Planning, Development and Preservation

Matt Alexander

Matthew AlexanderFurman University with a B.A. in Asian Studies, 2009

Recent summer intern with Mayor Knox White in the City of Greenville, SC working on various projects to promote economic development and bring new business to the city, while also gaining intimate insight to the city’s role in the development process.  Additional experience includes work on a $20.5 million, 275 key five star hotel renovation in Atlanta, GA.  Assisted in the permitting and sub-contractor bid process during the pre-construction phase and attended project team meetings to discuss design details.  Four years of military leadership experience in the U.S. Army as a MEDEVAC Blackhawk helicopter pilot.  Years of service include several hundred flight hours and one combat deployment to Iraq.  Currently active in the Georgia National Guard as a pilot and commander of 60 personnel during homeland support, training, and relief missions. Prior internship experience in China as part of an undergraduate study abroad with the Agricultural Bank of China.  Interested in expanding personal knowledge and experience in commercial and mixed-use urban development by utilizing leadership and adaptability skills gained in the military.