Clark County economic development group selects new leaders

By Aaron Corvin, Columbian port & economy reporter

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Updated: January 20, 2012, 3:23 PM

 

The Columbia River Economic Development Council, the Vancouver-based nonprofit business recruiter and jobs promoter, has selected its 2012 leadership team.

William Dudley, attorney with Landerholm P.S., was elected chairman of the CREDC’s board. The following officers also were elected: James Short, director of facilities for WaferTech, vice chairman; John McDonagh, publisher of the Vancouver Business Journal, secretary; and Lisa Goecke, certified public accountant and shareholder with Perkins & Co., treasurer.

Eric Fuller, president of Eric Fuller & Associates, will serve as the CREDC’s immediate past chairman of the board.

Beginning this year, the CREDC board chairman, vice chairman and immediate past chairman will serve for two years rather than one year. Additionally, the cities of Camas and Washougal will each have a board seat instead of sharing one.

To put the new Clark County Economic Development Plan into effect, the CREDC’s board “must have comprehensive representation from Clark County localities and industry sectors,” Dudley, the nonprofit’s incoming chairman, said in a news release.

The following people were elected to first-term positions as CREDC board directors for 2012-2014:

• Robert Baker, president, Tetra Pak Materials.

• Dave Bennett, CEO, Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery.

• Joe Foggia, president and managing partner, Christensen Yachts.

• Steve Horenstein, managing member, Horenstein Law Group.

• Bill Hutchinson, vice president, Harder Mechanical Contractors.

• Andrew Jones, vice president, PacTrust.

• Ralph Parker, vice president, Underwriters Laboratories.

• Kathleen Sego, Sego’s Herb Farm.

• Victor Winkler, president, MetroMetals Northwest.

The following individuals were elected to second-term positions as CREDC board directors for 2012-2014:

• Mark Fleischauer, senior vice president, JH Kelly.

• John Marck, president, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas.

The Columbia River Economic Development Council — launched in 1982 — comprises members of the private and public sectors and promotes job creation and capital investment in Clark County.