EDC Selects Ryan McCrady As New President

Decatur, IL – The Board of Directors of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and

Macon County (“EDC”) today selected Ryan P. McCrady as its new President, effective January 5, 2015. Tim Stone, the EDC Board Chair, stated: “The EDC Board set its standards high in terms of this selection process. We have many important initiatives underway at present, and we eagerly anticipate many more opportunities over the next several years. We wanted an individual who is a proven leader, someone who has a track record of getting important things accomplished and someone who works hard to develop and foster good quality relationships. Ryan represents the gold standard in each of these areas. We are thrilled he has agreed to assume the leadership of the EDC at this critically important period.”

Ryan McCrady is currently the City Manager for the City of Decatur, a post he has held since October 2008. Ryan commented on his acceptance of the EDC role: “Decatur is an amazing community, and my tenure as City Manager has been very rewarding. My family and I came to Decatur 6 years ago because we saw a city with tremendous potential, and it has proven to be true. I look forward to helping our community continue to succeed in my new role as President of the EDC.”

Mayor McElroy added: “Ryan has been an exceptional City Manager, and he will leave some very big shoes to fill. But I understand Ryan’s desire to have an even bigger impact on the development of our community in this new role, and I don’t believe the EDC could have selected a better leader. The City Council and I are supportive of his desire to make this important move at this time; we wish him total success and will do everything we can to support him in his new role at the EDC.”

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