United States: Kilpatrick Townsend Adds High-Profile Director Of Economic Development
Last Updated: January 28 2014

Former Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Vice President Ken Atkins Joins Firm

RALEIGH (January 14) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Ken Atkins to the firm's Raleigh office. Atkins joined Kilpatrick Townsend on January 6th as Director of Economic Development. He will be a member of Kilpatrick Townsend's Real Estate Team in the Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department.

"I am proud to welcome Ken to the firm," said Gary Joyner, Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend's Raleigh Office. "I have known Ken for over 16 years and worked with him closely when I was Chair of the Chamber. I saw first-hand how he worked tirelessly with area leaders and how he played an integral role in the region's growth. Clients will greatly benefit from his unique, high-level experience that is second to none in the economic development arena. He will be an outstanding resource for not only clients, but the entire firm."

Atkins comes to Kilpatrick Townsend after working with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce for 16 years as Vice President of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development. In Atkins' roles he has been instrumental in the recruitment of hundreds of new companies and thousands of new jobs to the Triangle. He also has been key in helping retain and expand countless existing Wake County businesses.

Atkins, a Raleigh native, is Past President of the North Carolina Economic Developers Association and was North Carolina's Economic Developer of the Year in 2007. He has been named among the "Best of the Breed Award -- The State's Best Industry Recruiters: Who They Are and How They Bag the Big "Buffaloes" by Business North Carolina. Atkins earned a Certified Economic Developer designation in 1988. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Economics.

"I am looking forward to this new phase of my career as a member of the Kilpatrick Townsend team using my experience over the past 16 years to continue growing jobs and investment throughout the Triangle," said Ken Atkins, Director of Economic Development for Kilpatrick Townsend.

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