Broaden understanding and create preference for UEDA as a leading niched association by utilizing appropriate Internet and other  communications vehicles.

Richard Cornelison | OGE
Joe Russo | National Grid

Maintains UEDA’s educational value to members by planning and implementing educational programs, such as the Executive Economic Development Education Course at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and other venues.

Nancy Norr | Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company
Ed Sitar | ComEd – An Exelon Company


Retains UEDA members and expand membership base through internal communications and value-added programs. Increases the value of UEDA membership by providing relevant information on economic development topics, trends and organizational issues. Increases UEDA awareness and comprehension among non-member economic development professionals and throughout the economic development community as a whole.

Rick Edwards | NorthWestern Energy
John Engelmann | KCP&L


Maintains UEDA’s leadership by identifying new leaders and managing annual elections to the Board of Directors for the membership.

Rick Edwards | NorthWestern Energy
Nancy Norr | Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company


Develops two UEDA educational/networking Forums each year along with host member utilities.

Jeff Mayes | Consumers Energy
Joe Russo | National Grid


Help ensure the association’s financial viability by obtaining sponsorships for forums and the association itself.

Pat Kelly | FirstEnergy
Future Leaders

Develop the next generation of Utility Economic and Business Development Leadership.

Melissa Rogers | Portland General Electric
Tommy Young | Columbia Gas of Ohio