- The Washington Times - Monday, May 21, 2001

Economic group names ?rst CEO after merger

Jeff Finkle, 47, was named chief executive officer of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the District on May 9. He has the unique distinction of being the association?s first ever CEO.

?It?s a little awesome. There?s an overwhelming responsibility to be the CEO and bring 4,000 members together,? Mr. Finkle says.

The IEDC is an association that provides resources for those who work in the field of economic development. The organization also focuses on improving downtown urban areas and distressed farms, and finding solutions to attracting and keeping jobs in a community.

?We want to keep members apprised of what?s going on in the world and the Hill about economic development,? Mr. Finkle says.

The association was formed on May 9 when the American Economic Development Council (AEDC) merged with the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED). Mr. Finkle had served at the CUED for the past 15 years.

Kurt Chilcott, co-chairman of the CUED, says Mr. Finkle was the natural choice to lead the merged associations.

?He had done such a great job with the CUED, that there really wasn?t a selection process,? Mr. Chilcott says. ?He had the experience and the capabilities to lead this new organization. He understands economic development and the economic development profession.?

The next step for him, he says, is to expand the association?s services. IEDC is currently in the process of creating chapters in Australia and Britain, and some members of its board of directors are from Canada and Europe.

?We want to live up to the ?International? in our names,? he says.

Mr. Finkle lives in Arlington.

? Kate Royce


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