Executive Director - Henry County Development Authority
Date Needed: May 29, 2019
Location: McDonough, GA
Category: Development Authority
Position Type: Full Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement: 5-10 Years
How to apply/contact: Visit www.thechasongroup.com
Job Description & Details:
Overview. The Henry County Development Authority (www.choosehenry.com) is seeking an economic development professional to serve as the organization’s executive director. The Authority has retained the services of The Chason Group (www.thechasongroup.com) to lead the executive search.
About The Development Authority. Composed of five members, the Development Authority is appointed by the Henry County Board of Commissioners for four-year terms. Officers are elected by the appointees annually. Funding for economic development in Henry County is provided by the Henry County Board of Commissioners and revenues from bond sales. The Authority is led by a professional staff of three.
Location and Demographics. Henry County, Georgia is located 30 miles south of Atlanta. Interstate 75 is one of the prime economic engines for the community of 225,000 citizens. The county is a part of the Atlanta MSA and is only twenty minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The Position. Henry County has become a high growth area for business in the southeastern United States. Economic development experience, proven leadership and communication skills, and expertise in marketing to businesses who are considering a new location or expansion are all important character traits required of the executive director’s position. Other requisites for the position include: minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an MBA or other post-graduate work, from an accredited college or equivalent experience; minimum of five years of management, executive and strategic leadership experience in the economic and/or community development field. Emphasis will be given to a Certified Economic Development professional or individual in process of achieving certification. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a valid State of Georgia driver’s license within the first 90 days of employment.
For more information regarding the executive search process for the Executive Director’s position with the Henry County Development Authority, please contact Tim Chason at 404/735-0540 or Randy Cardoza at 404/661-9438. A cover letter and resume may be uploaded at www.thechasongroup.com. The deadline for interested professionals to submit information is May 29, 2019.