Sorrell Graduates from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) Program

13 Dec 2021


Randy Sorrell, Executive Director, Hancock Economic Development Council, recently completed the two-week Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDP) certificate. He has been in economic development for 3 years.

Participant stated, “The Advanced Economic Development Leadership program was one of the best training programs I have participated in. It truly is focused on developing one’s leadership skills and having the opportunity to rub shoulders with economic development professionals from across the country was an added plus. I would highly recommend this program to anyone in this field who wants to grow their leadership abilities.”

AEDL is a collaboration of four universities – Clemson University, The University of Southern Mississippi, Texas Christian University, and the University of New Mexico. These four universities are committed to excellence in economic development and advancing the knowledge, skills, and application of key job creation strategies in America’s cities, communities, and counties.

AEDL is an immersive and challenging program. The experiential curriculum enhances key skills necessary for leading successful community and economic development strategies. Led by experienced world-class faculty, program topics include communications; navigating today’s media world; marketing and branding; relevance and value proposition after COVID; personal and professional leadership; urban and rural areas; site selection and recruiting.

The Advanced Economic Development Leadership course accepts mid and senior-level practitioners from across the U.S.