About us

Our Mission
Our Mission is to catalyze the innovation economy in Coastal Georgia.

The Creative Coast is here for the entrepreneurial, technology & creative community of the Savannah region. We build and support the creative economy in Savannah through education & social programs that connect and foster local innovation in both large and small companies.

Our Vision
Propelled by The Creative Coast, Savannah will be transformed into a vibrant hub for creative and innovative businesses, organizations, and individuals.


Our Executive Committee

President - Jim Collins, Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.

Vice President - Murem Sharpe, OXOS Medical

Treasurer - Rob Cordasco, Cordasco & Company

Secretary - Jennifer Bonnett, SEDA & Executive Director of the Creative Coast

Our History
The Creative Coast was founded in 1997 by the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), Chatham County and the City of Savannah to create/foster the creative technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through our activities, we strive to make an economic impact on our community, our city, the region and our state, through the creation of high-wage, high-tech and creative jobs.

Our Board

In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, our Board is made of the following individuals:

Mary Ann Bowman Beil, Memorial University Medical Center

Bret Bell, City of Savannah

Emily Butler, Center of Innovation - Logistics

Robert Gadd, On Point Digital

Jeremy Harvey, Visit Savannah

Diana McKenzie, Hunter Maclean

John D. Northup III, Bouhan Falligant LLC

Karen Quinn, Collective Marketing