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.
Brynn Grant oversees strategy and development for World Trade Center Savannah. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Savannah Economic Development Authority. She works to make the region as competitive as possible in the effort to create, grow and attract business and create jobs. She supports all divisions and is responsible for ongoing development of products, services, programs and incentives and addressing related issues in workforce, infrastructure and investment.
Director of Trade Services and Foreign-Trade Zone 104
Leigh Ryan manages WTCSav’s trade services assisting companies with their international strategies and the organization’s internship program. She is also Director for Foreign-Trade Zone 104, servicing 16 Georgia counties and works with established operators as well as promoting the benefits of FTZ to the region.
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.
Director 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, marketing and executing World Trade Center Savannah’s Global Education Programs. She is also responsible for WTCSav’s social media strategy and managing the WTCSav database.
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.