Five Economic Development Officials You Need in Your Rolodex
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); email@example.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); firstname.lastname@example.org (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. …