Kel McDowell originally hails from Gainesboro, Tennessee. As Director of Government Affairs, Kel serves as a resource and liaison for the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Williamson County.

Most recently, Kel headed up the Kosciusko Attala Partnership, an economic/community development organization in Attala County, Mississippi. Previously, he has worked, in different capacities, with the New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry (METI); Major League Baseball Advanced Media; and Mt. Airy, USA, a community development corporation (CDC) in Philadelphia. After receiving a B.A. from George Washington University, Kel earned his Master of Public Administration with a certificate in Economic Development & Growth from the University of Pennsylvania. Kel resides in Franklin and greatly enjoys “Seinfeld,” spicy foods, and live sporting events.

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