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Gainesville Chamber Hires Business Recruiter

SA Works Names Romanita Matta-Barrera as Executive Director

Jorgenson Consulting welcomes Dianne Reid as Managing Director

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation names new leader

Business High Point Inc. names CEO

Durham Chamber picks Geoff Durham to be new leader

New CEO announced for Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce

Pasco Economic Development Council names successor

Greater Dalton Chamber Announces New President and CEO

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce hires recruiting firm to find new CEO

Regional Economic Development Corporation for East Idaho hires CEO

Pearland Chamber VP named head of Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber

Scott Connell resigns from Sherman EDC, JCI hired to conduct search

Chamber hires Zaehringer as economic development VP

Saratoga County hires Indiana man to lead economic development

Christensen to lead Greensboro Partnership

City of Dayton hires new economic development director

Longmont Area Economic Council names Jessica Erickson as new president

Greater Lafayette Commerce names CEO

Executive search firm tapped to find new CEO for the Greensboro Partnership

New Travel Michigan VP to take over Pure Michigan tourism campaign

Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County names new leader

Port hires new economic development director


February, 2014  C. Courtney Knight, Managing Director for Rice Financial Products Company in Chicago has accepted the position of Managing Director, Redevelopment for Invest Atlanta.  Invest Atlanta is comprised of the Atlanta Development Authority, Urban Residential Finance Authority, Downtown Development Authority and the Atlanta Urban Redevelopment Agency. Subsidiaries include Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Invest Atlanta is the official economic development entity for the City of Atlanta.  Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness in order to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta. Invest Atlanta is governed by a 9 member board of directors, chaired by the Mayor of Atlanta.

January, 2014 Michael Graney, Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council has accepted the position of Vice President, Global Business Development for the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.  The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) serves as a catalyst for long-term, sustainable economic growth in the three-county Charleston region which comprises Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. CRDA is a public/private economic development partnership (501(c)6) with leadership and funding support from three county governments, five largest municipalities, six colleges/universities, three chambers of commerce and nearly 100 businesses. The organization has a 12-person staff and a $3.1M annual budget.

January, 2014 Thomas Latchem, Director of Business Development for Elford Construction has accepted the position of Director of Economic Development of City of Carrollton, TX.  The City’s economic development program includes: recruiting commercial and industrial clients; retaining commercial and industrial clients; recruiting and retaining retail and restaurant clients; and facilitating international trade and investment program opportunities for the City.

Kramer named as YAPG President

Business group hires Brenda Berg to advocate for public education

The New Executive Director, Charles “Chuck” Scragg

Aberdeen Development Corporation selects Jorgenson Consulting for executive search

Dr. Laurie George Appointed President and CEO of United Way of Palm Beach County

Workforce Alliance hires economic development leader from Colorado as its new CEO

Hampton Roads Chamber names new President and CEO

RECA names new President

KABA welcomes its new Vice President of Economic Development

DIA offers Aundra Wallace CEO job

Great Plains hires new CEO

Jim Fram named CEO/President of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber and Hot Springs Metro Partnership

New CU-ICAR Executive Director

Rowan Chamber Picks New President

Bentonville / Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce Names New President/CEO

New leader of Wichita’s economic efforts comes from Wichita Falls

Greater Louisville Inc. names President and CEO

Skancke to head Las Vegas Economic Development Council

Economic Council taps Daniel Martell as new President and CEO – West Palm Beach

Team Volusia’s new CEO set to start Oct. 1

The Enterprise Group of Jackson hires new leader to replace former CEO Scott Fleming

The Las Vegas Regional Economic Development Council has contracted with Jorgenson Consulting

Colorado Springs Chamber names Raso as new chief

Kansas City executive to take over economic development role in Prince William

Research Triangle Foundation names Geolas as it’s new CEO

Kim Compton named Economic Development Director for Hancock County

October, 2011 Kim Compton, Manager, Economic Development for the Hancock County Development Commission has accepted the position of Economic Development Director of the HCDC. The Hancock County Development Commission (HCDC) is tasked with economic development efforts in this Mississippi county. The Commission has serious financial assets and solid funding behind it. With this knowledge in mind, the HCDC has decided to rethink their roles and responsibilities and embark on an aggressive strategy and plan of action for positioning the County as a strong regional economic development leader. HCDC has selected Market Street in late 2010 to lead the County in the development of a five-year Economic Development Strategy.

