Partnership Gwinnett, a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, is pleased to announce the hiring of Randall Toussaint, Director, Economic Development. In his new role, Toussaint is charged with overseeing the organization’s project management team and cultivating project wins for Gwinnett County in five target industries: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technology, Life Science, and Corporate Headquarters.
“Randall is a great addition to the Partnership Gwinnett team,” says Andrew Carnes, Vice President of Economic Development, Partnership Gwinnett. “His experience at the local and state level, his portfolio of contacts, as well as many years spent in economic development, are all very beneficial to our organization and our county.”
Toussaint previously served as the Director of Corporate Solutions & Cybersecurity at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and as the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation’s Business Development officer for the technology sector in Fort Meade, Maryland. Toussaint also led urban planning and economic development programs in College Park, Maryland and served as the Vice President of Economic Development in Forsyth County, Georgia. Toussaint’s career in Georgia also includes tenure as the Assistant Director of the Clayton County Office of Economic Development in Jonesboro, Georgia, and a Program Manager at the Savannah Development & Renewal Authority.
With a master’s degree in Public Administration from Savannah State University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Morehouse College, Toussaint has more than a decade of experience in the fields of urban planning and economic development. He is a former Fellow with the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and a former legislative liaison with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.
“I am so excited about joining Partnership Gwinnett’s team,” says Toussaint. “I am truly appreciative of this opportunity and I look forward to all that is yet to come.”