Dorian DeBarr appointed President of Decide DeKalb



DeKalb County Development Authority Dorian DeBarr



DECATUR, GAThe DeKalb County Development Authority unanimously approved Dorian DeBarr as the new president of the Decide DeKalb Development Authority. DeBarr joined the organization in 2016 and has served since 2019 as the interim president following the departure of Ray Gilley.

“Mr. DeBarr has done an outstanding job ensuring DeKalb’s economic progress remains steady despite the negative impacts of the pandemic,” said DeKalb County CEO Thurmond. “Under his leadership, Decide DeKalb has been a great partner with the county in supporting existing businesses and pursuing  new opportunities and was key in providing technical support to DeKalb’s Better Business Loan program.  Dorian has kept DeKalb in the forefront for companies considering growth and expansion in Georgia.”

Prior to joining Decide DeKalb, DeBarr was the interim chief financial officer for Invest Atlanta Development Authority.

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