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Shirlynn Brownell 

Shirlynn Brownell
Director of Economic Development

Shirlynn Brownell is the City of Brookhaven's first Director of Economic Development. Formerly Corporate Solutions Project Manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), Brownell also served as Project Analyst at GDEcD.  In her roles, she recruited new industry on behalf of the state, generating hundreds of jobs and millions in investment for Georgia. In addition, she also managed statistical research and analysis for all eight of GDEcD’s Centers of Innovation, including aerospace, agriculture, energy, life sciences and information technology, logistics and manufacturing.