Five Economic Development Officials You Need in Your Rolodex

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Five Economic Development Officials You Need in Your Rolodex


RICHARD FLAHERTY

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ALEXANDRIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP INC.

RESUME: Manager, Business Development Bureau, Greater Washington Board of Trade, 1980-83; executive vice president, Alexandria Economic Development Commission, 1983-present.

MEMBER: Board of directors, Virginia Downtown Development Association; first vice president, Virginia Economic Developers Association.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Participation in the team effort that established Alexandria as a recognized business center for technology, corporate headquarters, and national trade and professional associations.

ON THE RECORD: "Continued local resource development, in addition to strategic and niche marketing, is essential to successful economic development."

YOU CAN REACH ME AT: 703/739-3820 (phone); alexecon@erols.com (e-mail)

GERALD L. GORDON

PRESIDENT, FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TYSONS CORNER

RESUME: Director, Bureau of Labor, Arlington County, 1974-83; president, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, 1984-present.

MEMBER: Board of directors, South Fairfax Regional Business Partnership; board of directors, 1998 World Congress on Information Technology; adjunct assistant professor, University of Maryland.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Assembling the most outstanding and effective staff of economic development professionals in the world.

ON THE RECORD: "Fairfax County no longer competes for business throughout the United States. Today, our competition can be anywhere in the world."

YOU CAN REACH ME AT: 703/790-0600 (phone); dirfceda@interramp.com (e-mail)

ANNE F. ODELL

DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ARLINGTON

RESUME: Planning manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, 1983-88; director of planning, Pasadena, Calif., 1988-93; director of community planning, housing and development, Arlington County, 1993-95; director of economic development, Arlington, 1995-present.

MEMBER: Boards of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Ballston Partnership and Sister City Association. …

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