IEDC Elects New Sec./Treas.

Jonas Peterson, CEcD to Begin Serving Tenure as Secretary/Treasurer in January


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Nominations Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Jonas Peterson, CEcD, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Alliance, to serve a one-year term as Secretary and Treasurer of the IEDC Board of Directors. The nomination took place during IEDC’s 2020 Annual Conference, which ran from October 13 -16, 2020. Peterson’s term begins on January 1, 2021.

“We look forward to Mr. Peterson’s leadership as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors,” says Kenny McDonald, CEcD, President and Chief Economic Officer of One Columbus and 2020 Chair, IEDC Board of Directors. “His new leadership role will ensure great accomplishments in 2021 and beyond.”

“Now more than ever, our communities need impactful economic development leadership,” said Jonas Peterson. “I couldn’t be more excited to serve in this new role at IEDC as we equip economic development leaders with the strategies, tools, information, and practices necessary to be successful during challenging times.”

At the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Peterson currently leads a talented team focused on strengthening the regional economy and positioning LVGEA as a national leader in economic and community development.


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. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.


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