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IEDC Staff

You may contact the IEDC at the following address and telephone/fax numbers:

734 15th Street NW / Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 223-7800
Fax: (202) 223-4745

Payments should be addressed to:

P.O. Box 759219
Baltimore, MD 21275-9219

Individual staff may be contacted directly at their corresponding telephone numbers and email addresses.


IEDC Staff Biographies and Contact Information

Comprised of recognized leaders in economic development and professionals skilled in association management, our staff dedicates itself to supporting the endeavors of our members and advancing the profession and discipline of economic development as a whole.

» Executive Office
» Applied Research
» Finance and Administration
» Knowledge Management and Development
» Member Relations and Professional Development
» Policy, Programs, and Communications


Executive Office

Jeff Finkle, CEcD

As President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Jeff Finkle is a recognized leader and authority on economic development. With the formation of IEDC in 2001 following the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) - where he was president for 15 years - and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC), Jeff set the course for a more effective and influential organization. Today IEDC is the world's largest economic development membership organization and is a $5 million annual operation that is renowned for its leadership in professionalizing and diversifying the field of economic development.

Jeff previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and has received numerous awards over the years for his commitment to making sustainable economic development a priority in communities of all sizes. Significantly, in 2011 he was lauded by the U.S. Department of Commerce for his 25 years of stewardship over CUED and IEDC. Moreover, as a longtime leader in community service and philanthropy, in 2005 Jeff organized 250 economic development volunteers to work in Gulf Coast communities endeavoring to recover from Hurricane Katrina. In 1989 he also founded the Bollinger Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to children who have lost a parent who worked in the field of economic development.

A frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles, Jeff has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Fox television and the Journal Report on PBS. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications in 1976 from Ohio University in Athens and pursued graduate studies in business administration at Ohio State University. He maintains a strong connection with Ohio University’s Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs.

Jane Campbell
IEDC Senior Fellow
President and CEO, United States Capitol Historical Society

Phil Singerman
IEDC Senior Fellow
Senior Advisor, National Academy of Public Administration

Gene DePrez
IEDC Senior Fellow
Managing Partner, Global Innovation Partners

Chanell M. Hasty, MA
Executive Assistant to President/CEO
Direct line: (202) 942-9476
Email: chanellh@iedconline.org

Shari Nourick
Director, Sponsorship
Direct line: (202) 545-7339
Email: snourick@iedconline.org

Alexa Kirsch
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Direct line: (202) 223-7800
Email: akirsch@iedconline.org


Applied Research

Louise Anderson
Senior Associate
Direct Line: (828) 350-8855
Email: landerson@iedconline.org

Hannah Burke
Research Associate
Direct Line: (202) 545-7334
Email: hburke@iedconline.org


Finance and Administration

Sharon Coy
Vice President of Finance & CFO
Email: scoy@iedconline.org

Jason Christian
Senior Director of IT
Direct line: (202) 942-9456
Email: jchristian@iedconline.org

Darrence Adams
Senior Accountant
Email: dadams@iedconline.org

Hongfei Jia
IT Associate
Direct Line: (202) 942-9479
Email: hjia@iedconline.org

Cherrika Gordon
Conference Registrar
Direct Line: (202) 942-9463
Email: cgordon@iedconline.org


Knowledge Management and Development

Frankie Clogston, PhD
Vice President of Knowledge Management and Development
Email: fclogston@iedconline.org

Dana Crater
Senior Economic Development Associate
Email: dcrater@iedconline.org

Todd Lang
Senior Economic Development Associate
Direct Line: (202) 942-9488
Email: tlang@iedconline.org

Delaney Luna
Economic Development Associate
Direct Line: (202) 942-9474
Email: dluna@iedconline.org

Zytha Kock
Economic Development Associate
Direct Line: (202) 942-9466
Email: zkock@iedconline.org

Melanie Hwang
Associate Editor, ED Now
Direct Line: (202) 844-5588
Email: mhwang@iedconline.org

Krista Flagg
Program Associate
Direct Line: (202) 942-9458
Email: kflagg@iedconline.org


Member Relations and Professional Development

Phil Goodwin
Vice President, Member Relations
Direct line: (202) 639-9106
Email: pgoodwin@iedconline.org

Courtney Day
Director, Professional Development
Direct Line: (202) 942-9464
Email: cday@iedconline.org

Chris Colan
Professional Development Associate
Direct Line: (202) 545-7238
Email: ccolan@iedconline.org

Katie Krieger
Meetings Coordinator
Direct line: (202) 639-9105
Email: kkrieger@iedconline.org

Adele Smith
Membership Associate
Direct Line: (202) 942-9485
Email: asmith@iedconline.org


Policy, Programs, and Communications

Matthew Mullin
Vice President, Policy and Communications
Direct line: (202) 942-9482
Email: mmullin@iedconline.org

Claudia Bellony
Conference Content Manager
Direct Line: (202) 942- 9470
Email: cbellony@iedconline.org

Hannah Chertock
Marketing Project Manager
Direct line: (202) 942-9459
Email: hchertock@iedconline.org

Melanie Fernandez
Marketing Associate
Email: mfernandez@iedconline.org

Erica Panado
Program & Policy Associate
Direct Line: (202) 545- 7338
Email: epanado@iedconline.org