Economist Dr. Alfie Meek, along with other community leaders, is vying for HAMerica’s Vote and the opportunity to pucker up and KISS-A-PIG in support of men and women developmental disabilities and those that have experienced traumatic brain injury. Yet, to win HAMerica’s Vote, he needs your help.
Please consider voting for Dr. Meek by making a tax-deductible donation to Annandale Village. Each dollar you are able to contribute will equal one vote for his candidacy. The candidate with the most votes or funds raised by May 10th, will be named the winner of the Kiss-A-Pig campaign! More importantly, your support will provide vital programs and services to help people with developmental disabilities to lead lives that reflect quality, value, self-worth, and achievement.
Please give generously…Alfie Meek really wants to KISS-A-PIG!
Dr. Alfie Meek is a Republican candidate for District 4 Commissioner for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. He is also an economist and the Director of the Innovation Strategy & impact (ISI) team with Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). The ISI group provides multiple services to communities and local governments including primary and secondary research, economic development strategic planning, workforce assessment, revenue forecasting, and economic/fiscal impact analysis.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Meek worked as the Director of the Economic Analysis Division for Gwinnett County where he oversaw the county’s economic development program as well as its forecasting and research efforts. Before his time at Gwinnett County, Dr. Meek spent three years as the Director of Applied Research at The University of Georgia’s Business Outreach Services and Small Business Development Center. He has also served the State of Georgia as an economist and project director for the Center for Economic Development Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Preceding his initial tenure at Georgia Tech, Dr. Meek was the Research Economist for SunTrust Banks, Inc.
In addition to his research, Dr. Meek is frequently asked to speak on topics relating to economics and economic development. In addition to these informal presentations, he also occasionally teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in economics, cost-benefit analysis, advanced statistics, and public finance.
Dr. Meek has also written for economic development-related publications, as well as other periodicals. His research on the size and economic impact of the sports industry in the United States was published in Sport Marketing Quarterly. This research into the Sports Industry has been written about and referenced in numerous publications – USA Today, Georgia Trend, Financial Times London, Fortune Magazine, and Investors Business Daily among others – and is regularly cited in academic work across the globe.
Dr. Meek holds a PhD. in Agricultural Economics from The University of Georgia; a Master of Science in Business Economics from Georgia State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been a member of the American Economic Association, and is a current member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the National Association for Business Economics, and is a past president of the Atlanta Economics Club. He is also a graduate of the 2006-07 class of Leadership Gwinnett.
When he is not working as an economist, Dr. Meek is very involved in the Boy Scouts of America and serves as an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 514 in Lawrenceville, and was a finalist for “Cub Leader of the Year” for 2010 for the Apalachee District of the Northeast Georgia Council. Dr. Meek is a native of Atlanta and he resides in Dacula, Georgia with his beautiful wife, Pilar, and their two handsome and very above-average sons, Aidan and Garrett; a wonderful and loyal dog named Pirate; and the newest member of the Meek clan, a Guinea pig named Twinkie.