Lexie Lehmann

Associate Director of Economic Development

As Head of Growth Strategy for Southern Research, Lexie manages strategic projects that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the Deep South. She joined Southern Research in 2022 as the organization’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to that, she served as the Strategic Projects and Economic Development Lead at Ed Farm, a non-profit partner of Apple’s Community Education Initiative, where she helped design and implement programs that empowered educators, entrepreneurs, and communities through technology and design thinking. Lexie is a graduate of Columbia University and Auburn’s Economic Development Intensive training program.