Del Boyette, President and CEO, Boyette Strategic Advisors
Del formed Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA) in 2005 to assist economic development organizations and corporations in the creation of new and expanded opportunities. He has worked with communities, regions, states, and utilities to develop strategies to ensure their success, including the development of marketing strategies, programs, workforce analysis, targeted sector analysis, and incentives policies. Del has also worked with an impressive list of corporate clients.
Before BSA, Del had successfully transitioned from economic development practitioner to the consulting world at KPMG and later at Deloitte. It was at Deloitte that he started the Comprehensive Incentives Management Services practice, which Del led nationally until his departure. He has served numerous industries, including automotive, bio-medical, consumer products, education, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retail, software development, technology, and telecommunications.
From 1993 to 1997, Del served as Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and was a cabinet-level advisor for two governors. From 1997 to 2000, Del was Deputy Commissioner for Economic Development of the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, and Tourism.
Del is active in CoreNet Global, having served on the Board and as a frequent speaker and moderator at CoreNet events. He is affiliated with the New England Chapter of CoreNet in Boston. He also participated in Corporate Real Estate 2020 and has served as a judge for the Economic Development Leadership Award and Corporate Real Estate’s Global Innovators Award for 2013. Del additionally received the Luminary Award from CoreNet for top speakers/moderators at global summits.
Del has always been active civically and serves on the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) Board of Trustees, where he chaired Tabriz 2015, the AAC’s biennial event, which raised more than $850,000. Del also is a member of the Walton College of Business Executive Forum.