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International Economic Development Council Elects Matherly to Chair Board Committee

Written By: Barry Matherly Monday, January 23, 2012

International Economic Development Council Holds Elections

Barry Matherly to Chair the Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee

Barry Matherly to Serve on the Governance Committee

Barry Matherly’s Board Membership Extended for a Two-Year Term

The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Barry Matherly, Executive Director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association in Lincolnton, North Carolina, as the 2012 Chair of the Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee and extended his Board Membership for a two-year term.

The Performance Oversight/Monitoring Committee is accountable for overseeing IEDC’s operational and financial performance and the updating of operational policies and systems. It oversees and considers recommendations from the following advisory committees: Education and Certification, the Awards Task Force, and the Accredited Economic Development Organization committees.

The Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee Chair is also a member of the 7 person Governance Committee responsible for the management and coordination of the IEDC Board of Directors.

“We look forward to the leadership Mr. Matherly will provide in his role with IEDC, the world’s leading economic development organization for professionals in the economic development arena, as it continues to fulfill its goal of delivering first-rate information, education, and outstanding development opportunities to members and partners,” Chair-elect Jay Moon said.

Barry Matherly, CEcD is the executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, a private, non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office, and commercial development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County, NC. Previously, Barry was the Director of Economic Development for the communities of Goochland and Pulaski, Virginia and a Special Projects Manager at the Economic Development Assistance Center at Virginia Tech University. Mr. Matherly has a bachelor’s degree in business from James Madison University and a master’s degree in planning from Virginia Tech University. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and a recipient of the Robert B. Cassell Leadership Award. Barry Matherly was named one of the 40 Leaders Under 40 (2002) by the Charlotte Business Journal, recognized as a North Carolina Main Street Champion and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.

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