The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation announced this week that Holly Schroeder has accepted the position of President /CEO of the organization. Schroeder, a Valencia resident, led the Los Angeles and Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association over the past eight years, and previously worked for the State of Oregon.
“We are pleased that Holly will lead our dynamic group”, said Don Fleming, co-chair of the SCVEDC. ”Holly’s management and executive expertise will help grow the SCVEDC as an organization. Additionally, her intimate knowledge of the Santa Clarita Valley and Southern California business environment and the issues we face will let her hit the ground running as we focus on growing our local job base. Interestingly, the SCVEDC Board conducted a nationwide search for this position; it is exciting that our final choice is a local resident with an outstanding business reputation and proven track record.”
Holly Schroeder replaces Jonas Peterson who left in June to take a position in the Las Vegas area. Schroeder will assume the CEO position on Sept. 9.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership, was established three years ago and has quickly emerged as one of California’s most productive economic development organizations. SCVEDC is dedicated to attracting new companies, promoting job creation and bolstering the overall econo mic vitality of the region by encouraging business and industry to relocate to, remain in, and grow within the Santa Clarita Valley.
The CEO/President leads a diverse economic development corporation, whose current strategic focus areas include the recruitment of targeted industries including: Aerospace + Defense, Medical Devices, Digital Media + Entertainment, Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing. Additionally, the SCVEDC focuses on business retention, advocacy, community marketing, economic information and research. The president works closely with an engaged Board of Directors and partner organizations to achieve goals.
About the SCV Economic Development Corp.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. (SCVEDC) works to provide an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diverse base of business and industry in the Santa Clarita Valley. Established in 2010, the organization supports the creation of high-paying jobs for the area’s trained workforce, while stimulating economic activity to grow the regional tax base and strategically position the Santa Clarita Valley and its businesses to better compete in the global economy. www.SCVedc.org