Bringing federal, state and local level experience from the public and private sectors, Linda Hutson Green has served as IALR’s Vice President of Economic Development as well as the Executive Director of the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance since October 2016. She helps leverage the hosting resources of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research to assist local economic developers in marketing the Southern Virginia region. Together, they work to provide recruitment and retention of industries in the regional footprint to create and sustain jobs and ensure the economic vitality of the region. Linda worked as District Director for U.S. Congressman Robert Hurt and as Director for Federal Funding and Entrepreneurship for the Center for Innovative Technology, where she also served terms as Director of Manufacturing and Regional Technology Transfer. She also served as the President and CEO of the Dan River Business Development Center and worked as a Quality Engineer for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. A Certified Quality Engineer, Linda holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University, and is a graduate of Averett University and Danville Community College.
Vice President, Economic Development