Randy Jackson, director of human resources and administration for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc., is to provide an update on the progress at the Kia manufacturing plant in West Point at a dinner of the Korea-Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta.

The dinner is to be held at the Atlantic Station offices of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP on Monday, Feb. 9, from 6-9 p.m. The cost to attend including a reception and dinner is $40 per member and $50 per non-member of the chamber.

Chun Hae-jin, Korea’s consul general based in Atlanta, is to provide welcoming remarks at the event that is being organized by Randy Cardoza, the former commissioner of the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, since renamed the Georgia Department of Economic Development,  who currently is serving as the chamber president.

Before joining Kia in 2007, Mr. Jackson was employed by Mercedes-Benz USA and International Inc. in Vance, Ala., where he led the human resource group to support the company’s growth in the Southeast.

He previously worked for Toyota North America as general manager of human resources and administration, helping to establish plants in West Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, Alabama and abroad in Canada, Mexico and Europe.

The Kia facility is expected to create some 2,500 jobs directly and another 7,500 jobs related to Kia suppliers in the area.

To register, click here or send an e-mail to Randy Cardoza, president of the Korea Southeast chamber.