Vicki is the Chief Executive Officer of Location Strategies in Evergreen Advisors (ELS) Practice. With over 25 years in the site selection field, Vicki has worked for well-known site selection firms including The Austin Company, Fantus Consulting, Deloitte, SC&H Group, and Crowe Horwath. She was also the Director of Network Strategy for a national consumer products company, where she coordinated enterprise-wide operations and facility network review and realignment, as well as location strategy, site selection, and real estate and incentive negotiations for the company. She has an extensive background in engineering and construction.
Vicki has extensive experience with assisting her corporate clients with supply chain optimization, entry into the US market, location strategy, community evaluation, site selection, real estate negotiation, and economic development incentive negotiation and collection. She also works with community, regional and state leadership conducting economic development strategy and implementation plans and funding of projects.
Her knowledge of location and network strategy, incentives negotiation, project management and government affairs has earned her a reputation as a leader in her field. She has experience working with Fortune 100, Fortune 500, and middle market companies. Vicki’s experience covers most industries, including consumer products, bio and health sciences, automotive, textiles, information technology, and communications.
Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron and a Master of Public Administration degree from Cleveland State University.
Vicki is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She is also a part-time professor for International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and teaches annually at Colorado State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of North Carolina. She also is on the faculty of the United States Chamber of Commerce and teaches at University of Georgia. She teaches courses on Site Selection, Economic Development, and public/private collaboration.