OFTC welcomes Gore as New VP of Economic Development | Schools
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently welcomed Joe Gore as its new Vice President of Economic Development. In the position, Gore will be responsible for the development of innovative, entrepreneurial and strategic initiatives designed to respond to economic development and training needs for the eleven counties of Georgia serviced by OFTC.
"As our state looks more to our community and technical colleges to provide the workforce solutions necessary to help move our communities forward, it is critical that we have someone in place to lead this effort who has an understanding of how to grow and enhance our existing programs as well as build capacity for the future," said OFTC President Dr. Lloyd Horadan.
“Joe has a proven track record with more than 20 years of business development experience in the banking industry and 10 years of experience working with OFTC on its Board of Directors. I know that Joe will contribute greatly in our strategic, statewide efforts to increase workforce and training opportunities for area citizens.”
Gore has had a life long pursuit of service to others, starting in his youth as an Eagle Scout. Over the years, Gore has held many community service positions, both local and statewide, having served as the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Technical College Directors’ Association and as the former chairman of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Gore was also honored in 2002 as the Jefferson County Volunteer of the Year.
Gore earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology.