ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. OF NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES NEW CEO APPOINTMENT
(5/14/2010) The Economic Development Corporation of New Haven (EDC) announces the appointment of its new CEO, Anne Gatling Haynes, effective May 12, 2010. Haynes returns to New Haven to succeed Michele L. Whelley who left the organization in March.
The Economic Development Corporation of New Haven is a 501(c) (3) private non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to promoting job creation and bolstering the overall economic vitality of the City of New Haven by working with public and private partners to create a vibrant business environment and assist business and industry to grow, to relocate to, remain in, and establish their facilities in New Haven.
Haynes has held leadership roles in architecture, project management, and community development. She recently served as the Design Director/Program Manager for the City of New York, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. Prior to that appointment, she was a Senior Associate at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects of New Haven. Haynes has been involved in various community development projects that have contributed to the strengthening of urban neighborhoods, such as CitySeed, which she co-founded. Haynes earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and a Master’s Degree from Yale University’s School of Architecture.
David Silverstone, Board Chairman of the EDC, commended the engagement, citing Haynes has the know-how to continue to move the EDC forward in its business retention, attraction and neighborhood revitalization efforts. “Anne’s background and experience make her an excellent choice to lead the EDC,” Silverstone said. “She has the foresight and management qualities to guide the EDC in this evolving economic climate.”
“We are pleased to have secured such a high calibur professional that knows New Haven and its vibrant communities,” said Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.
Kelly Murphy, the City’s Economic Development Administrator echoed the Mayor’s comments adding, “The entire City economic development team is looking forward to working with Anne to continue to build economic prosperity in New Haven”.
The Economic Development Corporation of New Haven (EDC) was formed two years ago by Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. as part of his continued commitment to the growth and revitalization of the City of New Haven through strategic partnerships and investment. The organization is intended to help ensure that New Haven is best positioned for long-term growth and prosperity. For more information, contact the EDC at 195 Church Street, 4th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, or visit Economic Development Corporation of New Haven
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