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Gettys Named as Interim Director for LEDA

Gettys Named as Interim Director for LEDA

Lincoln County: During the Lincoln Economic Development Association’s monthly board meeting last week, Crystal Gettys was named as Interim Executive Director for the organization beginning March 1. A formal search will be conducted to fill the permanent position of Executive Director with the goal to have someone in place by July 1, 2012.

Crystal has been with LEDA for more than four years holding positions of Existing Business Manager, Business Development Manager and Assistant Director. Recently graduating from Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute, Crystal is currently preparing for her certification in economic development.

“I am honored to have been asked to fill in as Interim Executive Director and appreciate the confidence our board has in me. I have been fortunate to work under Barry Matherly and I look forward to this opportunity to the lead this organization.”

Lincoln Economic Development Association Chair, Tom Anderson, “As the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Economic Development Associations (LEDA) begins the challenging task of recruiting the next Executive Director for LEDA we are fortunate to have Crystal Gettys our Business Development Manager/Assistant Director agree to assume the responsibilities of Interim Executive Director. We are confident that Crystal’s knowledge and experience of LEDA’s goals and ongoing operations will serve us well during this period of leadership transition.

About LEDA

Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial and office development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County. LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an enhancement of the standard of living by creating more and better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County and an increased and diversified tax base to provide needed community services. The organization’s goals include retention and expansion of existing business; attraction of diversified base industries, improvement of the overall business climate within Lincolnton and Lincoln County and growing stage 2 entrepreneurial companies.