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SARASOTA, FL(February 1, 2021) — The EDC of Sarasota County has resumed search activity for President/CEO position after putting this project on hold last spring due to the pandemic and subsequent shutdown.

The EDC board has appointed a transition/search team composed of members of the EDC board of directors and Dave Bullock, and have contracted with Jorgenson Consulting to lead the search.
Jorgenson Consulting is a national firm that specializes in non-profit executive recruiting designed to serve organizations within the non-profit, economic and community development sectors. Jorgenson Consulting was selected through an RFP and extensive interview process last year. They will be developing the position profile which will be released for applicants in March 2021.

Charlie Murphy, EDC board chair comments, “After an extensive search of recruitment firms, the EDC board of directors selected Jorgenson Consulting to lead the search efforts for the next CEO. Their years of specialized experience set Jorgenson Consulting apart from other firms, and the EDC board of directors has the utmost confidence that they will identify and recruit the most qualified and best suited executive for the CEO position.”

“We are thrilled to have been selected as the search firm to lead the recruitment efforts for the next CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County. We look forward to working closely with the EDC board of directors and community stakeholders over the next several months in this placement endeavor.” stated Todd Jorgenson, Managing Partner and Principal, Jorgenson Consulting.

The EDC of Sarasota County is the private, not-for-profit corporation leading the community’s economic development strategy to add high-wage jobs and diversify the local economy. The EDC provides business assistance to companies in Sarasota County and helps forge solutions to community challenges that affect our capacity to build a diversified economy. The EDC works in partnership with chambers of commerce, local governments and other organizations throughout the county and the region. For more information, visit