International Economic Development Council Announces the Appointment of New Board Member for 2021
Trish Heidenreich, CEcD to Begin Serving Tenure on IEDC Board of Directors in January
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Nominations Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Trish Heidenreich, CEcD, Director of Economic Development of the Town of Bel Air, to serve on the IEDC Board of Directors. The nomination took place during IEDC's 2020 Annual Conference, which ran from October 13 -16, 2020. Ms. Heidenreich’s term begins on January 1, 2021.
“Ms. Heidenreich has been an invaluable part of IEDC’s member community,'' said Kenny McDonald, CEcD, President and Chief Economic Officer of One Columbus and 2020 Chair of the IEDC Board of Directors, of her new position. “As Chair of IEDC’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, she’s provided critical direction to IEDC's activities in the area of sustainable economic development.”
Ms. Heidenreich has served as the Economic Development Director for the Town of Bel Air, Maryland since 2006. Prior to joining the Town, Ms. Heidenreich worked in real estate administration and held a 25-year career in the concert production industry, focusing on logistics, economic development, business attraction and marketing.
In addition to her new role with IEDC, Ms. Heidenreich sits on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) and is Co-Chair of MEDA’s Professional Development Committee.
Ms. Heidenreich states, “I’m very honored and excited to be appointed to the IEDC Board of Directors. As the largest economic development organization on a global scale, I am thrilled that I’ve been chosen to represent the voice of smaller communities, such as the Town of Bel Air, that make up the fabric of this country and others around the world.”
“We look forward to Ms. Heidenreich’s leadership in this new role,” Jeffrey Finkle, President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council said. “She’s been instrumental in both our organization’s big-picture strategy and on-the-ground development work, and with this new position we know she’ll continue to help IEDC expand its service offerings to meet the needs of its diverse base.”
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedcONLINE.org.