Gary Selden

Professor of Marketing and Professioinal Sales


Dr. Selden brings to the program 25 years of experience in the marketing and sales sector. Working with The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Dr. Selden has a soft spot for guiding entrepreneurs through the many challenges of launching and growing a business. 

Dr. Selden is a recently Retired Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, and Director of The Tenacity Center for Account Management and Client Retention.  He is also associated with the Center for Professional Selling at the Coles College. His teaching and research interests lie with the Human Side of Enterprises. This includes Marketing, Sales, Account Management, Client Retention, Creative Problem Solving, Organizational Learning, and Team Development. 

He comes with over 25 years of marketing, sales, account management and training experience.  He has worked for and consulted with fortune 200 companies including Syntex Pharmaceuticals, Shaw Industries, WorldSpan, Appollo MD, Post Properties, Dupont, Allied Chemical, Kroger, and many others.  He has also worked with hundreds of small and emerging enterprises while working as Associate State Director of The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.  

Gary has a doctorate from the University of Georgia. Dr. Selden also has a BA in Mathematics from Ithaca College and a Masters in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He has lived and worked in Cherokee County for the last 26 years.

Favorite Hobby: Golf

Favorite Sports Team: Georgia Bulldogs 

Favorite Music Artist: Brandy Clark 

Skill Set: Creative Problem Solving, Marketing Strategy

Teams Served On: Beyond The Classroom, Titan Autonomous