The Department of Economic and Community Development announced Thursday that Todd A. Morgan has been named Tennessee Main Street Program director, leading the initiative that provides assistance to communities in revitalizing their downtown and central business districts.
“Downtowns and central business districts often serve as the foundation for a strong and self-sustaining local economy,” Mr. Hagerty said. “As a respected community development leader, Todd brings a wealth of experience to his new role and a network of relationships that will assist our Tennessee Main Street communities throughout the state.”
Mr. Morgan brings more than 18 years of community and economic development, neighborhood revitalization, planning, project management and architectural services experience to ECD’s Rural Development team. Most recently he was program director for the community development corporation managing the Morristown Main Street Program and facilitated comprehensive community development projects for the entire city of Morristown.
A graduate of Carson-Newman College with both a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, Mr. Morgan has participated in professional development through the International Economic Development Council, U.T. Institute for Public Service and Walters State Institute for Business Industry.
Mr. Morgan replaces Kimberly Franklin Nyberg who is leaving state government to pursue her own business as a consultant specializing in community development, marketing, design and historic preservation.
For additional information about the Tennessee Main Street Program, please visit http://www.tennesseemainstreet.org/