J.R. Charles Bio

J.R. Charles Bio

J.R. Charles is the Economic Development Director of Oconee County, and he oversees the department’s industrial development, commercial expansion, and tourism promotion initiatives. A graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia and an expert in digital marketing and branding, J.R. has served as a small business advisor, an industrial recruitment specialist, and economic development director during his career. Additionally, J.R. sits on the UGA Innovation Gateway Incubator Board of Advisors and the Georgia Innovation Crescent Board of Directors.