Micheal Harvey is the new President, Economic Development for Northwest Arkansas Council

June, 2011 Michael E. Harvey, President of the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development in Charlottesville, VA has accepted the position of President, Economic Development for the Northwest Arkansas Council. The Northwest Arkansas Council was created in August of 1990 to work on regional projects. Through its efforts, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport was built and other infrastructure initiatives were helping meet the needs for the growing population. In November 2009, the Northwest Arkansas Council, which represents key regional business leaders, initiated a process to allow the regional community to identify how best to position the Northwest Arkansas region for retaining current employers, existing residents and attracting quality employers and talent. Market Street was engaged to facilitate this effort, which kicked off in March, 2010. The Strategic Economic Development Plan sets forth a vision for the future of the Northwest Arkansas region and provides a clear list of initiatives and priorities that need to be accomplished to make sure Northwest Arkansas remains economically competitive into the next decade.

Research Triangle Foundation Selects Executive Search Firm for New Leader

Jorgenson Consulting, Inc is pleased to announce the opening of a west coast office

Steven Yavorsky, Vice President Economic Development for the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation –

April, 2011, Steven Yavorsky, Assistant Director of James City Economic Development has accepted the position of Vice President, Economic Development of the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation. Steven has previously worked at the Hanover Economic Development as a Marketing Analyst and the Virginia Gateway Region, as a Marketing Manager, both in Virginia. The Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation is a partnership of public and private investors in Hays-Caldwell counties focusing on economic development opportunities in highly competitive state, national and international markets.

Reaves named Port Huron Chief

City of Port Huron hires Jorgenson Consulting for Police Chief search

BBA names new chief – Brian Hilson

Birmingham Business Alliance Selects Consultant for CEO Search

Howard County names Neuman as economic development chief

Jefferson Economic Council names McCasky CEO

Greensboro Chamber selects new President

Greensboro Chamber retains Jorgenson Consulting

Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County welcomes Dan Casey

Florida’s Great Northwest Appoints A New President

Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC selects Kevin McKinnon

Garstka is new Wilkes EDC Director

Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has new CEO

Chamber of Commerce begins search for CEO

Mike Fitzgerald, new President and CEO of the Southeast Business Partnership –

June, 2010 Mike Fitzgerald, President and CEO of Enterprise Honolulu, Inc. has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Southeast Business Partnership in South Metro Denver CO. The SEBP is an organization of government and business leaders committed to the economic vitality and sustainability of the South Metro Denver region.  This goal is achieved through a comprehensive strategy focused on business retention, expansion and attraction; active advocacy of transportation, and water infrastructure improvement; direct, proactive support for education and workforce development; and encouragement of business-friendly public policy.  SEBP represents businesses in Douglas County, Arapahoe County and south Denver County.

Rob Reynolds assumes lead of EDC of Washington County

Manatee EDC names Eric Basinger

Brian Walters named Executive Vice President of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission –

April, 2010 Brian Walters, President of the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation has accepted the position of Executive Vice President for the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission in Orlando, FL. The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is recognized among the top economic development groups.  This commission recruits and serves businesses in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando. With the support of the community partners, the EDC, since its inception in 1977, has successfully assisted hundreds of companies relocate, expand and grow in Metro Orlando. This has led to the creation of more than 158,000 jobs; over $8.8 billion in capital investment; and almost 75 million square feet of office and industrial space leased or constructed. More than 2,000 film and television production projects have been filmed there during the past 10 years.

Rohrlack named Tampa chamber CEO

New downtown CEO is planner in Fort Worth