Henry County Development Authority Staff

The Henry County Development Authority ensures the economic vitality of Henry County, Georgia. Our team provides assistance, resources, and support for Henry County businesses, and we build partnerships with local, regional, and national economic development organizations.

Meet the team who brings new business opportunities & investment to Henry County.

Leonard Sledge

Executive Director

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Leonard Sledge joined the Development Authority staff as Executive Director, following 4 years with the with the City of Hampton, Virginia as a Director of Economic Development. Leonard also served as the Director/Assistant Director for the College of William & Mary's Office of Economic Development. Leonard holds a Bachelor of General Science degree from Morehouse College, a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Leonard is active in professional economic development organizations including the Georgia Economic Developers Association.

Leah Brown, Director of Marketing, Henry County Development AuthorityLeah Brown

Director of Marketing and Existing Industry

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Leah Brown works with Henry County’s primary businesses to help problem solve, discuss potential expansion opportunities and advise clients on any applicable resources and support available. Leah also leads HCDA's marketing efforts. Prior to joining the Authority, Leah worked for the Macon Economic Development Commission as the Manager of Industry and Business and as Projects Manager.

Leah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia College & State University and a Masters of Public Administriation degree from the University of Georgia.

Terry Collins, Office Manager, Henry County Development AuthorityTerry Collins

Office Manager

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Terry has been a resident of Henry County since 1985. She was employed by the Henry County Board of Education for 11 years prior to joining the Henry County Board of Commissioners in 2001. Terry has served as Executive Assistant and Office Manager for the Henry County Development Authority since 2010.