Our Team

GC Hixson, CEcD

Executive Director

GC came to the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County in June 2005 after working in multiple departments and agencies within the State of Tennessee. Those departments included Revenue, Transportation and the Department of Economic and Community Development. While at the State Dept. of ECD, he served in multiple positions leading to the Director of Business Development where he oversaw the operations of the department's domestic marketing staff and its operations.

Mr. Hixson’s responsibilities include new business marketing and prospecting to attract new business and industry to Wilson County. He also works with business leaders to retain and expand economic development opportunities within the County. Mr. Hixson is the main point of contact for recruitment efforts of the office.

Mr. Hixson holds both a B.S. and Master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He also received the Certified Economic & Community Development (CEcD) designation from the International Economic Development Council through the University of Oklahoma. GC presently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Nashville Career Advancement (NCAC), the Leadership Middle Tennessee Board of Directors, Cumberland University Business Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC).