Hannibal, Mo (WGEM) — The Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council announced Corey Mehaffy as its new Executive Director on Thursday.
Hal Benedict, NEMO EDC Search Committee Chairman, stated that Mehaffy was selected after an intensive nationwide search. Mehaffy has 10 years of economic development experience in Missouri and most recently worked as the President of the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation.
“The Board of Directors of Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council is pleased to announce that Corey Mehaffy will be our new Executive Director. We interviewed four candidates located throughout the Midwest, but we found the best close to home. Corey’s experience and connections throughout the country have brought many projects to Central Missouri. The Board is impressed with Corey’s development of entrepreneurial programs and building relationships with existing companies. Corey is motivated by success and the Board is confident that his leadership will strengthen Northeast Missouri’s economy in the future. I am excited for everyone in Hannibal and the area to get to meet him.”
The NEMO EDC Search Committee was comprised of Board Members and Community Leaders working hand-in-hand with The PACE Group, a search firm specializing in economic development. A pool of candidates was developed, and four finalists were interviewed by the Search Committee over the last several weeks.
“I am honored to have been chosen by the Board of Directors of Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council for this opportunity to serve as the Executive Director. I look forward to working with the board as well as NEMO EDC’s partner organizations and economic development stakeholders in the area to showcase the many assets that the Hannibal region has to offer.”
Benedict stated the new NEMO EDC Executive Director will head up efforts to encourage and support the economic growth of Northeast Missouri by developing and implementing NEMO EDC’s aggressive economic development marketing program focused on business expansion and recruitment, workforce support, image enhancement and economic development marketing.
George Walley, the current NEMO EDC Executive Director is retiring after 17 years with the organization. Mehaffy will take over on January 2, 2019.