Becca Hardin joined the Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA) in October 2014 and currently serves as president. Ms. Hardin served as the executive vice president of economic development for the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Partnership joint development authority. Over her 13 year career with the Chamber, Becca was instrumental in leading the business recruitment strategy for the Valley Partnership region. She was involved in the efforts to recruit Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Kia suppliers. She also led the efforts to recruit NCR to Columbus, Georgia. Most recently she served as Vice President of Business Development for Batson-Cook Company.
Ms. Hardin has been named (three times) as one of Georgia's Top-100 most influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine. She is a member of the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), IEDC (International Economic Development Council), SEDC (Southern Economic Development Council), and Rotary International.