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 GPEC Announces Leadership of Economic Development Directors Team

August 15, 2006 (Phoenix, Arizona) – Bruce MacTurk, economic development program manager for the City of Phoenix, has been elected chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Economic Development Directors Team (EDDT). Additionally, Sheri Wakefield-Saenz, economic development manager for the City of Tempe, joins the leadership team to serve as the EDDT vice-chair.

“With the diverse background Bruce and Sheri have in economic development, I am confident this team will provide valuable guidance and support for GPEC’s initiatives,” said Barry Broome, GPEC president and CEO. “GPEC’s Board of Directors appreciate their commitment not only to their respective cities, but to the entire region.”

Members of EDDT are made up of economic development professionals from GPEC’s member communities, higher educational institutions, utility companies and other economic development partners and act as an advisory committee to the President and CEO. Monthly meetings are held to discuss regional issues and GPEC’s strategic efforts, and to assist GPEC’s business development team in attracting new business to Greater Phoenix.

MacTurk has served on EDDT since 2001 and has worked in economic development for more than 18 years. He is an active member of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) and CoreNet Global, an association for corporate real estate professionals.

Wakefield-Saenz has worked in economic development for over 16 years and has been an EDDT member for over 11 years. She is an active participant of AAED and is a Certified Economic Developer.

MacTurk and Wakefield-Saenz’s terms officially began July 1 and end June 30, 2007.

For more information about GPEC, visit www.gpec.org.

A true public/private partnership, GPEC works closely with its statewide partners, as well as 16 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 130 private investors, coordinating public and private efforts in promoting Greater Phoenix to companies seeking a location where they can compete and thrive in today’s global economy.


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