Bill Thomas named interim director of development partnership
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[February 08, 2014]
Bill Thomas, of Atlanta, has
been named the interim executive director of the Lincoln & Logan
County Development Partnership, effective Feb. 7.
Originally from Cuba, Ill., Thomas and his family have lived in
Atlanta since 1984. He is CEO of Teleologic Learning Co., a firm
that designs and creates online training for corporate and
government clients. Prior to his tenure with Teleologic, he worked
in other education-related positions, including as an administrator
in the Olympia School District, associate dean of admissions at
Eureka College and teaching positions in northern Illinois.
Over the past 20 years, Thomas has been active locally and on the
state level with a number of economic development projects,
especially related to leveraging tourism for economic development
purposes. He brings a background in strategic planning, along with
experience in fundraising and grant writing, to this new position
with the development partnership.
Thomas' appointment as interim executive director extends through
April 30. He will lead the development partnership during the next
90 days as it works together with Main Street Lincoln, the Abraham
Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County and the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce to consider each organization's mission,
governance, functions and responsibilities, with the aim of
providing more effective and efficient services.
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One of his first steps as interim executive director will be
to establish a set of specific goals and outcomes to be achieved
between now and the end of April, designed to ensure progress
towards meeting the development partnership's goals to develop
new business, retain current business and enhance the quality of
life in the communities of Logan County.
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