The Gwinnett Chamber is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene M. Fosque to its executive leadership team. Fosque will serve as the new Vice President of Economic Development, spearheading the Partnership Gwinnett initiative.
With over two decades of corporate business experience and four years in public office with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, Fosque brings a wealth of expertise to her new role. She will lead a team of highly skilled professionals in implementing Partnership Gwinnett’s vision of fostering economic prosperity within the community.
Expressing her enthusiasm for the position, Fosque stated, “I love Gwinnett County, and this opportunity allows me to contribute my experience, skill set, and passion for our businesses and communities in a strategic, proven, and meaningful way. I look forward to collaborating with the team, our investors, and our partners throughout the region and state to realize Partnership Gwinnett’s vision and ensure a legacy of economic success for our thriving future.”
Fosque’s career spans various sectors, including a tenure at Aetna and her current role as an entrepreneur. Her private sector experience encompasses implementing project management strategies, leading workflow and process improvement initiatives, and enhancing overall customer satisfaction ratings. Most recently, she founded her own consulting firm, which specializes in providing strategic planning and execution services to both public and private organizations.
Beyond her corporate background, Fosque is well-known for her public service as the District 4 Commissioner for Gwinnett County, representing a quarter of the county’s nearly one million residents. During her term, she collaborated with fellow commissioners on several economic development projects, including the Exchange at Gwinnett. Fosque also played a pivotal role in shaping essential public services, local zoning ordinances, tax revenues, and budgetary policies that impact infrastructure, water, sewer, public safety, transportation, and more. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL), where she leads efforts to advance mobility and transit throughout Metro Atlanta.
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson praised Fosque’s leadership and said, “Marlene’s contributions as a Commissioner enhanced Gwinnett’s ability to serve our residents with excellence, revitalize our communities, and pursue our mission of becoming a vibrant and connected community where everyone thrives. We look forward to collaborating with Marlene and the entire Partnership Gwinnett team to build upon those efforts, support the business sector, and secure an even more resilient economic future for Gwinnett County.”
Nick Masino, President, and CEO of Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett, also expressed his excitement about Fosque joining the team. He said, “Marlene’s experience in both the public and private sectors, along with her proven track record of serving our community with excellence, makes her an ideal addition to Partnership Gwinnett. We are thrilled to have her on board and eagerly anticipate the accomplishments that will be achieved under her leadership.”
Fosque holds a Master of Public Administration in Public Leadership and Management from Regent University, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shorter University, and is a 2019 graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development Region 3. She has volunteered on numerous local and regional government boards and is an alumna of the 2022 Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute and the Leadership Gwinnett class of 2020. Fosque assumed her new role with the organization on June 1.
To learn more about the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett team, please visit GwinnettChamber.org/Staff