James Touchton joins the Strategic Partnerships, Inc. Team as an economic development expert, a government relations professional, and a former public servant from the executive ranks of government.
James served as the economic development director for the city of Stockbridge, Georgia. Prior to that, he served for seven years as the director of policy and government affairs for the Council for Quality Growth.
His political expertise was honed during his five years of tenure with the Georgia Senate Research Office as a senior policy analyst and adviser. Prior to that, James was on the staff of an elected state representative and later in the office of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
James received his undergraduate degree in political science and his master’s degree in public administration from Kennesaw State University, where he served as student government president. He was named Kennesaw State University’s Political Science Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2018.
His civic activities have included service as the past president of the board for Advance Atlanta. James is a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s leadership program, and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’ Leadership Cobb program. He serves on several regional advisory boards. James will be a great asset to the Strategic Partnerships Team in Georgia.