GREDF forms search committee for new president
7 months, 4 weeks ago
The Board of Directors of Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF), today announced the members of the Search Committee that will recommend the new president for the organization.
Jim Mentesti retired in August after 27 years with GREDF. Phil Conover is serving as interim president while Mentesti is serving as a consultant during the transitional period.
The GREDF Search Committee consists of eleven members:
- · Tim Finlay, GREDF Board of Directors Chair, ADM Alliance Nutrition
- · Connie Schroeder, GREDF Board of Directors Immediate Past Chair, Blessing Corporate Services
- · Stevens Plowman, GREDF Board of Directors Executive Committee Member, F&M Bank and Trust Company
- · Julie Bonansinga, GREDF Board of Directors Member, Bonansinga & Associates, LLC
- · Paul Mugerditchian, GREDF Board of Directors Member, DOT Foods Transportation Division
- · Bryan Stokes, Quincy Recycle Inc. President
- · Dr. John Letts, John Wood Community College President
- · John Spring, City of Quincy Mayor
- · Mike McLaughlin, Adams CountyBoard Chair
- · Hal Oakley, Former GREDF Board of Directors Chair, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell LLP
- · Maggie Strong, GREDF Project Manager, Ex-Officio
“The steps we are taking as a Search Committee are consistent with the transition plan our Board developed last year,” said Tim Finlay, Chairman of the GREDF Board and a member of the Search Committee.
The search process going forward will consist of advertising the job, reviewing and narrowing the selection of candidates and interviewing candidates. Sourcing of qualified candidates will begin upon completion of a thorough job analysis which is currently being conducted. The Committee will be reaching out to other stakeholders for input during the process.
“We take very seriously and are looking forward to recommending to our Board the individual who will be the face of economic development for GREDF, the City of Quincy, Adams County and the region,” Finlay said.
More information, including the steps interested parties who would like to be considered for the position should take, will be available in the near future at www.gredf.org.