Mr. Suttles has over 20-years’ experience in Economic Development. His previous position was owner of Vibrant Futures Consulting, LLC, in Mobile, AL. The company had a positive track record of working with rural communities on economic development programs and issues, including target market studies and workforce development. Other positions held by Mr. Suttles include Industrial Marketing and Economic Development, Mobile Gas Service Corporation; Business Development Director, Gulf States Engineering, Inc.; and Economic Development Project Manager, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama. Suttles has been actively involved in all aspects of economic development for many years, including membership in the Economic Development Association of Alabama and Alabama Coastal Foundation. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech’s Basic Economic Development Course, University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, Auburn University’s Intensive Economic Development Training Course and Leadership Mobile. The Alabama native has previously served on the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council Steering Committee, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Business Retention and Expansion Committee and the Board of Mobile Works where he oversaw the processes for the distribution of federal workforce investment dollars to education providers in Mobile County.
He and his wife Paige have just completed their move from Mobile to their new home in Hunters Ridge