he Platte County Economic Development Council’s (PCEDC) Executive Committee has announced the appointment of Tina Chace as the organization’s next executive director.
Chace begins her role on Jan. 4, 2022.
“Tina brings significant economic development experience to the position as well as organizational management,” said Dr. Mike Reik, PCEDC chairman. “We are thrilled that PCEDC found such an excellent candidate from within the region, and we look forward to working with her.”
Chace most recently served as the director of business development for the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council and has experience in every facet of economic development including business recruitment and retention, workforce development and organizational growth.
Her extensive work aided in the creation of the Lee’s Summit Workforce Alliance and implementation of the DiplomaPlus Program in partnership with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Chace’s work in Lee’s Summit has contributed to multiple business expansion projects resulting in new capital investment and job creation. She understands the need for relationship building in a membership-based organization which is critical to the economic vitality of PCEDC.
“I am honored and proud to join PCEDC as the new executive director,” said Chace. “With Platte County as the fastest growing county in the state of Missouri, and the new KCI Single Terminal project rolling, we are just getting started. I look forward to all of the great things we will accomplish together.”
Chace recently completed the International Economic Development Council’s extensive two-year program of study resulting in a certification from the University of Oklahoma in Economic Development. Additionally, Tina has more than 20 years of experience in business administration and marketing across public, private and non-profit sectors.
Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) is a not-for-profit organization promoting, enhancing, and growing economic development throughout Platte County. What began in 1988 as a partnership between private and public sectors with 61 members has grown to over 100 members from a dozen different sectors.
PCEDC says it “has encouraged business success stories of those living and working in Platte County” for over 30 years.