Bill Freehling was named Fredericksburg's Director of Economic Development and Tourism in late 2016. He previously served for two and a half years as Fredericksburg's Assistant Director for Economic Development, focusing on business recruitment and expansion. Bill came to the City following a 10-year stint as a reporter with The Free Lance-Star newspaper in Fredericksburg. For the last seven years of that decade he covered local business, giving him a firm understanding of the opportunities in place for the City of Fredericksburg and a large network of area business contacts. Bill got his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University and his master’s degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in downtown Fredericksburg with his wife and two children.
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Amy Peregoy is the Economic Development Specialist for the City of Fredericksburg’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Ms. Peregoy is focused on business retention and expansion efforts, assisting prospects, supports the Economic Development Authority (EDA) to include administering the grant program, she also developed and coordinates the Economic Development website. She joined the department May 2011 after 19 years with Silver Companies Commercial Division. She is the Assistant Secretary to the EDA. She is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fredericksburg 2012 and is a member of the Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni. Amy attended the Business and Accounting Curriculum at Germanna Community College.
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Julie Perry joined the team at the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism early in 2006 after being the Director of Sales at the Riverside Dinner Theater in Stafford, VA. She has a strong sales background with a history of successful campaigns and is passionate about the power and presence of the front-line team as marketers to the region’s residents and visitors. She is a past president of the Fredericksburg Regional Hospitality Council and has been a featured guest speaker at the VA1 Conference with the VA Association of Museums and twice for Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Local/Regional Visitor Center Seminar. Julie A. Perry is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Music Industry and a professional singer, voice teacher and adjudicator. She is proud to serve as the City Staff Liaison for the Fredericksburg Arts Commission and regularly puts her Music background to good use as a singer with the Fredericksburg Chamber Chorale.
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