Sep 8, 2020

MadREP President Set to Retire

Paul Jadin, CEcD joined MadREP in 2012.

Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) President Paul Jadin recently announced plans to retire. “It’s been a tremendous privilege to lead the Madison Region through the Advance Now strategy over the last several years,” he said. “Our Region is now more competitive on the global economic stage and ready for a new leader to see it through the Advance Now 2.0 strategy.”

A search committee of community leaders and The QTI Group are actively recruiting candidates to serve as successor. Dan Brown, MadREP Board Chair is optimistic about the future of the Region. “While we are sad to lose Paul’s experience and talent, we are confident we will find an exceptional candidate to lead the Madison Region into the future. Thank you to Paul for his leadership and investment in the Region.”

The next President and Chief Executive Officer will serve as the dynamic leader of the Madison Region Economic Partnership, someone who will ignite asset-based economic development in this growing region from national and international investors and partners, while fostering entrepreneurship within the Region. With support from the board of directors, this individual will be the organization’s chief promoter, advocate and organizer. They will actualize success for the Advance Now 2.0 Strategy by raising necessary funds to support the vision of a vital economy buoyed by economic and racial diversity. The President and CEO will promote both the investment opportunities and the well-being of underserved communities in the Region as core tenets of success. They will oversee programs to educate a changing and more diverse workforce. The President and CEO will invite entrepreneurship, innovation, a willingness to overcome former paradigms, and creative leadership as building blocks of successful economic development. They will effectively communicate these success stories to advance the mission.

The President and CEO will be familiar with and passionate about the Region, to hit the ground running. This individual will take responsibility for building and maintaining quality relationships with economic development partners, cities, counties, the state, communities of color, chambers of commerce, the media, and other organizations that collectively impact the economic vitality of the southcentral part of the state. They will drive national and international investment in the Region to meet the evolving needs of the current and future economy. Expenditure of investment funds will be efficient and consistent with the budget and strategy passed by the board of directors. The CEO will also directly hire and supervise staff with diversity as a priority; they will authorize any changes in the organizational staff and structure, including the hiring of a new Vice President of Development, currently a vacant position.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Jessica Reilly