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Hattiesburg ADP names new president

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership announced Tuesday that Chad Newell has been named President, effective December 28, 2009.

Newell succeeds Angeline Godwin, who served as ADP President since Nov. 12, 2004.

"We are excited to have someone with the experience of Chad Newell to lead the Area Development Partnership," said Mike Collins, current ADP Board Chair. "He has a track record of economic development success in both the public and private sectors. Chad and his family will be a great addition to our area."

Newell has been actively involved in economic development for the last 16 years and currently serves as a Developer at Newton Oldacre McDonald, a privately held, full-service retail development firm based in Nashville, TN.

"I am honored, humbled and elated to be selected as President of the Area Development Partnership. We will work diligently to help local companies grow and prosper and to recruit companies from around the globe

The ADP, which has approximately 1,200 members, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for citizens of Forrest, Lamar and Perry Counties through community and economic development.

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