Title: President & CEO
Company: Pan-Am Dental Inc.
Top three accomplishments
• Increased annual sales 40 percent every year since 2008
• Company growth from four employees to 21 in five years
• Expanded from 2,500 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet
Questions and answers
Q: How will you do business differently in the coming year or decade?
A: Our industry has really developed its digital aspect. I’d like to continue investing in new equipment and training for my staff.
Q: What qualities or assets will distinguish Savannah and preserve/advance our local economy?
A: Continue historic preservation that honors our legacy and our architectural and historical treasures. Redevelopment of brown fields and industrial properties, like on Indian Street.
Q: What economic drivers and business sectors promise the most growth in the next year or decade and why?
A: Creative economy–tech startups, creative firms, knowledge-based (rather than manufacturing based) business? That’s been SEDA’s vision I think
Q: What advice do you have for other Savannah leaders in the coming year or decade?
A: Stay educated on issues that affect the city. Exercise your rights and responsibilities to vote and get civically involved. Volunteer and support charitable and philanthropic organizations.