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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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