Rachel Davis, Executive Director
Executive Director, The Edge
Our Corporate, Foundation, and Collaborative Partners are the lifeblood of The Edge. They have sustained us for two decades in varying degrees. Some provide financial support that demonstrates their commitment to building strong communities. Others connect and provide valuable services to our constituency. They lend us their employees to volunteer, and they generously impart their wisdom.
Thanks to our Partners, we have launched new initiatives, sustained our programs, and provided a foundation for our work. We owe our longevity to them, and the entrepreneurs we have served and the countless hours that we have been able to invest in them are the dividends that you and Georgia communities are yielding. We thank you!
Dr. Cindy Milligan
Director, The Edge Women’s Business Center
Dr. Cindy Milligan is an educator, entrepreneur and Director of The Edge Women’s Business Center in Kennesaw, Georgia. She is the Creator and Dean of The Academies Of The Edge, an online learning portal for entrepreneurs. Dr. Milligan is a communication and media consultant for programs in voice, entrepreneurship and leadership.
For more than 28 years, Dr. Milligan was a television and radio journalist. Her experience in broadcasting and media opened the door for her to work with a variety of businesses in different industries. In 2013, she founded the Milligan Vocal Arts Institute and expanded her coaching practice to help those who use their voices creatively and professionally. Today Dr. Milligan works with entrepreneurs and business owners helping them developing video marketing strategies and navigating through some of the communication challenges they face when presenting, pitching and growing their businesses. Her love of education, technology and entrepreneurship allows her to support founders in a way that gives them a strong, confident foundation for communicating their businesses successfully and profitably.
Dr. Cindy earned a PhD in Communication from Georgia State University specializing in voice and film. She created a theory called Sonic Vocality, which explains how actors use their voices to create characters. She has presented her published research on the voice in performance at conferences internationally. She is also a member of the Media and Entertainment faculty at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Milligan also earned a Masters in International Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri, and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Accounting from Purdue University.