarding WTCSav services and programs, to broaden our outreach.
Vice President of Finance and Administration
With more than 20 years of accounting experience, Mark Sprosty, CPA, is responsible for WTCSav’s financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, budgeting and forecasting activities as well as developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Mark oversees human resources.