Gretchen Corbin was sworn in as commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) in January 2015 by Governor Nathan Deal. TCSG oversees the state’s 22 technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs, including Georgia Quick Start, the nation’s number one workforce training program. TCSG’s mission is to serve Georgia’s students while building a well-educated, globally competitive workforce in Georgia.
Corbin has assisted Governor Deal with his top priority, job creation in Georgia, in her previous roles as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Executive Director of the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority, and Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce at the Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).
As Commissioner of DCA and the state’s chief community developer, Corbin was responsible for 65 programs in community infrastructure and development, workforce housing, downtown development and economic development financing. She oversaw more than $71 million in investment in Georgia communities through deal-closing financing, housing tax credits and community development block grants.
During her 15 years at GDEcD, Corbin was responsible for economic development at global, statewide, regional and local levels. She served in a wide variety of roles including Division Director for International Operations, Director of Project Industry & Recruitment and most recently as Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce. In this role, she led the Global Commerce team to great success in locating and expanding companies throughout the state, growing Georgia’s exports and supporting its small businesses. Corbin oversaw 11 international offices and has marketed Georgia’s workforce, logistics and other business assets around the world. Under her leadership as Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce, GDEcD brought nearly 69,000 jobs and over $13 billion in capital investment to Georgia.
Corbin is a native Georgian and is involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, including Leadership Georgia, where she serves as Chairman. In 2014 she co-chaired Georgia’s annual State Charitable Contributions Program. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute External Advisory Board, a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has twice been named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 100 most influential Georgians.
She, her husband David, and their two daughters reside in Rome, Georgia.