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E'lan

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT – E'lan Vallender, AZED Pro, economic development specialist for the city of Apache Junction, was honored with his name being added to the Academic Excellence Wall during an Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) past-presidents celebration in recognition of continuing education in the economic development industry.

Jennifer Graves

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT – Jennifer Graves, CEcD, manager of the Gilbert Office of Economic Development and president of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), emceed an AAED past-presidents celebration in recognition of continuing education in the economic development industry.  She provided a special recognition of the fifth anniversary of the Economic Development Academy of Arizona and its first 20 graduates.

Brian Dalke

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT – Brian Dalke, CEcD, city manager for the city of Goodyear, was among the past-presidents of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) who attended a celebration in recognition of continuing education in the economic development industry.

Harold Stewart

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT – Harold Stewart, CEcD, interim economic development director for the city of Maricopa, was among those who attended an Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) past-presidents celebration in recognition of continuing education in the economic development industry.

Lori Gary

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT -- Lori Gary, CEcD, economic development project manager for the city of Mesa, was among the past-presidents of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) who attended a celebration in recognition of continuing education in the economic development industry.

Jeff Finkle and Greg Tilque

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROS -- Jeff Finkle, CEcD, president of the International Economic Development Council, and Greg Tilque, CEcD, senior economic development manager for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, review the AAED’s Academic Excellence Honor Wall recognizing Arizona economic developers who have earned their Certified Economic Developer designations and AZED Pro certificates.

Jeff Finkle and Danielle Casey

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROS – Jeff Finkle, CEcD, president of the International Economic Development Council, and Danielle Casey, CEcD, economic development director for the city of Scottsdale and past –president of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), review the AAED’s Academic Excellence Honor Wall recognizing Arizona economic developers who have earned their Certified Economic Developer designations and AZED Pro certificates.

AAED annually presents formal education programs aimed at ensuring Arizona’s economic development professionals receive the most current and relevant training in topics pertaining to the practice of economic development in Arizona.   AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.  For more information on AAED, visit www.aaed.com or call (602) 240-2233.

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