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updated: 11/20/2013 10:11 AM

McHenry County EDC names new board, officers

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MCHENRY -- The McHenry County Economic Development Corp. elected officers and directors of the governing board during its annual meeting recently.

"McHenry County EDC has been a consistent voice for business for the over 22 years. Our mission is to support the creation of primary jobs by focusing on retention, expansion and attraction" said Chairman of the Board Gary Overbay.

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Two new board of directors were elected to the board. Hank Holly, director of operations at Aptargroup, and Dean Breuer, external affairs manager of ComEd. Other directors who will be serving from 2014 to 2016 are Brad Heldt, Home State Bank; Dave Johnson, village of Huntley; and Mark Steadman, Stan's Office Technologies. Elected to serve a second term are Susan Milford, Centegra Health System, and John Rung -- Shaw Media.

"MCEDC affects positive change and economic growth; strategic leadership is vital as we move ahead with our 2014 -- 2017 Strategic Plan and we are pleased to have the professional acumen of these outstanding leaders," said Overbay.

Officers of the corporation for 2014 -- 2016 are Chairman of the Board Susan Milford, Centegra Health System; Vice Chairman James Maravich, BMO Harris; Treasurer David Hubbard, Exemplar Financial; and Secretary Mark Saladin, Zanck, Coen Wright & Saladin, PC.

Recognized for their contributions and efforts on behalf of McHenry County EDC was retiring Board Members Joe Foley, Corporate Disk; and Gary Overbay, Civiltech Engineering.

McHenry County EDC President Pam Cumpata extended her appreciation and thanks to the Board and to all of the investor/members of the organization who have supported efforts financially, and contributed more than 556 hours of their time to help grow the economy.

"Throughout the year, we have been able to provide customized support to over 700 businesses, municipalities, residents and government entities," Cumpata said. "We have raised the visibility of McHenry County regionally, nationally and internationally.

"Our resource capabilities have been broadened with the addition of demographic statistical reporting and economic modeling software enabling us to create over 400 requested individualized reports," she added. "Through our business advocacy and customized support, we increased our assistance 56 percent over 2012 and our support impacted 21,700 employees equaling 30 percent of the total primary employment in McHenry County."

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