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Luke Hanson Named Executive Director of the EDC

Posted by Christina on December 18th, 2014


Lynn Thompson, Board President of the Eau Claire Area EDC, announced that Luke Hanson has been named the Executive Director for the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation.

“The area is fortunate to have an individual with Luke’s abilities and passion to lead us in our Economic Development efforts,” stated Thompson. “The EDC Board is confident that Hanson’s knowledge and experience in economic development combined with his demonstrated leadership skills will advance economic prosperity in the Eau Claire area through business and job growth.”

Luke Hanson has been with the Eau Claire Area EDC as the Project Manager since December of 2012, where he was responsible for coordinating and providing direct services essential to advancing the corporation’s economic development strategic plan. Luke was appointed as the Interim Executive Director on October 15, 2014 as the board embarked on a national search. A smooth transition is expected.

“I appreciate this opportunity to serve the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation as Executive Director, and am excited to help advance the Eau Claire Area economy,” said Luke Hanson.

In his new role, Hanson will be responsible for overseeing the EDC, promote the Eau Claire Area, facilitate development opportunities, and encourage partnerships and collaborations

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