Scott McMurray Named Assistant Commissioner/COO for Georgia Quick Start
Department of Economic Development Veteran Tapped to Join TCSG’s Workforce Training Division
ATLANTA, GA–Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier announced today his appointment of Scott McMurray as Assistant Commissioner/COO for Georgia Quick Start. An economic development veteran, McMurray comes to Georgia Quick Start from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), where he serves as Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce.
“Scott is a highly-respected economic development leader who brings with him a wealth of experience growing business here in Georgia,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “We are excited to welcome him to Georgia Quick Start where I know he’ll do a great job working alongside Jackie Rohosky and the Quick Start team to provide world-class training programs for new businesses in Georgia as well as those looking to expand.”
As Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce for GDEcD, McMurray led Georgia’s team that focuses on job creation and investment through locating new and expanding businesses, as well as growing small businesses. The Global Commerce team includes statewide and existing industry project teams, small business, and Georgia’s international representatives in 12 strategic global markets around the world.
“Georgia Quick Start is the gold standard of workforce training programs across the nation, and rarely has that played a more important role in our state than today,” said McMurray. “Businesses often cite Georgia Quick Start as a key factor in their decision to locate here, thanks to the trained workforce this award-winning program provides businesses large and small. It’s an honor to join an organization that continues to make a positive impact in communities across the entire state by helping both companies and Georgians succeed.”
McMurray joined GDEcD in 2005 as a project manager. Prior to joining GDEcD, he held management positions with Warehouse California Corp. and Overseas Operations Export Management in Los Angeles, CA. From 1988 until 1993, McMurray worked as both a public high school English teacher and college instructor in Miyazaki, Japan. From 1993 until 1996, he held a position as an import manager for a retail store chain in southwestern Japan.
McMurray serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Foreign Trade Zone and the Japan-America Society of Georgia.
A native of North Andover, Massachusetts, McMurray holds an M.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Economics from Emory University. He also holds an associate’s degree in the Japanese Language from Southern Japan International College in Miyazaki, Japan.
McMurray will begin his role as Assistant Commissioner/COO for Georgia Quick Start on January 3, 2022.
About the Technical College System of Georgia
The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in more than 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit TCSG.edu