Dyan Brasington to Serve as Chairman of Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee for the International Economic Development Council

The Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has re-elected Dyan Brasington, CEcD, FM, HLM, Vice President for Innovation and Applied Research at Towson University in Towson, MD, as Chairman of the Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee. Appointments were announced at IEDC’s 2013 Annual Conference, which was held October 6–9 in Philadelphia, PA.

“As the world’s leading economic development organization for professionals in the field of economic development, IEDC’s work has become vital to reviving the current economic environment,” said Chair-elect Bill Sproull. “I look forward to continuing to work with Ms. Brasington and our other Board members as IEDC carries on with its mission of providing quality information, education, and outstanding development opportunities to our steadfast members and partners.”

In her capacity as Vice President, Dyan leads an initiative to create relationships and expand engagement opportunities for the University to meet the needs of community, private sector and government organizations, and to foster economic development in the region. Brasington has more than 30 years combined experience in economic development.

Prior to joining the University, Dyan served as the President of the Technology Council of Maryland, an organization that advocated for the development of technology driven companies. Dyan has developed and led government and private sector economic development agencies at the state, regional and local levels. Her experience including being the Director of Economic Development for the State of West Virginia, the Director in Howard and Montgomery Counties, Maryland, and in Prince William County, Virginia and as an Industrial Representative for the Florida Department of Commerce.

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base.  From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Visit www.iedconline.org.