The Fulton County Development Authority has named Alvin P. Nash its  new executive director.

“We are very excited that someone with Al Nash’s expertise has agreed to join the Development Authority of Fulton County in such a key role,” said authority Chairman Robert J. (Bob) Shaw. “We are seeing a renewed interest in companies looking to relocate here or expand operations in Fulton County and we are convinced that Al’s knowledge, relationships and experience will ensure we are as competitive as possible in bringing new jobs to the county.”

Nash worked most recently executive director of Progress Partners, an economic development initiative of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and has more than 40 years experience in development, the authority said in a press release announcing the appointment.