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Linda Burns

Incentives & Site Consultant

Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting

Linda has 40 years of experience involving headquarter relocations, advanced manufacturing, distribution, e-commerce, data centers, back-office, and planning for hospitality, transit-oriented, business and industrial parks, general aviation airports, sports and cultural institutions, and Brownfield developments. Her clients have included NOKIA, LEGO, Target Corporation, GM Financial, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brembo, American Eagle Airlines, Grupo Bimbo, Primo Water, Ashoka Steel Mills, Ulta Beauty, MoneyGram, K-12, Quanta Services, RealPage, Lone Star Cold Storage, Primo Water, and Maxim Integrated Products (semiconductor). Developer clients have included Hillwood Development’s Victory Park in downtown Dallas, TX featuring American Airlines Center (pro sports arena), Pinnacle industrial Park (Dallas), and Craig Ranch Corporate Center (McKinney, TX).

Linda’s professional activities have included: CoreNet Global Core Club speaker and IAMC; Business Facilities Advisor, LiveXchange presenter, contributing writer, and Deal of the Year Judge; Industry Week’s Expansion Management Roundtable Conference presenter; Super Bowl XLV Host Committee; North Central Texas Council of Governments Air Transportation Technical Advisor; and Dallas Love Field Airport Master Plan Advisor. She is a former Dallas Press Club Headliner of the Year Award recipient and a cattle rancher.

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