Adam Bartlett Selected For Director, Business Development Position



Adam Bartlett has been selected to serve as director, business development for the Henry County Development Authority.  The announcement was made this week by Josh Fenn, executive director of the economic development organization.

Bartlett will be responsible for working with new business leads and be accountable for developing and maintaining meaningful and effective professional relationships with statewide and regional economic development project managers, utility companies, real estate contacts, and site location consultants.

“My family and I have been a part of the Henry County community for many years,” according to Bartlett.  “I look forward to using my experiences in the private sector to work in the public sector through the development authority.  Being a part of the economic development marketing team is truly exciting.”

Bartlett earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration in Organization Management from Georgia State University.  His previous positions include general manager, Sadie & Sons, Inc.; industrial sales representative, Aggreko; sales representative, Cole Palmer; and point of care senior sales specialist, Abbot Laboratories.

“The development authority had a banner year in 2022 in terms of job growth and new investments in the community,” says Fenn.  “I believe the expertise Adam brings to the organization in terms of understanding manufacturing and professionalism will add tremendous resources to our recruitment team.  He has worked within many of the targeted sectors of companies we are now focused on bringing to the area.”

Evidence of Henry County’s recent success in economic growth can be proven with the increase in new jobs, investments, and the number of projects on record. Over the past 5 years, companies including De Wafelbakkers, Encompass Health, The Home Depot, Luxottica, and Purple Innovation have chosen to locate and expand in Henry.  Some of the newest additions and expansions coming in 2021 to Henry include Atlanta Heart, Pregis, Georgia-Pacific, Inmar Intelligence, Feit Electric, Big Lots, KamPack, Radial, and Caterpillar.

Bartlett and his wife Brittany have three children.  They include Sadie (14), Sawyer (12), and Eli (9).  The family are members of Sharon Church in McDonough.

Members of the development authority include Irvin Culpepper, chair; Eddie Ausband, Pierre Clements, David Crow, David Linton, and Charles Marshall.  Rod Meadows of Meadows, Macie & Sutton PC serves as legal counsel for the organization.

The development authority engaged The Chason Group to lead the talent search for the organization.

About the Henry County Development Authority.  The Henry County Development Authority was created in 1967 by a local amendment to the Georgia Constitution. The board consists of five members, representing the five geographic commissioner districts within the county.  The mission of the Henry County Development Authority is to promote economic development in Henry County through the attraction of new investment and jobs and the retention and expansion of existing industries.