Committees

Mid-America EDC leadership encourages your active participation to assist in our mission to be the best resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs and accessing thought leadership!

 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee's mission is to recruit new members and retain existing members. If you are interested in serving on this committee, click on the link above to email Membership Committee chairperson, Horton Hobbs.

 

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee's mission is to target organizations that would benefit from promoting their organizations via the Mid-America EDC Website and at the two annual conferences.  The 2021 Sponsorship committee chair is Horton Hobbs.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, click on the link above to email the Managing Director, Tracey Hogan.

 

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee's mission it to continually advance promotion and communications, including website updates and advancements.  The 2021 Marketing committee co-chairs are Colleen Eddy and Alex Smith.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, click on the link above to email the Managing Director, Tracey Hogan.

 

Professional Development Committee

The professional development committee creates additional opportunities and partnerships for professional development/education for Mid-America EDC members.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, click on the link above to email the Professional Development Committee chairperson, Steve Jahn.

 

Scholarship Committee

The scholarship committee reviews and selects recipients for the annual Bob Ady Scholarship.  The committee also creates and reviews criteria for nominations and guidelines for selection.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, click on the link above to email the Scholarship Committee co-chairperson, Tim Holverson.

 

Competitiveness Conference Committee

The Competitiveness Conference is held annually in early December in Chicago.  If you are interested in serving on this committee to assist with format and determination of presenters/topics, click on the link above to email Competitiveness Conference committee chairperson, Nicole Sedlacek.

 

Best Practices Conference Committee

The Best Practices Conference is held each spring/summer and rotates among cities in the Mid America EDC region.  The 2022 Best Practices Conference will be held July 13-15 in Springfield, Ohio.  If you are interested in serving on this committee to assist with format, sponsorships and determination of presenters/topics, please click on the link above to email the Managing Director, Tracey Hogan.

 

Rural Initiatives Committee

The rural initiatives committee's focus/direction is to offer information and resources for rural communities across the Mid-America EDC region - such as targeting trends/education that may benefit Mid-America EDC members.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, click on the link above to email Rural Initiatives Committee co-chairperson, Nathan Schneider.