Jamillah Lodge is the Communication & Development Director for Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). She is responsible for managing the marketing and communications plan on behalf of the Corporation and for providing and analysing business/entrepreneurial market data for the use of the Corporation. Jamillah develops, promotes and implements entrepreneurship and educational programs, events and initiatives. She is currently a certified instructor for Interise’s Streetwise ‘MBA’. Jamillah has been a member of the BEDC team for 8 years, starting her tenure with the organisation as a Business Development Officer. In addition, she has over ten years of business experience working in various positions in the USA and Bermuda. Educated in the United States, Jamillah graduated from Clark Atlanta University; Atlanta, Georgia with a B.A. Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and also obtained an AA in Merchandising Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; Los Angeles, California. Jamillah has also taken courses towards obtaining her MBA in entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University, Fla.