Destination Oconee Manager/Executive Director
Janet Hartman serves as the manager of Destination Oconee: Realizing the Future of Oconee County. She is responsible for the implementation of Oconee County’s tourism based, economic development strategy as well as assisting with the continued revitalization of the downtown districts within the community.
Hartman has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She has twenty years of banking experience and most recently served as the Downtown Development Manager in Blairsville, Georgia. Hartman completed the Georgia Main Street/Better Hometown Training and is a graduate of The Georgia Academy for Economic Leadership Training.
Economic Development Specialist
Emily Hodge serves as the Economic Development Specialist for the Oconee Economic Alliance. She is responsible for database management, investor relations, and executing various research endeavors associated with economic development.
Hodge has her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sweet Briar College. She went on to briefly work in the banking industry in her hometown of Asheboro, North Carolina before moving to Oconee County with her husband in 2013. Most recently, she has worked with the School District of Oconee County as the bookkeeper and data clerk for Oconee Academy.
Marketing and Communications
Daja Dial serves as the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Oconee Economic Alliance. She is responsible for managing the OEA’s overall marketing and communication strategy, as well as, provides oversight of the new digital ambassador program and various social media platforms.
Dial studied Women’s Leadership and Spanish at Clemson University and adds a fresh outlook to aid in the innovation of new ways to produce and deliver the message, mission, and goals of Oconee’s economic development approach.