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CEO Advisory Committee

The following leaders making up the CEO Advisory Committee have over the course of their illustrious careers not only produced extraordinary results, but have also played a key role in guiding and shaping the rapidly change field of nonprofit leadership and management. The primary purpose of the CEO Advisory Committee is to ensure that is an ever more powerful resource for CEOs and CEO-aspirants, helping them to realize more fully their leadership goals and to heighten their impact on the field. CEO Advisory Committee members propose blog topics and share their leadership experience via blog posts and podcasts. CEO Advisory Committee members are not accountable for opinions expressed in blog posts.

Brett Doney, President & CEO
Great Falls Development Authority
Great Falls, Montana

Before becoming CEO of the Great Falls Development Authority, Brett served as President & CEO  of EnterpriseMaine and Director of the Ft. Devens Reuse Center.  Recipient of the Arthur D. Little Excellence in Economic Development Management award, he serves on the Accreditation and Public Policy Committees of the International Economic Development Council.


Jeff Finkle, President/CEO
International Economic Development Council
Washington, D.C.

Jeff has been President & CEO of the International Economic Development Council since it was formed in 2001, and prior to taking the helm at IEDC served as President of the Council for Urban Economic Development and as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is also the founder of the Bollinger Foundation.

Kurt Foreman, President & CEO
Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Wilmington, DE

Before taking the helm at DPP in spring 2018, Kurt served as CEO of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and Executive Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.  He has also served as a senior manager in regional economic development programs in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the Washington, DC metro area and as a site selection consultant and executive recruiter.

Jamie-Joe Harris, President
Clay County Economic Development Corporation

Prior to taking the helm at the Clay County EDC in April 2018, J. J. served as President & CEO of the Laramie (Wyoming) Chamber Business Alliance and the Laramie Economic Development Corporation.  His nonprofit/public career has also included serving as Executive Director of the Bedford Urban Enterprise Association and in a variety of military positions, including Commander, Bravo Company, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Rick Homans, President & CEO
Tampa Bay Partnership
Tampa, Florida

Before taking the helm at the Tampa Bay Partnership, Rick served as President & CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.  During his 32 years in New Mexico, Rick founded New Mexico Business Weekly and was a member of  Governor Bill Richardson’s cabinet, serving first as Secretary of Economic Development and later as Secretary of Taxation and Revenue.

Sheree Anne Kelly
President & CEO
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Alexandria, VA

Before taking the helm at ACCE, Sheree Anne was senior vice president of the Public Affairs Council, where she served as chief public affairs expert, managed a team of thought leaders, ran organizational strategic planning, and opened the Council’s first international office in Brussels.  Sheree Anne also previously held executive positions at the National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Joseph Marinucci, President & Chief Executive Officer
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Cleveland, Ohio

Prior to taking the helm at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Joe served as President and Executive Vice President of the Downtown Cleveland Partnership, Vice President of Real Estate Development for Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, Director of Economic Development for the City of Cleveland, and Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Development.  He also served as Chair of the International Economic Development Council and received IEDC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Craig Richard, President and CEO
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Tampa, Florida

Before taking the helm at the Tampa Hillsborough EDC, Craig served as President and CEO of Invest Atlanta, President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., and Chief Economic Development Officer for the Greater Houston Partnership.  He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council and serves on the boards of the Downtown Tampa Partnership and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Doug Eadie