Frank Tate is the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Board, a position he has held since July 2018. As the Executive Director, he is responsible for recruiting new business to the area and marketing the Clarksville-Montgomery County Corporate Business. Frank is also tasked to work extensively with existing industry on workforce training, expansion plans, and other needs. Frank is a graduate of Kaplan University where he earned a B.A. Degree while serving in the Navy. Prior to his work with the Industrial Development Board, Frank, an Owensboro, KY native, served in a similar role in McKenzie, TN and also as a regional workforce and economic development director for the State of Kentucky.
Director of Economic Development
Originally from the Atlanta area, Robin joined the Economic Development Council staff in the summer of 2010 as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications. After serving nearly five years in that role, she took on the position of Director of Economic Development with the IDB in February 2015. Robin is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a B.A. degree in Journalism. She's worked throughout her career in the economic development, marketing, communications, publishing and advertising industries. She has experience working at the national and local level on marketing and recruitment projects.
James C. Matthews
Economic Development Coordinator
JC came to Clarksville from the small town of Dyersburg,Tenn. by way of Austin Peay State University where he obtained a B.S. degree in Public Management. JC recently obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Bethel University. He has worked over nine years in the customer service field for various companies in different positions. His role at the IDB has him working closely with consultants and our state partners in gathering, organizing and presenting pertinent information for potential corporate clients.